Category Archives: Tutorials

How to Advertise Free on Project Wonderful

Welcome back, readers and fans.  Last time, I told you about the wonderful website known as Project Wonderful (yes, I meant to say that twice).  You can advertise your site on there like your comic or webcomic if you have … Continue reading

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Computers and Making Comics, Part 2

Picking up from where we left off last time, I’ll talk some more about computers and how they tie into making comics. In this particular blog post, friends, I’ll discuss hardware.  Before we get started, I need to emphasize what … Continue reading

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Computers and Making Comics, Part 1

Today, I’m going to talk about a tool in making comics that I haven’t really touched on yet.  That is the computer. In today’s highly digital, Internet connected age, the computer has become one of the standard tools in making … Continue reading

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How to Design a Comic Book Cover

Ladies and gentlemen, today I’m going to talk about a subject that is another big part of making comics.  If you didn’t read my tutorial about to actually put together a comic, then go back now and read over them. … Continue reading

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The Basics of Copyright

Today, I will talk to you about a relevant subject when it comes to comics or, in fact, any intellectual property (literature, music, film, and so on).  It’s copyright.  Copyright itself is a vast subject and going over it in … Continue reading

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Why My Kickstarter Failed

After watching videos on Kickstarter, reading articles on crowdfunding and signing on with crowdfunding discussion forums, I started writing notes in a notebook to learn everything I could. However, this was not enough.  I needed to take a look at … Continue reading

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Type 101 for Illustrators

I follow the Muddy Colors blog, a cool blog done by top commercial artists like Donato Giancola, Dan dos Santos and Jesper Ejsing.  Anyway, they recently put up this cool blog post about using type in your work.  While the … Continue reading

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Painting Bon Vivant Part 3

After getting the idea, the sketch, the research and color study, it’s now time to paint Rusty as an Edwardian bon vivant! First, I copied the pencil sketch onto a block of 7 x 10 inch hot press watercolor paper. … Continue reading

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Painting Bon Vivant Part 2

Picking up from where we left off yesterday, I had my idea and did my sketch.  But it wasn’t enough.  I had to do some more research on Edwardian clothing because all I had to go on was that photo … Continue reading

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Painting Bon Vivant Part 1

It’s been awhile since I’ve painted.  I dug out my tubes of gouache and acrylic paint; it took some more effort to locate my brushes.  Then I needed to decide what to paint. While out and about online, I found … Continue reading

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