Category Archives: Making Comics

What it really means to “ink like the pros”

When I started drawing comics, everybody was like “You gotta use a Series 7 brush or Speedball nib for inking. That’s what the pros use!” Being an admirer of guys like Vaughn Bode and Wally Wood, how I could I … Continue reading

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Sketch-a-day tools

So here’s a look at the tools that I have been using for these sketch-a-day sketches. This is a little cheapo notebook that I carry with me wherever I go. It was like 3 bucks at the drug store, but … Continue reading

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The art of the convention sketch.

I am impressed as hell by artists that can do quick, quality sketches for fans. When I was at the last Vancouver Comic Con, Brandon Graham and Mike Myhre sketched these up for me: Even though Brandon said he hadn’t … Continue reading

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Understanding creative output.

Ever since I read Stephen King’s On Writing, I have been obsessed with the fact that he writes 2,000 words a day. That is a daunting number. I have tried and failed to reach this commitment with my writing. It … Continue reading

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The origin of an artist’s style and tastes.

By way of an introduction, I wanted to discuss how an artist’s style and tastes are something of a slave to subconscious memories, specifically those that form in childhood, by relating a personal experience that has influenced my aesthetic interests … Continue reading

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