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 not try to “ink like the pros”? Well, even though some of my favourite comicContinue reading “What it really means to “ink like the pros””

Learn clear storytelling from Steve Rolston

With Steve’s class scheduled to start at the end of month, it’s time to wrap up my “How to make comics the Steve Rolston way” posts. So far in these posts, I have talked about how you could learn precision and discipline in Steve’s Introduction to Comic Book Production at VanArts. Yet, the ability toContinue reading “Learn clear storytelling from Steve Rolston”

Learn precision from Steve Rolston.

Here is the first entry in the “How to make comics the Steve Rolston way” collection, a series of posts about what you could learn from Steve Rolston’s Introduction to Comic Book Production at VanArts. I am going to do these in more or less a chronological order, so let’s start at the beginning. OnContinue reading “Learn precision from Steve Rolston.”

An introductory story from The Dawn Line

I have been talking about The Dawn line in general terms since starting this blog, but I haven’t really shown much of the actual content. So, here’s a taste of life on The Dawn Line. Click a page to see it at full size. Thanks for reading! Feel free to share it with anyone andContinue reading “An introductory story from The Dawn Line”

Why you should take Steve Rolston’s comic-making class.

I recently finished Steve Rolston’s Introduction to Comic Book Production at VanArts and have since been eager to tell other aspiring comic creators all about the benefits of the class.However, I’ve been stymied because I simply took so much away from those 12 weeks that I can’t cram it all into one “How to drawContinue reading “Why you should take Steve Rolston’s comic-making class.”

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 and style in a profound way. It is a given that we are all influencedContinue reading “The origin of an artist’s style and tastes”