In Search of the Perfect Word Bubble Font

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Let’s think for a moment about word bubbles. How important is the word bubble font to the overall experience of a comic? Pretty important. I mean, the word bubble font should match the style of the comic itself, right? For … Continued

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The Perils of Comics Translation

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Comics Translation: Not Just about Words I’d be lying if I said I was surprised, taken aback, befuddled. I knew well that creating a Polish eBook of the first 50 comics would pose many challenges. That is, I knew it theoretically. But … Continued

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Background Art: Electronic Compositing

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Haha. “Electronic Compositing.” That’s probably what someone might call this process 40 or 50 years ago. And in fact, the style of background art I am emulating is from the 1960s. But anyway, I haven’t posted a post on my … Continued

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2 Things Comics Artists Can Learn from Animation

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I’ve said before that when it comes to comics art, my main influences are animators. I’ll take Kahl over Kirby any day. Master character animators and layout artists have taught me a few things. And I feel that other comics … Continued

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Review: Tooth & Claw #1

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So, I don’t often pick up a comic at my local comic book store. But this weekend, I grabbed a copy of Busiek and Dewey’s Tooth & Claw, published by Image on November 1. Why? Maybe I was just surprised to … Continued

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On Smoking in Rudek and the Bear

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This blog post is not meant to come off as a defense or an apology. And actually, no one has complained yet about the smoking in the comic. But I wanted to put some thoughts down so that my position was clear, … Continued

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Commitment to Reference Materials

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The Limitations of Google Image Search For a while I’ve been doing what I imagine most people do, and what some professional comics artists even encourage. That is, I’ve been using Google Image search to find reference materials. And for … Continued

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Comparison of Current Style to One Year Ago

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  Just for the heck of it. And because I noticed the dates were exactly a year apart between this comic and this comic. Mainly, the figures have gotten more clean, and the backgrounds more detailed.

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