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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Women in Comics

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Figuring Out How I Feel about Women in Comics So, if you want to make it in comics, apparently, you have to know how to draw impossible women in impossibly contorted positions. This was never really one of my goals, … Continued

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