Some Thoughts on Kickstarter Comic Campaigns

I’ve funded over two dozen comics projects on Kickstarter. While the vast majority of the projects I’ve help fund have been completed, I’ve seen a number of hiccups along the way. This post offers some unsolicited advice for folks who have been thinking about supporting projects there as well as some advice to folks runningContinue reading “Some Thoughts on Kickstarter Comic Campaigns”

More Comics Classes, More Pages

I just finished a short online class called “Cartooning for Beginners” with Josh Bayer through 92Y. He teaches a few classes for them. You can check out info about them here. Class lengths vary. This one was only 3 weeks. For each session, Josh offered a short lecture with examples (topics included developing characters, developingContinue reading “More Comics Classes, More Pages”

Making Comics, Part 3: Developing a Process

I’ve been taking a “Comics Projects” class online with former Marvel and DC Editor Carl Potts through the School of Visual Arts. For the most part, the class consists of weekly workshops where we critique a finished page alongside the next page of pencils. At the beginning of the course we submitted ten page scriptsContinue reading “Making Comics, Part 3: Developing a Process”

Making Comics, Part 2: Learning from Others

As I said in Part 1: in preparing to get started making comics and to be ready to make the most of work in my “Comics Projects” course, I took a few self-paced online courses on human anatomy and inking comics. I also read through a number of books about making comics. Aaron Blaise’s “HowContinue reading “Making Comics, Part 2: Learning from Others”

Making Comics, Part 1: Developing My Style

In December 2020 I registered for a spring 2021 online continuing education course called “Comics Projects” at the School of Visual Arts. Taught by former DC and Marvel Editor Carl Potts, the course is structured as a workshop where participants submit a 10-page script with thumbnails and spend the rest of the semester critiquing aContinue reading “Making Comics, Part 1: Developing My Style”

Some Favorites of 2020

I lost track of my monthly reading lists in mid-October 2020. Between my work responsibilities, including coordinating class projects related to the 2020 US elections, and keeping up with Inktober, I couldn’t keep track of everything that I was reading. I started an October list. I kept reading, and I kept track of graphic novelsContinue reading “Some Favorites of 2020”

Drawtober & Inktober, Oct. 21-25

I decided to try to participate in both Drawtober and Inktober this year, so all my drawings are shaped by both themes. Drawtober’s themes run for 5-6 days, and Inktober themes change daily. Below you’ll find my drawings from Oct. 21 to Oct. 25. The Drawtober theme was “Ancient Rituals.” I wasn’t really feeling it,Continue reading “Drawtober & Inktober, Oct. 21-25”

Drawtober & Inktober, Oct. 16-20

I decided to try to participate in both Drawtober and Inktober this year, so all my drawings are shaped by both themes. Drawtober’s themes run for 5-6 days, and Inktober themes change daily. Below you’ll find my drawings from Oct. 16 to Oct. 20. The Drawtober theme was “Folklore.” The themes for each day areContinue reading “Drawtober & Inktober, Oct. 16-20”

Drawtober & Inktober, Oct. 11-15

I decided to try to participate in both Drawtober and Inktober this year, so all my drawings are shaped by both themes. Drawtober’s themes run for 5-6 days, and Inktober themes change daily. Below you’ll find my drawings from Oct. 11 to Oct. 15. The Drawtober theme was “Midnight Feast.” The themes for each dayContinue reading “Drawtober & Inktober, Oct. 11-15”