A Good Start

Sketches and thoughts of a cartoonist and animator

A couple of drawings I did on my Note 8 using LayerPaint HD. I feel like I’m getting used to this device.

#724hourComic CELEBRATION results

chrisandgin:

AND SO we gathered at the B’dubs in Castleton for beer, hot wings, and some righteous comic making.

Chris’ work:

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Yours Truly:

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Elizabeth Cardenas-Nelson just showed up to say “hi” BUT WE…

The results of ‘24’ hour-comic day scanned in and looking nice. My contribution is the one where ‘24’ is screaming “Everybody down” in the first panel.

#724hourComic CELEBRATION results

chrisandgin:

AND SO we gathered at the B’dubs in Castleton for beer, hot wings, and some righteous comic making.

Chris’ work:

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Yours Truly:

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Elizabeth Cardenas-Nelson just showed up to say “hi” BUT WE…

I’ve improved my pencil work by  working on Dexter’s Digs and The Brothers Grant, but my ability to create finished work has lagged. To help change that I’m starting to play around with different styles. 

Mike Mignola has been one of my favorite artists since my high school days so I thouht I’d take a stab at doing something similar. For this exercise I chose to work from a portrait of Mignola himself. 

The results wouldn’t be mistaken for the subject’s work but I was happy with them and learned a thing or two. 

The source photo is from Mignola’s Twitter profile https://mobile.twitter.com/artofmmignola

I’ve improved my pencil work by working on Dexter’s Digs and The Brothers Grant, but my ability to create finished work has lagged. To help change that I’m starting to play around with different styles.

Mike Mignola has been one of my favorite artists since my high school days so I thouht I’d take a stab at doing something similar. For this exercise I chose to work from a portrait of Mignola himself.

The results wouldn’t be mistaken for the subject’s work but I was happy with them and learned a thing or two.

The source photo is from Mignola’s Twitter profile https://mobile.twitter.com/artofmmignola

We’re losing all our Strong Female Characters to Trinity Syndrome

lawofgar:

WRITER TALK and spoilers regarding my comic:

Chris and I are often concerned about whether readers will connect and relate with Charlotte. She is, in my mind, a well thought-out and realistic character. Yes, she does start out as a weak, nagging obstruction and at some point she does become a force that provides validation for the hero. 

However, her personal story arc is about finding her self-worth outside of whoever she’s with and going on her own adventures. By the end of it she’ll effectively be the “strong female character.”

I worry that readers will dismiss her long before she gets to that point.

Gin talks a bit about one of our characters.

Sometimes we get hired to do fun stuff for awesome people. This is one of those times. 
Check out the Greatest Movie Ever podcast. It is one of my very favorites.
chrisandgin:

So Chris and I did a thing for a cool dude and he gave us permission to share it with you! @gooberzilla

Sometimes we get hired to do fun stuff for awesome people. This is one of those times. 

Check out the Greatest Movie Ever podcast. It is one of my very favorites.

chrisandgin:

So Chris and I did a thing for a cool dude and he gave us permission to share it with you! @gooberzilla

http://indypopcon.com/indie-comics-round-table/

I’m going to be on this panel speaking from the perspective of a “serious hobbyist.” Lee Cherolis, Kyle Latino and Jackie Crofts all have unique viewpoints on how to make comics and market their work. If you are interested in either, check it out.

Also, Indy PopCon is going to be the BEST TIME. Go buy a ticket now!

indywebcomics:

Hey! IWG is organizing a panel on Independent Comics for Indy Pop Con! Check out the description to see our wonderful participants, all of whom are members of IWG! 

If you’re attending Indy Pop Con this year and want to see this happen, please click on the thumbs-up icon at the bottom of the description! Let’s make this happen!

Five Things I Talked About at Indiana Comic Con

chrisandgin:

Hi to everyone who stopped by my table at Indiana Comic Con! I had a lot of great conversations this weekend and met a lot of artists and writers from around the Indianapolis area. I will do my best to remember your name (and I will fail).

If you talked to me, I probably mentioned one of these…