Category Archives: Process


You have to go back in for the snakes

Posted by January 7th, 2016 No Comments »

When you are writing or making art, sometimes you are not addressing the real issues. Why are you making it? What is compelling you to tell this story? What hurts, scares or haunts you? You can’t […]

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Recommended Books

Posted by April 16th, 2013 25 Comments »

I’ve had some requests for booklists for learning comics. I posted this list in 2006. I’ll update it later but for now, here it is: Recommended Books WRITING first, then COMICS and CRAFT   Peter […]

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Oblique Comix Strategies

Posted by January 13th, 2013 28 Comments »

Oblique Comix Strategies time to revisit these  A large block of text Summarize the most important part Narrated by a third party who we see Why so little suspense? Foreigners, their language(s) Blank spaces, blank […]

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Watch Adrian draw

Posted by December 3rd, 2012 No Comments »

Nice new video shot by journalist Kathryn Varn at UF, featuring our student Adrian drawing alligators, ibises and spanish moss: Video Part 4 from Kathryn Varn on Vimeo.

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Justine’s Overlays

Posted by August 25th, 2012 No Comments »

Justine has been tutoring her Gainesville students in inking techniques. Our student C.J. has allowed us to show her art and Justine’s overlays. Justine and I always work with our students in person and online, […]

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SAW Micro – Grants

Posted by June 27th, 2012 35 Comments »

Micro-grants for cartoonists SAW is committed to offering small grants between $250-$500 to practicing artists. Two small $250 grants will be awarded on Sept 15, 2012 and then again on April 15, 2013. Eligible artists […]

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Tom Bachtell drawing video

Posted by December 30th, 2011 No Comments »

Holy cow, my favorite caricature artist bar none is caught live on tape. Note the process, folks. It’s not magic: he folds, copies, traces, mixes and matches until he gets it right. From the New […]

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Finishing Unterzakhn

Posted by October 27th, 2011 17 Comments »

Finalizing Unterzakhn, getting the book into InDesign Finalizing some grey tones This is the book that broke the scanner. Crashed it. I mean the scanner fell off the shelf and crashed to the floor. All […]

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On Not Shooting the Outline, Part 2

Posted by October 24th, 2011 9 Comments »

I wrote about not shooting the outline, last year, here on my teaching blog. Here’s a great example in progress as Leela finishes Unterzakhn. I noted while going through the manuscript that it needed a […]

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Finishing Unterzakhn 2

Posted by October 24th, 2011 No Comments »

Still working on finishing Unterzakhn. Reordering, deleting, cutting, pasting, Leela is busy drawing new panels and pages, Some screen shots: Great dry brush on this vomiting woman. Lee felt the characters needed to be split […]

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