Inktober 4: From the Heart

Some nights, my comic demands spontaneity of style. Reckless freedom. A gleeful stupidity. Tonight, it commanded: order, balance, and care. And an ink wash. Still counts for Inktober, according to the rulebook I just manifested out of my ass. (This is the 4th panel of an ongoing comic that is…

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Inktober 3: Silence is Hell

#Inktober continues. Here is the 3rd panel of the unfolding story. I wrote this story 2 weeks ago, printed it out, and immediately doubted its worth. The story thus sat neglected on my drafting table. On October 1, a friend extended a challenge to join him in drawing for Inktober 2016.…

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Inktober 1: My Creative Voice

What is “Inktober”? Inktober is a 7-year-old tradition of artists around the world doing 1 ink drawing a day for the month.   What’s the point? *shrugs* Perhaps to preserve inking skills in a digital world. Maybe it’s the opportunity to show off, waving your derriere, dancing for the the…

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Just Make Comics

Cartoon violence can be the spoonful of sugar for readers to help digest the artist’s state of mind. Contrariwise, cartoon violence can sneak a thought past the artist’s self-censorship. “Contrariwise,’ continued Tweedledee, ‘if it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it…

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