My History with Manga & Comics is a series of blog posts that explore the artists and works of art that have directly inspired my love for drawing and creating stories through comics.Read More»
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[wppb Polterguys Vol. 1 Book Progress=25] Progress on Polterguys Vol. 1 25%
I am about a fourth of my way through the actual book. It’s not easy juggling all the hats but I’m taking it one day at a time and just keeping lots of lists around. Taking responsibility for everything in the process does feel incredibly taxing but I can also see that through my efforts the book is coming together very rapidly.
I’m also preparing a Xeric Grant application that I was almost ready to disregard. There are a few realities that were making me hesitant to apply but I figured, winners never looked at the odds and backed away from the game just because they didn’t think they could win. (Did I seriously just make a sports metaphor?*)
My first graphic novel did not come out of thin air. The following blog posts will be a massive series of Thank You’s to the people who have inspired and helped me get where I am today. Some have become good friends, some I would like to know better and some, I have yet to meet in person. You’ll find that drawing is so personal to who I am that when I talk about my history with comics, it’s inevitable I talk about my own past.
Hooray! Thanks for stopping by to read my first graphic novel. I’m pretty excited to be sharing this with you (and on my birthday, too!) I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect launch date.
I know it’s almost NOT news to launch a comic online nowadays but if you can imagine the sheer effort to create something over a period of several months trying to make sure what results is something you can be proud of – it’s a lot of hard work that almost always is taken for granted.Read More»
I’m releasing the first few pages of Polterguys on Saturday and have promptly started having nervous thoughts invade my head. Rather than give in to a downward spiraling cycle of self-doubt and anxiety, I came up with the following bit
stoleninspired by an excerpt from Tina Fey’s memoir Bossypants, A Mother’s Prayer for Her Child (because yes, this book is somewhat similar to an actual child.*)
It’s been a little over a year since I finished Final Track, my submission for the 2010 Yen Press Talent Search and I’d like to share the importance of reviewing and reflecting on your work as an artist.Read More»