Monthly Archives: May 2010

new art – old idea

I’ve tossed an idea around for about 7 years now. Its plot has stayed relatively unchanged. But the location, characters, story, even what the villains and protagonists ARE has changed radically. At its core it is about what growing up … Continue reading

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Pour the concrete

I’ll warn you ahead of time. This is off topic. Well, on topic as it is an issue in my life, but it’s not directly about writing and drawing. I currently live in a suburb of Portland called West Linn. … Continue reading

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Script pages vs. drawn graphic novel pages

I received emails about my graphic novel post. Several people asked about the same issue. How many ‘script’ pages equal a drawn page. I touched on it quickly, but here’s some more info about it. rough layouts – sample 2 … Continue reading

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Another Graphic Novel I Enjoyed

I ran across The Storm In The Barn at my local library and fell in love with it. It’s not easy to categorize and it’s not a typical young-reader GN. But it is a wonderful fairytale/folktale mixture that is built … Continue reading

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Comic Strip Pages of America – rejoice!

I haven’t been too kind to comic strips. I love the art form, have read them all my life (produced a few mediocre ones) but I have come to dislike the current state of most newspaper comic pages. A big … Continue reading

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Aliens in a new picture book

Here’s a sneak peek at a work in progress. This is from a new picture book I am working on. I’ll drop more samples as I move forward on the art. It’s a really fun little sci-fi story about 3 … Continue reading

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