Monthly Archives: February 2011

So you like to draw backgrounds do ya?

As I continue working on my graphic novel (GN) I am coming face to face with some of my scared beliefs about comics and graphic novels. I have been getting every recent GN from our library and picked up a … Continue reading

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Page by Page.

Time Marches On! And so does my graphic novel. I am inking every day now (well, digital inking, as I am drawing this in Photoshop). Coloring tests have started, and it’s looking great. I’m seeing how many pages I can … Continue reading

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Old Media Wins (well, traditional formats win)

The headline is a little misleading. But it’s a good headline, no? I was a little depressed when Borders declared bankruptcy this week, but than I thought about the last time I went to a Borders and bought something. I’d … Continue reading

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The Three Little Aliens

The latest picture book I illustrated is listed on Amazon already. It’s not out until Fall. I just saw the first proofs last week, so I don’t expect to see any copies for a while. But the color reproduction is … Continue reading

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Just keep swimming…

My favorite advice in an animated film is from Dory in Finding Nemo. Her mantra of “Just keep swimming, just keep swimming…” I hear that playing over and over in my head when I tackle projects that are difficult. Or … Continue reading

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