In the new year, I plan on being more productive with my cartooning, and with this blog. Here’s how: Do a web comic and update it weekly. Regularly. I have a silent, mostly single panel, comic I’ve been wanting to … Continue reading
Lucy Knisley – http://www.lucyknisley.com/ – http://lucylou.livejournal.com/ I first saw her work in a book called FRENCH MILK. It’s a lovely comic. Similar in sketch journal feel to Craig Thompson’s CARNET DE VOYAGE, but includes actual photographs. It’s a fun read, … Continue reading
I’ve posted my top guys before. Bill Watterson, Will Eisner, Mike Mignola, Frank Miller. Those guys inspire me to be a better storyteller. These guys below inspire me to experiment with techniques, textures, and lines. Sean Murphy: http://seangordonmurphy.deviantart.com/ – http://www.seangordonmurphy.com/ Toby … Continue reading
Here’s a page that really goes into Geoff Darrow’s work.
Specifically on a book he did called BOURBON THRET. I love Darrow’s work, and having never heard of this particular one, I thought it was an awesome page to read.
Here’s also a link to an great interview with Darrow on a fantastic podcast called INKSTUDS: http://www.inkstuds.org/?p=3425 It’s a great interview. (It’s 1h20m, but I could have listened to Darrow for 5h)
Take a look around at some of the other interviews. In my mind, this guy is THE BEST artist interviewer at the moment.
I love looking at a good inkwash, but for me it needs to be more than just what I call “filler wash”. Filler wash is when a inkwash is used like color, to fill an object with varying grey tones … Continue reading
Paul Pope talks about inking. Side note: when he shows the tiny bottle of Koh-I-Nor ink and says you “can get bottles for $15.00” he means LARGE bottles. The one he displays costs about $3.00. Jeff smith inking a panel … Continue reading
I love seeing another artist’s workspace just as much as I love seeing another artist draw. This site, WHERE THEY DRAW, is a lot of fun. http://artistspaces.tumblr.com/ This blog, WHAT NOT has a ton of really great artists posting themed … Continue reading