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In Creating Comics! The Art & Craft, Tyler James shares what he's learned about making comics and shares a weekly dose of tips and tricks he's learned over the years illustrated by examples from exemplary published work or from his own projects.


Creating Comics!

Creating Comics!

Tyler James returns for round #47 of his popular column as he discusses taking comics out of kids' hands

Creating Comics!

Creating Comics!

Creating Comics Tyler James returns for round #46 of his popular column as he discusses Tweetdeck Love

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Creating Comics!

Tyler James returns for round #45 of his popular column as he discusses the cart before the horse syndrome

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Creating Comics!

Tyler James returns for round #44 of his popular column as he discusses sharing space at comic conventions

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Creating Comics!

Tyler James returns for round #43 of his popular column as he discusses "The Lagniappe"

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Creating Comics!

Tyler James returns for round #42 of his popular column as he considers how to proceed when collaborations go sour

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Tyler James returns for round #41 of his popular column as he looks at the danger of the new idea

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Creating Comics!

Tyler James returns for round #40 of his popular column as he looks at what is and isn't holding you back

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Creating Comics!

Tyler James returns for round #39 of his popular column as he looks at five ways Google Wave can benefit comic creators

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Creating Comics!

Tyler James returns for round #38 of the column as he looks back at the 30 Character Challenge he set forth on his blog

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Creating Comics!

Tyler James returns for round #37 of the column as he looks at letters from the Creating Comics! mailbag

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Creating Comics!

Tyler James returns for round #36 of the column as he discusses the recent shake-ups with DC's Zuda Comics program

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Creating Comics!

Tyler James returns for round #35 of the column as he discusses the tools you should be using, part 1

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Creating Comics!

Tyler James returns for round #34 of the column as he discusses the undeniable importance of patience

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Creating Comics!

Tyler James returns for round #33 of the column as he discusses The Dip and Being the Best in the World

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Tyler James returns for round #32 of the column as he discusses the process of going all in

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Creating Comics!

Tyler James returns for round #31 of the column talking all about making your scripts ready for your artist

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Tyler James returns for round #30 of the column talking all about scripting and whether you're ready or not

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Tyler James returns for round #29 of the column proclaiming 2010 to be YOUR biggest year in comics yet!

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Tyler James returns for round #28 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft to close out the year with taking initiative

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Tyler James returns for round #27 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft as he continues the re-writing process

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Creating Comics!

Tyler James returns for round #26 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft as he continues the re-writing process

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Tyler James returns for round #25 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft as he goes into the re-writing process

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Tyler James returns for round #23 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft as he asks the question: Is It Worth It?

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Tyler James returns for round #23 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft as he discusses Baltimore Comic-Con

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Tyler James returns for round #22 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft as he discusses Baltimore Comic-Con

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Tyler James returns for round #21 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft and this week he's continuing his talk on dialogue

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Creating Comics!

Tyler James returns for round #20 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft and this week he's talking dialogue

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Tyler James returns for round #19 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft and this week he's cracking open the mailbag

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Tyler James returns for round #18 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft and takes a look at memorable scenes

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Tyler James returns for round #17 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft and takes a look at plotting the beats of a story

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Tyler James returns for round #16 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft and takes a look at your first con

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Tyler James returns for round #15 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft and covers Structurally Sound- The End

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Tyler James returns for round #14 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft and covers Structurally Sound- The Middle

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Tyler James returns for round #13 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft and talks a bit about your reputation

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Tyler James returns for round #12 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft and talks a bit about structure

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Tyler James returns for round #11 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft, focusing on the creation of great characters

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Tyler James returns for round #10 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft, focusing on the creation of great characters

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Creating Comics Returns!

Tyler James tells the tale of five submissions in his ninth installment of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft

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Tyler James returns for #8 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft with one single message this week... Pay Your Artists!

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Tyler James returns for round #7 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft and returns to the Killer Comic Pitch

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Tyler James returns for round #6 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft and discusses the Killer Comic Pitch

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Tyler James returns for round #5 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft and returns to the topic of research

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Tyler James returns for round #4 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft and targets the topic of research

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Tyler James returns for round #3 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft and discussed The Great Idea

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Tyler James returns for round #2 of Creating Comics! The Art and Craft and focuses on Resolutions

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Tyler James is the writer and artist of Super Seed, the story of the world's first super powered fertility clinic, and is currently working on a number of other projects that will debut this summer. Tyler teaches a series of workshops on creating comics for adults and children, and works as a game designer and content producer for a video game company. He currently resides in Newburyport, MA.

Contact Tyler directly at tylerjamescomics@gmail.com, keep up with him at his blog, or follow him on Twitter. And comment, comment, comment!