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Gary Groth Talks Kickstarter

11:00 AM, Thursday, August 21st, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Fantagraphics legendary long-time indie publisher and occasionally controversial public speaker Gary Groth talks about what he believes is needed to make a professional and successful Kickstarter campaign.

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Will Terrell Interview

11:00 AM, Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Artist and YouTuber Will Terrell is one of my favorite artists both for his work and his enthusiasm for art and teaching it to others. Here he is interviewed by another of my favorite Youtubers, Jazza.

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Tips on Writing and Storytelling for Comics

11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

As writers, we tend to want to fill the page with our words. To describe everything so there no doubt in the readers mind. The problem is that comics are also a visual medium and that the pictures can tell as much story as our words can. Here, Mark Crilley goes over a number of tips for storytelling and writing comics.

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Annie's "Beefcake" Sketchbook

11:00 AM, Monday, August 18th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Drawing Tutorials Online is always a good place to go to find an eclectic mix of student drawings. Here is the "very young but talented" Annie shows off her sketchbooks that her instructor calls "mandatory beefcake".

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CreARTivity Talks Comic Books

11:00 AM, Sunday, August 17th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

This is an interview with cartoonist Nathan Wiedemer in a call-in show that generally covers "traditional" artists as he talks about his work and his process.You can find moire of the artist's at

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Comic Reator Interview with Jeff Parker

11:00 AM, Saturday, August 16th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Writer of Agents of Atlas, Aquaman and much more, Jeff Parker is interviewed about his work, his history and his time at Periscope Studio.

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H ow to Draw with Colored Pencils

11:00 AM, Friday, August 15th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

While not the preferred medium of many in comics, there are definite pluses to using solely colored pencils in you drawing process. Here artit Sketchy Trav gives his pluses and minus for his favorite medium.

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Artist Profile on Scott Campbell

11:00 AM, Thursday, August 14th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

This is an artist profile on artist Scott Campbell. Scott Campbell (Scott C) is a maker of paintings, illustrations, comics, kid’s books and video games. He studied illustration at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, focusing on comic and children’s book illustration. Soon after graduating, he began at Lucas Learning as concept artist on children’s video games. Four years later, he joined Double Fine productions as Art Director on such games as the critically acclaimed Psychonauts and Brutal Legend. Alongside this career in games, he has published numerous comics and created paintings that have appeared in galleries and publications around the world. Some of his most notable projects include the GREAT SHOWDOWNS series, “Igloo Head and Tree Head” series, Double Fine Action Comics, Hickee Comics, the children’s book’s "Zombie In Love" and "East Dragon", "West Dragon", and "Psychonauts" and "Brutal Legend" with Double Fine Productions. The book "Amazing Everything: The Art of Scott" collects many of his paintings over the past few years. Scott lives in New York City.

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Planning Out Your Fight Scenes

11:00 AM, Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

Unless your comic is about a bunch of people standing around and talking, they will eventually get into a fight. Drawing fight scenes requires you to make the situation look "real" and make "sense". That is to say that you will need to choreograph the characters much like that of a dance. If one figure does one thing, then another figure will need to move in a reactive way. This video shows you a variety of ways to create a fight scene.

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Take the Three Marker Challenge

11:00 AM, Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 - Posted by John Wilson

This is a good artist challenge activity for everyone to do. This artist choose three colors at random and used those colors to fill her sketch. In this video, she discusses her process.

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