Day Jobs: Can’t Write with ‘Em, Can’t Live without ‘Em

Hello, and gather ‘round once more, for “Tales from Outside Comics!” Hopefully I haven’t lost my Outsider status after a mere four installments. I’m sure the new-writer smell will fade away eventually, so let’s enjoy it while we can. I think it’s safe to say every creative’s dream is to quit the day job. We … Continue reading Day Jobs: Can’t Write with ‘Em, Can’t Live without ‘Em

The Freelancer’s Cookbook: Mark Sweeney’s Tomato Vichyssoice

From Mark Sweeney comes a cold soup recipe for Tomato Vichyssoice. TOMATO VICHYSSOICE Soup Prep Time: 25 min Cook Time: 20 min Total Time: 30 min Difficulty: Easy Servings:  4-6 DESCRIPTION: A cold tomato perfect for those hot summer days INGREDIENTS: 2.75 oz / 77 g  Package Knorr Cream of Leek soup 28 oz / 796 ml can whole tomatoes 2 cups / 570 ml buttermilk Water 2 tablespoons fresh chopped dill … Continue reading The Freelancer’s Cookbook: Mark Sweeney’s Tomato Vichyssoice

A Guide to Affordable Art Supplies

Walmart Walmart Art Supply Review Introduction Sketching and Inking: Clearpoint Mechanical Pencils Triplus Fineliners Papermate Flair Ultrafine Pentel Hi Polymer and Neon Erasers Casemate 2-in-1 Sharpener U Create Sketchbooks Markers: Crayola Supertip 50 Washable Markers Pacon Artist Marker Pad Watercolor:  Alex Watercolors Crayola Washable Watercolors Daler and Rowney Simply Watercolor Walmart Art Supply Review: Overall … Continue reading A Guide to Affordable Art Supplies

Intro to Comic Craft

STEP BY STEP: Brainstorming and Development: Introduction Brainstorming and Character Development Script and Thumbnails: Developing a Script Turning Your Script into Thumbnails and Layouts Creating Thumbnails Converting Your Thumbnails Into Roughs (includes blueline tutorial)Character Design Roughs: Introduction to Roughs Environment in Roughs Scanning Your Blueline Roughs The Finish On Your Comic Inking Using Calligraphy Pens for … Continue reading Intro to Comic Craft