Pitch Talk 2: AKA Put the Bat Down Before You Hurt Someone

Hello, Happy Holidays, and welcome to another Tales from Outside Comics! The series of posts from someone just like you, a conduit for the psychic cuttlefish collective trying to escape from aquariums everywhere. They’ve seen what people do to the lobsters, and they don’t want to be next. Today, I’ll be following up on last … Continue reading Pitch Talk 2: AKA Put the Bat Down Before You Hurt Someone

Pitch Talk: AKA, Please Not Another Sports Metaphor

Hello, and welcome once again to Tales from Outside Comics! The series where someone just like you, a word-goblin scribbling away the madness, rants uncontrollably about how difficult it is to find shiny things in the haunted mines. Apparently, my stand-in for sports metaphors are fantasy ones. Today I’m telling a story about my experience … Continue reading Pitch Talk: AKA, Please Not Another Sports Metaphor

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