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Throwback Thursday! Crows and the Mosaic-Tailed Rat

July 1, 2021 | Blog

Throwback Thursday to the first Crows comic about the extinction of the Mosaic-Tailed Rat.

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Making Comics – Imaginary Creative Spaces are Messy

June 29, 2021 | Blog

Detail from Pity Party page 3, and a brief discussion of imaginary creative spaces.

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Throwback Thursday! Communication Breakdown

June 24, 2021 | Blog

Throwback Thursday to the first full page comic I created, called Communication Breakdown.

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Story Time – Apple Tree on a Forest Trail

June 22, 2021 | Blog

Story time! This is the story of a gnarled old apple tree, and the animals that live in it.

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Making Comics – Enter the Ideas Room

June 15, 2021 | Blog

Detail of making comics page Pity Party page 3, and a brief description of technical pens.

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Making Comics – I’ve Got a Bad Feeling About This

June 9, 2021 | Blog

More detail from page 2 of Pity Party! Read Pity Party here. I did a lot this week, and this comic is nearly finished. I centred the Ideas Room sign on the door. While doing that, I also changed the style of lettering I used for it. I finished inking almost everything, but the Ideas […]

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Popcorn

May 30, 2021 | Blog

Here is a bit of detail from page 2 of Pity Party. And, yeah, I also just noticed the sign on the door isn’t centred. And, yeah, it’s making me angry, too. That’s what paper and glue is for.

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Sketch 298

April 2, 2021 | Blog

Why is she holding a fish? Why is there a giant X on the wall? What is she looking at? Excellent and fair questions, all of them. You can’t see me, but I’m shrugging very animatedly at your queries.

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A Panel about a Cat and a Printer

March 26, 2021 | Blog

Here’s a favourite panel from a comic I drew in 2018 about a cat who loved the home printer. Sometimes I make comics about things that are not sarcastic death, judgemental crows, or a robot and sheep galavanting around the cosmos. Read it here: https://ryanreid.com/comic/hazel-loves-the-printer/ This comic was created in Clip Studio Paint. Look at […]

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Comic Panel of Yesteryear

March 25, 2021 | Blog

This is a panel from a very old comic. I was trying to write a picture book at the time. Someone, somewhere on the net, described creating comics to help flesh out characters, or something, so I thought I’d give it a try. The story ended up being very different from this, and the character, […]

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