Making art

Blog posts about making comic and illustration art. Work in progress, creative process, design, art tools. The works.


Even Timelier Pencils

March 24, 2021 | Blog

I rethought the first panel – I like this much better. If I still like it tomorrow, I can start inking things. Tonight’s brainstorm fuelled by the Bill & Ted Face the Music soundtrack. Thanks Bill & Ted!

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Timely Pencils

March 23, 2021 | Blog

Ladies and gentlemen, some ugly pencils for the current comic. Death is at it again!

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Blank Page Blues

March 20, 2021 | Blog

When this page is blank, it can feel like the hardest thing in the world to get started. But once started, you don’t want to stop until it’s done. Except for hash browns and coffee. I mean, we have to live, amiright?

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Zine Logo

March 17, 2021 | Blog

Thinking about Survival Anxiety #2, and working on a new logo for the cover.

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Pencils Pencils Everywhere

March 17, 2021 | Blog

Death is back, helping the hopeless. These are the pencil roughs for a new comic, drawn on plain old printer paper, with my comic grid printed for reference.

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And To My Right…

March 12, 2021 | Blog

My lovely tool mess! Deleter ink is terrific. Series 7 brush from Winsor & Newton (#1) is dependable, especially when kept clean between uses (see brush cleaner). TWSBI Eco medium nib fountain pen for lettering, filled with Platinum Carbon black ink (it doesn’t like the eraser, so lettering is done with blue pencil). Not shown […]

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Robot Upgrades

March 5, 2021 | Blog

Time for a Robot retrospective! In 2003 I took a crack at creating a web comic strip. The result of that effort was The Good Little Robot. It was the adventures of a robot stranded on Earth, struggling to make sense of this planet, and the people who live on it. It was met with […]

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Crows Past and Present

February 27, 2021 | Blog

I was thinking recently about how much my drawings have changed since I started making Survival Anxiety. This is the first crows comic I drew in 2016.

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Soft Boiled

February 25, 2021 | Blog

Doesn’t everyone store their eggs in a limitless void? Just me? Boy, do you not know what you’re missing. Breaking out the white inks now, nearing the end of this one.

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Patio Lanterns

February 24, 2021 | Blog

Ink, and splatter, this and that-er. Tonight’s panel, brought to you by Ryan’s Patio Lighting!

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