Monday, June 24, 2013

Kolchak The Night Stalker

Kolchak The Night Stalker art

art © 2013 H. Simpsn

Action Part 2 - Visual Vocabulary of Graphic Novels and Comic Books

Visual Vocabulary: Action Part 2

You are to avoid having stiff figures in your art. Unless there is a reason that serves the story. The character may be hypnotized, a zombie or a robot. Or perhaps your want to show the character is balanced and/or powerful.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

My Web Comics

Check out my Web Comics!

Want to laugh? Read The Funnies at

Why avoid Tangent City? Learn the answers at

What is Zone 26? Check it out at

Jon (Power Pack, Superman: The Man of Steel) Bogdanove calls Zone 26 "Cartoon Jazz."

Contest Time! Free Jot Touch!

My First Free Contest Give-Away!

This contest is no longer active. 

And the winners of the Jot Pro are
+Peter Chiu
+Andy Hunt
Enjoy your new stylus!

See a winner!

I will be giving away 2 free Adonit Jot Pros to 2 random people. The contest runs from now until July 31st. I will announce the two winners on August 1st.

All you have to do to enter the contest  is these two things.

1. Follow my blog publicly or add me to your Google+ circle. 
2. Make a comment on my most recent blog post and include the words "enter me"
As of 2:00 pm June 21, 2013 this is NOT the most recent post. Don't leave a comment here.

The winners will be chosen randomly.

Jot Pro is the best stylus I've used for the iPad and it works
great with all capacitive touch screens and Android Tablets

This is NOT my most recent post!

Edit July 27: I originally wrote this was a Jot Touch Pro, but the correct name is Jot Pro.

Check out my web comics!
Want to laugh? Read The Funnies at

Why avoid Tangent City? Learn the answers at

What is Zone 26? Check it out at

Action - Visual Vocabulary of Graphic Novels and Comic Books

Before we get to what you may normally think of as "action" I want you to consider something. Even a still figure can have an action side. You need to look for a passive and active side to every figure, even their limbs. It will help to bring your figures to life.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Entertainment Weekly Disses Superman

75 years of Superman and the first live action Superman - Kirk Alyn - gets totally dissed by Entertainment Weekly. They don't mention or show him.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Never Give up the Dream

Never Too Late. Never Too Old.

PICKLES comic strip creator Brian Crane reflects on inspiration, affirmation and almost letting his dream die in his desk.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Coming Soon

Sorry for the absence of new blog posts. I'll be back on it this week and will have a new contest coming soon.

Rose Red
to be continued…

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