Category Archives: Shop Talk

Our Plane to Spain…

Our plane to Spain will fly mainly in the rain (according to the local weather predictors). Actually, it’ll be our plane to Philadeplphia getting rained on, most likely. Continue reading

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Of Granny and Belle and Phyllis and Felix

If you were living in New York City in 1969, you may have seen press coverage about a procession of horse-drawn Hanson Cabs that paraded down Fifth Avenue one day, my college friend Julie Brumlik perched in the forefront.

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Perp Talk

Last summer I nudged the long-awaited debut issue of the North County Perp out of its birth canal and onto the streets of North Adams.

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My Dubious Cubism

The foregoing Picasso quote reassures me that the master cubist would not have minded the liberties I’ve taken in building the cartoony image above, my riff on one of his paintings.

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The Ithican Observer

Stephen Frug loves comics, and pays attention to their inner workings with a level of attentiveness that is dazzling.

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More on Motion Lines

DAVID TO HOWARD: I’m trying to replicate your motion swoosh but it just looks horrible. Where might I find a step by step?

HOWARD TO DAVID: Say no more….

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Beyond Pig-Purses

Since my last post I’ve finished drawing Episode 14 of Mark the Art Guy, which will bring this Adobe-sponsored webcomic experiment to a close.

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Speed Lines and Drawing Tools

I am drawing a comic character who has a sword. He swings the sword. How do I create a clean trail of the sword motion?

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Panel Discussion

My stars seem to have been in optimal alignment while I was working on my contributions to UAB Public Health magazine last summer.

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Cartooning Dean Bridgers (Part 2 of 2)

Normally, when I’m called upon to draw someone I don’t know I’ll want to see photos taken from an assortment of angles, under varied lighting conditions, so I can begin imagining him or her in three dimensions.

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