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Four Panel Friday: SpongeBob Comics – The Paul Karasik and R. Sikoryak team up!

Our SpongeBob theme continues… The joy of the SpongeBob Comics Treasure Chest is in the variety of writers and artists telling SpongeBob stories in their own style. Like other “best of” collections it opens up the possibilities of discovering artists and writers you weren’t familiar with. That said, Paul Karasik and R.Sikoryak’s cartooning skills are […]

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Four Panel Friday: SpongeBob Comics, James Kochalka edition

Tolstoy. Melville. Dumas. Kolchalka. Yes, the classics should be read, must be read. But in-between reading the classics, SpongeBob Squarepants comics have their place. Especially SpongeBob Comics written and drawn by James Kochalka. Sidenote. SpongeBob the show first dropped in 1999! From: SpongeBob Comics: Treasure Chest By: James Kochalka

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Four Panel Friday: Aaron Linton’s Found Object Comics

Aaron Linton? A mystery. His website is simple. A two page nav – Images and Contact. No “about me”. No “start here”. I dig. No Twitter. No Facebook. Not even instagram. I dig even more. Only a collection of stunning images assembled with mixed materials. His art is like stop motion animation on pause. Have […]

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Four Panel Friday: Marvel Comics Star Wars #11 – Star Search!

Long before Disney owned Marvel Comics and Star Wars, Marvel Comics Group held the publishing rights to Star Wars comics. Then shit got weird – for Han Solo in particular. In this expanded universe Han meets a space rabbit named Jaxxon, wields a light sabre, teams up with a man dressed up in a Chewbacca […]

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Four Panel Friday: Making Comics – Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels

There’s plenty of how-to guides for making comics out there. Still, I can’t think of one as comprehensive as Scott McCloud‘s Making Comics. Though first published in 2006, Making Comics: Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga, and Graphic Novels holds up. Even chapter 7, The Comics Professional, still shares sage advice to aspiring comic writers and […]

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Neil Gaiman on that bastard medium – comics

A comic tends to be a small enough, personal enough, medium that a creator can just make art, tell stories, and see if anyone wants to read them. Not having to be liked is enormously liberating. The comic is, joyfully, a bastard medium that has borrowed its vocabulary and ideas from literature, science fiction, poetry, […]

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Writer’s Inspiration: COMICS EDITION

N. Van Sciver lights the path.    

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Graphic Design In the Wild – Day 22: Comic Book Lettering, DC Edition

Alright. This is the DC comics edition. As I was looking these over, I thought what’s the purpose of comics lettering? My theory is comic book cover lettering needs to “anchor” the cover. It will be the one piece of comic book graphic design that remains the same issue after issue. The cover art will […]

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Four Panel Friday: Neil Gaiman’s Four Panel Comic to Steve Bissette

Neil Gaiman’s script work on Sandman is well known. But he also drew comics for fun. Inspired by Steve Bissette’s 24-hour comic day shenanigans, Neil drew a four panel comic about his shades. From – Art of Neil Gaiman: The Story of a Writer with Handwritten Notes, Drawings, Manuscripts, and Personal Photographs By – Hayley […]