Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Draw your Life -- Live your Art

I now have a second issue of diary comics.  I will continue to publish Eclectic Comics, but part of my reason for making Life is Funny was to have something I can print more cheaply and quickly.  This issue has a cardstock cover, and thanks to a great Thursday sale at UPS, I can offer them for two bucks!  It's more like the format of a mini-comic.  I've found that at comic shows, it's good to offer things at different price points.  

 This is the preface to issue #2. 

My grown daughter Anna was visiting for the holidays.   She is an excellent artist herself, and contributed the two comic strips below.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Making Comics Every Day

I set a challenge for myself to draw a one page diary comic each day.  So far, I've been able to do it on all but two days. Today will make one month of them.  They usually take me about one hour to complete.  I do find that I'm getting faster.  My strategy has been to remove all the excuses. They are on cheap cardstock instead of bristol. They are with marker instead of pen and ink.  The size is scanner size.  I give myself permission to cut a few corners to allow the immediacy of a diary entry or sketch. 

Monday, November 12, 2012

Veteran's Day

I made this comic to honor my dad -- and all the other veterans who have served our country and kept us safe.

Saturday, November 10, 2012