Aug 21

Class begins! (lots of images to load)

I have been taking a watercolor class in Oakland, CA for about 3 years now. At the point I mostly work on my own stuff. The first day was today, and I am going to use the blog to show off what I do. Dr. Druid from Marvel comics. This is a concept sketch for …

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Aug 18

Beyond the Great Chimney #2, #3, and anthology story update

I finished scanning in the rough draft for issue #3, so I am now noticing where I need to make changes. I will have to go back and figure out where things don’t feel right and then I’ll draw a more detailed, hopefully final, draft of the comic. I got a quote from one printing …

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Aug 18

This Audience really ‘blows’-up

I recently found a fascinating article about a movie effect. No, not about how they can simulate __________ with a computer, but how a bit of good ol’ fashion creativity that helped create an audience for scenes in the movie Sea Biscuit. You see, a clever man who works at DreamWorks studios, came up with …

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Aug 17

Funny Animal SuperHeros

While in today’s grity, dark, and sometimes way to realistic world of superhero comics there is little room for wacky muscle bound rabbits and mice, they once delighted kids and big kids (read adult) in the distant past. Being an artist I love wacky superheros. They allow us to enjoy the superhero gerne without worrying …

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Aug 16

Kids Cartooning Class (Aug 20, 2004) – Reminder

I will be teaching a kid’s drop-in cartoon class at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco CA. The class is next Saturday, Aug 20, 2004, from 1 pm to 3 pm. For more information on prices and location, please visit the offical website for the Cartoon Art Museum. _____________________________________ Visit http://www.atomicbearpress.com/comics/log/ to see my …

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Aug 16

Raggedy Andy gets a make over. (pictures)

Today was the Raggedy Ann and Friends: kids day at the Cartoon Art Museum. The exhibit was cureated by Andrew Talbot(raggedyandrew.com) who is major Raggedy collector. The show features many pieces from Raggedy creator, Johnny Gruelle Raggedy Ann and Friends: The Art of Johnny Gruelle June 26 – November 8, 2004 Join the Cartoon Art …

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Aug 15

Beyond the Great Chimney #2 & #3 update

In working towards getting issue #2 of Beyond the Great Chimney to market, I have contact a few companies to find out a new way to economically print the comics with out the large order that a company like Quebacore would charge. If you know of any good printing places, please email me through the …

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Aug 14

Free Fonts

I just discovered a wonderful collection of fonts: Harold’s Fonts. The creator has gone to alot of trouble to recreate many retro fonts from the past, like the Ho Jo lettering. Just follow the links to the free fonts, and maybe consider buying some of his others. Very nicely done. Retro stuff ROCKS! _____________________________________ Visit …

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