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sirjoey-23 said: What does it take to be a comic book artist?

ryanottley:

First it takes someone who not only can draw but who wants to get better so badly that they will obsess about it everyday in their sketchbook and feel the frustration that comes with learning and growing and they will also rise above the inadequate feelings and low confidence and believe in themselves to a point where they are ok with making mistakes and growing from them, they are ok with busting out pages as fast as they can and as best as they can for a deadline. And they are ok with being broke for a while. Being an artist ain’t no joke, you’ll go through a time of being dirt poor. And if you are good/creative enough, and fast enough, and easy to work with enough, then you’ll Probably land a sweet gig. So basically it takes talent plus persistence plus luck. Enjoy.

boomerstarkiller67:

Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu - Original art by Paul Gulacy

boomerstarkiller67:

Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu - Original art by Paul Gulacy

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brianmichaelbendis:

sequentialsmart:

Pages from Scarlet, written by Brian Michael Bendis, art by Alex Maleev.

It’s a truly stand-out comic that can turn something as basic as introducing a character’s back story, into a visually memorable sequence.  

At first glace, it just looks like fifteen panels in standard layout. But it’s really fifteen snapshots of the defining moments and characteristics in Scarlet’s life to date. Note that the last panel of a Portland landmark, which breaks the rhythm established so far, is enlarged to emphasize the most telling quality about her.

It’s exposition done as only a comic can do.

https://www.comixology.com/Scarlet/comics-series/4532

Marvel artists walk through the creation of kickass fight sequences in comics

Required reading.

I love process chats like this that break it down, there’s a million little lessons to learn. My takeaway, for now, comes from art monster Michael Walsh who says:

Time moves slower when the shot is pulled back.”

Writing Splash Pages

Splash pages are tricky beasts. Used right, they can be amazing beats. Used wrong, or at least with little effect, and they become placeholders, structural ticks on a checklist of formula, turgid, ho-hum, forgettable.

I don’t write a lot of splash pages. I don’t decompress so rarely find I have the space for a splash page. I say that like I’m bragging when in reality it can be a fault at times,…

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bendiswordsforpictures:

Frank Miller Documentary

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notpulpcovers:

The Star Wars pose theme http://flic.kr/p/i5Yftv

notpulpcovers:

The Star Wars pose theme http://flic.kr/p/i5Yftv

ilovereadingandwriting:

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Things I Finally Did Right in the NYCC Artists Alley

greg-pak:

Things I Finally Did Right in the NYCC Artists Alley

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In our book “Make Comics Like the Pros,” my co-writer Fred Van Lente provides some spectacular advice about how to work a comic book convention. This year at the New York Comic Con, I took Fred’s advice seriously and did my Artists Alley table up right for the first time. And I had my best con ever! So here’s what I did:

1. I’d printed up the “Code Monkey Save World” banner last year. But for…

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Con tips. Imbibe.

designstroy:

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Linkatron 99

Read. Consume. Die.
I love LOST and always will, and this article comes close to telling you the whys and hows of that love – http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/lost-legacy-ten-year-anniversary-abc/

These numbers on the OG TMNT boggle the mind – they also inspire me like crazy – on making your own comics – http://geekout.blogs.cnn.com/2011/08/31/thinking-of-making-your-own-comic-book-read-…

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Chatting NYCC Daredevil TV News at The Spire

Chatting NYCC Daredevil TV News at The Spire

Steve Morris at The Spire was kind enough to hit me up with some cool Qs and thoughts about the NYCC Daredevil TV announcements and pics.

A DEATH DEFYING DAREDEVIL DISCUSS WITH RYAN K LINDSAY

See what I think of the look of Matt Murdock, why I think Mike Murdock needs to be in the show, why Nuke never should be, and why I’m excited for this Netflix/Marvel jam.

And I truly am excited, I feel like…

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headspacecomic:

matthorak:

Pin-up for Ryan Lindsay's Headspace

Matt Horak. Boss.

headspacecomic:

matthorak:

Pin-up for Ryan Lindsay's Headspace

Matt Horak. Boss.

seanhowe:

Angar the Screamer: He Hates The Man.

seanhowe:

Angar the Screamer: He Hates The Man.