27Nov
Shop Talk: Understanding the Web and why post for FREE?

Why post for FREE? I read an article by a very distinguished comic creator that ranted about all sorts of issues on basically why they make little money on the web with their comics. I also read a response to that article that basically asked some really tough questions of that creator and their accusations […]

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19Nov
Shop Talk: Adding the little things…

Shop Talk: Adding the Little Things…. I am a picky reader, especially when it comes to webcomics. In fact it takes a lot at times to keep my interest. Usually that lack of interest is based on a few things…. Lack of story, lack or strong art and then there is the lack of the […]

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15Nov
Webcomics: Color or Black/White and other Observations

Webcomics: Color or Black & White and Observations. First off I love comics and webcomics in color, I also love comics in B/W and eventually I am planning on doing the Bean in Full Color. Nor do I want to discourage anyone from creating a webcomic …. so before we unleash the hounds on me […]

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5Nov
Shop Talk: Keeping focused with an epic webcomic…..

Staying Focused The other day,  I had a conversation with a fellow creator of mine. He was struggling with a few things that to him seemed to inhibit his ability to finish any project that he has been working on. He told me of all the many ideas that he had in head and all […]

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4Nov
Tucson Comic Con review: how small shows can be successful.

This last weekend my wife and I had the pleasure of attending the Tucson Comic Con. It’s one of the small shows in the southwest, but they way things are going for that show and the sudden growth they had this last year as a con, gives them the opportunity to be so much more. […]

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30Oct
Shop Talk: How I draw…

A lot of people have asked me if I would be willing to show my illustration process. I am not opposed to the idea, the only problem was figuring out a way that I could film the process and make it at least interesting. Well with the help of some friends, who supplied the equipment […]

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28Oct
Shop Talk: The power of Webcomics for indy’s

Shop Talk: The power of Webcomics and why stores, publishing companies, hobbyist and the old indy publishing model doesn’t get it yet. This last year has been quite an eye opener for me. These last two years have really been a break out for indy/webcomics. Many of these creators have found how to make their […]

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23Oct
Shop Talk: The Power of Backgrounds in Comics and Story Telling…

  The other day I read an article about how backgrounds are really not needed in webcomics or comics in general. I was rather shocked by the attitudes and perceptions that backgrounds were unimportant in the story telling process and that head shots and just character figures could make a story or comic successful. Truth […]

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22Oct
Shop Talk:Understanding Kickstarter and why small press thrives off it (especially webcomics)
Shop Talk:Understanding Kickstarter and why small press thrives off it (especially webcomics)

Understanding Kickstarter and why small press thrives off it (especially webcomics) I want to talk about Kickstarter. Why I am for it and how people can make it work for them… I realize that a lot of you might not know me or my comic. You probably wondering where I get off talking about Kickstarter […]

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21Oct
Shop Talk: Scripting the bean
Shop Talk: Scripting the bean

Shop Talk- Scripting the Bean. Let’s talk about my process, and mainly focus on scripting the bean. There are many ways to script and not everyone will have the luxury of being able to script their own work. Since I write and illustrate everything about “The Bean” I am able have a little more creative […]

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