Category: Art

  • Comic Con Highs, Habits, and Hangups

    Comic Con Highs, Habits, and Hangups

    The second-ever Cape Mini Con is at Southeast River Campus in Cape Girardeau this Saturday, November 3, and this guy will have a table at the convention! I have been tabling at comic cons for ten years now. Generally, my only convention appearances are at Cape Comic Con and the Mini Con in Cape Girardeau, […]

  • No Time? No Problem!

    No Time? No Problem!

    This is the post every blogger has made at least once. It’s the inevitable “I don’t have time to blog about my original topic, so I’m going to blog about not having time to blog” post. Unfortunately, both blogging (well, my original post, anyway) and comics took a backseat to some of the more important […]

  • How to Make Comics The Big Skink Way!

    How to Make Comics The Big Skink Way!

    I’ve spent the last couple of weeks telling you about these crazy comics that I make. But, I haven’t told you how I do it. How does a comic develop from that fuzzy idea I had at 2 a.m., stumbling around in the dark, looking for the bathroom, to a finished product on somebody’s bookshelf […]

  • Why Yes, I AM a Comic Artist!

    Why Yes, I AM a Comic Artist!

    What’s my biggest failure as a comic artist? It’s not that I haven’t drawn the best drawing or drafted the finest, Eisner-award winning tale. Nothing like that. My biggest failure as a comic artist is that I don’t tell people that I’m a comic artist. I’m the worst at it. I’ll lug some art supplies […]

  • Refocusing

    Refocusing

    I just finished a freelance job building a website for a friend. It turned out really well. However, through no fault of my friend, who was extremely patient and understanding throughout the endeavor, the project was way more of a mess than I expected. Aside from the e-commerce aspect of the site, which my wife […]

  • Just Tell Your Story, Already

    Just Tell Your Story, Already

    [Surprise, surprise. I’m struggling through more creative process/work habit issues! As usual, I hope talking myself through my problem here might help somebody else out there, as well.] Recently, a friend said something about art that struck me in a way I wasn’t expecting. To paraphrase, the goal of art should not be entertainment; the […]

  • Consistency, or Lack Thereof

    Consistency, or Lack Thereof

    This is another one of those blogs in which I talk myself through a problem I have. I hope that it is helpful for me, and maybe for you, as well. When I was a bowler in high school, there was one particular Saturday afternoon in which I was the only member of my team […]