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The Frog Prince (lithograph)

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This litho was reprinted in chopped-up bits in Mirror, Window, but is actually one continuous strip. (like this:)

Bookends, or, 40s are the new awesome.

Matt and I, and our kids, Aldara and Jasper, are picking up and moving to France in September, for a year. In some ways, the difficulty of shifting a fully adult life under full steam to a new track adds to the thrill. We will have been parents almost 5 years, in this house 10 years, teaching at SVA 11 years, in NYC 12 years. It’s more than time, beyond time, for a change.

diy: tracing

diy: tracing A more complete tracing demo is in chapter 8 of DWWP. OK, this may sound totally idiotic; i.e., why should I teach you how to trace? So you can copy other people more easily? No, it’s so you can trace yourself more easily. Sometimes this is an incredibly useful, necessary thing to do. […]

diy: a drawing process

the process of drawing comics a la Jessica as of 1998 I’ve noted applicable chapters in DWWP throughout the tutorial below. One other note: in case you care, there’s some naughty language in the panels depicted below. Fair warning. First of all, and I wish I didn’t think I had to say this, this is […]

Soundtrack: Short Stories 1989-1996

The best of Artbabe Volume 1, including most of the stories from the first four (minicomics) issues, long out of print, and Vol 1 #5, the issue for which I won a Xeric grant. Also, there’s tons of other stuff dating back to my college days that was published in all sort of other places: […]

September 27th 2011

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Mirror, Window

A collection of all of Artbabe volume 2 and several non-fiction and journalistic stories published during the same period (1997-1999). Artbabe was a comics series that ran, in jumbo minicomics and standard American comic book format, from 1992 – 1999. The comics contained fictional short stories (none of which, by the way, featured cover model […]

September 27th 2011

artbabe

Work

the art of narrative Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio nonfiction Upcoming August 25, 2015 from Broadway Books! Out on the Wire is about the narrative techniques and ideas of the new generation of great American journalists/storytellers on the radio and podcasts. Preorder now! Out on the Wire: The Storytelling […]