Get better at helping others make their work shine. It’s a wonderful gift to give another storyteller. But it’s not all altruism: every time you work through a story, you learn more about your own work, and how to improve it.

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The number one thing I see as standing in the way of getting the creative projects we want to be making actually made is procrastination. And when we procrastinate, we beat up on ourselves, which only makes it worse. We tell ourselves that procrastination as a character flaw. like, “oh I’m just a procrastinator.”

But procrastination is not about your character. It’s the manifestation of anxiety.

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diy: making minicomics This is a pretty comprehensive guide on how to put together a minicomic that I last updated in about 2004 (and it shows: a lot of the photocopying, collating, prep stages are now best done on a computer). A similar, but much more useable guide can also be found in Appendix E…

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This tutorial dates from 1998. A more complete, current tracing demo can be found in chapter 8 of Drawing Words & Writing Pictures. 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.…

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This tutorial dates from 1998. There’s more up-to-date and clear information on materials throughout Drawing Words & Writing Pictures. There’s also a more current Supplies List at DW-WP.com with buying links. Paper:Page size:Whenever we talk about page size, we’re actually talking about “image area”, which means the part of the page on which you are actually drawing.…

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