If you’re like a lot of people I know, you’ve long wished for flex time and the freedom to work from home. But our current situation brings to mind one of those bargains with the devil you see in movies, where you ask for flex time, and then the devil is like: You’ve got it!…

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An index of all the stories mentioned in Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Masters of Radio, in order of appearance: L’atelier du son This American Life Episode 126: Do Gooders This American Life Episode 355: The Giant Pool of Money Jessica Kittams’ “One Acre” from The Transom Workshop “Email Encryption Rare in…

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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. 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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The process of drawing comics a la Jessica as of 1998. I’ve noted applicable chapters in Drawing Words & Writing Pictures 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…

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