Soundtrack

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.

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DIY: a drawing process

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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Be a poser.

I’m just gonna come right out with it: I am a poser.

I’m a cartoonist who didn’t go to art school.
I teach, but I have no teaching credentials.
I wrote two books about how radio producers make stories, but I’ve never* made a radio story.
I write articles that have no basis in research whatsoever.
I’m not punk enough.
My French sucks.

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Bookends, or, 40s are the new awesome

Matt and I, and our kids, 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.

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