Art & Story 196 – The Big Finale Art & Story 196 – The Big Finale

It’s the final episode of Art & Story, and we get together for some laughs, some generous voicemails sent in by the Art & Storriors, and some news on what we’re on to next! First we respond to a voicemail from Gerimi Burleigh, Art & Storrior #1, followed by some thoughts on letting your constituency have a say in their own involvement... [Read more]


Art & Story 195 – The Big Announcement Art & Story 195 – The Big Announcement

[private]We start off this episode talking a bit about Kevin’s recent experience creating the Comfortable Thrashing project on the fly during his weekend at the Portland Zine Symposium, but then we move on to some rather heavy news: First off, let us start by saying that this wasn’t a decision we came by easily. This has been the result of conversations... [Read more]


Art & Story 194 – The Big Panel Shape Art & Story 194 – The Big Panel Shape

[private]This week we take on a question put to us by Mark Harmon: How do you approach the panel shapes on a page? Especially when you are working for a client who has in the script the set number of panels already. If I want to break from the “grid” system and do something a little more experimental, how do I make that work and not confuse... [Read more]


Art & Story 193 – The Big Dolla Art & Story 193 – The Big Dolla

[private]In this episode we hear from Chris Wilson of Creative Independence, discuss some of his ideas for a KickStarter campaign, and finish with more ideas on making those dolla bills as an independent creative. Links mentioned in this episode: Mark’s KickStarter Campaign Blurb Lulu Josh Ellingson Ryan Estrada Got Print Jim Lujan The Art... [Read more]


Art & Story 192 – The Big Serializor Art & Story 192 – The Big Serializor

[private]This week we discuss a topic posed by Marshall Couture, asking what are plus and minuses to making serialized comics. We do our best to dig into the the writing and structure side of things as well as what types of stories work and which ones don’t as serialized fiction. Links mentioned in this episode: • Jerzy on NPR • Ignite Great... [Read more]


Art & Story 191 – The Big CMS Decision Art & Story 191 – The Big CMS Decision

[private]This week it’s all about deciding where to put your content. Hosted wordpress? Tumblr? Posterous? Blogger? Each content management system and service proposes its own pros and cons, and we share our takes on the individual services as best we can. We also talk a little about Google+, and our opinions may surprise you! Links mentioned... [Read more]


Art & Story 190 – The Big KickStarter Art & Story 190 – The Big KickStarter

[private]Mark, Jerzy, and Kevin are joined by Jamie Gambell to discuss the KickStarter campaign he is running for his new comic, with illustrator Jonathan Rector, called Hero Code. The main focus of this discussion is bouncing around ideas and sharing thoughts on running a pledge campaign for your independent project. The Art & Story Theme is written... [Read more]


Art & Story 189 – The Big KRC Report III Art & Story 189 – The Big KRC Report III

[private]It’s time once again for a wrap-up of Kids Read Comics! Mark and Jerzy discuss the ups and downs of this year’s event, exploring the takeaways from organizing the show and how it could be used as a model for other conventions. Links mentioned in this episode: Decibel Magazine issue 82, featuring an interview with Mark Around the... [Read more]


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Thunder Punch Daily 137 – Movin’ Right Along Thunder Punch Daily 137 – Movin’ Right Along

Today I share some thoughts on the future of Thunder Punch Daily, given the news we broke in the forum. The new Thunder Punch Daily feed is below! Subscribe through iTunes RSS [private] Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled... [Read more]


Thunder Punch Daily 136 – Spine Up, Spine Down Thunder Punch Daily 136 – Spine Up, Spine Down

Today I share a simplified way of thinking about approaching gestures and body language in your stories. Breaking emotions into two categories and corresponding them to “spine up” and “spine down” is a slick little way to get some good acting moments out of your characters. [private] Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9... [Read more]


Mark of the Beast 123 – Work Hard, Play Hard Mark of the Beast 123 – Work Hard, Play Hard

Kevin and I talk about how socializing is a great way to sell yourself and get work! Music by Nausea “Sacrifice“. Follow Mark on Twitter! Discuss this in the Forum! Can’t see the audio player? Log in or register here! [private] Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip.... [Read more]


Thunder Punch Daily 135 – You + Content Thunder Punch Daily 135 – You + Content

In an attempt to not talk about G+ in order to get links, I share a few thoughts that have occurred to me after a few weeks of using the service and watching success stories like Ryan Estrada’s experience there. You can add me to your circle by clicking here! [private] Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this... [Read more]


Art & Story Extreme!! – AXE!! Art & Story Extreme!! – AXE!!

Talking about British profanity, classic video games and extreme loving of America. Follow Mark, Jerzy, and Kevin on Twitter! Discuss this in the Forum! Can’t see the audio player? Log in or register here! [private] Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You... [Read more]


Thunder Punch Daily 134 – Friday Tryday Thunder Punch Daily 134 – Friday Tryday

Strapped for time, I dash off a quick essay on how I plan to find more time to draw and think. From here on out, I’m giving myself a day a week off from work. [private] Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser. Right-click... [Read more]


Thunder Punch Daily 133 – How is Transformer Babby Formed? Thunder Punch Daily 133 – How is Transformer Babby Formed?

Inspired by a recent Twitter conversation I had with Kasey Van Hise, today I share a few thoughts about the difference between real world logic, internal story logic, and story idea logic. Focusing too much on the minute details of the logic of details in a story (such as wondering about the necessity of gender in The Transformers franchise), can distract... [Read more]


Art & Story Extreme!! – Favreau!! Art & Story Extreme!! – Favreau!!

Talking about classic shows on Netflix, how we had an extremely good time watching the second Iron Man movie, and why Favreau should direct all super-hero movies. Follow Mark, Jerzy, and Kevin on Twitter! Discuss this in the Forum! Can’t see the audio player? Log in or register here! [private] Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above)... [Read more]


High Adventure Daily 120 – Color Technique High Adventure Daily 120 – Color Technique

Talking about how I’m considering the technique I use to color my illustration and comic pages to fit the illustration style I’m using. Closing song: “Partie De Dames” by Liz Brady Follow Kevin on Twitter! Discuss this in the Forum! Can’t see the audio player? Log in or register... [Read more]


Mark of the Beast 122 – Boozie Mark of the Beast 122 – Boozie

Having a few drinks with Kevin and being art buddies. A special behind the curtain edition of the microcast. Music by Nausea “Smash Racism“. Follow Mark on Twitter! Discuss this in the Forum! Can’t see the audio player? Log in or register here! [private] Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required... [Read more]


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