Thunder Punch Daily 137 – Movin’ Right Along

August 14, 2011 by Jerzy  
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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: view full post to listen] Right-click or Control-click to Download the MP3 [/private]

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: view full post to listen] Right-click [...]

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: view full [...]

Thunder Punch Daily 134 – Friday Tryday

July 14, 2011 by Jerzy  
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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: view full post to listen] Right-click or Control-click to Download the MP3 Supreme RSS Feed [/private]

Thunder Punch Daily 133 – How is Transformer Babby Formed?

July 11, 2011 by Jerzy  
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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 [...]

Thunder Punch Daily 132 – Knitting Scenes Together

I was asked an interesting question in my Comic Book Academy class about how to figure out an order or sequence of scenes for a comics story. Today I share the answer I gave in class. Mentioned in this episode: Thunder Punch Daily 06 – Argue for Your Theme Thunder Punch Daily 131 – Other [...]

Thunder Punch Daily 131 – Other Lives

Today I give a sort of book review of a comic I finished recently–Peter Bagge’s excellent Other Lives, published by DC’s Vertigo imprint. I break it down by plot and theme, but as you might have guessed, I also talk about how this book demonstrates the things that only comics can do. [private] [Audio clip: [...]

Thunder Punch Daily 130 – Characterizing Successful Cartoonists

Today I share a Non-List (â„¢Rob Stenzinger) of qualities I find in most of the cartoonists you might define as “successful”. Do successful cartoonists think differently than others? If so, can we learn to think that way? Do I answer these questions in a prioritized, recipe-style manner? Can you guess the answer to that? Links [...]

Thunder Punch Daily 129 – Analytic Eye

July 1, 2011 by Jerzy  
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Today I share an exercise I’ve used in my classrooms to help develop that “Analytic Eye” we talk about so much on the Art & Story shows. Learning how to stop and ask “how did the author [delight/terrify/disgust/amuse] me?” is a terrific skill to develop as a storyteller. [private] [Audio clip: view full post to [...]

Thunder Punch Daily 128 – Funding for Sustainability

Inspired by the latest Kickstarter campaign launched by Jamie Gambell and Jonathan Rector, I share a few thoughts I’ve been kicking around in regards to fundraising. Are services like Kickstarter and Indiegogo a new publishing platform, as Publishers Weekly suggests? Are they the one-stop panacea we’ve been waiting for? Or have they just removed yet [...]

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