Art & Story Supreme 08 – Supreme Peeves

It’s a wombo-sized episode featuring a discussion on our pet peeves! Together we talk about the following things that make us itchy: Client management Bully Bosses The perception that illustration is an easy gig Whether or not writing a how-to book is good business Staying in hotels We close with some iPhone app picks we [...]

Art & Story Supreme 07 – Supreme Body

May 13, 2011 by Jerzy  
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This time we talk about the value of having a body of work behind you and the role of looking ahead. Should you let the past be forgotten and hide your old work, or can sharing old art work for you? In always looking toward the next big thing, can we sometimes get “post crazy” [...]

Art & Story Supreme 06 – Supreme Chuckles

March 28, 2011 by Jerzy  
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It’s a loose confederation of topics this time, punctuated by love and laughs! We start by dancing around a topic thrown at us by Mark: whether or not independent creators should use their own name as the business name. Would they be better served by using a different name? This spirals out into a general [...]

Art & Story Supreme 05 – Supreme Roomies

February 8, 2011 by Jerzy  
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Ever wonder what it’d be like to sit around with the Art & Story hosts and talk about whatever? Wonder what it’d be like to actually live with us? Well, then, this episode is for you. This time we talk about a variety of topics, some pertaining to comics, some that are not even tributaries. [...]

Art & Story Supreme 04 – Supreme Podcasting

October 25, 2010 by Jerzy  
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This time we take on a Storrior-suggested topic. It’s an hour or so of discussion on the ethos and theory behind the Art & Story show itself! Rather than a simple nuts-and-bolts “how to make a podcast” show, we dive into the thought process behind the topics we choose, what kind of pre-planning and post-production [...]

Art & Story Supreme 03 – Supreme Mini-Comics

September 20, 2010 by Jerzy  
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This time it’s all about how supreme mini-comics are as a format for comics storytelling! We discuss the immediacy of telling a story through mini-comics, why beginning cartoonists should explore this format before jumping into that graphic novel, and some of the methods we’ve used to make “boutique” minis. Some links mentioned in this episode: [...]

Comics Fundamentals Pt 3 – Moment Choices

August 27, 2010 by Jerzy  
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In this third session of my Comics Fundamentals workshop series, I explore the role of moment choices in comics storytelling. How does the viewing angle affect the reader’s interpretation of the story? How do we choose between putting our focus on the characters and focus on our story’s environment? What visual cues can we look [...]

Comics Fundamentals Pt 2 – World Building

In this second session of my Comics Fundamentals workshop series, I explore some world building techniques, figure drawing strategies, followed by some thoughts on hashing your story out in thumbnail form. The enhanced audio file will display the slides I used during the presentation. Some of the slides link to the sites I mention during [...]

Comics Fundamentals Pt 1 – Comics Are Great!

July 19, 2010 by Jerzy  
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On July 7, 2010 I began a six-week class at the Ann Arbor District Library called Comics Fundamentals. This is a recording of the presentation I did during week one, where I talk about some of the many reasons that I think Comics are not only a worthwhile endeavor, but how they can be used [...]

Art & Story Supreme 02 – Supreme Draftsmanship

This time we vaguely define but discuss in detail the notion of draftsmanship and its importance in comics storytelling. We highlight our own artistic philosophies and development as a means to try to pin down what exactly draftsmanship is. Topics discussed: Perspective Line style Line value Contrast Follow Mark, Jerzy, and Kevin on Twitter! Discuss [...]

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