Month: March 2017

Decisions…Hardcover vs. Webcomic

About a week ago I made a BIG decision. Since the beginning, I always envisioned this as a textbook in the hands of students. Here we are, seven years later, and no book. It is the typical trap for any wannabe self-publisher and I’ve fallen into it myself. My reservations of self-publishing, no less a textbook, involved…

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I think I’de like to write a book.

Originally posted on old blog: Feb 17, 2015 1:09 AM Today is the day that I finished the meat and potatoes of my 1st draft. I was so excited that I ran to FedEx to print out a copy on 11×17 paper so that I can start taping them to my wall for proof reading and…

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Unboxing a 27” Wacom

Original post form old blog: Apr 10, 2015 8:25 PM That’s right! After a long couple of years dreaming and saving up some cash (tax return), I bought myself a shiny new Wacom Cintiq drawing screen, 27” of HD goodness. Though I am aware it will not make me a better artist, I do need it…

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Making Basic Comic Panels using Illustrator’s Direct Selection Tool

I took an online design course a couple years back and was asked to create one new piece of SOMETHING every single day for one month. For one of the projects, I created blank comic panel ideas for my pages. By using the Direct Selection Tool in Adobe Illustrator, I am able to double-tap the bounding box circles…

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Inspiration: Latino USA – A Cartoon History

Original Post from old blog: Aug 19, 2013 6:00 AM For about ten years I have had Latino USA: A Cartoon History on my bookshelf in the back of my classroom. I think that it is difficult for anyone in the genre of non-fiction and graphic/comics to give a title to the genre, but I think it safely…

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A Rabbi, an Imam, and a Pastor all Walk into a Juice Bar

Original Post date on old WordPress site: Jul 31, 2013 10:32 PM Words can not even begin to describe how difficult this past unit has been to write. This unit consists of language and religion components. The language section flew by and then I began to teach three weeks of summer school which really put a…

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