Style is a funny word — we all think we know what it means because we look at a cartoonist’s… [+]
The “words & pictures” that make up the comics language are often described as prose and illustration combined. A bad… [+]
I was studying Charles Schulz’s Peanuts strips. It seemed so clear that his four-panel setup was just like reading a… [+]
Don’t get sucked into thinking of yourself as a professional. Someone with a group of marketable skills. Don’t give up… [+]
The history of cartooning is mostly a history of mediocrity.
A comic might come together in my mind over a span of years — just ideas randomly colliding/combining until some… [+]
If you really think about it, even what you might call realistic styles of cartooning are actually very abstracted. They’re… [+]
Graphic novel is a red herring name — something that was come up with to provide a more respectable term… [+]
It appears to me that this new generation wants to get some “fun” back into the medium and that they… [+]
When I first read of Hergé’s troubles, years ago, I was not surprised. It seems an archetypal cartoonist story. The… [+]
A cartoonist has a very isolated job. You sit in a room with yourself everyday, all day. You have to… [+]
The history of cartooning is mostly the history of famous cartoon “characters” — not powerful or meaningful stories.
I find that the longer the period is between actually working on a comic strip, the more likely I am… [+]
Whenever I hear someone say they met someone who doesn’t know how to read a comic book I am always… [+]