scarygoround:

One thing I don’t undertand in comics is characters talking with their mouths closed. You see it all the time in mainstream books. I’m certain there’s a point when I was drawing comics that I flipped from not even thinking about the closed mouth talkers (my early stuff is full of them) to really hating them. It completely punctures the reality of a panel for me if someone’s talking with their mouth closed.

This drives me crazy! A speech bubble floating above a character’s head, and he or she has their mouth shut. Don’t do this! It loses the immediacy of the dialog when the mouth isn’t open.

scarygoround:

One thing I don’t undertand in comics is characters talking with their mouths closed. You see it all the time in mainstream books. I’m certain there’s a point when I was drawing comics that I flipped from not even thinking about the closed mouth talkers (my early stuff is full of them) to really hating them. It completely punctures the reality of a panel for me if someone’s talking with their mouth closed.

This drives me crazy! A speech bubble floating above a character’s head, and he or she has their mouth shut. Don’t do this! It loses the immediacy of the dialog when the mouth isn’t open.

Tags: comics

Hey Atlantic Canada peeps, if you are in the Halifax area tomorrow (Sunday, August 17th), I’ll be at the Dartmouth Comic Arts Festival with Tim at Alderney Landing from 11-5pm! DCAF is a ton of fun and it’s FREE! Go here for more info. Hope to see you there!

I’ll do a separate post about my last few 2014 conventions at a later date. :)


onamikonami:

Congratulations Eisner Award!

This is the greatest thing everrrr. :D

onamikonami:

Congratulations Eisner Award!

This is the greatest thing everrrr. :D

morrisbox:

"The only reason I think it’s inaccurate to say that this is the golden age of graphic novels is that implies it isn’t going to keep getting better and better — and it is." - Calista Brill

Me, Raina & my editor Calista talk up a storm about graphic novels & other interesting things!

Tags: comics

neomonki:

quick sketch of one of @faitherinhicks characters from her new trilogy The Nameless City. can’t wait to see my favourite lady next week and eat and draw and roll around on her floor playing mario kart.

Ahhhh you are the best Noreen!!!! Can’t wait to see you next week too!

neomonki:

quick sketch of one of @faitherinhicks characters from her new trilogy The Nameless City. can’t wait to see my favourite lady next week and eat and draw and roll around on her floor playing mario kart.

Ahhhh you are the best Noreen!!!! Can’t wait to see you next week too!

cosslemons:

Unearthing drawings from the middle of the year and finding fanart of your favorite graphic novel hell yeah
I hope I get to take a ghost to my first day of hs too

Adorable! :D

cosslemons:

Unearthing drawings from the middle of the year and finding fanart of your favorite graphic novel hell yeah

I hope I get to take a ghost to my first day of hs too

Adorable! :D

Fanart for Gene Yang and Sonny Liew’s graphic novel The Shadow Hero! It came out recently and lots of different artists are doing fanart for it, go here for more info. I really loved the book and Gene is one of my favourite people in comics (we worked together on an Avatar: The Last Airbender short comic for Free Comic Book Day), and I’m a big fan of Sonny’s art, so of course I had to draw the Green Turtle. ;)

Fanart for Gene Yang and Sonny Liew’s graphic novel The Shadow Hero! It came out recently and lots of different artists are doing fanart for it, go here for more info. I really loved the book and Gene is one of my favourite people in comics (we worked together on an Avatar: The Last Airbender short comic for Free Comic Book Day), and I’m a big fan of Sonny’s art, so of course I had to draw the Green Turtle. ;)

I won an Eisner.

(crying forever)

camleeart:

Characters from the graphic novel Friends With Boys

Maggie, the Widow’s Ghost, Lucy and Alastair

Aw, these are so cute! *_* Oh Alistair, so grumpy.

I started spending a lot of time in airports last year. Lots of travel for comics, which was wonderful, but the airports weren’t so great. I can’t draw in airports. I’ve seen other cartoonists work on comics while stuck in airports, but I just can’t. So I started carrying my laptop around with me and started writing a novel. I finished the first draft last week, while in Saskatchewan for a book festival. 89,000 words, over 200 pages, mostly written in airports. 
It’s about comics (of course), and two teenagers with a really complicated family history. And about growing up in a small town and trying to leave that small town, and falling in love, and growing out of your friends and screwing up and working crappy summer jobs and San Diego Comic-con and creator rights and comics comics comics comics because OF COURSE I wrote a 200 page novel and it’s all about comics.
I don’t know if this book will find a life outside of my computer, but I’m happy I finished it. I feel super accomplished. I’m learning new things! Discovering new horizons! Anyway, I wanted to quickly draw a doodle of the main characters so I could freaking get them out of my head & focus on SDCC. Whew. See everyone there!

I started spending a lot of time in airports last year. Lots of travel for comics, which was wonderful, but the airports weren’t so great. I can’t draw in airports. I’ve seen other cartoonists work on comics while stuck in airports, but I just can’t. So I started carrying my laptop around with me and started writing a novel. I finished the first draft last week, while in Saskatchewan for a book festival. 89,000 words, over 200 pages, mostly written in airports. 

It’s about comics (of course), and two teenagers with a really complicated family history. And about growing up in a small town and trying to leave that small town, and falling in love, and growing out of your friends and screwing up and working crappy summer jobs and San Diego Comic-con and creator rights and comics comics comics comics because OF COURSE I wrote a 200 page novel and it’s all about comics.

I don’t know if this book will find a life outside of my computer, but I’m happy I finished it. I feel super accomplished. I’m learning new things! Discovering new horizons! Anyway, I wanted to quickly draw a doodle of the main characters so I could freaking get them out of my head & focus on SDCC. Whew. See everyone there!