Archive for the ‘Educators’ Category

Social Media for Young Cartoonists, Week 8: Backlogging and Pacing Content

Before you even start thinking of having any type of blog/web-comic, you should make sure you have at least 5-6 pieces ready to go before you launch. more

A Modest Proposal: a wiki for all comics education?

Here’s an idea: What about creating a wiki where comics educators could create and update listings on what they have to offer? And of course, being a wiki, students and former students could add information on their experiences? If you’re experienced in creating wikis, and interested in comics education, we need your help! more

Social Media for Young Cartoonists: Week 7, traffic reports

JP: So last week I finally got around to uploading one of my comics online. A day went by, and I was curious to see how many people actually viewed my comic. 2,798 visits?! RESULTS! HUZZAH! more

Social Media For Young Cartoonists: Weeks 5-6: Collaborating and Counting, Part I: Offline

The social media project takes a turn for scary-real-world as Hilary and JP learn about collaborating. Part one of two… more

Guest post: About teaching comics, part 1

Mari Ahokoivu featured on our blog a month or so ago with her wonderful direct drawing activity. Now she’s back as a (we hope) regular contributor with a look into to her history as a teacher and her teaching philosophy. When she asked, “Can I draw the post?” I knew we had a winner! Look for parts 2 and 3 in the next week or so. more

Artists’ advice meta-post

It happens that there have been several popular blog posts floating around that offer different kinds of advice to cartoonists, students, and creative people of all stripes. Here are links to a few of them in case you missed them on Twitter, Facebook, or wherever else people share things these days! more

Social Media for Young Cartoonists: Week 4: Building with Tumblr

This week, Hilary explains how she set up her Tumblr site and she and JP discuss the pros and cons of Tumlbr as a platform. more

Video: Howard Chaykin on teaching Marvel “bootcamp” workshop

I had the pleasure of meeting Howard Chaykin last week in Minnesota for the MCBA’s SpringCon. I was particularly interested to hear that he’s been teaching in an unexpected venue: the Marvel Bullpen. He and Klaus Jansen spend 3 days every 6 months in the Marvel offices giving what-for to 5 artists under contract with Marvel. more

Social Media for Young Cartoonists Project: Week 3: Twitter

Upon Twitter’s initial release I am absolutely baffled to the rationale behind its creation. Who needs this? Why are people compelled to share with the world, every inch of meaningless minutia that befalls them? more

Matt’s comics process I: from thumbs to lettering

This is the first of a two-part post where I’ll walk you through the method I used to make a typical comics page. more