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Thank you so much for the kind words! I do everything digitally, actually. From thumbnails to finished art, soup to nuts, all on a Wacom Cintiq. Occasionally I’ll do some early sketches in pencil, but that’s pretty rare.
Here’s a process shot of a page from Invisible Injury.
Robert Clough is one of the more generous comic critics out there. He literally takes the time to review anything you send him and he’s made a big difference in the lives of the little-guy cartoonists of us out there who are just beginning to crawl into the comics community. Well He’s in need of a bit of help to keep his work afloat. If you have a few spare minutes and a few spare dollars, I encourage you to toss this guy some. Let’s help keep this guy free to read and review our comics. Reblog if you can.
The world of indie comics has a whole lot of creators and a whole little of reviewers. Rob Clough is a rock in the critical establishment, and he needs our support.
A friendly reminder that Irene #3 is now available in Canada. It would make the perfect gift for someone who loves comics anthologies featuring a ton of varied work by many cartoonists, and you can buy it here:
"As always, Warner’s naturalistic style is clear and bold, with an emphasis on thick lines and spotting blacks as a way of drawing in the reader’s attention, and a slightly cartoony style used for character design."
Aloha. Here is part 2 of my 3 part series of the Voting Rights Act. This one talks about the two opposing sides in the Supreme Court case that changed the way voting laws happen in America. Go read it.
Also, I got to draw Ruth Bader Ginsburg three times (one is pictured above), which was a lot of fun.
If you missed the first part, read it here.
…Comics journalism is alive and well in the digital space. One exemplar is Symbolia. Founded last year, the app is committed to telling visual longform stories on such topics as post-war PTSD, environmental devastation, and women’s rights.
The point is, it’s now abundantly clear that we can do more than just enjoy comics as a simple pastime or hobby. We can enjoy them as top-shelf multimedia experiences that immerse us like never before. And we can learn from them, and what we learn depends on how far publishers are willing to push the medium. Time will tell, but, the way things look now, things will keep changing faster than you can turn the page.
Symbolia is one of io9’s reasons why you should switch completely to digital comics. We’re flattered!