Tag Archive: Movies

Oct
08
2012

U is for Uther Pendragon

“U” was a tough one for sure. There aren’t a ton of literary characters whose names begin with “U,” and even fewer of those are from books I’ve actually read. But, here’s what I settled on: U is for Uther Pendragon – from The Story of King Arthur and His Knights by Howard Pyle Uther …

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Aug
13
2012

M is for Mattie Ross

I had a number of good possible choices for this week’s “M” AlphaBooks entry. The others on my “possibles” list for this week were Magwitch from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Moaning Myrtle from the Harry Potter series, The Misfit from Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man is Hard to Find, and The Monster from Mary …

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Jul
26
2012

A Few Points In Defense Of The Film Brave

(Merida and Angus, drawn by me in the style of E.C. Segar) If you read my blog you know that movies aren’t really my thing. My main passions are comics and music (and I try to keep the music chatter to a bare minimum here). I do, though, very occasionally make it out to the …

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Jul
17
2012

Merida from Brave, done Popeye/E.C. Segar-Style

I recently saw Brave and absolutely loved it… but was mystified by the lackluster reviews of it I read after seeing it. I’m going to write a post with some of my thoughts about this discrepancy between how good I thought the film was and the critical reaction to it, but I just haven’t had …

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May
18
2012

Strikes!

Here’s the full Strikes story, written by Bret Parks and illustrated by me. You can buy Strikes in minicomic form at Ssalefish Comics in Winston-Salem:    

May
17
2012

STRIKES Mini-comic Article In Winston-Salem Journal

There’s a nice write-up about Strikes, the mini-comic story I illustrated for Bret Parks (the owner of our local comics shop, Ssalefish) in today’s Winston-Salem Journal. You can find the article online here along with a short video featuring Bret and me talking about making the book. Here’s a scan of the newspaper article featuring …

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Jan
27
2012

A Year of Weekly Portraits

Roughly one year ago, I decided that the only way to get better at drawing faces was…. to draw faces–and to draw them regularly. So, beginning on January 25th of last year, I drew a portrait every week and posted each to Twitter (with the #PortraitNight hashtag) on Tuesday nights. My goal was to do …

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Dec
30
2011

Some Star Wars Fan Art

I was recently asked to donate a piece of artwork for a local Star Wars-themed charity benefit auction. I’m a huge Star Wars nut (the movie came out when I was six, so I’m pretty much the perfect age to be a Star Wars junkie) so I knew I had to find time to do …

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Dec
13
2011

Portrait Night 12/13 (Tilda Swinton)

So, for this week’s #PortraitNight drawing, instead of just breaking out the sketchbook and drawing someone, I decided to subject myself to a taste of my own medicine and do a caricature exercise I occasionally make my students do when I teach comics classes. The exercise is one of Ted Stearn’s (of Fuzz and Pluck …

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Jun
08
2011

Comics Documentary: Folktales and Airships (Featuring Me!)

Did you know that Wake Forest University here in Winston-Salem has a documentary film-making department? I didn’t until I was contacted a while back by filmmaker and MFA candidate Peter Salomone who was interested in making a documentary about comics-making–featuring me. I’m sure you know how exciting and interesting the life of a cartoonist is: …

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