Tag Archive: Oyster War

Mar
25
2015

My Schoolism Digital Painting Class Experience

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As Oyster War neared completion toward the end of last year, I wound up doing some soul-searching about where my current cartooning skill set was currently and where I’d like it to go in the future. While I could have compiled a pretty extensive list of deficient areas to address, I came up with three that I wanted …

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Mar
24
2015

Oyster War – Coming This Fall from Oni Press!

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‘I’ve been waiting a looonnnngggg time to be able to make this announcement! Here’s the official press release: Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today Oyster War, a colorful, comedic historical graphic novel by three time Eisner-nominated cartoonist Ben Towle (Amelia Earhart: This Broad Ocean). Oyster War will release on September 23rd, …

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Feb
16
2015

On Comics Sound Effects

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I–along with writer/cartoonist Ryan North and visual linguist Neil Cohn–was recently interviewed by Greg Uyeno for Slate‘s Lexicon Valley  language blog. The subject of the article was how sounds and sound effects work in comics. You can read the whole article here: KATCHOW! How to Write Sounds in Comics Greg wound up highlighting parts of our discussion …

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Sep
14
2014

Think of a City

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Here’s my contribution to the wonderful Think of a City collaborative project. The idea behind the project is that each artist participating draws a cityscape or scene that takes place in a city with his or her contribution containing one drawn element and one color from the previous artist’s submission. There’s some pretty amazing artwork …

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Jan
02
2014

2013: The Year in Review

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(On my drafting table, Jan 1, 2014: half-penciled Oyster War page 110.) Here’re a few parting thoughts on 2013: Oyster War The bad: I’d vowed this time last year to have Oyster War wrapped up in 2013. That didn’t happen. I am though, fairly close. I just posted the last page of Chapter 9, all …

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Oct
31
2013

Oyster War: A Best American Comics 2013 Notable

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  I’m honored to have Oyster War make the 2013 Best American Comics Notable Comics of 2013 list. The full list is here and even a cursory glance should give you an idea of what tremendous company I’m in. More generally, though, I’m really glad to see so many webcomics on the list. I’ve had …

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Jul
22
2013

Wrap-Up: San Diego Comic-Con 2013

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Well, I’ve returned from San Diego Comic-Con and I’m starting to get back settled in. As you probably know, Oyster War didn’t win the Best Digital Comic Eisner Award, but I had a blast at the show nonetheless and I’m really, really glad I made the trek. Here’re a few thoughts: San Diego – I …

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Apr
17
2013

Oyster War Nominated for 2013 Eisner Award

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Shock and awe! I’m incredibly honored–and more than a little bit surprised, given the incredible volume of amazing comics currently being published directly to the web–to have Oyster War be nominated for a 2013 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award in the category of Best Digital Comic. You can read the whole list of 2013 nominees …

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Apr
15
2013

I’m Interviewed on Comics Coast To Coast

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Last week I was interviewed on the Comics Coast to Coast podcast.  I discuss Oyster War, fantasy and historical fiction, coloring, my (possible) next project and more. Listen here.

Nov
20
2012

Oyster War: Now Syndicated Online by GoComics!

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Yeah, that’s right: GoComics.com, the home of Peanuts, Garfield, Calvin & Hobbes, Fox Trot, Cul de Sac, and many, many more amazing comics is now syndicating Oyster War online, starting from the beginning. If you have a GoC0mics account, please pop in and say Hi! And, don’t worry… If you’ve been following Oyster War at …

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