Tag Archive: Teaching

Aug
25
2015

Form vs. Content and the “Othering” of Manga

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There was a lot of talk going around about the “manga boom” of the late 90’s/early 2000’s a week or two back, spurred mainly by this thoughtful essay by Chris Butcher of The Beguiling and TCAF. I don’t have any first-hand experience with the anti-manga attitude he details there1 nor much to say about the larger issue he directly addresses2 but …

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Jun
09
2015

Heroes Con 2015 Mega-Panel: 10th Anniversary of CCS, Comics How-To Books

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I’ll be jumping back into the usual yearly Heroes Con “mega-panel” this year with my pal Craig Fischer and here’s our topic for this year. I’ll be covering the initial presentation/slide show on cartooning how-to books–a subject I’m really looking forward to discussing. Come one, come all! Saturday, 3:00 pm, room 209. “At the Junction …

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May
18
2015

Care and Feeding of the Leroy Lettering Set

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Background You may not know exactly what a Leroy Lettering Set is, but if you’re interested in comics, I’ll bet you’ve seen the results of one in action. Leroy lettering was used most notably by publisher EC Comics in books like Tales From the Crypt and Vault of Horror. (Harvey Kurtzman’s EC war stories in …

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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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Nov
22
2014

Interview: Comics and Teaching

I was recently cleaning out a bunch of old documents that had accumulated in my Google Drive and I stumbled on this interview that I did a while back about teaching with comics. I honestly don’t remember what it was for–it may have just been an email interview with a graduate student, or something similar–but …

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Sep
11
2014

Talking Comics Terminology on the Deconstructing Comics Podcast

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I was recently a guest on the Deconstructing Comics podcast discussing my recent (and surprisingly controversial?) blog post about using film terminology to discuss comics. I’m hoping that the hour-long conversation here gave me a bit more room to make my case in a more nuanced and thorough way than in the original post. One …

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Nov
23
2013

Recolored Kurtzman

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If you follow my comics ranting on Twitter, you probably know that one of my oft-ground axes is the horrible nature of most comics recoloring efforts. Given that, it probably won’t surprise you that I raised an eyebrow when I noted that the new (and excellent) Fantagraphics collection of Harvey Kurtzman EC war comics, Corpse …

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Apr
17
2013

Come See Me At The Durham Comics Fest!

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This Saturday, April 20th, I’ll be appearing at the Comics Fest in Durham, N.C. at the Southwest Regional Library. I’ll be participating in a roundtable discussion about comics-making as well as assisting Scott Hampton in a comics workshop earlier in the day. Other great guests include Raina Telgemeier, Ursula Vernon and Jan Burger. The workshop …

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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.

Sep
13
2012

My Review of Mastering Comics

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I wrote a review of Jessica Abel and Matt Madden’s new comics how-to/textbook Mastering Comics in the current Publishers Weekly Comics Week. Check it out here.

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