Learning online and in real life

This week, I started a new online comics course with Matt Silady, called Comics: Art in Relationship. This was great timing as I have been missing the Writing and Drawing Comics class I finished recently with Summer Pierre. I have been missing my wonderful classmates and that sense of being part of a group, watching each other take creative leaps. This …

My day as a monster

Yesterday was one of those days. When I came to draw my daily diary comic, I thought: 'If I can draw myself going through my day as batman, why not draw myself as a monster?' It was so much closer to how I had been feeling. I was reminded how therapeutic making comics can be. Just the …

The magic of each day

As a longtime diarist and notebook keeper, I was delighted to discover Writers And Their Notebooks (ed. Diana Raab) back in 2012. This collection of essays explores the various ways in which writers use their notebooks as a place of curiosity, self-discovery, and play. In 'Sea of blue ink', Kathryn Wilkens suggests giving a title to each diary. To maintain continuity, …

Falling into love with comics

Alas, this is the final week of Writing and Drawing Comics with Summer Pierre! It's been one helluva journey - both eye-opening and enjoyable. Here are some of the things that I've learned over the past 5 weeks: Trust your line. That means no erasers! This was very hard at first but as time went on I felt a great sense …