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 …

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 …

Tony the taxidermist

Tony is one of many wild and whacky characters that popped up during this week's Writing and Drawing Comics class with Summer Pierre. I say "popped up" because we had only 60 seconds to draw each character! One of these characters - "The Taxidermist" - appeared complete with bird and cat. I was intrigued. What was …

The joy of lists

This week I started the Writing and Drawing Comics E-Course with Summer Pierre. I have never taken an online course before, so I have been amazed at how lively and fun the whole experience has been. One of the things we focused on this week was working within panels, using the list as our way in. The …