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The Story of Comics as Poetry

The Story of Comics as Poetry

What’s worse than a rejection letter? Two rejection letters. From the same publisher. For the same book. Once a year, a major textbook publisher came by the art school where I used to teach to talk about their titles and solicit instructors for new ones. At the invitation of one […]

Once Upon a Flock Advance Copy

Once Upon a Flock Advance Copy

We just received an advance copy of author/illustrator Lauren Scheuer‘s memoir Once Upon a Flock and we’re extremely excited to read it and tell you all about it! The book comes out March 19, 2013 and is available for pre-order at your local book seller or at Amazon: Once Upon a […]

"Sans Titre", Lucy Larousse and Liz Shepherd, 2012, 11" x 17" Watercolor and Screenprint

Challenge Your Creativity (Discomfort Yields New Thinking)

“Sans Titre”, Lucy Larousse and Liz Shepherd, 2012, 11″ x 17″ Watercolor and Screenprint By Liz Shepherd Scads of self-help books as well as serious research have been written about creativity and I often find myself nervously drawn to those titles.  I am getting a pretty good sense of where […]

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A Foot in the Door at Top Cow’s Talent Hunt

A Foot in the Door at Top Cow’s Talent Hunt

What we all need is a foot in the door somewhere. Whether it’s the door to an ad agency, a local shop or a publisher, a door that’s even slightly open to us raises our chances of getting the job. If you’re looking to break into the field of comic […]

Advice to Aspiring Comic Book Writers and Artists by Top Cow’s Matt Hawkins

To go along with the Top Cow Talent Hunt, we asked President/COO Matt Hawkins to give us a punch list of suggestions to those submitting their work for consideration. Here are Matt’s bullets: WRITERS Writers need to be able to convey mood, tone and character and do so very quickly. […]

Screen Printing 2 Workshop

Screen Printing 2 Workshop

In July we organized a Screen Printing workshop (see Photos on Flickr) at Shepherd Print Studio in the SoWa District of Boston’s South End. Liz Shepherd taught the basics of screen printing and then each participant went about printing his/her own work. It was such a fun,productive time that we got a […]

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Drawn Together at ICON 7

Drawn Together at ICON 7

It seems to me that trying to collect a large group of professional illustrators into one city for four days would be akin to herding cats into a doghouse, but somehow ICON pulled it off again. ICON, The Illustration Conference, recently concluded its 7th biennial conference, held this year in […]

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Another Portfolio Piece

Another Portfolio Piece

Speculative (spec) work doesn’t always (some say, ever) work out in your interest. Neither does working for free so you can have another portfolio piece. Don’t let a client take advantage of you. If a client’s business uses your artwork then you should be compensated. AIGA has a page of information […]

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Life Drawing

Life Drawing

There’s much to be said about drawing the human form. In fact, there’s much artwork to be seen celebrating the beauty of the human body as well as whatever challenges the artist was trying to surmount (likeness, color, fluidity, lighting and so much more) in whatever style he or she […]

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