Archive for the ‘ Tips for Creative Types ’ Category


May 30, 2007
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Tips for Creative Types

Lots of goodies on the nuts and bolts of the craft of comics, archived on Eddie Campbell’s blog.

There are some precious lessons to be gleaned from Eddie Campbell’s blog, including an entry called THE LAST WORD IN SPEECH BALLOONS. Several First Second creators have found this valuable in the midst of their thumbnails, so let’s add this link to it here, in our TIPS FOR CREATIVE TYPES category (which is filling up Read the Rest…

(a doodle from the train ride) Been thinking about inspiration. I jotted a few things down on the train ride back from the Center for Cartoon Studies, where I had a most impressive visit. They’re doing something amazing up there, Sturm and the gang. The following musing wasn’t directly related to the CCS though, rather Read the Rest…

March 2, 2007
Posted by: Danica Novgorodoff
Categories: Favorite Scenes, Tips for Creative Types
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It’s no secret that I love Gipi’s work – I did my best to sell out all our copies of Garage Band last weekend at the New York ComicCon (and succeeded!). One of my all-time favorite scenes is when a big-shot in the music industry offers Stefano a job working in the head office of Read the Rest…

October 13, 2006
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Tips for Creative Types

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou

Coming in September, from the brilliant Scott McCloud, author of UNDERSTANDING COMICS and REINVENTING COMICS — both vital reference by a master of conveying concepts clearly and intelligently– this time it’s MAKING COMICS, from Harper Collins. I’m getting in line for Dr. McCloud’s latest prescription. And I hope this means UNDERSTANDING COMICS will get a Read the Rest…

April 19, 2006
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Tips for Creative Types

I’m almost done reading Terrence Real’s I DON’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT, Overcoming The Secret Legacy of Male Depression . . . Surprising where inspiration finds you sometimes, isn’t it? Real’s book is filled with fascinating insights about the human psyche. I’ve been reading it on the train with a yellow highlighter in hand, Read the Rest…

October 7, 2005
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Tips for Creative Types

On September 22, Joann Sfar finished his US author tour for THE RABBI’S CAT when he spoke at the Barnes & Noble at Astor place. In the course of the evening, he passed on a few interesting items for those of you working on your own graphic novels. So we’re adding these to our TIPS Read the Rest…

September 19, 2005
Posted by: Mark Siegel
Categories: Tips for Creative Types

On September 15th, 2005 a seminar took place with these luminaries. It was packed. And now it’s over. Fortunately, :01’s Russian spy Danica Novgorodoff was there, and sent back some juicy items, which inaugurate our new category of TIPS FOR CREATIVE TYPES, because they’re that good. NOT verbatim, unless hemmed in by “quotes”. *ON PROCESS* Read the Rest…