Paper View (4): Mattotti In the Paper View series we watch people draw. Today, we’ve got a big shot: Italian maestro of comics Lorenzo Mattotti! I’m a big fan of Mattotti. I love his color work (mostly crayons and pastels) but every now and again he goes completely black and white. Some of his very best comics he made like that (the somewhat under-appreciated “Stigmates” for instance), and in this video he once again goes for the starkest black on white. Painting Berg began painting at an early age, on her seventh birthday she received her first paint set. Despite coming a long way since then she still feels there is room for progression. According to her, painting is like a mountain : the more you climb the further away the peak seems. This explains her choice of name 'Berg,' which is German for mountain. After her studies at the school of Fine Arts in Tours, Berg specialized in ancient painting techniques. She began her career as a copyist in major museums like the Louvre, the Museum of Ancient Art in Brussels, then she created Artemisia, a training centre for copyists.
4CP: Color Process Erotica Yes: erotica! And no, I’m not kidding. I think these picture are extremely sensuous. And I think the people behind the 4CP-site have the same idea. Listen to this: Dots emit radiation. 10 things to remember when pitching to SelfMadeHero SelfMadeHero is heading North for Thought Bubble Festival! We’re looking forward to what has quickly become a much-looked-forward-to fixture in the SelfMadeHero convention calendar. Many creators who have worked with us or are working with SelfMadeHero at the moment will be there on Saturday. I mean, just look at all the banners (that I’ve shamelessly pulled from the Thought Bubble site and placed throughout this post)! The writing powerhouse behind SelfMadeHero's Sherlocks (not to mention the odd Poe, Lovecraft or Wilde tale).
Joann Sfar: Gainsbourg I recently saw the film “Gainsbourg: Vie Héroïque” by Joann Sfar. I know, I know… it’s been out for a while now, but I really really liked it a lot, so I just had to make a post about it… Joann Sfar is of course a well known French comics author. Killing The Grizzly #4: The Digital Comics Business Model The Digital Comics Business Model – Getting Started I struggled with whether I should actually call this article “The Digital Comics Business Model”, because, ultimately, EVERY single Killing the Grizzly article will be precisely this,and what’s the point of having to sub-subtitle every article because I stupidly choose too overly-generic a main subtitle (KILLING THE GRIZZLY being the main-main title) too early in the game? But as we’ll discuss a little further on (possibly in a future KtG, possibly in a few paragraphs, I’m making this up as I go), titles are very important, and self-explanatory titles even more so, due to search engines and the way in which we hunt for information in the (yup) “information age”. What we live in now, to coin a term, is The InfoActive Age. Static pages relate facts and statistics, news or entertainment, which we have very little control over and no easy ability to share or socially network with others. Such sites are a dying and virtually obsolete breed.
Wizzywig Comics by Ed Piskor - Color Chart of Yore Once upon a time before Adobe Photoshop, the color palette of comic books was very limited. Instead of the millions of colors that you can blend and gradiate and add filters to, there was a time where you were limited to 64 colors on average (that number is liquid if you’re a nerd about the printing process. In fact, this blog entry is completely inspired by Frank Santoro’s collected archive of such minutia. ). The main complaint I hear from pretty much everybody with good taste, is that there is a total abuse of color and computer effects that is committed in most comics.
Social Media for Young Cartoonists Project: Week 2: Setting up websites. « « Drawing Words Writing Pictures Drawing Words Writing Pictures This is part two of an ongoing project by the DW-WP interns Hilary Allison and JP Kim. This summer, we’re pulling out all the “social media” stops to get our work seen and our names out. It’s an experiment, and we’re documenting every step… so YOU can learn from our successes and failures. Read Week 1 here. Hilary reporting. If you read last week’s post, you know that my goal for THIS week was to have created a website, connected it to my domain, and made a game plan for content.
Social Media for Young Cartoonists Project: Week 3: Twitter « « Drawing Words Writing Pictures Drawing Words Writing Pictures This is part three of an ongoing project by the DW-WP interns Hilary Allison and JP Kim. This summer, we’re pulling out all the “social media” stops to get our work seen and our names out. It’s an experiment, and we’re documenting every step… so YOU can learn from our successes and failures. Read Week 1 here. JP writes in plain text today.