my childhood was this show
I’ve been quietly working away on this short story for a while now. Back in February, i signed up for the Santoro Correspondence Course for Comic Book Makers. The course is run by franksantoro who has been working in comics since the late 80’s. He knows his stuff. He breathes comics. He’s nice as Hell. This is a guy i wanted to learn from. Frank basically gets you thinking about comics in a whole new light. Writing and making this story, i took a different approach than normal. I started by making short sequences and built a story around the actions. I wrote the dialogue waaaaaay after conceiving and drawing the story. Everything i did to make this story was pretty much the complete opposite of how i would have done it all before the course. And he got me to make a story in full colour!!!! Frank gives some really valuable advice and is really supportive of the projects. And now i’m seeing comic making in a whole new light, and with a (somewhat) new approach. This course was really invaluable and I really liked it.
If you are serious about making comics, and may feel like you need some help, or guidance, consider this course. It’s a lot of work, but i think its really worth it if you keep at it.
And here is my original post in case it’s too small to read on tumblr…
all of these santoro correspondance comics coming out makes me want to sign up for the course
Here’s a brief explainer comic I did for KQED Lowdown about the origins of sectarian violence in Iraq.
This isn’t meant to be a complete history (notable events cut for space include the uprising against the British Mandate, Iran-Iraq war and de-Baathification under American occupation), but if it interests you, I hope you’ll try to find out more. Backstories are important!
This is beautiful. Please more
To Everyone Posting “Food Hacks”
You know those are actually called “recipes,” right?
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