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Jerzy Drozd
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The Boulder and Fleet webcomic has launched!

In Mining for Trouble, Boulder and Fleet find themselves lost in a strange land. When they picnic by a nearby mining operation, they find themselves embroiled in a battle with mineral people!

You can read the comic here on G+ (http://goo.gl/YtNaOf), on Twitter (http://twitter.com/boulderandfleet), Instagram (http://instagram.com/boulderandfleet), Tumblr (http://boulderandfleet.com), and Tapastic (http://tapastic.com/series/boulderandfleet).

#comics   #webcomics   #adventure   #fantasy   #bears   #birds   #animals  
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Packing up a batch of Artist Edition mini-comics of Boulder and Fleet.

Only a few left here: http://tinyastronaut.com
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I wouldn't call you a bitter lemon, Fleet.

Using the Shädz app ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appbaan.shadz ) to figure out the color palette on the next Boulder and Fleet page. 
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+Joseph Coco was super generous to give me so much time to talk about comics and comics advocacy while I was at TCAF. 
 
I usually keep #artist  interviews down to 12 minutes, but I had way too much to ask +Jerzy Drozd. He's a great cartoonist and has done a ton for the #comics  community. Check out his Warren Commission Report or Boulder and Fleet comics if you get the chance, and if you're in Michigan you should swing by #krcomics  Kids Read Comics June 20-21.
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Why you gotta be so mean, Rube?

Read the entire comic: http://boulderandfleet.com

Fleet's gonna give it her all to help the miners, but you can't convince me that such a little bird can move that big crane thingy.

You can watch this page come together, too. I streamed the process of coloring it on YouTube last week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWhS-43W1-s
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Fleet sweats

Working on the pencils for next week's Boulder and Fleet update. Drawing in Manga Studio 5/Clip Studio Paint on the Surface Pro 2.

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Coloring intense scenes today.
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Thumbnails from this week's Boulder and Fleet page.

The only time I use pencil and paper on the comic is when I'm writing it. I sketch out the pages on a 4x4" template, scan them, then import then into Manga Studio for penciling and inking.

And as you can see, I don't always have the dialog sorted out at this stage. I'm mostly concerned with composition, pacing, staging, and acting. 
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You can see the final page here: https://plus.google.com/+JerzyDrozd/posts/ifXVh2qAzBP
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Mind your negative space in sound design!
 
Blambot (source of many fine things) posted a really neat guide to word balloons

http://www.blambot.com/
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Sometimes I think Ryan is the comics equivalent of spacetime.

He's everywhere and we're all reacting to him whether we know it or not.
 
AHHHH! I just read the copy of Toronto to Tuscany by Kean Soo and Tory Woollcott that I picked up at Kids Read Comics and SPOILER ALERT! The last page of the book is ABOUT ME! (and what a bad influence I am on the cartoonists and travelers of the world)
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Everyone who loves comics should follow JP Ahonen on Instagram.

https://instagram.com/jpahonen/

He's been posting some gorgeous stuff lately.
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Talking about navigating through comics cultures on the LIA Cast

http://www.leanintoart.com/blog/2015/6/27/lia-cast-131-reflecting-on-kids-read-comics

Having just returned from Kids Read Comics 2015, +Rob Stenzinger and I reflect on our experiences and wonder aloud about how the features and design of an event informs its culture, and how newcomers to the event can find their place within it.

You can listen to the audio version here: http://www.leanintoart.com/blog/2015/6/27/lia-cast-131-reflecting-on-kids-read-comics
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Cartoonist and teaching artist.
Introduction
As a cartoonist, I've worked for publishers and self-published my own comics stories. Here's a list of some things I'm known for:


I also work as a freelance illustrator (here's my portfolio). Some of my past clients include:
  • Marvel Comics
  • The Arizona Department of Tourism
  • The Arizona Nutrition Network
  • Wachovia Bank
  • Brain Age games for Nintendo

I'm a teaching artist as well, which is one of my favorite jobs. I teach comics classes and lead presentations on comics year-round in the southeast Michigan area and beyond. Here are some of the places at which I've led classes or presentations:

I co-organize the annual Kids Read Comics Celebration, a free comics event that offers a family-friendly artist alley, drawing demos, and free hands-on workshops for kids and adults.

Lastly, I'm known for creating audio and video shows about comics. I host a weekly show recorded live at the Ann Arbor District Library called Comics Are Great! along with many other shows available on my website.
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Artist on the official comic for the 2013 Robo Force toy line.
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Cartoonist and Teaching Artist
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Making comics, teaching comics, and leading presentations on comics.
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  • comicsaregreat.com
    2004 - present
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Michigan - Arizona - Texas