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Bringing Characters to Life
My fall classes start next week at SVA. Please help spread the word.  Cartooning Basics begins Thursday Sept. 20, Inking Comics begins Friday Sept. 21, and Figure Drawing for Cartoonists begins Wednesday Sept. 26. Carl Kent's exercise of skeletons in the pa...
Bringing Characters to Life
Bringing Characters to Life
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Student Spotlight: Earl Barrett-Holloway
Having taught at SVA for over a decade, I've had the joy of watching many of my former students achieve amazing successes-- talents as varied as (off the top of my head)  Matt Lubchansky, Andrea Tsurumi, Alex Rothman, & Van Hong, begin a long list. Though I...
Student Spotlight: Earl Barrett-Holloway
Student Spotlight: Earl Barrett-Holloway
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the first six "Highlights from the Life of Raymond Roussel"
This serialized comic is about half done. Here's what I have so far: A strange story, no? Check https:// brooklynrail.org/contributor/t-motley  for further episodes.
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Oulipo Canada Dry
Here's the latest in my series of permutations of The Insult that Made a Man Out of "Mac." This one is an attempt to create a C anada Dry. According to The Oulipo Compendium, a Canada Dry is fake constrained writing-- a work that seems like the product of a...
Oulipo Canada Dry
Oulipo Canada Dry
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Student Spotlight: Inking Comics
A kaleidoscopic two page spread from Kyle Rose's final Inking Comics project. Inking is an essential skill for comic artists. We use variations in contrast to direct the readers' attention and guide them through the comic story. I can attest that this is a ...
Student Spotlight: Inking Comics
Student Spotlight: Inking Comics
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Summer Classes are Enrolling Now!
Come sign up. Tell your friends. Inking Comics , Tuesdays Figure Drawing for Cartoonists , Wednesdays Cartooning Basics , Thursdays  beginning in June.
Summer Classes are Enrolling Now!
Summer Classes are Enrolling Now!
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Advertising and Product Illustration
A hypothetical poster done for a class project. One of the perks of being an SVA instructor is that, schedule permitting, I'm able to take the occasional free course. Last semester when my figure class , sadly, didn't enroll, and my Wednesdays were suddenly...
Advertising and Product Illustration
Advertising and Product Illustration
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Uses of Life Drawing
  In my Figure Drawing for Cartoonists and Inking Comics courses at SVA, we employ live models for a number of purposes beyond the study of anatomy. Some examples: one day, we have the model recline at oblique angles to study foreshortening another, she'll ...
Uses of Life Drawing
Uses of Life Drawing
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From the Archive: Hector Goes to Medical School
Here's a comic I published in 2001 in Pablo's Comics Extravaganza, a little anthology we put out in conjunction with a comic art show at a Denver cafe . It features the characters shared by members of the Hector cooperative, Hector and Wilhelmina, plus othe...
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Demonstration Drawings
Drawing while talking can be a challenge. Often I make an ass of myself, but sometimes my demonstrations turn out okay.   These big head/little body drawings are what I tend to favor for demonstrating figure basics and marker inking on day 1 of Cartooning B...
Demonstration Drawings
Demonstration Drawings
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