Monthly Archives for March 2012

So, I have a comic. What about the ebook?

Having just finished a comic, I am now thinking about an ebook. Of course. Quite some time ago, I made a test comic out of the first four pages of my “Scaffoldworld” story. They were done in ink and scanned, … Continue reading

23. March 2012 by Scott Dawson
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The comic is done.

And I think the thing this shows more forcefully is that I need to get better at inking! I spent way too much time in Photoshop touching up my scanned images, increasing the contrast, editing out errors, and so on. … Continue reading

20. March 2012 by Scott Dawson
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DIS #2: Eyeballs; Acting on Paper

Here’s a scan from a sketchbook page of a few days ago. I amped up the contrast in Photoshop to show the blue lines better; most of them are quite faint. This page has a number of eyeballs. I was … Continue reading

16. March 2012 by Scott Dawson
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Books that help me draw #2

I bring to your attention “Comics and Sequential Art” by Will Eisner. This is a brilliant book by a Rembrandt of the field. Will Eisner was active during the 1940s and 1950s, nad much of the work in this book … Continue reading

15. March 2012 by Scott Dawson
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The Toronto Comic Arts Festival

Time: May 5th and 6th (Sat/Sun). Place: the Reference Library at 789 Yonge (just north of Bloor). It’s… the Toronto Comic Arts festival! I must go to it. This is not an option. Especially since I am actually creating comics … Continue reading

15. March 2012 by Scott Dawson
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Books that help me draw #1

I was thinking about this today. What books are helping me the most right now in my learning to draw? And to draw comics, specifically? Off the top I’d have to list two major books. One is Scott McCloud’s “Making … Continue reading

13. March 2012 by Scott Dawson
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Nun mi havas kialon por blogi

Mi havis tiun ĉi softvaron, WordPress, en mia retejo dum iom da tempo. Sed mi ne havis kialon por blogi. Sed nun mi havas tiun ĉi kialon. Mi volas preskribi mian vojaĝon kiel komiksisto… Esperanto-parolanta komiksisto. Mi ankaŭ eble priskribas … Continue reading

12. March 2012 by Scott Dawson
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Now I have a reason to blog.

I’ve had WordPress, this blogging software, on my website for a while. But I haven’t had a reason to start blogging. Now I do. I’m going to discuss my journey as a cartoonist… an Esperanto-speaking cartoonist. And as mydrawing skills … Continue reading

12. March 2012 by Scott Dawson
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The Toronto Comic Jam / La Toronta Komiksa Kunfarado

Or, what happens when you go to a bar to draw… An Interesting Article in the Paper In 2001, I read an article in the Toronto Star, which described an upcoming “Comics Jam”, to take place at a venue on … Continue reading

12. March 2012 by Scott Dawson
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DIS #1: Introduction

This series of posts is intended to show how my drawing skills are (oh so slowly) improving. My ultimate goal is, of course, to draw realistic and expressive people from my head, without need of a model or photographs.

12. March 2012 by Scott Dawson
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