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A Cartoonist’s Diary Day One - The Comics Journal

I’m going to be posting a Cartoonist Diary strip up at The Comics Journal every day this week. Here’s my Day One strip, featuring an Ink Panthers reunion of sorts.

Look, it’s Tiger-Bear and Gags back making podcasts again!

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Panel Patter: Whit Taylor Interviews Mike Dawson

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I had quite an in-depth chat with Whitney Taylor about my new book.

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Silvermane hadn’t even had his morning coffee when he first learned about the indictment.

Silvermane’s head is super fun to draw but I put him in his bathrobe because his body is waaaay too cybercomplicated to draw.
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Podcasting pals

Tiger-Bear and Gags

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STAR WARS #5

9 x 12”  pen & ink 

$250 E-mail me if you’re interested in owning this action packed art! 

I’ve added several new pieces to my original art blog, if anyone is interested in buying a nice St. Patrick’s gift for his or herself. Yes, I mean you! 

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Troop 142 Shelf Life

I wrote a lengthy piece describing the decade long process of getting my book Troop 142 into it’s final published state. Lots of never before seen early attempts and revealing sketchbook pages.

TROOP 142 was published by Secret Acres in August 2011. Before that, during 2009 and 2010, it was simultaneously serialized online and as minicomics. And long before that, were a number of false starts and failed attempts…

Read the rest here.

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http://comicsworkbook.tumblr.com/post/79803199365/so-i-had-been-planning-to-open-this-by-writing-in

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So I had been planning to open this by writing in some depth about my thoughts on day jobs, on time management, and on what it means to make creative work your profession. In some ways it’s a tired subject, though it’s also something that interests me quite a bit. But, of course, an especially…

“I’m in a weird place at the moment: for me, finishing a book can be a very disorienting emotional period. I’ve found I’m able to balance the comics and everything else when I’m in the groove, but when I get to this moment in-between stories, it all feels more uncertain. I like to hope I’m going to be able to make it work again, since historically I’ve figured out a way, but there’s also part of me that worries, maybe I’m not going to have the energy to keep going like this indefinitely. ” A cheerful interview with me up at Comics Workbook!
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"Boy’s Toys"

Last week I was invited to be a guest artist at a 12 Hour Comicthon held at East Stroudsburg University. A 12 Hour Comicthon is like a 24 Hour Comic session, except, well, half as long. The idea is to work for 12 hours straight with the goal of making a 12 page comic in that time.

This is the comic I made. One interesting thing, relating to the content of this strip: I gave a short little talk about my career before the workshop began, and at the end of my talk I commented on how I had an idea for a short comics-essay about My Little Pony. A little laugh went around the room. Later on, while we were working, I got to the point where I was drawing the pencil drawing of the ponies. I felt totally self-conscious. There was some good-natured ribbing about what I was working on.

It really does puzzle me. I could be sitting there, a grown man, drawing pictures of Voltron or the Gobots, and I’d feel none of those things. In fact, towards the end of the 12 hours (when I got fried on this comic), I was sitting drawing pictures of the Wolverine/Spider-Man/Ghost Rider/Hulk Fantastic Four lineup. Not an ounce of self-consciousness did I feel.

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