-Its true. Cartooning is a “long game” discipline and most comic artists spend every spare moment they have bent over the drawing board or computer screen developing their stories one painfully slow panel at a time. We all know it; just as there’s “no crying in baseball” there’s “no Sunday in comics.” No day off.
We thought we might try to change that here and give comic-makers, teachers other industry folks a chance to pull away from their work for a bit and write something about the things that have inspired them or interested them in comics. Sure, its still working, more work for some of us even, but if nothing else we’ll give other cartoonists a chance do a little leisure time reading on Sundays.
The links below will take you each week to some musings on the field of comics by some interesting and knowledgable folks. Take some time off from drawing and read them when you can.
-We begin this week (1/11/15) on a sad note about the Charlie Hebdo attacks
-This post (1/18/15) talks about who’s in our class this semester and the changing demographics in comics enthusiasts
-This post (1/25/15) talks about teaching drawing through DRAWING WORDS & WRITING PICTURES
-This post (2/1/15) talks about teaching drawing and the distinction between design and depiction