Category Archives: Artists – Cartoonists

Thomas Fluharty – As I Was Going Along…

I just got back from the opening reception of Thomas Fluharty’s gallery exhibition at the Inez Greenberg Gallery in Bloomington, Minnesota (a quick word of thanks to writer/cartoonist Craig MacIntosh for tipping me off to it). Fluharty is a prolific … Continue reading

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Networking and the High Cost of Comic Conventions

It’s been my experience that networking is the key in getting work in the art field. I know it seems basic but it bears repeating that if an employer is not familiar with you and your work then they won’t … Continue reading

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Flash Gordon Year One – Learning Curve

In 1995 I was hired as the writer and artist of the Flash Gordon comic strip (my first Sunday page appeared January 21, 1996). It was my first big freelance gig, and as with all freelance work, you have whatever … Continue reading

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Shout Out to Jerry Craft

Spotlight on writer/illustrator Jerry Craft! Jerry is an African American Literary Award winner (five times no less) and cofounder of the Schomburg Center’s Annual Black Comic Book Festival. In addition to his numerous graphic novels and books he’s illustrated, Jerry … Continue reading

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Graphic Novels

This post was originally an addendum to Jim Keefe’s lecture for the Graphic Novel Illustration class at the University of Minnesota. Class Instructors: Rowan and Bly Pope To preface these links & resources, here’s my favorite definition of what a Graphic Novel … Continue reading

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