Category Archives: Artists – Cartoonists

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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Steve Ditko RIP 1927-2018

In remembrance of Steve Ditko, here’s one of the most flawless and iconic pieces of sequential art ever produced – Spider-Man’s origin from Amazing Fantasy #15. These are the originals currently residing at the Library of Congress in Washington DC. … 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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Making Comics – The Assembly Line

I’ve seen the top version posted here and there on social media (don’t know the artist). The bottom version is my variation using my experience working on syndicated comic strips (Flash Gordon/Sally Forth). For Sally Forth I’m the penciller, letterer, … Continue reading

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