Category Archives: Business of Cartooning

Working From Home

My daughter Anna to a friend’s mother: “My Dad can’t come out east when we go because he has to get work done first.” Friend’s mother: “But why, doesn’t he work out of the home?” Quick aside; I moved in … Continue reading

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Working Professionally as a Cartoonist

A few things that I’ve learned over the years that have crystalized through teaching… • Devote your time to sharpening your art skills AND your business skills – trends, networking, contracts, etcetera all. • Don’t pigeonhole yourself to one small … Continue reading

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Cartooning Classes Taught by Jim Keefe

I’ll be teaching Cartooning and Comics classes this summer for kids and teens at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Here’s the info (with links for full details). Comic Book Creation I Summer Young Teens Classes Ages 12-15 Dates: … Continue reading

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Comic Book Podcasts

Here’s a quick list of seven podcasts (in no particular order) dealing with comics. For the most part I tend to like shows interviewing artists and/or industry professionals (as opposed to simply reviews), so the list tends to lean heavy … Continue reading

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Comic Book Inking Tutorials and Videos

Joe Kubert on the craft of storytelling in comics. Next up, some Tutorials. A good overview of inking supplies and what’s what with Mary Doodles. Inking splatters with Jonathan Glapion Razor blade technique with Mike Manley The late Jeremy Dale … Continue reading

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Comics – Tools of the Trade

COMPUTER EQUIPMENT I love pen and ink so I still do a good majority of my work with tradition tools like dip pen and brushes, but thanks to Corey Sauer (President of the Sauer Children’s Renew Foundation) I currently have a Cintiq to … Continue reading

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Recommended Books on Drawing & Cartooning

How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way By John Buscema and Stan Lee Based on the comic art classes Buscema gave in the 1970s, and with text provided by none other than Stan Lee, it’s a great primer on comic book art and storytelling. … Continue reading

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