hannahblumenreich:

this came out of a discussion with a friend about the spider-man movies. i mispoke, saying something along the lines of, “when spider-man lands on the american flag,” when i meant to say was the flag pole but of course, the damage was done and now you all have to look at this ridiculous thing. 

amanofletters said: When you first got into comics, did you feel like you were better at, or more interested in, the drawing or the writing? I want to make my own comics, but I feel like my art straggles behind my writing. How can I cause these two aspects of comic-making to come together within myself, and make the works I want to make?

faitherinhicks:

Oh hey, this is something I think a lot about, actually! So when I started making comics (15 years ago this month, haha), I was really terrible at drawing. And I wanted to do, y’know, GRAPHIC NOVELS, with fairly realistically drawn characters and backgrounds and things that are hard to draw. Things that I didn’t really have the skills to draw at the time. So I’d draw my comics and the art was generally pretty terrible. But I was comfortable with writing, and that helped me keep going with making comics, because I enjoyed the storytelling aspect of them so much. 

It’s hard when you feel pretty okay about your writing but your art doesn’t measure up. I kind of feel like my art still doesn’t measure up to what I want it to be (mostly right now I want it to be Hiromu Arakawa, which will never happen, no matter how much I practice), but I’m very comfortable with the writing part of comics, so I look at that as my great strength in my work. It makes up for where my art is lacking, and I work hard at writing to make the sum total of my work better than if I was just writing or just drawing.

I mean, the absolute best thing about comics (to me) is that you don’t need to be a spectacular artist to make really great, involving comics. I’m not an amazing technical artist. During my down times, I don’t draw gorgeous illustrations or do amazing paintings (I kind of dislike doing that kind of thing, to be honest). I will never be Gillian Tamaki. But I’m good at storytelling, and I’m good at interpreting emotion and drawing that on the comic page. So I work to my strengths, which is making stories about engaging characters, and laying out scenes where there is a lot of emotion running through them, and people who like my comics don’t seem to mind that my art is not as great as Gillian Tamaki or Hiromu Arakawa.

Comics aren’t just art or just writing, they’re the two combined to make something new and wonderful. They are more than the sum of their parts. So work hard to because a decent artist with a good grasp of storytelling basics (this is super important!), and work harder to become a truly excellent writer and storyteller, and you can quite possibly make great comics! It worked for me. :)

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silversprocket:

Cathy G Johnson has been nominated for this year’s Ignatz Award in “Promising New Talent” for damn good reason. Visit her and vote next month at SPX 2014. Here’s her seriously good (and unfortunately timely) comic from As You Were #3. Visit this Tumblr next week for our interview with Cathy and more arts!

As You Were is a punk-comix anthology series featuring new stories by our favorite independent artists from punk communities around the world. The theme for issue #3 is “Big, Big Changes”, available for [purchase here from Silver Sprocket].

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sidizenkane:

Quick tip for those who may not know, Kamala Khan’s first name is pronounced ‘Kam-La’ as opposed to ‘Ka-Ma-La’
Might not seem like a big deal, but she’s the first (and thus far only) South Asian superhero to have her own title, and the closest thing some of us have to representation in comics, so I really hope people get her name right :)
Anyway, can’t wait for issue #7!

sidizenkane:

Quick tip for those who may not know, Kamala Khan’s first name is pronounced ‘Kam-La’ as opposed to ‘Ka-Ma-La’

Might not seem like a big deal, but she’s the first (and thus far only) South Asian superhero to have her own title, and the closest thing some of us have to representation in comics, so I really hope people get her name right :)

Anyway, can’t wait for issue #7!

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nicolejeancosplay:

A few photos of my newest creation, Sabretooth.

Made and patterned from scratch by me, Nicole Marie Jean.

Follow my work on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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comicartistevolution:

Bill Sienkiewicz 2004: Spider-Man Unlimited #5 cover
For such a longtime Marvel contributor, it’s amazing how little Sienkiewicz has drawn Spider-Man (even his Ultimate Team-Up arc featured relatively few appearances of the wall-crawler). So here is one of those few instances.

comicartistevolution:

Bill Sienkiewicz 2004: Spider-Man Unlimited #5 cover

For such a longtime Marvel contributor, it’s amazing how little Sienkiewicz has drawn Spider-Man (even his Ultimate Team-Up arc featured relatively few appearances of the wall-crawler). So here is one of those few instances.

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parvumautomaton:

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Kamala Khan Cross-stitch from the wonderful Ms. Marvel. Also including a creation gif, although I’m still working out the best way to make these.

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suddenlycomics:

I wanted to do this before people got tired of this.

suddenlycomics:

I wanted to do this before people got tired of this.

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sirdef:

'nother carol
i love how dexter soy draws the helmet assembling it’s like a short magical girl sequence

sirdef:

'nother carol

i love how dexter soy draws the helmet assembling it’s like a short magical girl sequence

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fuckyeaholdladycrafts:

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The pattern I’m working on right now.

fuckyeaholdladycrafts:

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The pattern I’m working on right now.

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