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- Pixels Versus Pigment
- Step Away From The Pastry Bag
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- The Capewell Glass Negative Collection
- The Henry Capewell Glass Negative Collection
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- What I Miss About Comics
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Category Archives: Technique
Last week, I was summoned back into the classroom by my son’s teacher for help with a project for Mother’s Day. I thought it would be fun to faux finish jewelry boxes with the kids, and the results were spectacular!
After a bit of a break, I’m back to printing on fabric with digital grounds. I had an old, high contrast photostat negative of the interior of a diner. I wanted a print on canvas to be dark and graphic … Continue reading
I found this painting while searching through my flat files the other day. It was given to me on my birthday by an elderly women when I worked in a convalescent home in high school.
Tina’s birthday was fast approaching, and I didn’t have a rock solid, hysterically funny idea for a card so I decided to revisit a friend from last year’s anniversary card, Cosmic, Maaaannnnnn!
A sketch I did with my favorite indigo blue pencil while sitting at the Ridgeway pool in South Philadelphia this summer. This was the first satisfying sketch I did in the dreaded Sketchbook from Hell!
As kids whenever we would discover something and loudly exclaim, “Look what I FOUND!“ my Dad would reply, “It wasn’t lost.” Such is the case with this art supply store I “found” for myself at 307 Market Street. I guess … Continue reading
The spring concert at Lloyd’s school is coming up, I thought it fitting to celebrate the occasion by making him a new bow tie. I’m thrilled that Denyse Schmidt’s first fabric collection, Flea Market Fancy has been reprinted, so the bow … Continue reading
While most parents dash out to a drugstore to fulfill a narrow expectation of what is acceptable as Halloween apparel for their children, we design, craft and construct complex costumes which we seal our son into like a mummy in … Continue reading
A war wages within me between traditionally and digitally inking my cartoons. I go back and forth between my pens and brushes and my Wacom tablet. It depends on the job, my mood or whatever is close at hand. Cosmic, … Continue reading
Ink from a bottle or digital ink? The ENDLESS STRUGGLE continues, but this time the turmoil is WITHIN as I cast aside the new digital techniques and once again embrace the tools of old!
Last week I covered the digital side of producing our Monkey & Bird Mini-Comic. I told you about the layout and printing process of our little book so we wouldn’t arrive empty-handed when we went to the Philadelphia Alternative Comic … Continue reading
Part I Bill Cucinotta told us about the Philadelphia Alternative Comic Convention a while back, and Tina, Bill and I all planned on attending to see what the other kids are up to as Tina put it in her entry … Continue reading
More from the late, great Larry Evans’ fabulous how-to book for kids from 1977.
Of course I was!