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Post by andrewwales » Mon Nov 26, 2007 5:21 pm

Thanks, Tyler! You should post some stuff at 52 CC! If you check the challenges, you may even have something already done that fits. In fact, your tennis comic is a good example of a "crescendo" comic, this week's theme.

I get a lot of hits on my site that come from there.



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Post by andrewwales » Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:43 pm

There's a new cartoonist at the Mansfield University student newspaper, the "Flashlight" -- my daughter Anna. Here is her first comic. There is one more on her blog, http://annawales.blogspot.com/ and more to come.

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Post by andrewwales » Mon Dec 10, 2007 3:54 pm

One of our assignments for 52 Challenges was:

Homework for Artists and Writers: Draw a 1 - 2 page comic with irregular panel borders. Avoid working on a grid, avoid right angles, and absolutely no squares or rectangles!

Extra Credit: Think about how a round panel affects the overall effect of your comic. Jagged shaped panels? Wavy Cloud panels? Make a note of what works so you can use them later amongst a sea of squares for contrast panels.

Here's the comic I made for it, with more about it on my blog,

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Post by willmj » Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:11 pm

Could one of these girls be the mysterious Andarlina? (suggested by elizabeth in your other post) I love the last panel sequence robot-close up of girls-robot very cool! :D

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Post by andrewwales » Mon Dec 10, 2007 5:58 pm

These girls are agents of T.A.I.L.S (Traveling Adventurers in Laboratory Science). They are scientists -- they are explorers -- they are mice! Their names are Becky Muenster, Courtney Provologne, Shelly Cheddar and Birdwing Parmesan.

Thanks for the comments!

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Post by JakeKalsbeek » Mon Dec 10, 2007 9:31 pm

Yeah Andrew nice work! I like the little talking head in panel 1 page 2 you don't see that in American comics that often any more.

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Post by andrewwales » Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:46 pm

Recently I posted one of my comics at the Usagi Yojimbo Dojo and was fortunate enough to get some encouragement and constructive criticism from Stan Sakai.

"One criticism I have about the art is that all your characters look about the same size in each panel. Vary it a bit with some close-ups, distance shots, even a silhouette or two, etc. "

The strip that follows is my feeble attempt to follow his advice. I was also inspired by a very handy comics creating resource I had remembered seeing called "Wally Wood's 22 Panels that always Work!!" http://joeljohnson.com/archives/2006/08 ... ds_22.html

This fantastic resource gave me some great ideas for practical ways to mix it up a bit.


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Post by andrewwales » Sun Jan 27, 2008 6:29 am

Challenge #15 is the crescendo comic. To see the whole thing, visit Panel Discussion! http://www.andrewwales.blogspot.com

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Post by andrewwales » Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:37 am

Last weekend I was invited to present a Family Day activity at the Norman Rockwell museum. It was called "Draw Yourself as a Superhero".

The poster for the event is here.

More info can be found here, http://www.andrewwales.blogspot.com/

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Post by andrewwales » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:14 pm

As a gift to some friends, I drew their son into a Justice League story. The whole comic can be found at http://www.andrewwales.blogspot.com.

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Draw Batman -- the Andy Wales Method

Post by andrewwales » Tue Mar 18, 2008 6:31 pm

Just trying to find my style! I was playing around with a coloring book with some students today, and had the opportunity to compare how to draw Batman DC style vs. my style. Kind of rough, but I made myself laugh.

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Post by KidVideo » Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:22 pm

simply awesome!

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