Nice quick tutorial on making comics on the iPad.
I would add one step for the lettering.
Use an app called Strip Designer. It makes balloons for you AND allows you to install actual comic book fonts from sites like Blambot.com.
Just place the finished art in the app as though it were a photo and then letter away!
Create comic art with the iPad – Macworld.com
I’m a fan of Evan Dorkin from years ago when I found a collection of Milk and Cheese in the local comic shop. And then I saw that he got writing credits on a couple of my favorite Space Ghost episodes, and I liked him even more.
Kind of lost touch with his work in the last few years, but I was VERY happy to see him show up in this latest of a very long line of interviews with interesting comics artists.
Evan Dorkin – Cartoonist Survey #246 via David Wasting Paper
From an interview in The Comics Journal:
Filmic language sort of took over comics in the 1940s and ’50s with adventure strips. I think that thinking of the panel as a camera is really…well, it’s one way of doing it, certainly, but the advantage of being a cartoonist is that you are not looking out into the world to make your work, you’re looking into yourself. So if you think of the panel as something that you are looking through, then it’s kind of a backwards way of thinking about it. If you’re going to use the innovations of film directors to communicate emotion then you’re just falling back on a crutch that I think is not specific to the medium in which you are working. So I was trying to find other ways of communicating things that were more endemic to comics.
It’s interesting to get a little insight into Ware’s unique style and worldview.
Some cute and occasionally thought-provoking cartoons from Alex Noriega.
Stuff No One Told Me
This two-page promo spread from Comicraft’s book, Comic Book Lettering: The Comicraft Way, offers some very useful core lettering techniques using Adobe Illustrator.
Lettering: Emphasis Techniques