Happy-Go-Lucky Stories? Reading What I Love

Ghosts is probably my favorite graphic novel that we read this semester. Maybe it’s just me, but I am way more drawn to what some might call kiddish comics than those with adult themes. Granted, I am the same way with regular novels. I’d much rather read YA over adult books any day. Moreover, I […]

How iZombie Shuffles Down the Line of Adaptation

iZombie is a CW television series by Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright that is a loose adaptation of the comic book series of the same name by┬áChris Roberson and Michael Allred. The show qualifies as an adaptation with only a small overlap of the comics. It uses the concept of a zombie woman who must […]

A Brief Stylistic History of Comics

This post on 99designs gives a thorough overview of the stylistic variations of comics through the past eighty years. I have summed up these five ages of comics below. The Golden Age (1938-1950) Dealt with social topics, like world war, with unfailing virtue and quick justice. Idyllic, optimistic, superheroic. Basic square grids and high dialogue […]

Digital Drawing Newbie? Have Some GIMP Tips

Making comics may seem easy until you tackle the art head-on. Sure, you can hand draw your comics, but to give a more clean-cut look you may want to go digital. If you’ve never done digital drawing, here are some simple tricks to get you on your way! Note: Here, I will be using GIMP, […]