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empaya-comics asked:

Dear Chris, what are (in your opinion) the top 5 mistakes to avoid, when creating comics? Thank you very much in advance.

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chrissamnee:

I really only have 4. I tried to think of more but each new thing already fit into one of these categories. So okay, here goes:

1) Going off script: Stick to the script whenever possible. If you think you’ve come up a with a better solution to a problem, check in with your writer and/or editor before you do execute it.. There could very well be a reason *your* idea isn’t the best one either.

2) Being a disappearing act: If this is the job you want to do for a living, make yourself available. Answer emails. Pick up the phone. I realize that the majority of us arty types are home-bodies at heart but you have to be willing to talk to your collaborators if you want to get anything accomplished.

3) Missing deadlines: Deadlines are in place for a reason. Turn your stuff in on time, people!! For every day late that your piece of the project is, you’re shaving off a day of work from every person who follows after you. Monthly comics can sometimes be a grind, but if we’re all getting our work in on time it can run like a well-oiled machine. Don’t be the weak link.
And this going along with #2 but— if your deadline is fast approaching and you don’t think you’re going to hit it, don’t be ashamed. Kids get sick, accidents happen… but call your editor and let them know you’re going to be late. I’m sure they’d rather know ahead of time and be able to plan ahead with a fill-in or maybe tweaking the schedule.

4) Doesn’t play well with others : This is a small industry and nobody benefits from jerky behavior. Treat everyone as you would want to be treated. And I do mean *everyone*. You never know who, be they intern, flatter assistant, etc,. could wind up being your boss one day.

SOLID advice from the master.

My cover for ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #1, from BOOM Studios. Colours by Jordie

Q

livefromtheshed asked:

Any chance you'll be on the Wizard Circuit for next year? Specifically, St. Louis?

A

I’ll be at Wizard World Philidelphia in May actually, but that’s the only WW show I’ll be attending in 2015, as far as I’ve planned at least.

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divawitha-d asked:

Will be you going to NYCC? And if so, any chance for commissions?!?! Love your work, and especially Banjo. :)

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I will indeed be at NYCC (table K1).

There is a CHANCE for commissions; I’m only taking 2 each day, so you’re only chance is to catch me at the beginning of the day.

(PS, thanks, glad you liked Banjo)

Cover for Death Of Wolverine: Captain America & Deadpool one-shot. Writer Gerry Duggan told me it’s a spiritual epilogue to our ‘The Good, The Bad & The Ugly’ storyline. I gotta say, Jordie knocked it out of the feckin’ park with some amazing colours.

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Pulp Fiction (1994) Dir. Quentin Tarantino
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Pulp Fiction (1994) Dir. Quentin Tarantino

nellucnhoj:

Mark it on your calendar, folks: next Wednesday, September 24th marks the release of the second digital collected edition of my daily comics, The Dog Who Shot a Laser Out of His Face (and other tales)!

The book will contain over 100 pages of comic goodness, including some bonus comics that you won’t find anywhere else! What’s even better is that the book will be available for the minimum price of $1 (though you can choose to pay more if you so wish).

You can purchase your very own copy on my Gumroad page on the day of release.

Also, seeing as I’m feeling generous, those who reblog this post will have their names entered into a draw to win a free copy the book! I’ll choose three lucky winners at random on September 24th. Good luck!

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Highly recommended, John is an excellent cartoonist with an original voice.

dshalv:

Keep an eye out for DARK HORSE PRESENTS #2.

It features a story by Jordie Bellaire and myself… in fact it’s Jordie’s writing debut! Also lettered by Ed Brisson, above is a preview page.

Hope you all check it out; means we might get to do more.

Dark Horse Presents #2
Out September 17, 2014
FC, 48 pages; Ongoing
$4.99

Reblogging as it’s out TODAY!

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