Monthly Archives: October 2010

Dark Ages (and Stone Age) Musical Instruments

At last, the long-promised entry on musical instruments! I’m not sure why the main viewpoint character in “The Storyteller” ended up being an aspiring skald, or musician/storyteller. I knew that Ulfhild/Moth had played the harp long ago in her past … Continue reading

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OIAF

Today was the last day of this year’s Ottawa International Animation Festival. There were screenings that I really enjoyed, and others that I weren’t so enthusiastic about. I learned a lot from The Influence of Osamu Tezuka, presented by Yoshihiro … Continue reading

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HalCon

Turns out I’m off to Halcon — the Halifax sf convention — at the end of the month. Am I going to wander around in a Peacekeeper uniform? Errr … no. I’m not giving any workshops either. Actually, I’m going … Continue reading

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Screentones in PDF

I’ve been test-printing some pages with screentones, and had a few moments of horrible panic. Something that looked not at all bad when printed straight from Photoshop became hideously full of moire pattern when saved as a pdf and then … Continue reading

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Anti-aliasing of text

I’ve been doing some work on a colour PhotoShop page incorporating a lot of text these past few days, and I discovered, when it was all finished (or so I thought) that the text looked a bit jagged. That would … Continue reading

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New Header & Progress on Storyboards

If you come by often, you might have noticed we have a new header. The old one was a slice across the book cover from The Storyteller. The new one is showing off our manga-style portraits recently done by Connie. … Continue reading

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