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Falling in love with the dead

As Connie was working on the pages that would show Mikki as a young man (young hanyou?) telling stories of his travels to Vartu’s skeleton, bound by the Old Great Gods in his demon mother’s den (an old tribal grave-hill), … Continue reading

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The poster: another shading test

The conclusion of all our screentone printing tests and consultations was, if you’ve been following this, that we couldn’t do screentones or use halftones without a nasty plaid pattern appearing, because of the way the printing company used by the … Continue reading

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Screentones, Hal-Con, Thieves & Kings

I’m just back from Hal-Con, where I was helping man the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia recruiting table. It was an interesting time. There were some good costumes, though I found the cosplaying at Animaritime the two years I was … 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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Storyboarding

When we began this project, the first thing I had to do was turn the short story “The Storyteller” into a script, as though it were a play, complete with stage directions. Going from the script to the storyboard was … Continue reading

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Introducing Ulfleif

Connie’s a bit pressed for time right at the moment, but she’s said I could post a little art for her. I’ve been very excited about Connie’s art since the first sketch she did for me (Nethin imprisoned in the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Art of Drawing Manga – Camara & Duran

Most “Drawing Manga” books seem to consist of pictures of big-eyed kiddies to carefully copy, and are aimed at big-eyed kiddies themselves — young anime fans who want to draw cartoony Pokemon-style heroes. When we started this project, I knew … Continue reading

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Favourite manga & graphic novels

I never really got into American comics as a child, but I read Asterix and Tintin voraciously, so those were my introduction to the art of telling a sustained story in graphic form. Asterix, especially, is something I can read … Continue reading

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Birth of a manga … or “When KV met Connie”

The manga project* began in the spring of 2010, when I was a presenter at the MASC Young Authors’ and Illustrators’ Conference in Ottawa. I was giving workshops, still rather jetlagged from my tour in Macedonia and the stress of … Continue reading

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