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Lettering Is Like Polish

Lettering Is Like Polish

  I love my letterer. Related Posts:No Related Posts

The Flash (original series)

The Flash (original series)

It’s cheesy. Definitely 80s. But the costume looks good. That may be all that matters. Oh, and this is a tumblr post. Related Posts:No Related Posts

Mission Control

Mission Control

Just starting this thing up and seeing what’s out there. Let’s see how long before I delete it… Related Posts:No Related Posts

B&N Week 187: Are You Social On Social Media?

B&N Week 187: Are You Social On Social Media?

B&N Week 187: Are You Social On Social Media? It’s another Tuesday! Another week of Bolts & Nuts, and time to ask another question. Are you social on social media? There are lots of options out there for you, with all kinds of platforms. S… Related Posts:No Related Posts

SCAM Ultimate Collection Release Party at Forbidden Planet NYC!

SCAM Ultimate Collection Release Party at Forbidden Planet NYC!

Joe Mulvey and crew celebrate the release of the SCAM Ultimate Collection on May 28, 2014 at Forbidden Planet NYC.

Joe Mulvey Represents ComixTribe at Special Edition: NYC – Commission List Open!

Joe Mulvey Represents ComixTribe at Special Edition: NYC – Commission List Open!

Joe Mulvey will be tabling at the first SPECIAL EDITION: NYC Convention, June 14-15, a summer con organized by the company behind the New York Comic Con, to provide an enhanced spotlight on artists. Mulvey will be representing the ComixTribe, and debuting copies of the SCAM Ultimate Collection at the show. He’s also opened up […]

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Free Advice

Free Advice

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Lego Comics

Lego Comics

  Growing up, I Made Mine Marvel. That’s who I was as a kid. I was a True Believer. Even the Marvel cartoons (Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, the Incredible Hulk, and the early cartoons of the 60s and 70s) had me all open. Related Posts:No Related Posts

The Long Cut

The Long Cut

  A couple of years ago, I got an email from someone purporting to be a family member of a pop star. This person wanted to know if I did things for “karma points”, and then wanted to know if a publisher would be interested in a story written by a family member of a […]

The Marvel/DC Conundrum

The Marvel/DC Conundrum

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If You Don’t Know Your Business, Get Out Now

If You Don’t Know Your Business, Get Out Now

  Pretty bold statement, right? Nonetheless, it’s true. Related Posts:No Related Posts

A Big Mac

A Big Mac

  When I was a kid, all I did was read Marvel Comics. And when the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe came out, I was always nose deep in them. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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The Wish List

The Wish List

| August 15, 2014

  I wish comics were less expensive to create. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Characters

Characters

| August 13, 2014

  I’m not talking about characteristics (not really), and I’m not talking about the inner character that is seen through actions and dialogue. I’m talking about how a character looks. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Rejection

Rejection

| August 12, 2014

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The File

The File

| August 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

  How many of you have lived this scenario: Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Quality vs Getting Something Made

Quality vs Getting Something Made

| August 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Creating comics is a difficult thing, if you’re doing it right. It always has been. Because if you’re doing it right, you’re doing it with quality. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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And Then DC Plotzed…

And Then DC Plotzed…

| August 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

  There comes a time in every movie studio’s life where you just have to say two words: Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Doing Your Own Work

Doing Your Own Work

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

  It’s important to do your own work. Not only is it worth doing, but you’re the only one who can really do it. It’s your own growth, and only you can do it. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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How Many Universes Can You Hold?

How Many Universes Can You Hold?

| August 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Right now, the Marvel Universe has at least two: the comics, and the movies. The movies have also expanded into television with the advent of Agents of SHIELD, the Peggy Carter show that’s coming, and the Netflix series which is currently filming. This doesn’t include the cartoons, of course. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Creating Value

Creating Value

| August 5, 2014

  It’s not as simple as it sounds. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Saying The Truth

Saying The Truth

| August 4, 2014

  It’s not an easy thing. I know this from experience. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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We’re All In It Together

We’re All In It Together

| August 3, 2014

  I hang out at Digital Webbing a lot, and every so often, some newbie comes in and starts a particular ruckus… Related Posts:Real Change?B&N Week 188: How Clear Is Your Voice?Kickstarter Fulfillment With Amazon: Saving Hundreds of Hours, Thousands of Dollars, and a Million HeadachesThe Painting of Captain America?Dawn Of Batman?

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Where Does Creation Start?

Where Does Creation Start?

| August 2, 2014

  I don’t know. Related Posts:Real Change?B&N Week 188: How Clear Is Your Voice?Kickstarter Fulfillment With Amazon: Saving Hundreds of Hours, Thousands of Dollars, and a Million HeadachesThe Painting of Captain America?Dawn Of Batman?

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What Are You Doing?

What Are You Doing?

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

  Are you sitting on the sidelines, saying “I wish I could do that,” or are you in there, doing the damned thing, makin’ and creatin’? Related Posts:B&N Week 191: What Is Your Creative Wish List?TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only the Shadow Knows!)B&N Week 190: What’s Stopping You From Starting?TPG Week 189: What A […]

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Real Change?

Real Change?

| July 29, 2014

  Soap operas don’t have real change. There is a status quo, and while the writers move the characters through the stories, they always have to return back to the status quo. It’s a merry-go-round, and the only exit is when the show goes off the air. Related Posts:B&N Week 191: What Is Your Creative […]

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B&N Week 188: How Clear Is Your Voice?

B&N Week 188: How Clear Is Your Voice?

| July 29, 2014

  It’s another Tuesday! Guess that means it’s time for more Bolts & Nuts! Related Posts:B&N Week 191: What Is Your Creative Wish List?TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only the Shadow Knows!)B&N Week 190: What’s Stopping You From Starting?TPG Week 189: What A Resubmission Should Look LikeB&N Week 189: What Is The Value Of Your […]

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Kickstarter Fulfillment With Amazon: Saving Hundreds of Hours, Thousands of Dollars, and a Million Headaches

Kickstarter Fulfillment With Amazon: Saving Hundreds of Hours, Thousands of Dollars, and a Million Headaches

| July 28, 2014

Tyler James into the game-changing nature of partnering with Amazon to make Kickstarter fulfillment a million times more manageable.

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The Painting of Captain America?

The Painting of Captain America?

| July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

  There’s a time and a place for everything, isn’t there? Related Posts:B&N Week 191: What Is Your Creative Wish List?TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only the Shadow Knows!)B&N Week 190: What’s Stopping You From Starting?TPG Week 189: What A Resubmission Should Look LikeB&N Week 189: What Is The Value Of Your Name?

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Dawn Of Batman?

Dawn Of Batman?

| July 27, 2014 | 2 Comments

  I’m very skeptical of the next DC movie, Superman vs Batman: Dawn of Justice.  Very skeptical. Related Posts:B&N Week 191: What Is Your Creative Wish List?TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only the Shadow Knows!)B&N Week 190: What’s Stopping You From Starting?TPG Week 189: What A Resubmission Should Look LikeB&N Week 189: What Is The […]

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Welcome To The Daily Dose!

Welcome To The Daily Dose!

| July 27, 2014

  Hello, and welcome to the Daily Dose! Related Posts:B&N Week 191: What Is Your Creative Wish List?TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only the Shadow Knows!)B&N Week 190: What’s Stopping You From Starting?TPG Week 189: What A Resubmission Should Look LikeB&N Week 189: What Is The Value Of Your Name?

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TPG Week 187: Too Much Imaginating, Not Enough ‘Splainin’

TPG Week 187: Too Much Imaginating, Not Enough ‘Splainin’

| July 25, 2014

    Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a newcomer from across the pond, Luke Pierce! We also have Samantha LeBas in purple, I’m in the soothing red, and we’ll see what Luke has to say about Related Posts:TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only the Shadow Knows!)TPG Week […]

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B&N Week 187: Are You Social On Social Media?

B&N Week 187: Are You Social On Social Media?

| July 23, 2014

It’s another Tuesday! Another week of Bolts & Nuts, and time to ask another question. Are you social on social media? Related Posts:B&N Week 191: What Is Your Creative Wish List?TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only the Shadow Knows!)B&N Week 190: What’s Stopping You From Starting?TPG Week 189: What A Resubmission Should Look LikeB&N Week […]

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TPG Week 186: Nothing To See Here, Move Along…

TPG Week 186: Nothing To See Here, Move Along…

| July 18, 2014

Welcome back, one and all, to another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Jim Mello. We also have Steve Colle in blue, I’m in red, and we see what Jim has to say about the year Related Posts:TPG Week 177: Laziness Is Not BecomingTPG Week 190: Artist […]

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B&N Week 186: Do You Fail, or Do You Learn?

B&N Week 186: Do You Fail, or Do You Learn?

| July 16, 2014

It’s another Tuesday! Know what that means, dontcha? Time for this week’s Bolts & Nuts question! This week’s question: do you fail, or do you learn? Related Posts:B&N Week 191: What Is Your Creative Wish List?TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only the Shadow Knows!)B&N Week 190: What’s Stopping You From Starting?TPG Week 189: What A […]

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TPG Week 185: Hand-Waving, Slaps, And A Porcupine

TPG Week 185: Hand-Waving, Slaps, And A Porcupine

| July 11, 2014

    Welcome back, one and all, to another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week brings us a new Brave One in Justin Schepper. This week also sees the return of Samantha LeBas. She’s a mother for a second time! Give her a round of applause, and welcome Odette “I’m Too Damned Cute To […]

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B&N Week 185: Why Do We Create Superhero Stories?

B&N Week 185: Why Do We Create Superhero Stories?

| July 8, 2014

  We’ve got another Tuesday upon us, so it’s time for another Bolts & Nuts question! Related Posts:Review: Secrets & Shadows #1Review: Rapid City #1Review: Fat-Man and Ribbon #1Review: SpandexTPG Week 73: Another Copyrighted Character!

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TPG Week 184: A Study In Not-Good

TPG Week 184: A Study In Not-Good

| July 4, 2014

Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a Brave One who’s no stranger to TPG: Schuyler Van Gunten! This week, unfortunately, will be the last week that Yannick Morin will be with us. He’s stepping away for his own reasons. We’ll miss you, Yannick. The door is always open. […]

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B&N Week 184: Are You A Good Storyteller?

B&N Week 184: Are You A Good Storyteller?

| July 1, 2014

  It’s another Tuesday! Guess it’s time for another Bolts & Nuts question! Related Posts:B&N Week 191: What Is Your Creative Wish List?TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only the Shadow Knows!)B&N Week 190: What’s Stopping You From Starting?TPG Week 189: What A Resubmission Should Look LikeB&N Week 189: What Is The Value Of Your Name?

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Bundle is the New Black

Bundle is the New Black

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The wife and I just finished binge watching of the second season of Orange in the New Black this weekend. (Yup, we got our money’s worth out of Netflix…this month at least.) And while calling anything “the new black” is an expression now well past its expiration date, I wanted to write a short post about […]

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TPG Week 183: A Clinic In Wrong

TPG Week 183: A Clinic In Wrong

| June 27, 2014

Hello, and welcome back to another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Ben Goldsmith. We also have the return of Steve Colle! We also have the return of the rant! So, we have Steve in the soothing blue, I’m in the hyped-up red, and we’ll all see […]

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B&N Week 183: Does Your Worldview Make Your Characters Preachy?

B&N Week 183: Does Your Worldview Make Your Characters Preachy?

| June 24, 2014

It’s another Tuesday! Guess that means it’s time for another Bolts & Nuts question! This week’s question is about your worldview: does your worldview make your characters preachy? Related Posts:B&N Week 191: What Is Your Creative Wish List?TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only the Shadow Knows!)B&N Week 190: What’s Stopping You From Starting?TPG Week 189: […]

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TPG Week 182: Reaching For The Funny

TPG Week 182: Reaching For The Funny

| June 20, 2014

Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a Brave One who is no stranger around these parts: Jon Parrish! We have the irritable Yannick Morin in green, I’m in the soothing red (HA!), and let’s see what Jon has to say about Professionalism Related Posts:TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? […]

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B&N Week 182: Ghosting Panels

B&N Week 182: Ghosting Panels

| June 17, 2014

Welcome to another Tuesday. I’m interrupting the flow of asking questions this week with a column that I thought I had posted, but obviously haven’t. This week was going to be all about checking in to see what you’ve done over the past six months, to see if you’ve stuck to the path you laid […]

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TPG Week 181: Searching For A Signal

TPG Week 181: Searching For A Signal

| June 14, 2014

Hello, one and all, and welcome back to The Proving Grounds! This week, our Brave One is someone who’s no stranger here: Sam Roads. I’m alone again this week, so it’s only me and Mr. Roads. Let’s see how he does with   Related Posts:TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only the Shadow Knows!)TPG Week 186: […]

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B&N Week 181: How Much Research Should You Do On A Topic?

B&N Week 181: How Much Research Should You Do On A Topic?

| June 10, 2014

Welcome to another Tuesday! That means it’s time for me to ask a question, in the Bolts & Nuts tradition! How much research should you do on a topic? Related Posts:B&N Week 191: What Is Your Creative Wish List?TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only the Shadow Knows!)B&N Week 190: What’s Stopping You From Starting?TPG Week […]

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TPG Week 180: Don’t Make The Reader Hungry In A Bad Way

TPG Week 180: Don’t Make The Reader Hungry In A Bad Way

| June 7, 2014

Hello, one and all, and welcome back to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Alyssa Crow! Alyssa hails from Australia, land of Vegemite. (I want to try the stuff, but I may want to be drunk first…) This week, we have Yannick Morin in green, I’m scruffy in the […]

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B&N Week 180: Are You A Misunderstood Creator?

B&N Week 180: Are You A Misunderstood Creator?

| June 4, 2014

It’s another Tuesday, another Bolts & Nuts, another question! Are you a misunderstood creator? Related Posts:B&N Week 191: What Is Your Creative Wish List?TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only the Shadow Knows!)B&N Week 190: What’s Stopping You From Starting?TPG Week 189: What A Resubmission Should Look LikeB&N Week 189: What Is The Value Of Your […]

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TPG Week 179: Don’t Bore The Reader Into Submission

TPG Week 179: Don’t Bore The Reader Into Submission

| May 30, 2014

Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Micah Bryant. I’m by myself this week, as Sam is taking care of some personal stuff. So, it’s just Micah and myself. Insert tones of doom here. Let’s get started!   Related Posts:TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? […]

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B&N Week 179: Mix ‘n Match–Which Genres Can Be Mixed To Best Effect?

B&N Week 179: Mix ‘n Match–Which Genres Can Be Mixed To Best Effect?

| May 27, 2014

We’ve got another Tuesday upon us, so that means we’ve got another installment of Bolts & Nuts! This week, we discuss mixing and matching: which genre’s can be mixed to best effect? Related Posts:TPG Week 170: Comedy Needs To Be Paced (And Funny)Review: Rat Queens #1Review: Ghosted #1Points of Impact – Week 16: Location, Location… […]

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TPG Week 178: You Have To Let Dialogue Do Its Job

TPG Week 178: You Have To Let Dialogue Do Its Job

| May 23, 2014

Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a Brave One in James Sarandis. We’ve also got Yannick Morin in the wordy green, in spartan in red, and let’s see what James does with his   Related Posts:TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only the Shadow Knows!)TPG Week 188: Nothing Good […]

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B&N Week 178: Critique or Personal Attack–What Is The Difference?

B&N Week 178: Critique or Personal Attack–What Is The Difference?

| May 21, 2014

We’ve got yet another Tuesday upon us! Know what that means? Time for more Bolts & Nuts! This week’s question is: Critique or Personal Attacks—What’s the Difference? Related Posts:B&N Week 191: What Is Your Creative Wish List?TPG Week 190: Artist Turned…Writer? (Only the Shadow Knows!)B&N Week 190: What’s Stopping You From Starting?TPG Week 189: What […]

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