The last thing you want to be is an ASPIRING creator. Be a shitty creator, but don’t aspire. Comics are easier to make than EVER.
I keep hashtagging #trustcomics because it’s true. For some reason pictures on top of words is powerful. Trust that power. Learn. Share.
You don’t need permission or approval. Study the masters. Don’t filter your learning. Absorb and produce. TELL ME A STORY.
I’ve had 100s maybe 1000s of people ask me how to break in, how to get better. None of them told me a story first.
SYMBOLISM DESIGN AND JUXTAPOSITION are the tools of our trade. Takes one panel to set it up and 3 panels to tell a story. TELL ME A STORY.
If you work in comics, you LOVE STORIES. Cut the shortcuts and appeal to this in everyone you want to hire you. #trustcomics
“If you have ideas for characters as iconic as Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman, stories that will inspire generations of readers for years to come, and the chops to work for the longest-running publisher of comics, then you want to apply for the DC TALENT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP.”
In 12,000 BC a young mother buried her first child in North American Soil. Alone in the wilderness, she sees a plume of smoke for the first time. Hoping it is a signal from her lost son she follows it across the landscape.
Just under a year ago, a friend of mine invited me to a Power Girl art test for a series he was planning. And then I whipped this out. I never heard back from the series, so after coming across these in my old art storage, I thought I’d release them into the wild for your eyeballs’ enjoyment.