[Image: Photo of CANON ImageClass MF632Cdw consumer-range office printer/copier. source: canon.com] Oh gosh, I have so much to talk about. I rambled about the new copier in a video here, but I’ll give you the run down in text form too: Basically, I am now the owner of a Canon imageCLASS MF632Cdw – a mid-range… Continue reading Weekly Update 2/6/18 | The New Copier Is Here!! | Starting Out Self Publishing | Investing in Technology
[Pictured: An assortment of the zines and self-published publications I’ve collected over the years.] Hey y’all! It’s Julian. I’m in the midst of a comic-inking marathon, but I’m taking a few minutes to write up an update. 🙂 I’ve been really inspired by zines, zine culture, zine discussion, and zine documentaries this week – and… Continue reading Weekly Update 1/29/18 | Zine Influences, Comic Inking, and Self-Publishing Rebellion!
Hey y’all! It’s Julian, and this is the weekly update for January 22, 2018. I’m going to be talking today about being an experienced artist with new materials, the value of using appropriate paper for whatever medium you’re working in, and also my main New Year’s resolution. First off, I don’t pretend to be a highly… Continue reading Weekly Update 1/22/18 | New Materials for Old Artists; Choosing Proper Paper; and Creating Consistent Content
So I’m in the beginning of the Starting-To-Panic Point: the moment at which the number of days before my deadline approaches the number of pages I need to do BY that deadline. At a good steady pace, I can ink maybe a page a day. I am very slow and very bad at focusing, and… Continue reading Weekly Update 1/15/18 | “Sidelines” Comic Creation Process – Setbacks, Successes, and Surprises!
Hey y’all! It’s Julian, and I am obsessed with Derwent pencils, dip-pen-inking, and my new manga series. First off, I’ve shifted from pen inking (ie fineliners/brush pens) to brush inking (brush and ink) to finally dip-pen inking, which I’ve wanted to do forever but haven’t had the resources or skill to do. Turns out, it’s… Continue reading Weekly Update 1/8/18 | Dip Pen and Ink, Upcoming Reviews, and THE SIDEKICK STORY HAS A NAME
Hey y’all! It’s Julian. And it’s Solstice, Christmas, Yule – it’s the holidays!!) To me, this year has DRAGGED by, but life is still good. Being alive in these interesting times doesn’t always feel like a blessing, but I am blessed to be alive, period. I’m currently putting my comic and illustration projects on hold… Continue reading Weekly Update 12/25/17 | Happy Solstice, Yule, and Christmas!
Hey y’all! It’s Julian. It has begun. The shipping wars of December 2017 have begun. What I mean, of course, is the process of producing, packaging, and shipping all the holiday gifts I’m sending out this year. And if you’ve ever done this, you know that “war” is only a moderate exaggeration. I’ve chosen FedEx… Continue reading Weekly Update 12/11/17 | Shipping Wars, Prismacolor Pencils, and BAKUMAN