Weekly Update 2/20/18 | Completing My Life On The Sidelines Prologue, Designing an Oracle Deck, and Balancing Projects

[Image: The Wishing Well card, #1, from my upcoming Starcatcher Oracle deck.] Hey y’all! My gosh, I have been BUSY. Life…work…conventions…and art and cards…*zones out more* So. First off: Yes, I missed had to reschedule my deadline for My Life On The Sidelines. It’s unfortunate, but I had to – I just could not work… Continue reading Weekly Update 2/20/18 | Completing My Life On The Sidelines Prologue, Designing an Oracle Deck, and Balancing Projects

Weekly Update 2/6/18 | The New Copier Is Here!! | Starting Out Self Publishing | Investing in Technology

[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

Weekly Update 1/29/18 | Zine Influences, Comic Inking, and Self-Publishing Rebellion!

[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!

Weekly Update 1/22/18 | New Materials for Old Artists; Choosing Proper Paper; and Creating Consistent Content

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

Weekly Update 1/15/18 | “Sidelines” Comic Creation Process – Setbacks, Successes, and Surprises!

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!

Weekly Update 12/11/17 | Shipping Wars, Prismacolor Pencils, and BAKUMAN

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

Weekly Update 12/2/17 | Character-Building Experiences, Character Design, and THE PENCILS ARE COMING!!

[Pictured: Brush-inking practice piece. I’ve been learning brush inking for just a few weeks now but it is AMAZINGLY fun and useful!] “Life is crazy, but so am I, so it suits me.” -me, five minutes ago Yep, life has been pretty wild lately. I have been trying my best to work on my plans… Continue reading Weekly Update 12/2/17 | Character-Building Experiences, Character Design, and THE PENCILS ARE COMING!!