Hey internet friend!
March is almost over. Which means we’re a quarter of the way through this year already. How is that possible? Anyway, on to comics…
Moving is the worst. I always feel like I forgot something or forgot to do something. Don’t think I’ve ever forgot to tell my roommate I was moving, though. I did once work for a company that moved out of their office over a weekend and forgot to tell me. I showed up for work on Monday and nobody was there. I thought the place was robbed. I called my boss and he was like “oh, yeah, our lease was up so we decided to move. So I guess just work from home”. That was fun.
Stuff I Like
I’ve been doing this drawing thing for a long time now… probably since I was about 5 or 6 years old (one of my earliest memories, actually). I’ve been wanting to be a cartoonist for almost that long. In my time daydreaming and plotting, I’ve read a good number of books about making comics and drawing. From How to Make Comics the Marvel Way to Comics and Sequential Art to Making Comics and tons of others in between. But by far the most influential book that I’ve read/studied when it comics to visual storytelling is Franked Ink by Marcos Mateu-Mestre. It’s interesting because a lot of the concepts in this book I had been exposed to previously, but there’s something about the way he presents them with his own drawings that just made things click for me. If you’re into drawing (whether it’s to make comics or just individual pieces), film making, or photography, I can almost guarantee you’ll find this book inspiring.
As always, if you want to support me, please consider buying something from my store or just tell a friend or two about this newsletter. Also don’t forget to follow me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Thanks and have a great week!