C2E2 2015 Six Years In: My Reaction
Apr26

C2E2 2015 Six Years In: My Reaction

by Ira Har­mon | Reac­tion Comics C2E2 2015 v.s. Wiz­ard Con C2E2 num­ber 6 is a wrap and Chica­go com­ic book fans can look for­ward to Wiz­ard Con due in August. It has been 6 years since the gaunt­let was thrown down to see which Con would dom­i­nate Chica­go. The bat­tle con­tin­ues but as far as Com­ic Cons go, C2E2 has been a breath of fresh air for the pop cul­ture atmos­phere in Chica­go. C2E2 has gen­er­at­ed a much need­ed...

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4 Secrets From a Millionaire Comic Book Collector — Even If You Don’t Have a Million to Play With!
Feb10

4 Secrets From a Millionaire Comic Book Collector — Even If You Don’t Have a Million to Play With!

by Alan LaM­ont Awhile back, Nico­las Cage sold his com­ic book col­lec­tion for $1.68 mil­lion. That’s right $1.68 mil­lion! And yes, that Nicholas Cage! This arti­cle lays out 4 secrets to his suc­cess that hard­ly any­one knew about — but could do — even if they didn’t have a mil­lion bucks lay­ing around. For those liv­ing in a cave, Nico­las Cage is an actor and pro­duc­er whose movies have raked in a bil­lion dol­lars. He’s a...

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Marvel Merges Its Universes With ‘Secret Wars’
Jan22

Marvel Merges Its Universes With ‘Secret Wars’

By Hei­di Mac­Don­ald | Jan 21, 2015| Publisher’s Week­ly Com­ic book uni­vers­es are a lit­tle bit easy come, easy go, and in 2015 they are most­ly going. Mar­vel has joined the ranks of the uni­verse smash­ers with a qua­si-reboot in May grow­ing out of an eight-issue mini series called Secret Wars. The move will see the clas­sic “Mar­vel 616” uni­verse which includes all of your favorites such as the Avengers, the X-men and...

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Transitioning From Paper to Pixels: Learning to Draw With a Wacom Tablet
Dec18

Transitioning From Paper to Pixels: Learning to Draw With a Wacom Tablet

by Frank Free­man Intro­duc­tion Years ago, after talk­ing to some inkers at the San Diego Com­ic Con, I heard a lot of talk about ink­ing direct­ly on the com­put­er. They were using the old Wacom ser­i­al tablets. I tried one once back in the day and was not real­ly impressed. How­ev­er, I must admit that I may not have been as moti­vat­ed as they were and as I am now to learn how to use this tool. Those guys did some amaz­ing work...

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Attending Your First Comic Con As an Artist
Oct06

Attending Your First Comic Con As an Artist

It was a bright and sun shiny day in beau­ti­ful San Diego Cal­i­for­nia. With print­ed copies in hand of my slick­est look­ing art, I went to the Con to speak to my favorite com­ic book stu­dios. I remem­ber being in awe of how big it was and how many peo­ple were in atten­dance. So many geeks like me in one place. This was sim­ply unbe­liev­able. What to Bring It is impor­tant that you have a well thought out plan before you arrive....

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Learn How to Draw Better in Just 2 Minutes
Sep05

Learn How to Draw Better in Just 2 Minutes

from Caitlin Cowie | Buz­zFeed Jr. Video Pro­duc­er Tips on how to draw bet­ter in 2 min­utes: Break com­plex crea­tures into their basic shapes and con­tours Use ref­er­ence images: Draw what you see, not what you know Rules of thumb for human pro­por­tion: Eyes and ears go in the cen­ter of the face An aver­age per­son is 7.5 heads tall Choose a com­pelling col­or palette before you paint Use the val­ue range: There should be...

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