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Point, Counterpoint: Painter of Light

Or, “In which our author has a thing to say about current events.” I have a particular–and particularly weird–relationship with the work of Thomas Kinkade. From the age of about 11 on, I’ve been surrounded by quite a lot of

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An inspirational little blog post

I did a summer workshop at the Center for Cartoon Studies a couple of years ago, and I found it just unbelievably densely packed with a mix of great instruction, illuminating history, and inspiring ideas. Robyn Chapman has just written

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Hey, dudes, I’m alive.

Just not drawing tons these days. I’m letting myself have a little creative furlough (hey-yo!) before I get going on my next big project, which I believe will be Furlough 4: The Ultimate Volume. Other possibilities: editing that novel I

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Checking in

I am 85 percent done with Furlough three. 35 pages are penciled, inked, and corrected. One is penciled and will be completed tomorrow – first thing, I hope. The covers are penciled and need to be inked and painted. I

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Moving on up?

I met a new friend today, and told her about my cartooning and my art and all. She entered my name in the address bar of her browser, and it… automatically completed my name. “Breanne Boland” was the third suggestion

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In which I reset myself

Well, hello there. Please, sit down. I’ve had a lot happen in this past week; I would tell you some of it. Friday was the last day of the full-time job I’ve had for the last three-and-a-half years. I quit

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On reestablishing habits

I learned, whilst in the thick of making Furlough issue one, that one of the keys to being creative without making yourself crazy is to make sure you have a clear delineation between Work Time and Free Time. (Actually, I

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Week of SRSBZNS; another recommendation

Final Furlough inking is done. A version of lettering is done – hand-written, straight on the drawn pages. It remains to see how I like it (and how my Legibility Panel feels about it). I completed a bullshit strip* to

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500-level Practical Creativity

While on vacation, I got a really good sense of the work ethic I’ve built up for myself for writing and drawing. I’ve written about creative methods and discipline before (see my Etsy store for the zine about it), but

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How deep is my nerdery? Let me count the ways.

1. My first thought on unpacking yesterday, upon arriving here in Vacationland, was, “Oh, thank goodness, my bottle of ink didn’t leak.” 2. I had a dream before I left that something ended up broken in my luggage. That thing?

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