Monday Links and News – 07.21.2014

A big change happened last week

No, I didn’t finally spend my First Communion money. Although, I did make a big purchase. I bought a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet. I purchased said tablet to use for drawing comics (and other fun projects), and it works great. The Surface Pro 3 saves me a lot of work when it comes to creating comics. Working digitally, however, will take some adjustment.

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guilt trip ghost soccer comics

Play ball! Wait.

Guilt Trip Ghost visits the World Cup. Sure.

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Monday Links and News – 07.07.2014

Ah, summer.

It felt like Winter would never end this past year, so I’m getting out in the sun as much as I can these days. Unless I’m on deadline for a comic, then all bets are off.

Are you signed up for my weekly newsletter? If you want a digest of updates in your email each week, it is a handy way to go.

I mailed another watercolor commission last week, all the way to Portland! First Tennessee, now Portland–I’m making my way across the country. Interested in a watercolor cartoon commission (or black and white)? Contact me. Rates vary based on what you want, but we will work something out.

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Oh, No Filter Fox.

No Filter Fox gets a bit confused about breakfast cereal. It happens to the best of us.

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Monday Links and News – 06.30.2014

New shirt! No Filter Fox takes things to THE EXTREME.

no filter fox shirt

Holy shirt! Via my Society6 shop.

This shirt, available in many colors, started as an illustration for my family’s annual summer party t-shirt. While I drew this on paper with pen and pencil, I colored it in Manga Studio 5, not Photoshop.

I’m slowly getting accustomed to Manga Studio 5, but I’m enjoy the program so far.

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stupid autocorrect comic

Pokémon?!

I colored a few of the panels for last week’s comic using watercolor paint–not software. While I love painting stuff by hand, it leads to a lot of extra clean-up work in Photoshop (at least using my current method).

cartoon commission

I was framed!

A behind the scenes post about a recent cartooning commission I did.

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Monday Links and News – 06.23.2014

Not much to report this week, other than you are great. You, yes, you, are great.

It is nice having a break from preparing for comic shows–the streak I had April through May really wore me out. My next show is in September, which means I can enjoy the summer, for the most part, and focus on comics again. My latest work flow is to try to write and panel two comics at a time. This helps me get ahead and means I don’t have to scramble–there’s nothing I hate more than working on a comic up until 11:45 PM on a Sunday.

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spin comic

Last week’s comic.

It is all in how you say things.

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Monday Links and News – 06.16.2014

More news on the merch front. Or should I say, torso?

chewie shirt

Hydro spanner not included. Via my Society6 store.

My Li’l Chewie painting is now available as a t-shirt and a print via my Society6 store. I own another of my t-shirts and the quality is great (for a print on demand service). It still looks fine after several washes (and a couple of comic show  Saturdays too).

I plan to recreate this painting, as a larger version (so, drawing and painting it again) and make it a nice print to sell at shows.

This brings up the age-old selling fan art at shows debate: should I or not?

Well, for this painting, it is my silly take on a character. I’m not copying the cover of a Spider-Man comic or something. I have plans for prints of ‘my own stuff’ too. As my style develops, and I attend more comic shows, I know what works–folks really love my silly cat sketch cards. This is why I try to always scan my sketch cards before a show, so I can see what sold (and use the scan to try to make more of the same).

In other good news, I got an email about a watercolor commission. Huzzah! I had my first commission earlier this month and it shipped all the way to Tennessee.

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comic golf

Fore! (Not the album)

No Filter Fox discusses golf.

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Daniel J. Hogan’s other blog clattertron.com. The blog on danieljhogan.com is for weekly links, news, general updates, and other rambling
. You can follow Daniel on Twitter, @danieljhogan. Follow Clattertron on Facebook.