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Weekend Report & a Recommendation

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Greetings all!

This weekend was pretty busy for us - aside from celebrating Father's Day on Sunday, KS and I had a couple library talks on Saturday!


A few more photos up at our flickr gallery!

We visited both the Hawaii Kai and Aina Haina Libraries - we had great turnouts and even better questions from some of the attendees! Thanks so much for coming!

We have a few more coming up this week - Mililani on Wednesday, McCully-Moiliili on Thursday, and Waikiki-Kapahulu and Liliha on Saturday! We have been given the okay to sell our books and pups at these locations, so if you're interested, come by! :D

At our talks, I am often asked to demonstrate what I do and how I do it - and it's not something that can be easily explained in a matter of minutes. However, I just came across a book that was recently published that I would highly recommend to anyone interested in getting their feet wet with the basics.

dwwpcover.jpgJessica Abel and Matt Madden are both very accomplished comic artists and together, they've created quite the definitive book to outline some of the basics: Drawing Words & Writing Pictures.

The inside is packed with information that *I* wish I had access to when I was younger. It covers everything from panel and border construction to tips and tricks for inking with a brush to how to write (and draw) effective narrative. They've even made a website that works hand-in-hand with the book itself - complete with student exercises and a teacher's guide.

The chapters are nicely illustrated and have numerous examples. Pair this off with any of Scott McCloud's books - Making Comics is my personal favorite, and you can be as well-versed in the theory of comic making as the pros~!

Lastly, a big thank you to Visarut M., a fellow twitterer who kindly helps me out today with a guest strip! He is an aspiring artist, originally from Thailand - his guest comic has the pups fly into his hometown and falling into so many jokes, even we can't keep up! :D We hope you can catch them all!

This week we will be featuring guest strips while I catch up to my work schedule! Thanks so much for your patience in the meanwhile! :D

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  • kaiki

    I also recommend How to Make Webcomics by Halfpixel. It's a great book, check it out!

  • Vivi

    What time will you guys be visiting at the Liliha Public Library this Saturday? I would like to be able to make it to your library talk. :3 Thanks for coming out and speaking to us all.

  • kitsy

    Kaiki: HtMW is also a great book that I recommend as well, but it's definitely geared for those who have their comic underway and ready to make it a business, as it doesn't cover the nitty gritty techniques of comic-making.

    Vivi: We're scheduled to be at Liliha at 1pm on Saturday. (Hopefully we're not running too late from the Waikiki-Kapahulu branch!) :D