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Making comics is mostly a pretty straightforward process. You come up with an idea, write a script, draw it (or trick someone else into drawing it for you), and toss it up on the internet. Boom. Done.

But the most recent Lady Spectra story, "Changing Spots", went through some weird twists and turns on the way from concept to finished product. I thought people might enjoy a peek behind the curtain. SPOILERS AHEAD.
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A lot of my cartoonist buddies swear by this program, and right now it's on sale for 15 bucks. Time for me to take the plunge, I guess...
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A friendly reminder to those of us doing comic-book lettering:

http://www.newsfromme.com/2013/07/08/we-post-this-every-so-often/

Todd Klein is writing about the early days of DC Comics. Look at all those stylin' suits, it's like an episode of "Mad Men":

http://kleinletters.com/Blog/the-dc-comics-offices-1930s-1950s-part-2/

Dragon*Con -- Now with less molesting:

http://comicsbeat.com/dragoncon-officially-splits-with-accused-molester-ed-kramer/
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Steven Myers reveals how the Lady Spectra - Lizard Man team-up came to be. Namely, he did all the work, and I took all the credit... ;-)

http://fedscomic.blogspot.com/2013/06/fantasy-theater-23.html
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Master doodler Will Terrell lays it out for you:


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Artists - Admit it, we've all done this at least once:

http://www.johnnywander.com/comics/457
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Robin made this video to help people in a particular writing contest, but it's good storytelling advice in general:


http://youtu.be/yf3zUFyYdqA
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"Spongebob Squarepants" storyboard artist Sherm Cohen shares some tips on staging and action...good for comics artists as well as animators:

http://shermcohen.deviantart.com/gallery/23661671
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A very good overview of the principles to keep in mind when laying out an image:

http://unatheblade.tumblr.com/post/32966458277/eileenpaints-kalidraws-today-i-gave-my
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World-building...probably my least favorite part of writing (and it shows!). But Robin makes a good case for it, and this is shaping up to be a really useful series of lectures:


http://youtu.be/JyqveJeKvAw



http://youtu.be/Qedoh9WjUWE
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Simple but important tips to keep in mind while lettering your comic:

http://www.paperwingspodcast.com/2012/07/comic-lettering-comic-layout/
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This is neat...Pam Bliss is liveblogging the creation of her latest minicomic:

http://kekiongacomics.com/
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Terrific essay by Colleen Doran on the techniques and ethics of drawing from reference:

http://adistantsoil.com/2012/03/22/how-to-swipe-like-a-pro-reference-jed-brophy-gone-to-amerikay/
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This story has been sitting around half-finished for ages, finally making some progress on it.

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