drawnblog:

austinkleon:

James Kochalka, “Craft is the Enemy,” from THE CUTE MANIFESTO
Fun fact: the dummy book I made for Steal Like An Artist was Kochalka’s Cute Manifesto (they’re the same format/size) with a homemade book cover:


This was originally the start of an epic letters-column exchange in the old Comics Journal print magazine. I still think of it as one of the most important lessons I ever learned about making comics. There are a lot of different ways you can take it, but for me it means: just make and make and make, don’t redraw the first 4 pages of your Future Greatest Work over and over again waiting for the drawings to be perfect. Get the ideas out of your head and onto paper—over time the drawings will become better and better, and the stories will become better and better, and eventually you’ll make a Great Work by accident, because you’ve been practicing for years. You’ll also have a body of work in your rearview mirror. 

drawnblog:

austinkleon:

James Kochalka, “Craft is the Enemy,” from THE CUTE MANIFESTO

Fun fact: the dummy book I made for Steal Like An Artist was Kochalka’s Cute Manifesto (they’re the same format/size) with a homemade book cover:

Fun fact: the original "dummy book" for Steal was James Kochalka's CUTE MANIFESTO with a book cover on it.

This was originally the start of an epic letters-column exchange in the old Comics Journal print magazine. I still think of it as one of the most important lessons I ever learned about making comics. There are a lot of different ways you can take it, but for me it means: just make and make and make, don’t redraw the first 4 pages of your Future Greatest Work over and over again waiting for the drawings to be perfect. Get the ideas out of your head and onto paper—over time the drawings will become better and better, and the stories will become better and better, and eventually you’ll make a Great Work by accident, because you’ve been practicing for years. You’ll also have a body of work in your rearview mirror. 

shitfestcomic:

#17
Whoa! I’ve finally forced myself back into updating! Sorry for the long hiatus. But now we’re back on track, and (no promises) I may even start updating more often if I feel I can swing it. At least to make up for being lazy for so long.
Also, I now have 200 followers ON THE DOT. Hello, new friends! Thank you all for following me, as I greatly appreciate the love/likes/reblogs. And in case you didn’t know, I also have a twitter for the comic HERE that you can follow for convenient updates as to when I’ve uploaded something, and I also have my personal twitter HERE if you want to read bad jokes, see doodles, etc.
Thanks again for reading! See you soon!

New comic is up. Hopefully I’ll be back to updating regularly now. Enough of this lazy bullshit.

shitfestcomic:

#17

Whoa! I’ve finally forced myself back into updating! Sorry for the long hiatus. But now we’re back on track, and (no promises) I may even start updating more often if I feel I can swing it. At least to make up for being lazy for so long.

Also, I now have 200 followers ON THE DOT. Hello, new friends! Thank you all for following me, as I greatly appreciate the love/likes/reblogs. And in case you didn’t know, I also have a twitter for the comic HERE that you can follow for convenient updates as to when I’ve uploaded something, and I also have my personal twitter HERE if you want to read bad jokes, see doodles, etc.

Thanks again for reading! See you soon!

New comic is up. Hopefully I’ll be back to updating regularly now. Enough of this lazy bullshit.

(Source: shitfestcomic)

What’d I do today? Oh, nothing. Just skateboarded while holding hands with Jesus, who was also skateboarding.

What’d I do today? Oh, nothing. Just skateboarded while holding hands with Jesus, who was also skateboarding.

itmakesnosense:

Hey gurl….

itmakesnosense:

Hey gurl….

(Source: funsui)

Doodle page from work yesterday.

Also, it’s Thursday, so a new comic is up on my other tumblr.

Doodle page from work yesterday.

Also, it’s Thursday, so a new comic is up on my other tumblr.

shitfestcomic:

#14
No Hands, part 1 of 2

New comic about living life without hands.
(You can also keep up with updates via the comic’s twitter account.)

shitfestcomic:

#14

No Hands, part 1 of 2

New comic about living life without hands.

(You can also keep up with updates via the comic’s twitter account.)

(Source: shitfestcomic)

ryannorth:

Guys what if I made the best shirt ever and what if you could buy it RIGHT NOW??

Partying is such sweet sorrow / That I shall continue partying till it be morrow

Twitter is currently down worldwide.

Who do they think they are? Tumblr?

For everyone who is nice and spreads the word about my web comic, here is a snazzy Jon Spencer Blues Explosion video for you to treat yourself with.

Did I tell you guys I have a web comic?