Tag Archives: the creative process

meet “the extras”

The bell rings, and it’s time for comics fun. The Extras is a new weekly webcomic by Jeff Lilly, Katie Hodges, and yours truly, Pam Bliss!  This is a good time to announce it, I think, since it is well … Continue reading

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fude bud and josef (fude festival pt. 2)

My first finished drawing inked completely with the fude nib fountain pen turned out to be this drawing of Bud and Josef.  Bud has a cockeyed halo decorated with various forms, and Josef is in full on sandbag mode.  (Sometimes … Continue reading

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save the doodles! lacy placemat drawings

As part of our ongoing “save the doodles” project, here are three authentic placemat drawings.  These images are from the greatest modern tool for saving the doodles, the smartphone camera.  If you are out with a square crowd who will … Continue reading

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the cover of a minicomic

The cover of one of the new minicomics is finished.   First, I think I might be a little too involved with my semi-newfound ability to do white titles on a black ground with marker lettering.  I do kind of like … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day– night badger

You’ve heard of Christmas in July?  Well, welcome to Halloween in April. I started this drawing with the eyes, the ears and the costume, and the subject was pretty clearly attended to be either a humanoid vampire bat or a … Continue reading

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free bonus tiny shark

My humorous shark minicomic (finally titled Tiny Shark Dream Royale) will be ready to print by the end of the day, or sometime over the weekend, or on Monday by the latest.  As I was doing the last corrections on … Continue reading

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being serene on deadline

Anybody else on deadline?  I’m on deadline.  I hope to have some images for you next week from the three (count ’em, three) projects I have on the drawing board right now, but for the moment nothing is fit to … Continue reading

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it’s fall in kekionga

A few years ago, Moose found this photograph in a cardboard box at a yard sale, and it has been hanging on her bulletin board ever since.    Many years from now, when she thinks of her hometown, this will … Continue reading

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a cast in search of a western: drawing of the day

One of the things that sometimes emerges in a “lucky” drawing of the day is a cast of characters for a very strange comic.  (A lucky drawing is one that is not only automatic/unplanned, but also lacks pencil underdrawing; it’s … Continue reading

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meet wolf cub lupita!

I’ve been having trouble with a comic about the Moon.  It’s for an anthology with that theme, and you would think that any cartoonist with a major werewolf character would have no trouble writing about the companion planet. (The Professor’s … Continue reading

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