Have a wind up Pom.
You guys had best catch up!
In his book Steal Like an Artist, Austin Kleon makes a pretty compelling case for being boring. Stay inside and get your work done! I totally recommend this book to everyone—it is full of wonderful ideas…that I have stolen.
Keep in mind that the above advice is my ideal—it’s what I’m striving for, not necessarily what I’m always achieving. But it is always there to remind me of what my goal is, how I really want to be spending my time.
As a matter of personal preference, I like to take “me time” when I am not infringing upon any of my other priority relationships. This usually means me time is when the rest of my family is asleep. I think that’s pretty common behavior for most artists. I try not to stay up late, but rather to get up early to do art projects. It’s super hard to do, but it feels great to start my day with a burst of creative energy (rather than end my day with that burst, and then not be able to fall asleep at 3 am because I’m so pumped about a comic I’m doing.)
Hope some of these thoughts help. Like Mr. Kleon states in his book, most of this advice is autobiographical. I’m learning too. Happy schedule-making to everyone!
(PS, you should know that answering tumblr questions is a planned part of my schedule, and I will eventually get to all of you. My ask box is pretty backed up at the moment, but I have your messages and you have my apologies!)
This article on the routines of famous authors had particular significance for me, with this topic in mind: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2012/11/20/daily-routines-writers/
I love how different they are, but more than a few seem to share the fact that they work first thing in the morning, when they’re most fresh. Thanks for all the info Anthony!
Organized Slacker formula:
Amount of work Due
Days till deadline
Minimal work quota per day
Work on the most difficult part first to easiest part last.
The visual linguistics of a comic book page
People who read the English written word scan text from left to right. Once our eyes hit the end of the page, we stop. Then ding!, like an old-time typewriter, our eyes shift downward and snap back to the left to start reading the next line. This is known as a “Z-path,” as our eyes whip about like the end of Zorro’s sword.
But that linear track gets derailed in comics with complex layouts and Cohn wanted to know if experienced readers had strategies to follow along.
Cohn rustled up 145 participants at the 2004 Comic-Con International, a comic book convention held in San Diego. Participants had varying experience with reading comics, ranging from “never” to “often.”
Each participant was given a booklet containing 12 pages of blank panels. Each page was independent of the rest and used different design techniques.
- So lemme explain you a thing
- when i went to SCAD for my sequyential art degree
- my group (which was a rad as hell bunch) used to drink and fight about comics theory just liek this all the time
- i have read a lot of all kinds of comics but some had never read foreign comics
- and they had no memory of what it was like to begin to learn to read comics
- and I argued that it is a type of reading that you had to learn to do - i had to learn to read japanese comics
- because in them you go down before across - just like you read their stuff
- where as in western comics you read across then down
- sorry i get excited about the mechanics of comics too just ask any class i TA’d
- anyway!! i am always overthinking things like this both panel shape and placement then word balloon and action in the panels
- my grad thesis was on seeking a standard for the formal critique of comics
- since people only critique them as literature or art and it is -both- and it is a -unique and separate medium-
- you don;t critique film like it is literature nor do you break each frame down into a singlular discussion
- so why comics??
- i’ll seriously fight anyone who wants to argue that the only way to legitimitize comics as art is to _____
- because guess what IT ALREADY IS ART
- it’s just no one knows how to fucking talk about it academicly!
- ok this is really long but the paper here was an interesting read!
- comic theory
- comic mechanics” ~T
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