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Videos from the Civil War graphic novels!
Speed-drawing various settings & concept art…
← #1: Stick Figure Soldier #3: How to Draw SARAH LOW → Draw along as Marek builds an entire camp scene with basic shapes & our F.A.S.T. (Face/Action/Setting/Text) toolbox. Learn to make expressive stick figure cartoons… EVERYBODY can create comics! TOOLS: pencil pen and/or marker (black ink) paper (any size; Marek’s using 8.5″x11″) eraser Extensions, […]
Demonstrates basic monsterological terms & designs…
← BEFORE: Shapes & Faces! NEXT: Eyes? → Sometimes it helps to act out an idea, and FEEL the picture in your body. Today we’re turning a row of doodled stick-figure faces into a series of cartoons showing body language…. CHALLENGE ACTIVITY: Draw faces with a friend or family member, then swap pages & take […]
← CARTOONING BASICS: Shapes & Faces Set up an 8-page MINI-COMIC → I drew this diary comic after a long walk with my dog on a bright spring day. This simple 4-panel format helps me turn an emotion (stress) into a story (meeting up w/ neighbors & building something). Try it yourself, & see what […]
Anybody can draw cartoons… Follow along at home, & you’ll be surprised at the results!
8 blank pages, ready to draw on! No stapler required.
Be safe out there, folks… NOTES & PRINTS @ PATREON →
← BEFORE: 1-Sheet Demo | Folding Guides NEXT: “Woogums #2” (COMING SOONish?!) → Here’s a desktop quick-draw, from blank paper to finished 8-page mini-comic. I didn’t really know how this story would end as I drew it… (Actually, I didn’t even know how it would start!) So, we might be in for some surprises along […]
← BEFORE: 1-Sheet Demo NEXT: Drawing an 8-page story → Here’s a quick guide to folding your own blank 8 page mini-comic from a single sheet of paper. This video demonstrates 3 sizes: 11″x17″ (or A3) 8.5″x11″ (or A4) 8.5″x14″ (legal). PRINTABLES: For printable templates & notes, join the Patreon → My initial 1-sheet HOW-TO […]
Here’s a little mid-winter musical mayhem for the New Year….
History cartooning tips from the new book!
COLOR POSTER ART: Nurse Low writes in her hospital log book while the local cat hunts rats.
Drawn for the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering at Elko, Nevada.
Guarding the Potomac w/ Freeman Colby & Jonas Bacon.
Daily quick-draw blob doodle exercise…
Josephine scours the forest in search of particularly perilous prey…
A branchy tour of the witch’s front yard, gardens, &c.:
A stump-hut near the top of the old Giant’s Wall:
A quick landscape around the ruins of an ancient jungle cave site:
When you’ve drawn your story, and you’re ready to self-publish it…
Finally, a video version of our earlier all-comics proof …
Here’s a video of “Un Millón de Amigos”, performed (and drawn) by my Coffee Camp students at La Hermandad:
Students in the 2009 HSR Comics Exchange sing “Nicaragua Mia” (by Tino Lopez Guerra): Hey! Look! It’s the lyrics in COMIIIIIIIICS!:
“Arbol” drawn by Yaneris (HSR Comics Exchange 2010):
“Pollito” drawn by Reyna (HSR Comics Exchange 2010):
“El Salto” drawn by Isael (HSR Comics Delegation, 2010) …
2009 HSR Comics Delegation supported by Henniker-San Ramon Sister Community Project, with generous support from NH State Council on the Arts, Autodesk, Henniker Rotary, &c. …
PLAYLIST: “COMICS WORKSHOP Speed Draw!”
A full playlist of all Marek’s SPEED DRAW videos…