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Full Page Art Scares the Hell Out of Me.

This current crop of pages for THE HEAVY METAL SHOWDOWN has included, as you may have noticed, full-page art.  I felt that once the fight between Star Power and Karudak the Hammer escalated, the scale of the visuals needed to escalate along with it.  So I made the choice to have the real meat of their brawl be in full-page action sequences.  I knew it was the right choice, but it scared the hell out of me. In the hands of a skilled artist, full page art in comics makes for beautiful pages....

On the Matter of Practice

I've recently taken up competitive shooting as a hobby, and it's left me thinking a lot about what it means to practice. In art and other creative type things, practice usually means “doing the thing a lot.” You make lots of art. Draw lots of things. Make lots of paintings. You get good by doing. But drawing all the time isn't necessarily “practice,” now is it? Practice is studying with your hands. It is a critical and often methodical examination of an activity combined with the repe...