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Working Methods: 2 + 2 = 7

Working Methods: 2 + 2 = 7

Here’s a little thing I’ve noticed in shows like “The Sopranos” and “Mad Men”. Often times the characters are experiencing emotional inputs, getting requests and advice. All the information needed to come to the right conclusion. And then they go and do something completely unexpected. You start to wonder, what the hell were they thinking? […]

Working Methods: REJECTION TIME

Working Methods: REJECTION TIME

A novel of mine bounced again yesterday. Like always, I opened the document where I have listed the names of publishing houses that might be right for this project, copy/pasted the adress of the next publisher on that list and sent the novel off again. I only take one quick look at the reason I was given, […]

Working methods: CHANGE GEARS

Working methods: CHANGE GEARS

Are you stuck in your daily routine? I was complaining about not having enough time to focus on my own stuff. So I started running to meetings, networking, starting new projects, going crazy with this blog, Twitter, Facebook. I moved to a new studio space. How does that help me get more time? It doesn’t. […]

Working Methods: GROUND RULES

Working Methods: GROUND RULES

For every new project, whether it’s an illustration job, a novel, a script or a comic book, I always set up some rules for myself first. Like what colors to use, what pen to ink with, style and tone, page count. It can be anything, really. Key thing is; You have to obey your own […]