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new FAQ section!

I finally managed to get a FAQ page on my website! I've been meaning to do this for AGES. Click over if you'd like to find out more about me, and the questions people most commonly ask. Contains peeks from my childhood, answers to some questions about publishing, 'where do I get my ideas', all that:



And some playtime on the Internet: Shoo Rayer posted his How to Draw a Scary Skull video, and I thought it looked fun. (I've added a few bits.)



Here's the original video if you'd like to try! Have fun customising it your own way.



Ha ha! Look at the card my friend Caroline Smith found when she was playing Guess Who!



And did you see this article about Jamie Smart when he was 13? Further proof that your favourite comic artists didn't just pick up a pencil one day and instantly know how to draw perfect comics, or even treat it as an idle hobby. Six A4 pages of comics an evening, not a bad page rate, kid! You can read the article over on Jamie's excellent blog.



Oo, and Jamie now has some plush toys and t-shirts available from TopatoCo! Click here...

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(Anonymous)
Oct. 16th, 2012 08:53 am (UTC)
Practice! Practice Practice!
Thanks Sarah - I will be doing a response to this!

The Jamie Smart piece really does show that you have to Practice! Practice Practice!as I constantly say on my videos.It's frustrating, but you have to do the work to get better at it.

I think many people think that artists are born and just pick up a pencil and draw. It's not so. They may make it look easy, but that is because they have put in the work.

love and kisses! xxx
jabberworks
Oct. 16th, 2012 10:44 am (UTC)
Re: Practice! Practice Practice!
Hello, Shoo! Can't wait to see your response! :D
americanbeetles
Oct. 16th, 2012 10:33 am (UTC)
What a neat FAQ! Amazed to read that you started art school at 32-- the idea of switching careers after 30 seems so scary, and yet... so tempting, sometimes.
jabberworks
Oct. 16th, 2012 10:56 am (UTC)
I think it's a much better time to do it! You already have a whole collection of unique life experiences to tap into. I think that's where comics, for example, get really cutting edge: when they're not just comics about a person who's making comics, but tap into other areas of expertise, such as Kate Beaton beatonna with her history comics, or Warwick Johnson Cadwell, with his boat captain experiences.
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