Craftcation 2017: Flexing Underused Creativity Muscles

I attended the 2017 Craftcation Conference with my wife this weekend. While this was mostly to help her with hew new sewing business, there were some cool art workshops where I got to try out techniques I normally don’t use. Since I went 100% digital for cartooning back around 2010, I barely even pick up a pen or pencil unless at conventions. This helped me flex my creativity muscles and taught me new techniques too!


Left-Handed Drawing

This exercise involved drawing with your non-dominant hand.  I decided to stick in my comfort zone and draw something scary.  I was actually fairly impressed at how clear it looks.  It also reminded me that drawing is not in the wrist, but the arm.

Left handed drawing of Donald Trump

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Come see me at WonderCon 2017!

WonderCon in Anaheim, CA has consistently been my favorite convention of the year!  This year I’m lucky enough to have an Artist Alley table, so come say “hi!” It’s this weekend, March 31-April 2! I’ll be selling comic strip prints, greeting cards and signing copies of my book!  Come find me in Artist Alley D-54!

It’ll be the most fun you’ve had in Anaheim…after Disneyland!

The Origin of Coldwater Canyon

Over 10 years ago I came up with the idea for an Indiana Jones parody starring a moronic archeologist “Coldwater Canyon.”  I thought it would be hilarious to have all characters named after streets in the San Fernando Valley.  I decided to resurrect that idea for this week’s comic.  Below is the first comic I ever made with him.  I’ve come a long way from colored pencils.