Now Playing Tracks


Color palette tutorial time!

This is by no means the Only Way To Pick Colors—it’s just a relatively-simple method I use sometimes.  I’ve found it works pretty well, almost regardless of what colors you pick—as long as you can keep them organized by those light/dark warm/cool categories, and make sure one category takes up a significantly higher proportion of page space, it usually turns out pretty good!


James Lopez, a veteran Disney animator (The Lion King, Pocahontas, Paperman), is currently trying to raise money for his traditionally animated project Hullabaloo. Hullabaloo is a steampunk short film which Lopez is hoping will help save the cause of 2D animation, and possibly lead to a TV series or film. So, if you’re interested in badass steampunk ladies or traditional animation, may I recommend you give a dollar or two. Hullabaloo's IndieGogo page is over here, visit to donate and learn more! And I’ll conclude with the plot: 

Hullabaloo is the story of Veronica Daring, a brilliant young scientist who returns home from an elite finishing school to find her father—the eccentric inventor Jonathan Daring—missing without a trace! The only clue left behind points Veronica toward Daring Adventures, an abandoned amusement park used by her father to test his fantastical steam-powered inventions. There she discovers a strange girl named Jules, a fellow inventor who agrees to help Veronica in locating her missing father and discovering the secrets of his work.

Together, Veronica and Jules learn that Jonathan Daring has been kidnapped by a mysterious group of influential persons, who seek to use his latest invention for nefarious purposes. These villains are wealthy and influential and neither Veronica nor Jules can stop them openly. But determined to save her father and holding true to the family creed that technology should be used for the good of all, not the greed of some, Veronica assumes the secret identity of “Hullabaloo”, a goggled crusader who uses wits and science to combat evil and oppose the nefarious conspiracy that has taken her father.


Hey, here is my San Diego Comic-con schedule! I am very excited!!!


3:00pm – Panel
Words & Pictures
Presenting some of the most exciting voices in graphic novels today: Michael Cho (Shoplifter),Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Lucy Knisley (Relish), Jen Wang (In Real Life), and Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero). The age of the graphic novel is truly beginning in the comics industry, and these panelists will discuss their own work, their process, and the future they see for graphic novels today. Moderated by Lev Grossman (TIME).
Room 9

4:30pm – Autographing Area Signing

Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero), Lucy Knisley (Relish), Jen Wang (In Real Life), Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong)

And then the Eisners in the evening!


1:00 – First Second Books Booth Signing (and yes, you can totally bring your own books or non-First Second books for me to sign, I’m happy to do it!)


11:30am – Panel
From Snidely Whiplash to Voldemort and Back: The Guys and Gals We Love to Hate
Panelists Matthew Holm (Babymouse, Squish), Talia Hurwich (Johns Hopkins University), Faith Erin Hicks (Friends With Boys, Superhero Girl, Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Ted Naifeh(Courtney Crumrin), Jonathan Hamel (game designer, Amazon Game Studios), and Royden Lepp(Rust) discuss what makes a fan-favorite villain and what budding creators might want to think about when hatching their own knavish ne’er-do-wells. They’ll tackle how villains of past and present have changed, how affective villains play foil to their heroes, and whether villains are becoming more believable and more likeable. Panelists will then ask the audience to help create an SDCC 2014 villain.
Room 8

1:30pm - Panel
Superheroines! Power, Responsibility and Representation
Moderated by, an intersectional, all-women (social) Justice League of television creators, graphic novelists, artists, and cultural commentators will explore the topic of women in the superhero world. Featured panelists include 
Marjorie Liu (Astonishing X-Men),Marguerite Bennett (Batman), and Faith Erin Hicks (The Adventures of Superhero Girl).
Room 23ABC

3:30pm – Panel
First Second in Conversation
First Second authors Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Lucy Knisley (Relish),Paul Pope (The Rise of Aurora West), and Gene Luen Yang (The Shadow Hero) in conversation.

Room 26AB

YAY! Hope to see everyone there!
(PS. I will not look as cool in person as I do in the drawing above, you have been warned.)

Glad Faith is returning to my neck o’ the woods for Comic Con this year! Attend all the panels.


The Simpsons pays tribute to Studio Ghibli.

We make Tumblr themes