Just got a newsletter from young american comics which had lots of cool stuff in it. Sometimes when you get newsletters from other places they can be kinda buggy if they come too frequent and don't have much in them that's interesting, but the YAC newsletter was not one of the duds, it had some cool t-shirts (I want the 'enjoy comics' one) new books and also comicy activities and anthologies that you can get involved in. You can check it out here. I also just spotted the tutorial on making a mini comic and this o word balloons and lettering which I've read before and recomend. Above: me trying to get my clogged pen going again

7 Pages book

Still trying to get my head around this 150 page book project (the 7 pages collection) Can't decide if I want to make it pocket size (approx A6) or the next size up (approx A5) I originally published it in an A6 formatt so I'd like to do that size but then I worry that with all the trimming and such the art work will have to be reduced too much. Plus lulu's sizes are a weird north american size which don't suit the original dimensions. This would mean a large area at the top and bottom of the page... Anyway I also realised I way more important and pressing matter at hand to attend to and I should really put this project on the back burner for now... Anyone know any other print on demand companies that do A6 dimensions?


I'm really keen on doing the 7 pages collection book with lulu. I guess I'll be putting together an PDF of all the pages anyone have any tips? If that goes well I would like to do more books with them
Still drawing which is good. I seem to be able to manage any odd sensations I get and if I do get any it's because I get slack/forget my stretch routines. At the moment I'm enjoying doing some two panel comics which can be seen on my LJ account. I should probably finish of the beach storyline and also I would like to begin another longer story. Once I do finish the 'Beach' storyline I will have around 40-50 pages of comics to publish, so I'm thinking of doing a monster sized '7 pages Digest' issue to collect it all. I guess I've been tentative to go back to the beach storyline as when I stopped doing it I felt I was in a real creative groove or should I say creative rythmn. So it feels a little hard/strange to try and fathom picking up where I left off. The last few days I've been imagining making a lulu book that would collect the original '7 pages' (about 21 issues plus a 7 pages digest special between issue #12+13) even just so I can hav

Help out an LJ friend

An LJ friend losttoy is asking for some illustration to pay the bills, This from his site: Commissioned art sale Since I have just lost my job and need to pay the bills, I am selling 8" x 10" illustrations for $10 each. see some of my recent illustrations. You get a 8" x 10" print mailed to you, postage included (inside the United States, outside please e-mail me for quote). What to do: just go to and "send money" to david(dot)ano(at)gmail(dot)com for $10 US dollars, with a description of what you want. Anybody interested???

Mandy Ord

Hey guess what? Mandy Ord now has a blog ! So fire up your RSS readers and jump on!


I probably should be sleeping right now and not thinking about single colour photocopying… I made the covers for scrambled 2,3,4 with a photocopier that could do single colour prints for the same price as B&W. I was getting them mostly for free anyway, but it did make for some interesting possibilities. . All good things must come to an end and so that copier died and got shipped off and replaced with a new copier that didn’t have the same function. Oh how I wish I had access to a service like that know. Years before all this my local copy store used to have single colour copying in green red blue and brown. I got to make a few posters with it and also one of my comic covers ('void if removed' to be exact) but the store later discontinued the service apparently due to the toner supplier running out. But that store made up excuses to suit itself most of the time so how true it was I don’t know. Tim Danko told me about dinkums in Melbourne offering a single colour service (r

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