People that buy art are investing in something

It is a common thing for an artist to hear this phrase when someone buys their art (especially in the early days and from friends and family) "You never know what this will be worth someday" OR "Make sure you sign it, it will be worth more when you're famous one day..."

So you've down loaded an EPUB?

As I have launched Spare Parts Press I thought a simple primer on reading epubs would be helpful

Where do digital comics sit?

Digital mediums can receive criticism as they can appear to lack substance compared to their physical counterparts. Some mediums are fair better in this comparison, as there is little distinction between the physical and digital medium in terms of consumption. Take books for example. With both the physical and digital, you are reading with your eyes, but the experience of holding the book and flipping through it is vastly different. Some people even go so far as to say that smell is a factor. That physical books (and bookstores) have the smell of paper and ink that can't be beaten.

Free Wordle Scratchpad Template

Wordle still continues to be a daily dose of normal in a weird time. I don't try to play competitively with Wordle, meaning I just do it for fun and not obsess about how many rows it takes. However, when I find myself on row 4 and I'm still not really getting anywhere I break out a sheet of paper r or post-it notes and quickly draw a series of 5 underlines. 

What's does a zine mean?

Zine is short for magazine and pronounced ('zeen' not 'zoine'), is a self-published booklet, usually small and given away freely or sold for cost. In many ways, zines defy definition. They're strongly tied to subcultures such as the Punk and DIY scenes, they emphasise a do it your self mentality with a lack of artificial pretences.

Comics Template for Procreate (Updated!)

Lately, I've been experimenting with making comics quickly to share on Instagram. And when I find myself doing something on repeat, I like having ready-made templates to remove some of the friction of getting started when you have all the right layers and guides already set up.

Wordle praise

After an initial curmudgeon reaction, I gave in and played Wordle...

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