October 13, 2009

Hi there Comic Tools readers,

my apologies for not posting this week. I'm spending the time I'd usually use making an entry to get my lesson and materials arranged for my speaking event at the Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta campus (click poster to make it bigger):

The 23rd will just be an introductory day to talk about myself and my (embarrassingly short) career. The 24th will be a workshop on habits and basic tool use, and the 25th will be a workshop on anatomy and perspective for the cartoonist. Plan accordingly.

You can find out about my fellow speaker, who unlike myself has an actual career, here at his website.

October 4, 2009

Scanning Series Part 1: Get an external hard drive.

No, really, if you don't have one, go get one right now. Don't even think of reading next week's entry or any of the rest in the series until you've gotten one.

You'll thank me later, believe me. I have friends who got their external hard drive days before a catastrophic computer failure that would have lost years of work they would have had no way of getting back. I also have friends who lost months of work forever because they didn't have one, or didn't use it.

If you can afford it, buy 2, or use a web-based service on top of the external. External hard drives corrupt and fail too. If you don't have a way to protect your files, you have no business scanning them.

Go. I'd better not see you back here until you have one.

Oh, and check out this nifty little suitcase I bought on the street to hold my originals while traveling! Isn't it just darling? I have some travel announcements forthcoming about my speaking at SCAD's Atlanta campus in late October. My first Comic Tools speaking gig! Woo!