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Steve Lieber

Steve Lieber studied art at the Joe Kubert School. His comics and illustration have been published by DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Image, Dupuis, Scholastic, and many other publishers, but he's best known for his work on Whiteout, a graphic novel adapted by Warner Brothers as a feature starring Kate Beckinsale. His current project is The Fix, a crime comedy at Image Comics. His various projects have received ten Eisner Award nominations, and he won the Eisner for Best Limited Series for Whiteout Volume 2: Melt. Steve's a founding member of Helioscope, the largest studio of comic book artists in North America. He lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, the novelist Sara Ryan.  For more info, visit stevelieber.com

STEVE LIEBER JOINS TOUCAN!

Dilettante 001: Why I Love Comics

Posted on Jan. 14, 2013

Eisner Award-winning artist Steve Lieber joins Comic-Con's Toucan blog with his first post: "Why I Love Comics."

A VETERAN ARTIST ADVOCATES MENTORING

Dilettante 002: Bring Back Mentorship

Posted on Feb. 12, 2013

Artist Steve Lieber advocates bringing back mentorship for new artists in the comics world in his latest Dilettante column.

GET YOUR PORTFOLIO READY FOR WONDERCON ANAHEIM!

Dilettante 003: Showing Your Portfolio at Conventions

Posted on Mar. 11, 2013

Artist and Toucan blogger Steve Lieber offers some candid tips about getting your portfolio ready to show at conventions, including WonderCon Anaheim, March 29-31 at the Anaheim Convention Center.

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WORKING SMARTER

Dilettante 004: Using Photo Reference

Posted on Apr. 5, 2013

Artist Steve Lieber explains how to use photo reference to improve and energize your work.

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WRITERS & ARTISTS: BUILDING A BETTER COLLABORATION

Dilettante 005: Writing for an Artist

Posted on May. 14, 2013

Artist Steve Lieber talks about how writers can better deal with their artist collaborators, including debunking the old myth: "Comics have an unlimited budget."

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IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR!

Dilettante 006: Convention Season

Posted on Jun. 11, 2013

Steve Lieber talks about that most wonderful time of the year . . . comic convention season!

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CONVENTION ETIQUETTE

Dilettante 007: Navigating Artists' Alley

Posted on Jul. 9, 2013

Steve Lieber returns with sound advice on the ettiquette involved in visiting Artists' Alley or any convention.

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HOW ARTISTS SHOULD READ A SCRIPT!

Dilettante 008: Reading a Script

Posted on Aug. 13, 2013

Artist Steve Lieber offers tips on how comic artists should approach and read each new script that they get.

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Dilettante 009: Forming A Studio

Posted on Sep. 10, 2013

Steve Lieber talks about forming an artists' studio and the advantages of working together.

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Dilettante 011: Thinking About Style

Posted on Nov. 12, 2013

Steve Lieber returns with some advice on how to develop your own style as an artist.

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Dilettante 012: A Tale of One Wise Guy by One Wiseman

Posted on Dec. 10, 2013

Steve Lieber uses one of his favorite holiday stories to reveal a not-so-hidden lesson in storytelling.

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Dilettante 013: On Giving a Good Critique

Posted on Jan. 14, 2014

Steve Lieber starts the New Year with a post on how to give a good critique to an artist.

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Dilettante 014: Building the Low-budget World

Posted on Feb. 11, 2014

Artist Steve Lieber talks about how to tell stories that feel like the way they were told is the only way they could be told.

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Dilettante 015: Analyzing Eisner

Posted on Mar. 11, 2014

Artist Steve Lieber examines a Spirit strip by Will Eisner, and reverse-engineers the master artist's storytelling choices.

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Dilettante 016: From One Artist to Another: Convention Advice

Posted on Apr. 8, 2014

Steve Lieber returns with great advice to any artist setting up at any convention ... it's that time of year again!

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Dilettante 017: Mistakes Were Made

Posted on May. 13, 2014

Steve Lieber offers some solid advice for artists on how to recognize your mistakes and deal with them.

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Dilettante 018: Make No Mistake

Posted on Jun. 10, 2014

Steve Lieber's last Toucan post generated a lot of feedback from his fellow comics creators. Here's some more great advice for creative people on how to avoid career and business mistakes.

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Dilettante 019: What Makes an Artist Say Yes to a Script?

Posted on Jul. 8, 2014

Steve Lieber explores how a pitch or a script can influence an artist to collaborate with a writer.

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Dilettante 020: The Art of Self-Promotion

Posted on Aug. 12, 2014

You've drawn the book, but the work isn't done. Steve Lieber talks about how you can successfully promote your work online and at conventions.

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Dilettante 021: Ten Ways to Add Life to a Page

Posted on Sep. 9, 2014

Artist Steve Lieber returns with advice to artists on how to liven up a "dead" comics page.

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Dilettante 022: Starting a New Project with a Collaborator

Posted on Oct. 14, 2014

For many artists and writers, starting a new project can be the most exciting--and daunting--experience of comics creation. Steve Lieber offers some tips on what to consider when undertaking a new comics series.

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Dilettante 023: Influences

Posted on Nov. 11, 2014

Steve Lieber talks about the artists who have most influenced his own work as a comics artist in this month's edition of Dilettante.

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Dilettante 024: Tips on Mentoring

Posted on Dec. 9, 2014

Steve Lieber offers advice on an important part of the journey of any artist's career: mentoring.

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Dilettante 025: New Year's Resolutions for a Comics Artist

Posted on Jan. 13, 2015

Steve Lieber lists his New Year's resolutions as an artist ... and it's all stuff YOU can do, too!

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Dilettante 026: The Importance of Sketchbooks

Posted on Feb. 10, 2015

Steve Lieber returns with a few of his friends to talk about the importance of keeping a sketchbook for yourself.