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Carousel 032: Cropping Panels

Posted on Apr. 20, 2021

How does the cartoonist decide what to include in a panel, and what to leave out? When to zoom in on a subject, and when to pull back? Jesse Hamm answers these questions in today’s Carousel Column on CROPPING PANELS!

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Carousel 031: Drawing What You See

Posted on Mar. 16, 2021

Artists are often advised to “draw what you see, not what you think you see.” But how do we distinguish between those options? This month’s Carousel column explains the difference!

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Carousel 030: Preparing the Script

Posted on Feb. 9, 2021

You’ve received a script and you’re ready to draw it—what next? Jesse Hamm describes preparatory steps you can take that will smooth your way and minimize difficulties.

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Carousel 029: Composition

Posted on Jan. 12, 2021

Jesse Hamm starts off the new year with a look at composition: The art of arranging the shapes in your drawing so that the placement of every shape suggests the right meaning.

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Carousel 028: Timing Your Efforts

Posted on Nov. 9, 2020

Jesse Hamm returns with solid advice for artists on how to help you set goals that fit your time and talents and satisfy you, without stressing you out.

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Carousel 026: Figure-Ground

Posted on Sep. 8, 2020

Jesse Hamm gives some helpful tips on how to separate figures from backgrounds when drawing comics.

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Carousel 025: Close Read: Uncanny X-Men Annual #11

Posted on Aug. 11, 2020

Jesse Hamm examines a sequence by artist Alan Davis from Uncanny X-Men Annual #11 (1987), and writes about what it teaches us about comic art and storytelling.

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Carousel 024: Drawing Animals

Posted on Jun. 9, 2020

Jesse Hamm returns with a wealth of information on how to draw animals!

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Carousel 023: Inking Tips

Posted on May. 12, 2020

Whether you pencil and ink on paper or digitally, artist Jesse Hamm has some great inking tips for you!

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Carousel 022: Mort Drucker: An Appreciation

Posted on Apr. 14, 2020

Jesse Hamm celebrates the art of cartoonist Mort Drucker, who died last week at the age of 91.

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Carousel 021: Drawing vs. Cartooning

Posted on Mar. 10, 2020

Jesse Hamm returns with a look at the differences between drawing and cartooning.

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Carousel 020: Problem Solving

Posted on Feb. 11, 2020

Jesse Hamm returns with some great tips to solve some of the more common problems you may face when drawing a story.

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Carousel 019: Close Read of Batman Year One

Posted on Jan. 14, 2020

Jesse Hamm starts off the New Year right with a deep-dive look at Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's classic Batman: Year One.

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Carousel 018: Anatomy

Posted on Nov. 12, 2019

Jesse Hamm talks about how crucial anatomy is to storytelling and offers ten tips to help improve your work!

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Carousel 017: Backgrounds

Posted on Oct. 8, 2019

Jesse Hamm talks about every artist's favorite bugaboo: BACKGROUNDS!

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Carousel 016: Outside Influences

Posted on Sep. 10, 2019

Jesse Hamm writes about outside influences for cartoonists, and what fields of study could benefit the working or aspiring comics artist.

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Carousel 015: Common Sights

Posted on Aug. 13, 2019

Jesse Hamm returns with a list of one dozen key things that you're going to draw OFTEN.

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Carousel 014: Convention Tips

Posted on Jun. 11, 2019

Whether you're just visiting a major convention like Comic-Con this summer, or plan to present your portfolio in a serious search for work, Jesse Hamm has you covered with ten tips for successful convention-ing!

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Carousel 013: Mapping

Posted on May. 14, 2019

Jesse Hamm talks about Mapping, a way of world-building in your comic pages.

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Carousel 012: Thumbnails

Posted on Apr. 9, 2019

Jesse Hamm talks about the importance of using thumbnails to set the stage in your comic art.

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Carousel 011: Close Read: King Tut's Tomb

Posted on Feb. 12, 2019

Jesse Hamm offers an artist's eye view of the work of one of comics' greats: José Luis García-López!

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Carousel 010: Getting Organized

Posted on Jan. 8, 2019

Artist Jesse Hamm starts the New Year off right with some tips on getting organized ... from flat files to receipt boxes, every artist can use this info!

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Carousel 009: The Context of Fantasy

Posted on Nov. 13, 2018

Jesse Hamm writes about what it takes to make your storytelling more grounded in reality, through props, settings, and details.

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Carousel 008: Common Mistakes

Posted on Oct. 9, 2018

Jesse Hamm offers some solid advice on how to improve your page samples for portfolio review.

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Carousel 007: "Meanwhile, back on the ranch..."

Posted on Sep. 11, 2018

Jesse Hamm explains how to transition between scenes in stories, using examples from some comics masters, such as Alex Toth and Mike Mignola.