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Jesse Hamm

Jesse Hamm has worked as an essayist, portraitist, storyboarder, and book illustrator, and has been drawing comics professionally for 15 years. He has drawn comics for DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Dynamite, BOOM!, and others, including work on such characters as Batman, Hawkeye, Flash Gordon, Sherlock Holmes, and The Phantom. His next comics project is a novel-length science fiction thriller. Jesse is a member of Helioscope, the largest studio of comic book artists in North America, and he lives near Portland, Oregon, with his wife, Anna. For more info, visit his portfolio at http://helioscopepdx.com/jesse-hamm/ or follow him on Twitter @Hamm_Tips.

Jesse Hamm for Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog
CAROUSEL BY JESSE HAMM

Carousel #001: How to Draw Everything!

Posted on Feb. 13, 2018

Comic-Con welcomes Jesse Hamm, our newest Toucan contributor! Jesse's "Carousel" column will post the second Tuesday of every month and deal with advice and tips for both artists.

Jesse Hamm for Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog
JESSE HAMM'S CAROUSEL

Carousel 002: "Dealing" Broken Rules

Posted on Mar. 13, 2018

Jesse Hamm is back for his second installment of Carousel, with some great advice for artists!

Jesse Hamm for Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog
JESSE HAMM'S CAROUSEL

Carousel 003: Drawing From Observation

Posted on Apr. 10, 2018

Jesse Hamm writes about drawing from observation ... and how to make that work better for you as an artist.

Jesse Hamm for Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog
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Carousel 004: Learning By Comparison

Posted on May. 8, 2018

Jesse Hamm spotlights a story drawn by two different artists--Dan Adkins and Alex Toth, no less--and contrasts their differing styles and choices.

Jesse Hamm for Comic-Con International's Toucan Blog, the ONLY Official SDCC and WonderCon Blog
JESSE HAMM'S CAROUSEL

Carousel 005: Photo Reference: When To Use It

Posted on Jun. 12, 2018

Jesse Hamm explores the age-old artist's question: when to use photo reference.

Jesse Hamm for Comic-Con's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog
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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.

Jesse Hamm for Comic-Con's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog
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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.

Jesse Hamm for Comic-Con's Toucan Blog, the Only OFFICIAL SDCC and WonderCon Blog
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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.