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 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 is back for his second installment of Carousel, with some great advice for artists!
Jesse Hamm writes about drawing from observation ... and how to make that work better for you as an artist.
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 explores the age-old artist's question: when to use photo reference.
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 offers some solid advice on how to improve your page samples for portfolio review.
Jesse Hamm writes about what it takes to make your storytelling more grounded in reality, through props, settings, and details.
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!
Jesse Hamm offers an artist's eye view of the work of one of comics' greats: José Luis García-López!
Jesse Hamm talks about the importance of using thumbnails to set the stage in your comic art.
Jesse Hamm talks about Mapping, a way of world-building in your comic pages.
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!
Jesse Hamm returns with a list of one dozen key things that you're going to draw OFTEN.
Jesse Hamm writes about outside influences for cartoonists, and what fields of study could benefit the working or aspiring comics artist.
Jesse Hamm talks about every artist's favorite bugaboo: BACKGROUNDS!
Jesse Hamm talks about how crucial anatomy is to storytelling and offers ten tips to help improve your work!
Jesse Hamm starts off the New Year right with a deep-dive look at Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's classic Batman: Year One.
Jesse Hamm returns with some great tips to solve some of the more common problems you may face when drawing a story.
Jesse Hamm returns with a look at the differences between drawing and cartooning.
Jesse Hamm celebrates the art of cartoonist Mort Drucker, who died last week at the age of 91.
Whether you pencil and ink on paper or digitally, artist Jesse Hamm has some great inking tips for you!
Jesse Hamm returns with a wealth of information on how to draw animals!
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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