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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.

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Carousel 027: Artist’s Block

Posted on Oct. 13, 2020

Ever have artist's block? Jesse Hamm helps you solve that problem with three simple suggestions!

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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 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 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 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 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 033: J.P. LEON: An Appreciation

Posted on May. 18, 2021

The comics medium recently lost an immense talent. Today’s Carousel Column explores the impressive artistry of the late John Paul Leon.