Center for Cartoon Studies

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Zilly photo bombed all of us. Photo by Abe Olson.

I finally got to visit the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. It seemed as if it took forever to get there from California, but the miles were well spent. Sharing my personal path with others who are just starting there’s. I’ve never really given a talk where I chart my personal path to discovering Jane’s World. Mine was a journey of lucky breaks and chance encounters. I credit my first big break with meeting Dave Graue, who at the time was writing and drawing Alley Oop. Dave was the first professional cartoonist I’d ever met. He introduced me to all the tools of the trade and I still have the beat up T-square he gave me in 1978 hanging in my office in the Schulz studio. It was great to be with other cartoonists and share the pure joy of writing and drawing comics. Special thanks to Nancy and Carl from the Will Eisner Foundation for hosting the event.

Photos by Evelyn Braddock

The trouble with exes

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The trouble with exes is that you never know when they’re going to show up, or with whom. And even if you’re sure that breaking up was the right thing to do (which Dorothy isn’t so sure about) you definitely don’t want to see them on a date with someone you think is hotter than you are. And not at the same restaurant! Especially when all you wanted was a fun dinner out with a friend who promised to cheer you up. There aren’t enough margaritas in the world for this sort of scenario… as Dorothy is about to find out.

Catch up on new Jane’s World comics here: GoComics/janesworld

Natasha…

jw170208In the past couple of weeks Natasha made her debut in Jane’s World as Jane’s unexpected and intimidating mail order bride. It’s always tricky to add a new character to a cast that’s well established. I started drawing Jane in earnest back in 1995 and at this point I could probably draw her crazy hair with my eyes closed. But Natasha is another story… I’m still getting used to her face and her curves. Bear with me as she and I get to know each other. (And just wait until she meets Chelle.)

New installments of JW appear every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on GoComics!

GoComics Jane’s World reboot!

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New Jane’s World comic are appearing every Monday, Wednesday and Friday on the newly redesigned GoComics site!

For those of you who read the Jane’s World prose novel that came out in June of 2016 (came out… pun intended), you may notice some similarities in the current story line running on GoComics. Yes, Jane did accidentally purchase a mail order bride in the novel, but in the comics form of this narrative, things won’t happen exactly the same way. Some of you might wonder why. Well, because stories don’t translate exactly the same way in different mediums. It just doesn’t work… and anyway, certain changes (and embellishments ) will be funnier for the comic.

Cheers and happy belated 2017!

 

The Night Before Thanksgiving

I was thinking about all my friends who are traveling this week and who are possibly going to be in situations that may be a bit uncomfortable. For everyone sharing their Thanksgiving with friends or family who voted across the line from you. May the spirit of peace be with you. And for anyone who still feels… well, upset… this comic is for you. Thank you, Chelle.

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