Comics Relief: Comics Creators Getting Coffee Part 2

Comics Relief: Comics Creators Getting Coffee Part 2

Join New York Times bestselling comics creators Clint McElroy (The Adventure Zone series), LeUyen Pham (Real Friends, Best Friends), and First Second Creative Director Mark Siegel as they chat about all things graphic novels and answer questions from you, the audience!

Clint McElroy is a 45-year veteran of broadcasting who now works on the popular podcast The Adventure Zone, with his sons Justin, Travis, and Griffin. He is one of the co-writers of The Adventure Zone graphic novels for First Second, along with War of the Realms: Journey into Mystery for Marvel Comics and Marvel Team-Up. Many moons ago he wrote comic books like Green Hornet: Dark Tomorrow, Blood is the Harvest, and the adaptation of the movie Freejack, which sold literally tens of copies . . . which means they are very rare . . . which should mean they are very valuable to collectors . . . and yet, they don’t seem to be. He is currently working with his kids and others on an animated The Adventure Zone TV show for NBC’s Peacock streaming service. He has three “best dad” coffee mugs and six “best grandpa” . . . although the titles have been challenged.

LeUyen Pham is the bestselling illustrator of Real Friends and The Princess in Black series. She wrote and illustrated Big Sister, Little Sister and The Bear Who Wasn’t There. She has illustrated many other picture books, including The Boy Who Loved Math. She lives and works in Los Angeles with her husband and her two adorable sons.

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Are you a student of graphic design? If you have taken time in extra reviews and put “graphic design” and “drawing” into any search engines, you’ll get almost the same result = descriptions of graphic design programs at many design schools. Baffled? Well, it’s like this: As a student interested in graphic design, you have to take drawing and not actually a degree in fine art.

The truth is, you don’t need to be able to draw sensationally, but your skills as a graphic designer would edge out if you have drawing abilities. Still it is possible for you to be a designer without having any drawing ability.

Putting art into your graphic designs can be done with your actual ability to draw. Here are several reasons why getting into a good drawing class can become a significant part of your graphic designing career:

Don’t give me a line about some people that can never learn to draw even as they have the graphic design skills… Early on as kids, all of us have expressed ourselves by drawing anything. So now that we have the complete and matured mental faculties, all of us can learn how to draw. Time and practice are all it would take. Great talents and skills are always the result of never – ending practice. By learning to drawArticle Search, we could also get the most essential elements of creating artistic graphic designs.