Letters About Comics

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113 / Sometimes You Have To See It, To See It

I’m excited to reveal a new creative storytelling project and a pop-up newsletter!


112 / Instantaneous Paper Rebellion!

In praise of a medium that is at once unmeasurable, hopelessly unscalable and algorithmically unfathomable.


107 / Three! New! Things!

Two videos and a comic short story - all finished this week.


101 / One Thing At A Time

Some thoughts on productivity and visual storytelling.


094 / How I Made a Comic Short Story

A step-by-step breakdown of making my four-page comic Negroni With A Twist - with lots of pictures!


093 / Negroni With A Twist

I wasn’t expecting to draw a whole short story in 2020 but here it is - I hope you enjoy it!


092 / Another Story About The Universe

Big Magic is everywhere, if you know where to look. Plus a new film I’ve made is now out!


090 / Don't Make Work Out Of Things You Enjoy

Some thoughts on creativity and work, plus an important announcement about the future of this newsletter.


071 / The Lockdown Diaries

I’ve been keeping a visual journal during lockdown and I’ve learned to pay attention to the little things.


070 / Asterios Polyp

I break down the visual storytelling in this radical and fascinating graphic novel.


060 / Stormy Weather

A short comic about weathering my own personal storms this month.


058 / A Kind of Aliveness I Live For

A crucial distinction for all artists - you don’t think in order to draw, you draw in order to think.


055 / Sequential Art

A look inside Berlin - one of the best graphic novels I’ve ever read and my thoughts on what filmmakers can learn from comics artists.


036 / Things I Know About Visual Storytelling

Sixteen tips to help you improve your filmmaking and comics art.


025 / The Threshold Of Awareness

This diagram helps me tell visual stories that make the audience both think and feel. Here’s how to use it.


013 / Three Thoughts on Visual Storytelling

On Spiderman Into The Spider-Verse, the nature of juxtaposition and writing screenplay dialogue.


007 / Haiku

A great example of The Third Something at work — in words, not pictures!


004 / It's Telling You What It Wants To Be

Thoughts on the creative process and letting the work tell you what it wants to be.


003 / Movies Made In Slow Motion

How graphic novels and films are sister mediums, speaking the same language.