Three Diary Comics Series & Artists I Love
Tools I Use Everyday to Make Comics
90 Right Angle
Where I Take Classes Online
Three Graphic Memoirs I Love
Three Mentors I Imitate & Learn From
Other Useful Things You May Want to Know
I keep a P.O. Box specific to Big Chooch Comics and created address labels for it
I registered Big Chooch Comics as a fictional name doing business.
I keep a supply of 6x9 envelopes (which fit Big Chooch (8x5)), business envelopes, stamps, and customized note paper so I can write a thank you note for anyone who orders a comic from me online.
I keep a Patreon page where people can become a patron to support my efforts ($1, $3, $5) each month; $5 patrons automatically get copies of any new comics, zines, or stickers I create. Art costs money. There is a vibrant community of support among comics artists on Patreon as well as Kickstarter.
I keep an Etsy store so people can buy my comics, zines, and stickers. I am not making any money on comics. I am making art, writing self-publishing, and anything I sell helps defray some of the costs.
Three hashtags I stalk on Instagram: #diarycomics, #memoircomics #autobiocomics. Instagram is a great resource for all types of comics access; many artists share bits of their process (even live sketching, painting, and inking) here.
I keep rambling stream-of-consciousness lists in journals and in a Notes app on my phone
I rough sketch the idea in Non-Photo Blue Pencil in a journal
Some of my drafts go un-inked for a long time as I continue to draft ideas...sometimes I ink right in the journal. Usually, this happens with the daily diary comics.
Sometimes I resketch the idea with Non-Photo Blue pencil onto a 9x12 sheet of Bristol XL paper...and then I will ink it.
I ink with Micron pens and stick with specific lize widths 005, 003, 01, 05, 08, B
I scan work I want to publish or preview with an Epson Perfection V370 Photo I bought in 2019 for $99.