Monday, August 25, 2008

Comics and the Internet


This sketch is from the Post Bang conference sponsored by NYU last June. The panel was on Comics and the Internet. Left to right are moderator Kent Worcester, comic artists Hope Larson and Shaenon Garrity, and critic Sarah Boxer.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Speaking Graphically









This is a sketch I made at a panel called "Speaking Graphically" at the Center for Independent Publishing last April, sponsored by the Women's National Book Association and the Friends of Lulu. Left to right are Lori O'Dea, moderator; Jessica Abel, graphic novelist; Judith Hanson, literary agent; Charles Kochman, senior editor, Harry N. Abrams Inc.; Dan Nadel, publisher, PictureBox; Christine Norrie, graphic novelist; Karen Karin Rosenberg, moderator; and David Vanderheyden, the sound guy.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Readings and Symposia

At comic book conventions they're called "panels," but I use that word to describe the frames within a comic. So although it sounds pompous, I'm pretty sure "symposia" is the word I need.
In any case, whenever possible, I attend these discussions and other literary readings, and when I do, I like to sketch the participants. It helps me listen.

So I'm starting this here thread, wherein I share my sketches with you. I don't always catch the names of all the people, so if you recognize someone whose name I missed or got wrong, please post a comment or send me an email at mot@tmotley.com.

I wasn't sure which of these drawings to post first, but then I was saddened to learn of the recent passing of Michael Silberkleit. Here's a sketch of Mr Silberkleit and his staff at the panel "Growing Up With Archie" at the New York Comic Con last April.


Left to right are Misako Rocks!, Michael Silberkleit, Fernando Ruiz, Dan Parent, Victor Gorelick, the moderator (does anyone know his name?), Veronica, Andrew Pepoy, Barbara Slate, and Mike Pellerito. Please excuse the misspellings within my notes.

Ummm, Welcome, I Guess

Following a couple of test posts, this is my official welcome message. At the urging and with the help of my wife, I'm undertaking a blog of my very own. I'll use it mostly to post recent sketches, doodles and illustrations, and to discuss some of my ideas about comics and cartooning. There may also be the odd announcement now and then.

I plan on posting a bunch of stuff soon, then tapering off as I burn out and become distracted with other activities. Sound likely? I sure think so. Here goes nothing (truly)...

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Monday, August 4, 2008

Doodle Diary


Does this guy look like he needs to take a dump?

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Doodle Diary



Many of my best comics began as doodles, and many of my doodles are some the best things I've ever drawn. Because doodling might be the lynchpin of my creative process, I'm launching this doodle diary.