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Playing the long game.

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Dark Science #33 - Light and Dark
Things do not look good.

Dark Science #33 - Light and Dark

Things do not look good.

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In honor of Batman Day, I figured I’d do another redesign. Personally I think this better captures the core character more than my previous efforts.

In honor of Batman Day, I figured I’d do another redesign. Personally I think this better captures the core character more than my previous efforts.

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I started Dresden Codak nine years ago. Here’s a comparison of the very first strip I uploaded with the last panel of the most recent page.
In 2005 I was a floundering 21-year-old college student with no direction and growing debt. I drew that snake comic in a statistics class I was failing, and on my way home I decided to scan it and maybe put together a website. I thought if I kept doing that, I could teach myself to draw, as a fun hobby.
Since then, this comic has become my full time job (since 2008), and last year I raised over half a million dollars in the second most successful comics Kickstarter ever. I draw what I like, I have fans all around the globe, and most fortunately, I know what I want to do with my life. In those nine years I’ve had countless people from all corners tell me I couldn’t do this or that, or that I was wasting my time trying something that had no future or point. At the end of the day, though, I can only say “I’ll show you,” and I try to do just that.
Never underestimate the power of time, hard work, and stubbornness.

I started Dresden Codak nine years ago. Here’s a comparison of the very first strip I uploaded with the last panel of the most recent page.

In 2005 I was a floundering 21-year-old college student with no direction and growing debt. I drew that snake comic in a statistics class I was failing, and on my way home I decided to scan it and maybe put together a website. I thought if I kept doing that, I could teach myself to draw, as a fun hobby.

Since then, this comic has become my full time job (since 2008), and last year I raised over half a million dollars in the second most successful comics Kickstarter ever. I draw what I like, I have fans all around the globe, and most fortunately, I know what I want to do with my life. In those nine years I’ve had countless people from all corners tell me I couldn’t do this or that, or that I was wasting my time trying something that had no future or point. At the end of the day, though, I can only say “I’ll show you,” and I try to do just that.

Never underestimate the power of time, hard work, and stubbornness.

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Dark Science #31 - Escalation
Hey, Seattle! I’ll be at Emerald City Comicon March 28-30! I’ll be at the Topatoco booth, #1102. I’ve got all sorts of books and goodies, and I’ll be doing some dinosaur sketches for anybody who wants one.
I’ve had to overcome some serious behind-the-scenes hurdles, but that’s all behind us now. There’s some exciting news regarding the comic that I can’t wait to share in the near future, so stay tuned! 2014 is the year Dresden Codak takes over the world.

Dark Science #31 - Escalation

Hey, Seattle! I’ll be at Emerald City Comicon March 28-30! I’ll be at the Topatoco booth, #1102. I’ve got all sorts of books and goodies, and I’ll be doing some dinosaur sketches for anybody who wants one.

I’ve had to overcome some serious behind-the-scenes hurdles, but that’s all behind us now. There’s some exciting news regarding the comic that I can’t wait to share in the near future, so stay tuned! 2014 is the year Dresden Codak takes over the world.

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I thought I’d do a little spotlight on some amazing artists you should be following!

Alexandra Douglass (tumblr | twitter | portfolio) - creator of the webcomic The Cloud Factory. An incredible digital painter, adept at creating powerful, atmospheric pieces. She’s a constant source of personal inspiration to step up my game.

Kali Ciesemier (tumblr | twitter | portfolio) - omega-level freelance illustrator. She’s got the best colors in the business, as far as I’m concerned, with some of the most magnificently composed pieces going today.

Anne Szabla (tumblr | twitter | deviantART) - creator of Bird Boy, one of the most original-looking comics out there. With an aesthetic that’s simultaneously remote and personal, her worlds are deep, lived-in, and mythic.

You should definitely check these artists out if you haven’t already, you won’t be disappointed.

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Geeks of Doom: Exclusive 9-page preview of The Midas Flesh#2!

You’ve all heard the story of Midas, the man with the golden touch (not to be confused with Goldfinger, who was also the man with the golden touch)? Imagine a world where not only was Midas a real person, but also where everything Midas touched turned to gold; not just cups and food, but the very earth beneath him, and even the air he breathed. Imagine he turned the entire world into gold. Now imagine you’re an space traveler in the future and you hear a legend of a planet that is basically one big ball of gold. Such is the world presented in The Midas Flesh from BOOM! Studios.

You guys! I did cover art for my pal Ryan North’s new comic The Midas Flesh, a series that each and every one of you should start reading RIGHT NOW because it’s great.

Geeks of Doom: Exclusive 9-page preview of The Midas Flesh#2!

You’ve all heard the story of Midas, the man with the golden touch (not to be confused with Goldfinger, who was also the man with the golden touch)? Imagine a world where not only was Midas a real person, but also where everything Midas touched turned to gold; not just cups and food, but the very earth beneath him, and even the air he breathed. Imagine he turned the entire world into gold. Now imagine you’re an space traveler in the future and you hear a legend of a planet that is basically one big ball of gold. Such is the world presented in The Midas Flesh from BOOM! Studios.

You guys! I did cover art for my pal Ryan North’s new comic The Midas Flesh, a series that each and every one of you should start reading RIGHT NOW because it’s great.

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Dark Science #30 - Electrifying Conversation
http://dresdencodak.com/2013/12/24/dark-science-30/

Happy Holidays, everyone! Thanks so much for being a part of what I do this year. 2013 has been the best year of my life in more ways than one, and I look forward to so many more with you guys!

Dark Science #30 - Electrifying Conversation

http://dresdencodak.com/2013/12/24/dark-science-30/

Happy Holidays, everyone! Thanks so much for being a part of what I do this year. 2013 has been the best year of my life in more ways than one, and I look forward to so many more with you guys!

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Dark Science #28 - Leviathan
Goodness, Kim’s in quite a pickle!

Dark Science #28 - Leviathan

Goodness, Kim’s in quite a pickle!

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Mastering comics is particularly challenging because it requires not one but three essential skills:

  1. Mastering illustration
  2. Mastering prose
  3. Abandoning illustration and prose because comics is its own unique language

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