How to do just about anything

How to do just about anything

How do you break into comics? How do you land logo projects? How do you launch a creator-owned comic series? How do you get a job at an advertising agency? How do you get an agent or manager in Hollywood? How do you get work as a comic book cover artist? 

Let’s be honest, there’s absolutely no way to write about something like this without directly conflicting with other successful approaches, or completely glossing over something someone will deem too important to skip. My approach here is to

John Romita Jr. and Al Williamson

There's a college degree worth of information hidden in these pages. 




some Daredevil artwork by John Romita, Jr. and Al Williamson.

John Romita Jr. and Al Williamson, the perfect visual partnership, were perfectly paired with the material from this run, written by Ann Nocenti.  As much as Frank Miller and Klaus Janson and others brought to the table before them, and as much as folks like Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev and Mark Waid and Chris Samnee have brought to it more recently, it’s really the Nocenti-Romita-Williamson run that represents not only the full potential of what a Daredevil story or superhero story can be, but what a fully creatively realized comic book can be.

Just look at this stuff


Jean “Mœbius” Giraud

Flawless work from the ever brilliant Mœbius. 




Voyage d’ Hermes Jean “Mœbius” Giraud

Jean Henri Gaston Giraud was a French artist, cartoonist and writer who worked in the Franco-Belgian bandes dessinées tradition. Giraud garnered worldwide acclaim predominantly under the pseudonym Mœbius and to a lesser extent Gir, which he used for the Blueberry series and his paintings. His most famous works include the series Blueberry, created with writer Jean-Michel Charlier, featuring one of the first anti-heroes in Western comics. As Mœbius he created a wide range of science fiction and fantasy comics in a highly imaginative, surreal, almost abstract style. Mœbius also contributed storyboards and concept designs to numerous science fiction and fantasy films, such asAlien, Tron, The Fifth Element and The Abyss.

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Wrap up a great year with a healthy dose of Mœbius. 

Brian Sanders

New Mad Men campaign created by an advertising layout artist and the work looks fantastic. Check out 75 year old Brian Sanders. Not quite a Mad Man, but damn close, and a very cool promo idea.

New Mad Men campaign created by an advertising layout artist and the work looks fantastic. Check out 75 year old Brian Sanders. Not quite a Mad Man, but damn close, and a very cool promo idea.

Alberto Breccia


Here’s a look at Alberto Breccia, an “artist’s artist” in that he’s a favorite of just about every comic artist working in the industry today, but many fans don’t know much about him.


Do yourself a favor, hop on Amazon and grab some of Breccia’s work. It can be tough to find translations, (and a fair warning, there are plenty of bad reproductions out there to avoid). Hopefully someone like IDW Publishing will jump in and start cranking out high quality reprints.