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Twenty years ago, the really big thing in personal computing was desktop publishing.   Given a powerful enough processor and a proper software package, the user could publish a newsletter, magazine, or even a book! Times, and technology, have changed!  Computer processors have become more powerful, the internet offers lighting-fast speeds, and camera technology is in […]

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The question undoubtedly come ups for every wet shaver.  How do I efficiently travel with my shaving tools? Packing a three-piece/butterfly razor and blades is a no-brainer. If you’re jumping in your car for a weekend getaway, safety razors are easy enough to pack.  There are plenty of options from travel cases to travel razors for […]

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This is the pen I use for inking in all my comic strips and cartoon features. You can get one by clicking here.  this pen and other drawing tools are available  at The Georgetoon Studio Stop. The non-photo blue pencils I talk about are also avaible at The Georgetoon Studio Stop. You can get them […]

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Here’s a quick look at a really nice portable drawing board I often use.  I’ve had this board for years.  And it’s a perfect tool to use.  It turns any desk or table into an instant slanted drawing table! You can find a similar model in The Georgetoon Studio Stop store. (If you look closely […]

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Readers of this blog and budding cartoonists always ask me what tools I use to create my cartoon features.  Well, I’m happy to announce that I’ve created an online store where you can purchase the very items I use! It’s called Georgetoon Studio Stop!  I’ve listed all the pencils, pens, sharpeners, etc. that I use […]

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In an earlier post where I discussed cartooning tools, I mentioned the VuPoint PDS-ST442PE-VP Magic Wand III Portable Scanner.  I use this device whenever I’m away from my studio and don’t have access to my large flatbed scanner.  It comes in quite handy and does a great job.  Here’s a video showing the scanner in […]

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In this digital age, we can get information just by sitting at a keyboard and peering into a flat panel display or swiping our fingers across a tablet.  And, as much as I love Ereaders, sometimes it’s just wonderful picking up a real book! So, if you’re interested in learning to cartoon and draw a […]

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On Tuesday, I talked a little bit about scanning my comic strip.  Back in 2009, I blogged on OneClickLinux.com about buying and setting up a new scanner.  I thought it’d be helpful to re-post the info here. The HP Scanjet 8250 Scanner that I use in my studio. My new (actually refurbished) scanner arrived last […]

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Here’s a quick look at how I draw George. Believe it or not, I did this in one take.  So, I may have fumbled a word or two. Just a little bit more background regarding this video. I mentioned the Sky Blue 740 1/2 pencil. Specifically, it’s a Berol Verithin Sky Blue 740 1/2. I […]

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