Joel Duggan (@JoelDuggan) is an illustrator & cartoonist based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In addition to his web comics and illustration commissions, he co-hosts several podcasts. We spoke a bit about his training in art and illustration, his current workflow, and his podcasting endeavors.
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Show Notes & Links
- Comics Coast-to-Coast on Frogpants Network
- Brian Dunaway (@thebrianddunaway) & Matt Ducharme (@mat_the_wad), co-hosts
- Seymour Chwast, New York-based illustrating legend
- Canterbury Tales & Divine Comedy as graphic novels
- Mike Trapp (@MikeWTrapp), contributor to CollegeHumor
- The 5 Members of Your Final Group Project, which reminds me of YourSceneSucks.com
- Mount Allison University in New Brunswick, Canada, Joel’s Alma Mater
- Joel draws Starcrossed on Bristol 300 series smooth finish, before transitioning to digital. Originals drawings, size 17” W x 6.75” H, are for sale.
- Joel uses a Wacom Cintiq 24HD; Prescott uses the Intuos 5
- RISD, a traditional design education
- Drexel, a work-focused approach to design education
- Joel uses the red Col-Erase pencil
- Adobe Photoshop
- XKCD, a web comic that uses a font, not hand-lettering.
- Trebuchet, a font to avoid
- Display vs. Text fonts (just so you know)
- Hand-lettering I did at work
- My Script Font
- Batch Processing in Photoshop, especially for photos
- The 80/20 Rule (in this case, for Photoshop)
- Indiana Jones
- Ryan Murphy (@rMurphy), Joel’s CSS and web guy
- The Digital Dating Podcast (R.I.P.)
- Buzz Out Loud (R.I.P.)
- The Instance, a World of Warcraft podcast
- The Morning Stream
- The Tadpool, the chat community from The Frogpants Network
- MacBreak Weekly
- Starcast, Garrett Weinzerl and Klye Ferguson’s Starcraft show
- A Dear Abby reference
- Lara Killian, former co-host of Digital Dating Podcast, current host of Command-N
- OKCupid, a dating site
- John Sanford (Chippy and Loopus) and Justin Thompson (Myth Tickle), busy guys
- Genevieve FT, illustrator
- Garfield or Calvin and Hobbes, in the newspaper when we were young
- Aimee Mann flame wars on Twitter (to Ice-T, not Kanye West. Oops)
- A Brush Pen
- 30/30, iPhone app for productivity
- FocusBooster, an Adobe Air app for desktops
- Sketch it out, scan in Photoshop, export different sizes
- Wake up with your girlfriend
- Take breaks, perhaps every 30 minutes
- Find your best hours for different types of work, or exercise.
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