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Rear view of man with glasses and baseball cap, viewed from behind. Looking over man's shoulder as he stands on balcony overlooking city street.

Setting the foundation: the overlooked public factors of individual success

Blog post expanding on the themes of my comic "Who Owns the Million Dollar Baseball?" Rich people only become wealthy with the help of the broader society that allows them the chance to succeed.

Cartoon baseball fans cheering and celebrating in stands, hosting signs and banner

Ballgate: reflections on my Doug Mientkiewicz comic

Blog post expanding on my comic "Who Owns the Million Dollar Baseball?" I reflect upon the 'ballgate' controversy surrounding Boston Red Sox player Doug Mientkiewicz, who caught a World Series winning ball.

Visual trademark of cartoonist Stuart McMillen: artwork scenes split into multiple panels

My visual trademark: detailed scenes broken into panels

As a comics artist, one of my visual trademarks is splitting my artwork into multiple panels highlighting different aspects of that scene. I discuss this technique in greater detail, providing examples from my comics that employ this layout arrangement.

Composition and panel arrangement of Stuart McMillen billboards comic

Artwork analysis: my favourite page of comics art

I discuss the choices of panel arrangement and composition that help readers to interpret a favourite page of artwork from my comic Tagging Public Spaces.

Inconceivable Religion: cartoon Stuart standing near dinosaur skeleton

Inconceivable Religion: the making of Deprived of Religion

How would I explain my lack of faith to a friend who does believe in God? How would I explain that there is zero chance of me ever changing my mind? In this essay, I reflect on my new comic Deprived of Religion.

Stuart McMillen: cartoon comparison of a self-taught cartoonist.

Cartoon comparison: 2008 versus 2018

I am a self-taught cartoonist, who has gradually shaped my cartooning skills through practice and perseverence. This blog post compares an image that I drew in 2008 against a similar scene that I drew ten years later, in 2018.

Choosing an internet-blocked daily routine

I deliberately block myself from accessing the web during my workday. I have created this internet-free daily routine after struggling with procrastination.

Black and white Minutemen Double Nickels on the Dime parody

Energy Slaves reflections: essays

I used the launch of my Energy Slaves comic as an opportunity to publish essays about my on energy. This post lists the 7 essays accompanying this comic.

Young couple wasting energy in household, sitting on couch using notebook computers.

All part of the problem: our collective wastes of energy

It is easy to single out certain people for wasting energy. This essay discusses how we are all part of the problem. We all waste energy on a large scale. Essay 7 / 7.