Tag: Making Of Peak Oil



The making of Peak Oil #7: what I am most proud of

July 1st, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Cartoon | 1 Comment »

Cartoon thumbnail image of worried man tearing his hair out.

Peak Oil is the longest comic that I have published. It is 120 pages long, and took me over 12 months to create. I use this blog post to reflect upon the aspects of Peak Oil that I am most proud of.

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The making of Peak Oil #6: deliberate artistic decisions

June 17th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Cartoon | No Comments »

Thumbnail drawing of cartoon calculator on desk

I discuss the artistic decisions that I make when drawing my Peak Oil comic. I describe my philosophy about panel arrangement, page layout, and background art details. I also explain how I used the roller coaster as a way to stealthily educate readers using a ‘graph that is not a graph’.

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The making of Peak Oil #5: evolution of the artwork

June 10th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Cartoon | No Comments »

Draft messy cartoon image drawn in blue pencil

Following on from my last blog post, I use Peak Oil as a test-case. I include ‘before’ and ‘after’ slideshows which demonstrate how the Peak Oil artwork evolved from drafts to final artwork.

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The making of Peak Oil #4: my step-by-step process

June 3rd, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Cartoon | No Comments »

Thumbnail image of cartoon man in rollercoaster car, side view.

I describe every stage of my comics creation process. This includes everything from research, to writing, to storyboarding, to drawing the final artwork.

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The making of Peak Oil #3: snags and delays

May 20th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Cartoon | 1 Comment »

Black and white cartoon image of unimpressed man

Peak Oil was released nearly two years after my previous major comic, Rat Park. What caused this delay? I describe the various struggles I had creating my Peak Oil comic.

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The making of Peak Oil #2: storytelling philosophy

May 13th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Cartoon | No Comments »

Black and white cartoon of man in car interior driving on highway

I explain my storytelling philosophy as a science communication cartoonist. I discuss how I avoid writing ‘propaganda’ political comics, with pre-chewed messages for my readers.

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The making of Peak Oil #1: my choice of topic

May 13th, 2015 | Tags: , , | Posted in Cartoon | 5 Comments »

Thumbnail crop black and white image of cartoon man scratching his head.

I explain my decision to draw a comic about Peak Oil. I describe my aim to make my comic ‘the ultimate Peak Oil primer’ for uninformed readers.

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