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Monster Magazine Combo Pack!

Monster Magazine Combo Pack!

By popular request, we are offering numbers 1 and 2 of Monster Magazine, signed editions only, with the limited edition Monster Magazine button (only 50 made) for only $18.99 (plus $7 S&H US only). We call it the Monster Magazine Combo Pack!

(PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SIGNED EDITIONS MAY TAKE LONGER TO GET TO YOU. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE)

Get it them here!!!




 

For those on a budget you can click the pic and visit our Lulu publishing page and load up on all the books you want (not signed and no button):

But wait a minute, what’s Monster Magazine?!

WHAT’S MONSTER MAGAZINE?

What is Monster Magazine? Monster Magazine, the retro horror/comic magazine, contains film reviews, comics, and monsters…lots of monsters! The magazine covers material from 1972 and back. Famous Monsters of Film Land, Eerie, Creepy, and Nightmare are just a few magazines of “yester-fear” which serve as inspiration for Monster Magazine.

CAN I STILL GET MONSTER MAGAZINE 1 & 2 INDIVIDUALLY?

Yes you can get the magazines individually. The Monster Magazine Combo Pack! is only a special offer for those who want it.

HOW TO GET MONSTER MAGAZINE NO.2

MONSTER MAGAZINE SIGNED EDITION:

(this issue is signed by cover artist Ricky Blalock, Vance Capley, and David Walker,)

$9.99 ($4.00 S&H)

(PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SIGNED EDITIONS MAY TAKE LONGER TO GET TO YOU. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE)




 

 

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MONSTER MAGAZINE BUDGET EDITION:

For those on a tighter budget, we offer the budget edition

$7.99 (plus S&H)

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

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MONSTER MAGAZINE NO.1 IS STILL AVAILABLE

This issue contains an article by blogger Dave Goode (the Goode Stuff blog). He writes about the 1965 cult film Konga. David Walker presents a look into surreal moments in horror films. Artist Vance Capley (vancecapleyart.com) presents an illustrated version of H.P. Lovecraft’s Dagon. And finally a fantastic interview with cover by artist Ricky Blalock.

We have prices to fit every budget:

ORDER YOUR SIGNED EDITION HERE FOR

$7.99 ($5.00 SHIPPING & HANDLING – U.S. ONLY)

(SEPT. 6TH 2018 – PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SIGNED EDITIONS MAY TAKE LONGER TO GET TO YOU. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE)




 

 

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MONSTER MAGAZINE NO.1 BUDGET EDITION:

For those on a tighter budget, we offer the budget edition

$5.99 (plus S&H) 32 pages

This issue contains an article by blogger Dave Goode (the Goode Stuff blog). He writes about the 1965 cult film Konga. David Walker presents a look into surreal moments in horror films. Artist Vance Capley (vancecapleyart.com) presents an illustrated version of H.P. Lovecraft’s Dagon. And finally a fantastic interview with cover by artist Ricky Blalock.

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

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THE BOOK IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK

CLICK THE PICTURE TO ORDER:

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We also have Monster Magazine gift items on Teepublic featuring these cool images on t-shirts, cups, phone cases, and more. Because there are so many different items per design to choose from, we suggest that you click the images for more information for each design:

MONSTER MAGAZINE LOGO DESIGN

FLASH YOUR FANGS FOR  THE MONSTER MAGAZINE LOGO DRACULA

IT’S THE MONSTER MAGAZINE LOGO FRANKENSTEIN

HOWL WITH THE MONSTER MAGAZINE LOGO WOLFMAN

There are other designs to choose from by artist Vance Capley on his Teepublic shop: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirts?query=vancecapleyart1972

 

 

MONSTER MAGAZINE NO.2 Creature Creature Feature!!

MONSTER MAGAZINE NO.2 Creature Creature Feature!!!!

“Yes, boils and ghouls, we have risen from the grave once again to bring you MONSTER MAGAZINE NO.2 the Creature Creature Feature!!”, says magazine host Grim Reaper. And we are loving it!

WHAT’S MONSTER MAGAZINE?

What is Monster Magazine? Monster Magazine, the retro horror/comic magazine, contains film reviews, comics, and monsters…lots of monsters! The magazine covers material from 1972 and back. Famous Monsters of Film Land, Eerie, Creepy, and Nightmare are just a few magazines of “yester-fear” which serve as inspiration for Monster Magazine.

FANS WANTED A SECOND ISSUE

“The first issue gained a lot of attention and we had a lot of positive feed back. Fans, who grew up reading the classic horror mags, contacted us. Several helped us get interviews for issue number two.”, said editor/artist Vance Capley.

WHAT’S IN ISSUE NUMBER TWO?

“The Creature Creature Feature! In the second issue we are talking about the Creature films (CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, and THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US) and a couple of his clones! We got to interview Butch Patrick, Dr. Paul Bearer, artist Eddie Price, and THE Ricou Browning!”

“This issue is a whopping 52 pages of fun! We have a great new cover by super-artist Ricky Blalock, articles by Spider Island Slim Carody, Joseph I. Cosby, Dave Goode, David Walker, Johann Schmidt, Will Keppel, and myself, Vance Capley.”

HOW TO GET MONSTER MAGAZINE NO.2

MONSTER MAGAZINE SIGNED EDITION:

(this issue is signed by cover artist Ricky Blalock, Vance Capley, and David Walker,)

$9.99 ($4.00 S&H)

(PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SIGNED EDITIONS MAY TAKE LONGER TO GET TO YOU. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE)




_______________________________________________________________________________

MONSTER MAGAZINE BUDGET EDITION:

For those on a tighter budget, we offer the budget edition

$7.99 (plus S&H)

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

____________________________________________________________________________

MONSTER MAGAZINE NO.1 IS STILL AVAILABLE

This issue contains an article by blogger Dave Goode (the Goode Stuff blog). He writes about the 1965 cult film Konga. David Walker presents a look into surreal moments in horror films. Artist Vance Capley (vancecapleyart.com) presents an illustrated version of H.P. Lovecraft’s Dagon. And finally a fantastic interview with cover by artist Ricky Blalock.

We have prices to fit every budget:

ORDER YOUR SIGNED EDITION HERE FOR

$7.99 ($5.00 SHIPPING & HANDLING – U.S. ONLY)

(SEPT. 6TH 2018 – PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SIGNED EDITIONS MAY TAKE LONGER TO GET TO YOU. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE)





_______________________________________________________________________________

MONSTER MAGAZINE NO.1 BUDGET EDITION:

For those on a tighter budget, we offer the budget edition

$5.99 (plus S&H) 32 pages

This issue contains an article by blogger Dave Goode (the Goode Stuff blog). He writes about the 1965 cult film Konga. David Walker presents a look into surreal moments in horror films. Artist Vance Capley (vancecapleyart.com) presents an illustrated version of H.P. Lovecraft’s Dagon. And finally a fantastic interview with cover by artist Ricky Blalock.

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

____________________________________________________________________________

 

THE BOOK IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK

CLICK THE PICTURE TO ORDER:

_______________________________________________________________________________

We also have Monster Magazine gift items on Teepublic featuring these cool images on t-shirts, cups, phone cases, and more. Because there are so many different items per design to choose from, we suggest that you click the images for more information for each design:

MONSTER MAGAZINE LOGO DESIGN

FLASH YOUR FANGS FOR  THE MONSTER MAGAZINE LOGO DRACULA

IT’S THE MONSTER MAGAZINE LOGO FRANKENSTEIN

HOWL WITH THE MONSTER MAGAZINE LOGO WOLFMAN

There are other designs to choose from by artist Vance Capley on his Teepublic shop: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirts?query=vancecapleyart1972

MONSTER MAGAZINE NO. 2 is coming in October!

MONSTER MAGAZINE NO. 2 is coming in October!

We are currently putting together the second issue of Monster Magazine for the month of October. It will be full of goodies to see and read by our fang-tastic staff!

WHAT’S LURKING INSIDE?

In the second issue we are talking about the Creature films (CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON, REVENGE OF THE CREATURE, and THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US)!

We’ll have a great new cover by super-artist Ricky Blalock, articles by Spider Island Slim Carody, Joseph I. Cosby, Dave Goode, David Walker,  Vance Capley, and a few really big surprises. Surprises that will be revealed closer to the Oct. 5th release.

WILL THE FIRST ISSUE STILL BE AVAILABLE?

Yes! Here’s more about it:

Monster Magazine, the retro horror/comic magazine, contains film reviews, comics, and monsters…lots of monsters! The magazine covers material from 1972 and back.

INFLUENCES FOR MONSTER MAGAZINE

Those great classic horror magazines of yesteryear are still inspirations to thousands of monster kids world wide. Famous Monsters of Film Land, Eerie, Creepy, and Nightmare to name a few are influences for Monster Magazine.

THE BEGINNING?

If sales go well for the first issue, Monster Magazine plans to go monthly. They are are also researching ways to lower the price by selling ads.

FOLLOW THEM ON SOCIAL MEDIA

You can find them on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MONSTERMAGAZINE/

And twitter: https://twitter.com/monstermagazin2

IN THIS ISSUE:

This issue contains an article by blogger Dave Goode (the Goode Stuff blog). He writes about the 1965 cult film Konga. David Walker presents a look into surreal moments in horror films. Artist Vance Capley (vancecapleyart.com) presents an illustrated version of H.P. Lovecraft’s Dagon. And finally a fantastic interview with cover by artist Ricky Blalock.

We have prices to fit every budget:

ORDER YOUR SIGNED EDITION HERE FOR

$7.99 ($5.00 SHIPPING & HANDLING – U.S. ONLY)

(SEPT. 6TH 2018 – PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SIGNED EDITIONS MAY TAKE LONGER TO GET TO YOU. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE)

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YOU CAN ORDER THE $5.99 BUDGET EDITION HERE:

_______________________________________________________________________________

THE BOOK IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK

CLICK THE PICTURE TO ORDER:

 

MONSTER MAGAZINE NO.1 IS HERE!!

MONSTER MAGAZINE NO.1 IS HERE!!

Several month’s of hard work and we, at Visual Comics, are proud to announce that Monster Magazine no.1 is here!!

OLD SCHOOL MONSTER MAGAZINE

Monster Magazine, the retro horror/comic magazine, contains film reviews, comics, and monsters…lots of monsters! The magazine covers material from 1972 and back.

INFLUENCES FOR MONSTER MAGAZINE

Those great classic horror magazines of yesteryear are still inspirations to thousands of monster kids world wide. Famous Monsters of Film Land, Eerie, Creepy, and Nightmare to name a few are influences for Monster Magazine.

THE BEGINNING?

If sales go well for the first issue, Monster Magazine plans to go monthly. They are are also researching ways to lower the price by selling ads.

FOLLOW THEM ON SOCIAL MEDIA

You can find them on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MONSTERMAGAZINE/

And twitter: https://twitter.com/monstermagazin2

IN THIS ISSUE:

This issue contains an article by blogger Dave Goode (the Goode Stuff blog). He writes about the 1965 cult film Konga. David Walker presents a look into surreal moments in horror films. Artist Vance Capley (vancecapleyart.com) presents an illustrated version of H.P. Lovecraft’s Dagon. And finally a fantastic interview with cover by artist Ricky Blalock.

We have prices to fit every budget:

ORDER YOUR SIGNED EDITION HERE FOR

$7.99 ($5.00 SHIPPING & HANDLING – U.S. ONLY)

(SEPT. 6TH 2018 – PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SIGNED EDITIONS MAY TAKE LONGER TO GET TO YOU. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE)





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YOU CAN ORDER THE $5.99 BUDGET EDITION HERE:

_______________________________________________________________________________

THE BOOK IS ALSO AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK

CLICK THE PICTURE TO ORDER:

 

VANCE CAPLEY’S DEVIL BAT STRIKES AGAIN!

Vance Capley’s Devil Bat Strikes Again!

After working on the comic book for several months, the second Devil Bat adventure is here: BIRTH OF THE DEMON SLAYER! Artist/writer/creator Vance Capley, “In this issue, we learn more about the Devil Bat and how he got his powers. This is an important issue as it is an origin story. Skarabis is the back up feature. 48 pages of super cool fun with 3 different covers to choose from.”

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL BAT

The Devil Bat is Sgt. Anthony James Blaine. After the Battle of Baghdad, he saw something that disturbed him so much he began to suffer from PTSD.

From the National Center for PTSD:

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault.

It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. At first, it may be hard to do normal daily activities, like go to work, go to school, or spend time with people you care about. But most people start to feel better after a few weeks or months.

If it’s been longer than a few months and you’re still having symptoms, you may have PTSD. For some people, PTSD symptoms may start later on, or they may come and go over time.

Anthony Blaine’s PTSD began to wreck his home life. It got so bad that his wife took their child and separated from him. It would take time, but PTSD can be treated.

There was one problem.

One of the symptoms of PTSD is dreaming of the traumatic event over and over again. Blaine dreamed of the event….but he saw demons. In this issue we dig into that horrible day and see what our hero saw.

GRABBING THE DEVIL BY THE TAIL

In our second issue the Devil Bat, we leard how our hero received his powers and how he got his costume. Plus a fantastic Skarabis adventure leading to the first issue of Thundervolt. Devil Bat #2 created, written, and illustrated by Vance Capley

FREE preview of Devil Bat #2 and the back up Skarabis story:

DEVIL BAT #2

SKARABIS

Purchase Devil Bat #2 – 48 pages – full color – $6.49 (plus shipping and handling) http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/VanceCapley

Grab a t-shirt or other cool Devil Bat swag: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/2748454-devil-bat-retro-comic-cover?store_id=140005

THE DEVIL BAT STRIKES….FINALLY!

THE DEVIL BAT STRIKES….FINALLY!

After working on the comic book for several months, the first Devil Bat adventure is here: THE DEVIL BAT STRIKES! Artist/writer/creator Vance Capley is pleased, “I wouldn’t say pleased, but I am happy that it’s done. Writing, drawing, and lettering the book myself was a heavy task. It looks good, reads well, and to the folks I showed, the story works and they wanted more. That’s a plus.”

SPEAK OF THE DEVIL BAT

The Devil Bat is Sgt. Anthony James Blaine. After the Battle of Baghdad, he saw something that disturbed him so much he began to suffer from PTSD.

From the National Center for PTSD:

PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault.

It’s normal to have upsetting memories, feel on edge, or have trouble sleeping after this type of event. At first, it may be hard to do normal daily activities, like go to work, go to school, or spend time with people you care about. But most people start to feel better after a few weeks or months.

If it’s been longer than a few months and you’re still having symptoms, you may have PTSD. For some people, PTSD symptoms may start later on, or they may come and go over time.

Anthony Blaine’s PTSD began to wreck his home life. It got so bad that his wife took their child and separated from him. It would take time, but PTSD can be treated.

There was one problem.

One of the symptoms of PTSD is dreaming of the traumatic event over and over again. Blaine dreamed of the event….but he saw demons.

GRABBING THE DEVIL BY THE TAIL

In our first issue the Devil Bat, slayer of demons, battles to save the life of a young woman kidnapped by a deadly cult. A cult whose mission is to sacrifice the girl to bring their ancient leader from the beyond! A history of The Devil Bat films. We look at vintage film press-kits, and part 1 of 666SS Devil’s Island. Devil Bat #1 created, written, and illustrated by Vance Capley

You can grab yours by clicking the Devil Bat image or the lulu.com image-

 

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

If you want to learn more about PTSD, you can visit https://www.ptsd.va.gov/public/PTSD-overview/basics/what-is-ptsd.asp

And here is a link to coupons to save you some money when you order your copy of Devil Bat: https://www.retailmenot.com/view/lulu.com?c=5028398

MAKE YOUR OWN COMICS! PART 2

 MAKE YOUR OWN COMICS PART 2

When I was in the 9th grade, Mrs. Patterson  was going to give a huge English test. Diagramming sentences. I was horrible at it. My grades were terrible. There was no way I was going to pass unless I stayed up all night an practiced diagramming sentences. I got home. Starting going through my stuff. The old blue English book was not there. I’d left it at school. I panicked.

I ran looking for Dad. He was on the porch. I really hated to bother him, but a scolding now was better than getting a whipping for failing.

    
Dad and me got in the old red van and raced over to the good ol’ SFHS (Go Wildcats!). I’d just made it. I ran to my locker…which I think was 16 or 32…too many years ago.


      I made it back to the van, and then Dad asked me if I wanted a co’drank (that’s cold drink, which could be any cold drink, usually referring to “soda”). Of course I said yes. We went down to Potts Grocery. We got our drinks. As we we’re leaving, we saw the coolest thing….

This is the beginning of the story. The beginning of the story should catch the readers’ attention. The beginning should tell a little bit about the topic of the story. A story, comic or otherwise, must have a beginning, middle, and an ending.

As I told you in the last blog, go to Dollar Tree, spend $3, and buy pencils/pens, a writing tablet, and a drawing tablet. I told you to start jotting down your ideas. Make sketches or doodles of your ideas. Now, it’s time to form your ideas into a story. A story with a beginning, a middle, and an ending.

The middle of a story should contain details that tell about the topic. The middle should explain the topic and hold the readers’ attention….

It was a military chopper. A military chopper landing in the field across from Potts Grocery! Cars were stopping in the middle of good ol’ highway 7. Dad and me were just amazed at this chopper across the field. Then I saw some of my friends from school. “Dad I’m going across the road and check it out.”
My friends said hey and I said the same. We were asking the pilot so many questions. The only question I could come up with was, “Do the guns work?”. He said said that they didn’t because they were locked and had no bullets. He was talking to us, but also to someone on his radio. After a few minutes more, he told us to clear back.

The ending of a story should bring it to a close. The ending should keep your reader thinking about the topic…

I made it back across the road. Climbed in the van with my Dad. Dad sipped his Pepsi. I sipped on my Mt. Dew. I held my English book all the way home. Dad and me didn’t say much. He turned on 103.3 KDF.  I stared harder at the English book. When I got home I told my brothers and sister all about what we had seen. They were just as excited as if they had been there.

After supper, I picked up my English book. I stared at it. I never opened it. There were no “selfees” or cell phones. No digital cameras to take a quick pic of what we saw. What my Dad and me experienced that day now only is remembered by one. I think about my Dad whenever I see things that are “out of the normal”. Memories of that day, when I thought I needed my English book, but what I got was time with my Dad.

The ending can also reveal something personal about the author too.

You can write fiction or non-fiction, I chose non-fiction here. When you do write your story for your comic, have a beginning, middle, and an ending….and make sure, even if it’s fiction, that part of you is in it.

NOW…GO MAKE COMICS!!

Go to the Dollar Tree, or a reasonable facsimile thereof, and buy 1 pack of mechanical pens or pencils, 1 composition notebook,  and 1 drawing tablet. You have spent a little over three bucks. Find a quiet room, open your pens or pencils, grab either the notebook or drawing tablet and start jotting or doodling. Usually, if you have the desire to do comics, you already have some ideas in your old noggin. Now, start fleshing out rough versions of your ideas. I have boxes of these notebooks and sketchbooks where I would spend weeks, months, even years fleshing out ideas.

Once you get a basic idea of what this comic will be about, start working on character sketches. If you cannot draw, get a friend who CAN draw. If you are completely broke, see if they will trade goods for their services. Old video games, comics, or clothes in exchange for the artwork (or, if you can draw, and are broke, then trade for writing skills.)

I’ll be back next week with part three.

HERE’S WHAT I DO

Check out one of my comics here.

Check out my drawing videos at youtube.com/user/astrofist

Please support my my work by visiting and sharing vancecapleyart.com on social media.

The Grizzly Bear Man was the first comic book character I created when I was around 10 years old! I still enjoy writing and drawing adventures of my first superhero. You can read some of his exciting, and yes, sometimes funny, adventures by clicking this comic cover!

MAKE YOUR OWN COMICS!

On free comic book day (May 7th 2016), I was interviewed for the that fantastic VHi Gaming & Anime podcast. I had a really good time. As you can hear here 🙂 and part 2 here. I was asked some fun and thought provoking questions.

A thought came to my mind on my way home that night, “How can someone with lots of creativity, but no money, make comics AND make them accessible for people all over the world?”

HOW IT BEGAN!

When I first started trying to do this, there was no art classes in my dear old SFHS (Santa Fe High School…out of towners…remember, it may be Santa Fe, NM, but in the good old 38482 area, it’s pronounced Santa FEE….). Our librarian, Mrs. Gardner would help me look for books on art. If something new or interesting came in, she’d stop me in the hall. In study hall, I read the Columbia Daily Herald’s comic section. Popeye, Dick Tracy, and Alley Oop were my favorites. I traded comics with buddy Chris Bucy and read them over and over again. Our school had an animator come by, I think his name was Steve Hunt, and work with us for a few weeks. My principal, Kenneth Jackson, had me and pal, John Mercer, do a design for our school and it’s partners. I drew comics for our school paper. I even did illustrations for our 12th grade year annual. This was my education in art in HS. I had to work for it. I had to learn things on my own.

When I first tried to “break into” comics, I had no idea about paper size, equipment to use, or even how to submit to publishers. I received so many reject letters because of this.

To prevent further embarrassment, I got a library card for the Maury County Library and researched, researched, and researched.

FOOT IN THE DOOR?

Around this time I found out about Wizard magazine and Comic Buyers Guide. These both had wonderful articles about the business. CBG had job postings. That’s where I got my first professional comic job. I was drawing Destiny Vampire Mermaid for Scary Monster Magazine. Working with the late great Ronn Foss, the gaps were filled in. I learned so much.

After he passed, I started talking to Monster & Heroes publisher, Larry Ivie, who said a study of anatomy will make my art all the more professional. He compared my work to a famous artist, who, at this time, I’d rather not say, but I’d love to reach his level of skills.

Sadly, CBG is gone. Wizard is gone. What about the internet? The internet is like trying to find your car at in Wal-Mart parking lot on a Friday night. It’s nearly impossible to find fact among opinions.

So, starting here, I’m going to show each one of you reading this, how YOU can make YOUR own comics,….physical and or digital.

SO, HERE’S WHAT YOU DO…

Go to the Dollar Tree, or a reasonable facsimile thereof, and buy 1 pack of mechanical pens or pencils, 1 composition notebook,  and 1 drawing tablet. You have spent a little over three bucks. Find a quiet room, open your pens or pencils, grab either the notebook or drawing tablet and start jotting or doodling. Usually, if you have the desire to do comics, you already have some ideas in your old noggin. Now, start fleshing out rough versions of your ideas. I have boxes of these notebooks and sketchbooks where I would spend weeks, months, even years fleshing out ideas.

Once you get a basic idea of what this comic will be about, start working on character sketches. If you cannot draw, get a friend who CAN draw. If you are completely broke, see if they will trade goods for their services. Old video games, comics, or clothes in exchange for the artwork (or, if you can draw, and are broke, then trade for writing skills.)

I’ll be back next week with part two.

Check out one of my comics here.

Check out my drawing videos at youtube.com/user/astrofist

Please support my my work by visiting and sharing vancecapleyart.com on social media.

The Grizzly Bear Man was the first comic book character I created when I was around 10 years old! I still enjoy writing and drawing adventures of my first superhero. You can read some of his exciting, and yes, sometimes funny, adventures by clicking this comic cover!

DIY GRAPHIC DESIGN Vance Capley Videos

VANCE CAPLEY PRESENTS DIY GRAPHIC DESIGN

“Welcome to the start of a brand new series. I had to learn everything I know about graphic design with little help. At times I wanted to pull my hair out. So, many moons later, I’m doing this for YOU. This is designed to help almost ANYONE learn how to do graphic design. Today, a simple red rubber ball.”- Vance Capley DIY GRAPHIC DESIGN E01S01

I, just like anyone else, have to learn things by doing. That’s how I’ve learned what I’ve learned about graphic design. I apply these experiences to my work. People like what I do. The same people have asked me to explain how I do what I do. They asked if I could make videos to teach what I do. I decided to go for it and make a web series for YouTube and Vid.me.

THE PLAN

  • I didn’t want to go all the way back to the basics of graphic design. I wanted to present a brief program that taught exactly what was in the video description. Episode one shows how to make a ball. The next episode is about lettering. I felt that direct and to the point would be best. People are wanting the information or they wouldn’t be looking it up.
  • I decided to let the material speak for itself and not narrate the videos. Graphic design is what the videos are about so let’s let graphic design do it’s job.
  • Keep the videos brief. I had to sit through a 18 minute long video just to learn how to add shadows to png images. The job was low pay to begin with, but on a job, time (or the loss thereof) costs more than the actual work.
  • Use my own music. This one is personal choice. I’ve tons of songs I’ve written and recorded on my hard drive. So there are no copyright problems.
  • Try to post at least one episode a week and build a catalog of graphic design knowledge.

THE NEXT STEPS

I’m still learning new things about graphic design on a daily basis. Hopefully, what knowledge I’ve gained, and am sharing with the viewers, will be beneficial. I’m going to continue to study new and different techniques. Then I’ll make videos on how I do it. The final goal is a helpful weekly web series designed to help creative people.

VANCE CAPLEY’S OTHER VIDEOS

I make many different types of videos (DRAW TV, SUNDOWN CINEMA, TODAY IS TUESDAY….FACT!, JUDO COMICS TV, SPOOK SHOW, animation, and advertising). If anyone is interested in seeing them, I suggest checking YouTube and vid.me. I’m available for projects as well.

THE LATEST EPISODE OF DIY GRAPHIC DESIGN

As always, you can support this, and other projects by buying items from my STORE, hiring me for a project, or just sharing the information. Thank you!

Here is more information about graphic design: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphic_designer

I use the GIMP program. It’s free to use and you can read more at https://www.gimp.org/

SHAZAM! Vance Capley Art 2017!

Hello! Welcome to Vance Capley Art!

Glad to see you! Welcome to Vance Capley Art! There is a lot to discuss, so, let’s get started!

 

What’s Coming Up This Year with Vance Capley Art and How YOU Can Help

Last year was a good year but now it’s a new year. And since it’s a new year,  I wanted to let all of you know that Vance Capley Art is growing by leaps and bounds! We have some MAJOR goals and big surprises for this year and YOU can help in several ways:

  1. Visit our shop, buy some goods, or share the links to friends who may like something you see. So, go check it out. My material is fun for all ages:  http://www.vancecapleyart.com/shop/
  2. Visit my YouTube channel. I have videos about drawing, movies, animation, graphic design, and more to come, please “like”, share, and subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/astrofist
  3. Visit my Vid.me page. Vid.me is the next innovation in online videos. So go visit,share it, and upvote it: https://vid.me/vancecapleyart
  4. Hire Vance Capley (that’s me) for some original art or design projects (contact him for more information): CONTACT
  5. Pray!
  6. Lastly, thank you! You have ALL been awesome! Word of mouth is key and you guys are doing a fantastic job! My work is popping up everywhere.

Thank you for reading this and visiting vancecapleyart.com

You can follow Vance Capley (again, that’s me) and his daily exploits on instagram, facebook, twitter, and tumblr.

Did you watch Shazam! on Saturday mornings on CBS TV way back in the 1970s? I sure did! Enjoy this fun video I recently made. The video tells my own personal history with the show while I’m drawing this really boss picture of Captain Marvel! So go check it out.