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Cranium Helps Girl Scout Troop Earn Comic Badge(0)

Having taught students the basics of drawing comics at a summer camp last year, I was recenly invited to speak to another group of kids. This time it was the Girl Scouts. Not only was it an opportunity to have a discussion on creating comics, but also an exercise culminating in them receiving one of [...]

CASA Superhero Run a Success!(2)

For those who aren’t familiar with the CASA Superhero Run, it’s a 5k run in Austin, Texas put on by the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children (CASA) of Travis and Williamson Counties. CASA speaks up for children who’ve been abused or neglected by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the [...]

Real World Comic Life Production Techniques(5)

As mentioned recently on Plasq’s Blog, I’ve been using Comic Life as a layout tool since the very early days of Cranium Comics. It provides me a quick and easy way to position and edit text balloons without giving it too much thought. I find it best for making sure the text fits within each [...]

Cranium Attending 2012 Comicpalooza(0)

Cranium is excited to announce that for the first time in our history we will be attending Comicpalooza in Houston on May 25 through 27, 2012 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Billed as Texas’ International Comic Con, the event includes names from film, anime, comics, and much more. Some of the many famous [...]

Cranium will be at Staple!(0)

We’re in the process of making our last, great push to Staple! Independent Media Expo happening Sunday March 3-4, 2012 in Austin at the Marchesa Hall and Theater near Highland Mall. For those of you unfamiliar with Staple!, it’s an event put on ever year to “promote independent creative media: comics, art, animation, and self-published [...]

A Comic Inspired by Real-World Heroics(0)

In a 24/7 news world where we’re bombarded with information every second, one comic company is trying to find meaning by focusing on the stories that resonate. We’ve all seen, read, and heard articles that seem to carry with them an importance that cannot be measured in a few sound bites or quotes. This is [...]

Cranium Affiliate Adds Products(0)

Cranium has set up an affiliate shopping site that will allow customers to buy related non-Cranium merchandise through Amazon.com. Using Amazon’s large breadth of content makes sense for several reasons. First and foremost, it gives folks browsing for similar products a chance to leverage some of Amazon’s best attributes including  free shipping, recommendations, Wish Lists, [...]

Book Review: Supergods(0)

My first experience reading Grant Morrison’s work took place during high school when I picked up a copy of Batman: Arkham Asylum.  During that time (late 80s) comics were undergoing a transformation with writers like Morrison, Miller, and Moore dissecting the traditional comic icons and making them more fallible, thus more human. I remember admiring the amazing art [...]

Comic Book Workshop a Success!(2)

I was recently contacted by a local daycare to put on a Comic Book Workshop for campers ranging from 5-12 years of age. I was given no distinct direction to the project, however both the event coordinator and I agreed that it would be great to introduce comics to children who are unfamiliar with them [...]

Interview with Part-Time Comics(0)

Keith Quinn, founder and co-creator of Part-Time Comics, sits down with Cranium Comics to answer a few burning questions about his inspiration, motivations, and processes in creating the podcast. How did the idea of Part-Time comics come to fruition? Why did you feel that it was necessary? I listen to a handful of podcasts. Some [...]