What is Print Bleed | Bleed Guidelines

What is print bleed

In this competitive world, you don’t want to be second best. You must be up-to-date with the latest technology and procedures. The comic art industry, for example, requires you to be on the alert for things that might hamper progress or propel you to exponential success. If you are not familiar with print bleed techniques, you should do so immediately, as it could determine whether your prints are accepted and admired by art collectors. This method is particularly valuable if you frequently use applications such as Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator, and similar desktop publishing programs to produce awesome artwork

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Comic Artists in Today’s World

Comic Artists Today

Being a comic artist in the 21st century is very different than what it was a few decades ago. The combination of advancements in technology and a shift from niche to mass market has created new ways to embrace the art industry, giving comic artists amazing opportunities to be successful. Which artist didn’t get that tricky question: “You’re an artist? That’s amazing… But what’s your real job?”. Well… Comic book artist is a REAL job. And if you get this one again, here are a few key elements to answer (and improve your self esteem in the process)…

Think Different

“You’re going to starve”. “You’ll be struggling every month”. “Do you even have the talent?”. Those kind of remarks can hurt. As an artist, you probably got that a lot. And it’s one of the biggest reason comic artists fail, state of mind. The failures believe life is never going to give them a break, and they blame everyone else for their problems.

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DPH Interview with Artist Tremaine [Trew2art] Worrell

Artist Tremaine [Trew2art] Worrell

DPH asked Tremaine [Trew2art] Worrell to answer questions about what triggered his passion and persistence to become the talented artist he is today.

1. Where did you go to art school?

I didn’t go to an art school persay. I mean I did enroll in the art instructions mail correspondence course for a lil while but didn’t finish that. I went to City Tech in Brooklyn where I learned most of my graphic design skills from. I received my associates degree.

2. What got you interested in art?

My mother was my main reason I started to get into art. She used to draw when I was a kid. So it sparked the artistic flame in me to draw from then and that flame is still going now. As well as cartoons, comics, graffiti, m9vies, anime and many things also got me interested in art.

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DPH Interview with Artist Lionel Sayers

DPH asked Lionel Sayers to answer questions about what triggered his passion and persistence to become the talented artist he is today.

1. Where did you go to art school?

I went to the borough of Manhattan Community College. I elected to take an art courses, graphic design, and sculpting classes.

2. What made you interested in art?

Growing up, I collected cardboard pictures of cartoon characters from toy boxes, watched shows such as Batman the Animated Series, Dragonballz, Gargoyles, and Power Rangers. It triggered my love for art, and I wanted to draw every character.

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DPH Interview with Photographer Alex Belisle

Parking Here by Alex Belisle

DPH asked photographer Alex Belisle to answer questions about what triggered his passion and persistence to become the talented photographer he is today.

1. Where did you go to art school?

I never received any schooling at all. I did fail 4th grade art because I made a Christmas ornament Green & Black . My teacher hated the colors. No lie. I was crushed. It soured me on art teachers. That stayed with me forever. Still want nothing to do with them.

2. What made you interested in art?

Tough question as I don’t look at what I do as art. I just always saw things I wanted to remember. Places I had great memories of, people I loved. When I shoot, I remember everything. Sights, smells, temperature, what I was listening to for music. So, for me it’s a full-blown memory.

3. Who inspires you?

Silly as it sounds, Peter Parker. Loved Spider-Man as a kid. Totally related to him. I always saw the bullied kid who had an escape. I couldn’t climb walls, but I could take pictures.

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DPH Interview with Creator Fabrice Sapolsky


DPH asked Fabrice Sapolsky to answer questions about what triggered his passion and persistence to become the talented artist and creator he is today.

1. Where did you go to art school?

I didn’t! I have a liberal arts background. I majored in Contemporary History. I started drawing at a early age but when I hit 17 years old, I totally lost confidence and turned to writing. Then Graphic design. Then art came back with a vengeance and I started drawing again about two and a half years ago.

2. What got you interested in art?

Comics! What else? What’s funny is that I was born and raise in France where art is everywhere and very accessible. But I only had eyes for American comics.

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DPH Interview with Artist Dan Nokes

Dan Nokes

DPH asked Dan Nokes to answer questions about what triggered his passion and persistence to become the talented artist he is today.

1. Where did you go to art school?

I’m for the most part self-taught. I took some art classes in community college and high school, but found I learn best through trial and error. I need to beat myself over the head with a mallet to learn, so to say.

2. What got you interested in art?

I’m a storyteller first and foremost and I use art to bring my characters and stories to life. It’s what gravitated me into comic books and sequential storytelling. It seemed logical to move my art into that field and direction.

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DPH Interview with Artist Jim Borio

Artist Jim Borio

DPH asked Jim Borio to answer questions about what triggered his passion and persistence to become the talented artist he is today.

1. Where did you go to Art School?

I studied graphic design at Bucks County Community College for a few semesters.

2. What got you interested in art?

I have been fascinated with art and it is an escape from reality for me.

3. Who inspires you?

There are many people that inspire me and it continues to grow. My top two artist that inspire me would be Shepard Fairey and Banksy. They were the first two artists that got me to pursue art as a profession.

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DPH Interview with Maura of Dark Arts Empire

Maura's Dark City Watercolor

DPH asked Marua to answer questions about what triggered her passion and persistence to become the talented artist she is today.

1. Where did you go to art school?

3 Semesters at Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania. Studied psychology, fine arts, graphics design.

2. What got you interested in art?

A lot of time spent alone as a child. Crayons & coloring books. Nature. Watching 90’s music videos. Music is my major influence. Also, I would draw, and write to express my feelings often as a child.

3. Who inspires you?

Musicians. Composers. Visionaries. Architects. Artists. Original free-thinkers. Good people on this earth. The very few people that I love and trust inspire me to stay motivated.

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DPH Interview with Anna Giovannini

DPH asked Anna Giovannini to answer questions about what triggered her passion and persistence to become the talented artist she is today.

1. Where did you go to art school?

I majored in Visual Arts and History of Art and Architecture in Brown University, Rhode Island, mostly for general fine art training. After graduation, I took specialized courses in Animation and Comics at the Quanta School of Art (in São Paulo, Brazil) and at the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City for a few months.

2. What got you interested in art?

I started watching cartoons and 90’s Anime when I was little, and loved to try and re-draw the characters and produce something. I felt happy when I was able to create something of my own, even if the art itself still had a long way to go, and what pushed me to pursue making comics further was during my first New York ComicCon, when I first saw an Artist Alley.

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