M Keener

On Maintenance (Tools)

There’s a phrase I once heard from a somewhat famous Navy Seal/Motivational Guru* online somewhere that I had never heard before, but it’s a phrase I’ve always kind of lived by: “Two is one, one is none.” I’m a firm believer in having both a “Plan B” and, where possible, a “Plan C” for my…Read more

On Maintenance (Personal)

Making comics can be brutal on a human body. Many artists spend up to 12 hours (some spend even more than that) a day sitting in place, making repetitive motions with one hand, and staring at a relatively bright surface while making art (and if you’re working digitally, you’re still sitting just as long in…Read more

On Limitations (Mental/Psychological)

I would wager that there are people out there with much fancier and more expensive setups than I would ever consider purchasing, even if I made double annually, and that some of those folks do little to nothing useful with those setups. Some of that might be due to having too much freedom, or more…Read more

On Limitations (Material)

I have to acknowledge that I am very fortunate to create comic art digitally in the manner I prefer. Most people are not so fortunate. Not that my workstation was wildly expensive; in fact, I built it on a fixed budget (a store-bought or customized rig would have cost me an extra $500). Still, I…Read more

Character Design

Been busy with a nasty cold…wanted to post here to show a little progress. I usually start out with a rough idea in my head about the traits of the character I have in mind…I may have no name in mind for such a character, I may only have a name in mind for a character, I…Read more

Pre-Visualization

I’ll have more to post later, but for now, here are some character sketches I’m working with to help flesh out the next project:

New Work

New Work Well, that took long enough! After a successful Kickstarter campaign and years of waiting that should not have been there to begin with… my book printed and shipped to it’s respective backers. I’m both proud and frustrated with the final product, but am happy to have it out and the orders fulfilled (if…Read more