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JManga Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2011

JManga Panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2011

Read a transcript of the JManga panel at San Diego Comic-Con, as representatives from five major Japanese publishers explain their plans forJManga.com, a new website that will offer manga in English to readers in North America, and eventually, the world.
How to Paint a Skull Head

How to Paint a Skull Head

A skull is the bone structure of the animal head. It holds the brain and gives shape to the animal's face. Skulls have been used by artists throughout history --- both physically and symbolically --- in most cultures to signify mortality and death. The skull is also a symbol of the transience of hum
How to Paint Clean Edges From Wall to Ceiling

How to Paint Clean Edges From Wall to Ceiling

As you paint interior walls, you'll face corners and edges that require careful painting. Because ceilings and walls often have different colors, when you paint a wall, you must create a clean edge along the upper corner of the wall where it intersects with the ceiling. Use a sash brush to paint cle
How to Draw Graffiti Arrows

How to Draw Graffiti Arrows

Graffiti can transform an average image into a bold and colorful statement. The graffiti style can grab the attention of people passing by, and more and more of these people are beginning to consider graffiti an art form. There are many different styles and types of graffiti that may inspire you. By
How to Rig an Eight for a Two-Person Load

How to Rig an Eight for a Two-Person Load

Rappelling or abseiling is a popular outdoor sport as well as a useful means of negotiating steep terrain. One of the many practical applications of rappelling is vertical rescue. The figure eight descender is the most popular device used in rappelling worldwide because of its simplicity and versa
Can I Refinish My Shower Pan?

Can I Refinish My Shower Pan?

You can refinish your shower pan if you dedicate yourself to proper surface preparation. Whether your shower pan is made of polyurethane, fiberglass or stainless steel, it is not able to accept a new finish unless it's properly treated. Learn the correct procedure, or your shower pan will promptly s
How to Refinish Cherry Furniture

How to Refinish Cherry Furniture

Cherry wood furniture has an intense depth of color and variation. Refinishing cherry furniture can result in blotching. However, this is largely a question of preference. Some people like the appearance of furniture with blotches, while others prefer the cherry finish in its more natural state.
How to Finish Wood With Water Damage

How to Finish Wood With Water Damage

If you would like to finish wood damaged by water, your options are limited by the extent of the damage. Before you attempt to apply any type of finish, remove as much water damage as possible by sanding the wood. Employ the correct sanding techniques, or splintering will result. If you are able to
How to Clean an Acrylic Painting With Smoke Damage

How to Clean an Acrylic Painting With Smoke Damage

Whether it is from a fire or cigarettes, smoke can cause severe damage to a home. Carpets, furniture and paintings can all be covered in soot and ash as a result of smoke damage. Acrylic paintings must be cleaned in a special way so the face of the painting is not altered in any way.
San Diego Comic-Con 2010 – Moto Hagio

San Diego Comic-Con 2010 – Moto Hagio

Moto Hagio sketches at the Fantagraphics booth at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.
How to Paint Indoor Brick

How to Paint Indoor Brick

Painting an indoor brick wall could quickly give a room in your house a fresh, rejuvenated look. Most indoor bricks will be of natural tones and can vary in texture. Preparation, as with all paint jobs, is key to success. In order to paint brick, you must first use a brush to paint the edges of the
Tips on Holding a Video Contest

Tips on Holding a Video Contest

Organizers should observe several rules when holding a video contest.video tapes image by ludwig from Fotolia.comMany organizations routinely sponsor video contests in which participants submit a short, homemade video. The video generally conveys a particular message or theme, usually one...
25 Manga Milestones: 2000 - 2009

25 Manga Milestones: 2000 - 2009

See a list of the top 25 manga milestones and news stories that shaped the U.S. manga publishing business in the last decade, from 2000 - 2009. The first decade of the 21st century saw explosive growth of manga in America, as well as some of its growing pains, like the demise of print anthology maga
How to Paint Rocks & Grass

How to Paint Rocks & Grass

Nature paintings -- paintings depicting images of rocks, grass, and other familiar symbols of nature and the outdoors -- are distinctive pieces of artistry made by beginners to world renowned artists such as Camille Pissarro and Isaac Levitan. Incorporating rocks and grass into a painting can add a
How to Remove Paint From Antique Glass

How to Remove Paint From Antique Glass

On antique glass mirrors, the edges of the glass were sometimes decorated with hand-painted designs and flowers. Depending on personal preference, some people wish to remove painted designs from antique glass. Antique vases that were hand-painted are beautiful, but sometimes the painted designs can
10 Reasons Why I Use Airbrush Painting South Carolina Services

10 Reasons Why I Use Airbrush Painting South Carolina Services

When I bought a white car, I wanted to change its color to blue. The difficulty in getting the best company to help paint my car got me frustrated until I got SC Hydrographics. This ...
How to Paint a Black Distressed Wood Table

How to Paint a Black Distressed Wood Table

There are different ways to distress a piece of furniture to give it a well-worn, antique appearance. One method involves the use of paint. Some of the base coat on the piece is allowed to show through the top coat, indicating surface wear. For a black distressed wood table, you could use a light co
How to Spray Paint Stencils

How to Spray Paint Stencils

Quite, you prefer to spray paint stencils! Spray paints leave a nice and clean, fast finish that is free from paint brush marks and the splotches which sponges might create. But, because easy as it ...
How to Thin Heavy Body Acrylics

How to Thin Heavy Body Acrylics

Heavy body acrylic paints can add depth and richness to any painting. If the paint is too thick, however, or if you're attempting a wash or watercolor effect, you will need to thin your paint. Since acrylics are water-based, you can add a couple drops of water to thin your paints. Too much water, th