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National Ambassador Gene Luen Yang’s Creativity in Progress Series: Part 5

August 3, 2016

Join National Ambassador for Young People's Literature Gene Luen Yang each month at Panels for the Creativity in Progress series, where he takes us inside the process of writing and illustrating comics!

In his latest post, Yang shares his approach to inking. Though it took him years of practice to hone — and a few spills — inking is now Yang’s favorite part of the creative process.

When it comes time to ink, all the hard decisions have been made. I figured out the story structure, the dialogue, the blocking within each panel, the word balloon placement, everything. I can turn on a podcast, pull out my brushes, and just go. There’s something very Zen about it. (Panels)

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