All posts by Kevin Manklow


Everyone has a game plan until they get punched in the face!

Everyone has a game plan until they get punched in the face.  I’ve recently been making solid progress on the pencil and ink work for my graphic novel, THE BONESETTER.  […]


Progress Report #1

Well, it’s been a busy summer and progress on THE BONESETTER is moving along at a pretty good clip.  This has been the season of research and education on many […]

Inking samples for past works by Kevin Manklow

Inking Isn’t Tracing

Anyone remember that scene in the 1997 film Chasing Amy?  The argument that Jason Lee had with a comic convention “fan” regarding the role of inking a comic book?  It […]

How I stay motivated through the late night grind.

Keeping Inspired Through the Grind

I want to talk about creating comics and graphic novels on a different level now.  Not the aspirational big picture level.  I’m talking small-scale, late night, fourth coffee, half asleep, […]


My Multiple Creative Personalities

Getting back into the swing of the comic book creating is both frustrating and exhilarating. In what other field can I express my O.C.D. (Obsessive Creativity Disorder) to this magnitude? […]


My Origin Story…Kinda

I’m not one to dwell on my own history, but from time to time it makes sense to take stock of one’s achievements and failures.  Here is a little bit […]

Character Development – Visual Foreshadowing

Character Development – Visual Foreshadowing

I’m well into the development of THE BONESETTER from a scripting perspective.  Things are beginning to take shape.  I can envision the personalities and emotions of each character.  As the […]

THE BONESETTER: Early stage logo mock-up


One of my favorite things in the world (besides, pizza, beer, and the Avengers movie) is typography.  I’m one of those graphic-designer/nerdy types that will stop and really, REALLY try […]


THE BONESETTER: My graphic novel, from concept to creation.

As far back as I can remember, I’ve aspired to live a life of creative expression.  I excelled in school as a graphic designer and illustrator.  I was never a […]