Previously, I wrote up a tutorial for an easier method to use Adobe Illustrator’s Variable Data feature. By easier, I meant easier than the procedure outlined in the official Adobe documentation.

This time, I’m back with an even easier method, if you can believe that. Recently, I was contacted by Vasily Hall, an script/automation expert who has developed a script for Illustrator called Variable Importer.

I go through it fairly quickly in the video above, but read on for a bit more in-depth walkthrough

John Garrett Interviewed on Renderstreet

This is just a quick note to mention my interview over at Renderstreet.

Renderstreet is a rendering service I use for my 3D artwork. Since rendering on my own computer can be slow and taxing on the machine, I usually farm that out to Renderstreet because I’d rather save the time than the money.

Anyway, I talk about my process and also my thoughts on the comic industry. If you’re interested please jump over there and check it out.

Also, a big thanks to the people at Renderstreet for asking my to be interviewed!

So it turns out that Marvel is replacing Thor with a woman, and replacing Captain America with a Black man (the Falcon).

Niva finally gets her hands on Onuss!

This is just a quick blurb here to let you know I was interviewed last week over on World Of Black Heroes

In this episode, Niva catches up with Onuss, the alien troublemaker she’s been sent to recover.

Titans|Divinity continues in an episode called “Attack of the Titan Kill-Bots!”

If you’ve ever had to use Adobe Illustrator to set up multiple variations of a single file, then using the “Illustrator Variable Data” feature could save you a lot of time. It’s not very intuitive to set up, though, so I made up this tutorial.

Titans|Divinity: Niva begins her hunting mission.

Just finished up a round of horror movies recently. Honestly these movies end up being comedies for me, since I usually don’t feel much sympathy for the protagonists. Oh well, at least they weren’t “found footage” movies.

So I decided to watch the movie “Her” this weekend. It affected me, but probably in ways the director didn’t mean for it to affect people. Some spoilers follow.

The Titans|Divinity sci-fi comic continues. In this episode, no one gets what they want…

The sci-fi comic Titans|Divinity continues. We finally find out the answer to the question – what the devil is an Ego-Lattice?

Time for another sci-fi episode of the Titans|Divinity saga. This week we introduce the Titan called Niva!

Time for another 3D superhero. This week it’s Batman’s old sidekick Dick Grayson, aka Nightwing!

Episode 2 of last weeks’ Titan’s Divinity comic. Sci-fi action inside!

This is a sci-fi story I’ve had kicking around in my head for years. The Titans are a force of peacekeepers, essentially. I guess a close equivalent would be DC Comics’ Green Lantern Corps, although they Titans are not quite as friendly as the GL’s. They’re very, very far away from Earth, with essentially no hope of ever getting back there, so they have to make do where they are.