Doug Lefler

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“RIONAH”

War is Hell for an elf alone, but Rionah has found an unexpected friend. RIONAH is an alternate history WWII story with dieselpunk elements and mythical creatures. I wrote and illustrated RIONAH simultaneously in two formats. It is a standard comic, available HERE at storyattic.com, and it is also a vertical Scrollon®. The vertical scrolling

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Posted June 30th 2022

DEVELOPING ACTION SEQUENCES

For writers, directors, comic book artists, and storyboard artists By Doug Lefler Designing action sequences has been a significant aspect of my long career in the entertainment industry, approaching the challenge from different angles as a writer, director, and storyboard artist. I hope that the concepts I will delineate can be helpful to filmmakers, comic

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Posted June 17th 2022

Sir Tiro

Sir Tiro sought to distinguish himself by slaying a dragon, but he had no idea where or when it would take him.

Posted April 5th 2022

Selects from my 2021 illustrations

Last year I sketched and painted a lot of aquatic-themed pieces. At the beginning of the year, sea shanties were trending on TikTok. Some of them found their way to me and influenced my work process. I am not a marine artist, but many a good adventure tale has begun with a sea voyage, and

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Posted January 10th 2022

Selects from my 2021 Sketchbook

In 2021 I appreciated Frank Frazetta and Heinrich Kley‘s impact on my work. I wrote about meeting Frazetta, but more should be said about Kley. His work’s vibrancy, especially his animal drawings, significantly influenced Walt Disney. Early in my career, one of the older Disney artists (it might have been Blaine Gibson) told me that

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Posted January 3rd 2022
Happy Holidays 2021

Happy Holidays 2021

Wishing you happiness in 2022!

Posted December 22nd 2021
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I still remember the day I learned you could make a living drawing storyboards. It combines the three things I enjoy most: filmmaking, storytelling and drawing.

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