Doug Lefler

Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Art of Thumbnails

May 20, 2013

One of the useful skills any visual storyteller can develop is the art of drawing thumbnails. These are small sketches, usually several to a single page, that represent a continuity of thought. They are first draft of your storyboard or comic. In my early career, working at Disney Feature Animation, I filled reams of 8.5

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How I was Influenced by Ray Harryhausen

May 13, 2013

Ray Harryhausen 1920 – 2013 It is possible that I would have ventured into the entertainment industry if my dad had not taken me to the drive-in to see One Million Years B.C., but he did. I was nine years old, and I became obsessed with the man who had created the dinosaurs that shared

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Ashfire Monday #5

May 6, 2013

After four years of development, and thirty five years of contemplation, the Scrollon® iPad app is ready for release. It will be available in the App Store on June 3rd, 2013 with four of my original stories. is now live, and the definitive source of news and information pertaining to Scrollon®. Also at I’ve

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