Hello! Thanks for visiting the all-new, all different SIZER DESIGN + ILLUSTRATION website. Loaded with new content and more ways to view it, I hope you will enjoy exploring the many cool clients that I get to work with, and the solutions that we came up with together.
Thank you also for your feedback and clicky patience on the site; it’s a heavier site, loaded with lots and lots of big images full of detail. Loading is sometimes slow, so feel free to refresh your page to help speed things along. As with all things, we tried to balance out the big with the fast, and hopefully the compromise is worth your time. More content is on it’s way, and I’ll be able to reveal some new big projects that I’ve been working on and not able to talk about… yet.
FINALLY! My new graphic novella (the cool name for a shorter graphic novel) MIXTAPE:1984 is available as my first 100% digital book from my imprint Café Digital Studios, available through Comixology.
This is a “Guided View” digital comic, which means it dynamically adapts to the device it’s being viewed on, from phone to tablet to laptop, moving fluidly from panel to panel. It’s really cool to see. It’s a story of first love, awkward teen antics in high school, and finding the courage to step up and do what you love to do. Of course, it’s loaded with tons of 80’s music, and a play listing for the entire book. Because I will always be as much of a music geek as I am a comics geek.
MIXTAPE: 1984 is ©Paul Sizer/Café Digital Studios. All rights reserved.
Hello, my name is Paul Sizer, and I make images work for ideas.
I’ve been a freelance graphic designer, comic creator and illustrator since 1992, and during that time I’ve learned the trade of design and illustration, becoming a self publisher and business person alongside working to expand my skill set. I learned how to make messages and ideas grab people by the brain as well as by the eyes.
As a comic creator, I learned from the best that great characters yield great stories, so I have always worked to build the most interesting characters I could to get my stories and messages across. I learned that you need to create characters that you love, respect and care for, so that you will want to follow them through the good times and the challenging times, when they are winning and when they are losing.
And from the beginning, I learned that good characters have no requirements for gender, sexual identity, color, creed, size, shape or philosophical view. Good is good, interesting is interesting. Period. I learned early on the importance of strength of character, but also that there is character in that strength, of how you use it and how it directs and guides you.
I’m getting ready to start another story. Hopefully with interesting and complex characters. I hope you’ll be along for the ride.
I’ll be part of a gallery show this June at the Metropolis Gallery in downtown Kalamazoo! Friday, June 7th at the monthly ART HOP is the opening reception, and you can meet me and my talented co-exhibitors, Blake Eason and Kenjji Jumanne-Marshall! Three comic artists working to show that comics extend well beyond the panel.