Sustainable Diary Comics

We're happy to be partnering with
J.D. Lunt for Sustainable Diary Comics

Join a private community where diary cartoonists grow their practice, share work, and get support! 

The Sustainable Diary Comics (SDC) group includes...

1. Twice monthly live Q&A calls (on Zoom).

  • Mondays at 7pm Eastern/4 pm Pacific |
  • Discuss diary comics techniques, philosophy and practice. Sometimes we’ll use prompts to create together.
  • Share work among our fellow creators and get live responses.
  • Calls alternate instruction/discussion calls and co-working calls.
  • Don't worry if you can’t make it to all the live calls. The instruction/discussion calls will be recorded and available for at least 3 months afterwards.

2. Access to a private Mighty Networks group: a user-friendly discussion board.

  • Share your comics, get questions answered and discuss diary cartooning.  

3. Accountability through twice monthly co-working calls (on Zoom, not recorded).

  • These low-key working sessions shake up our daily comics-making routine while providing an easy way to get to know fellow diary cartoonists.

Some of the challenges we’ll address in the live calls include…

  • How to actually find your voice
  • Making time for your comics practice
  • How to sustain a dailyish diary comics practice
  • Making compelling comics with the art skills you already have
  • The secret to never running out of ideas
  • How I stopped worrying about the algorithm and found my readers anyway

This supportive, fun, online community is facilitated by J.D. Lunt. Join us and find support for your dailyish cartooning practice!  

Your monthly enrollment helps solidify your dedication to telling your stories.

What people say

“J.D. is a thoughtful, constructive, deeply read teacher and critic of comics. During discussions with him I invariably gain a fresh insight about my own work or that of others. He has been an indispensable part of my comics education and of my growth as an artist.”

Watch J.D.'s Free Friday Workshop on Mindful Diary Comics


J. D. Lunt is a cartoonist, developmental editor, writer, and educator. Before becoming a cartoonist, he worked in mental health, youth work, ministry, sign painting, and dishwashing. He was also a highlight and repairs painter for Thomas Kincade, but don't hold that against him. J. D. is drawn to cartooning because it is such an accessible art form. He leverages this accessibility to make a wide variety of topics more clear and relatable: from mental health and Veterans issues, to jazz and ancient wisdom traditions. J. D. Lunt is a graduate of The Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. He was co-editor of, and contributor to, When I Returned, an NEA-funded comics anthology, published by The Center for Cartoon Studies in collaboration with the White River Junction V. A. Hospital. His work has been featured in and profiled on New Hampshire Public Radio, Upworthy, The Boston Globe, and Seven Days Vermont. In the fall of 2016, J. D. Lunt was an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts Residency in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. In 2020, he was named the Cartooning Liaison for the Graphic Medicine International Collective. J.D.'s diary comics can be read on Patreon and Instagram @jaydeelunt

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