Brad Colbow
Brad Colbow is an independent web designer living and working in Cleveland Ohio (USA). He is also the creator of the weekly web comic "The Brads" about two web designers trying to start a small company. You can check out the latest comic and the archives on Brad's website.
  • Design & Illustration
    Inking and Coloring the Comic Strip "The Brads"Preview
    A few times a each month we revisit some of our reader’s favorite posts from throughout the history of Vectortuts+. This tutorial by Brad Colbow was first published on October 13th 2008. In this tutorial, we'll walk through the steps of creating a comic strip using Illustrator's Pen Tool, custom brushes and masking features. This is a fun tutorial that covers the process I use, while showcasing the comic strip I write called "The Brads." You can read the strip regularly on my blog.Read More…
  • Code
    iPad Magazine Interface DesignPreview
    A great magazine is more than just a collection of articles around a theme or idea, it's a curated editorial experience. Through layout design and copy it can take you to different places and teach you new things. The release of the iPad has kicked off the latest chapter in the history of magazine design. I've been working with a startup,, to create our own magazine publishing platform and here is what we've done.Read More…
  • Design & Illustration
    The Brads - Learning About Contrast in DesignPreview
    In this comic, you'll learn about the fundamentals of contrast, which is an important part of design. This comic touches on key areas of contrast like grayscale, tints, readability of text, along with examples and fun explanations. Enjoy this informative comic strip!Read More…