Hiya folks, i’m gonna do inktober. It’s this drawing challenge thingy were you do an ink drawing for a series of prompts, one for each day of October.
It’s a couple things: a way to do a drawing everyday, a method of self promotion, practice, and a ham sandwich carved into the likeness of Mt Rushmore. One of those things is a lie. I wont say which, I will leave that up to you to figure out.
I will put my shizznitt up on instagram evvr day, if not y’all get to hurl insults at me! or bananas! if you have no insults or banananaas you can always hurl cash because according to my bank account, I really have an aversion to the stuff.
I will put a gallery up here at the end of the month and all of the drawings are available to purchase, so I will try and make them good.
Here is this years list:
I’m already a little stumped by the first one and really dont want to draw the taylor version of that word.
It turns out it was a good time to go running: I saw Wavves do a comedy set, met a man with a pinball table that doesn’t exist AND helped him fix it. It turns out that if you have an imaginary game machine you have to use imaginary fuses because real ones make too much sense.
lessons learned from dreams: on space travel
traditional space travel is very crude. The idea of going very fast and expending an enormous amount of energy is not only inefficient but incredibly wasteful. I fact I was admonished about after completely the first trans-galactic flight only to find my next door neighbor there waiting for me. or at least I thought it was the first. as it turns out sequence is also widely misunderstood. rocket travel, he went on to say is akin to trying to take your pants off by unraveling the threads starting at the leg opening. It is much easier to use the zipper. Apparently, he used tesseracts and then can go anywhere he can think of, as long as he knows where it is. “we’re the last generation who has to do this, our kids won’t have the limitation or perception, having grown up with it. They will be able to be everywhere at once. They already are.” He also recommended that we do not put any settlements around the graveyard. “There are noises coming from underneath it”
After a long struggle where I failed to figure out how the internet, or at least WordPress, works, I have a reliable (maybe) place for my comics. At least until I get some in print.
Tumblr will be housing them with their own headers, archives, and a spot for process art.
Also, next month will see the print version of The Black Apple. A Horror/Fairytale anthology series I’m creating with my friend and co-conspirator Britton Kroessler. I would say we’re about halfway through the first issue, which puts us significantly behind our “printed by next week” schedule. COMICS!
So Uh, go Read Deth Bunny, I mean the pages are all only two years old at best!
I finished photography for the rest of my portfolio! That will be updated soon. I am also making some images for my cousin Bethany’s very interesting blog called the graph paper diaries. I made some doom-y greeting cards with my comrade in arms Britton.
I have a number of other things in the works including cool ass art prints, new Deth Bunny pages, and an anthology comic of horror fairy tales called The Black Apple. Also: BANANANA GANG.
Remember when I used to post stuff? Yeah, neither do I. I had a decent run and then spent and an inordinate amount of time trying to figure out how to make this everything I wanted it to be. I wanted a portfolio, sketch, blog, and comics site. Well, I am coming really close to three of those, But I can’t figure out how to make the comics work. It’s bumming me out because that was the idea for this site to begin with. Slowly but surely I am populating the portfolio section, but I wish I could make everything work. Ultimately I may have comics live somewhere else, just out of necessity. Just do art and design and some blog crap here. I wish I had the time, and patience, and, well, the computer to learn the web stuff. But I don’t.
I just finished a poster class at risd. one of the three final classes i need in order to have all the credits for my certificate. Taking a letterpress class right now and then one more. Maybe a professional Identity?
Went through piles of work and found a stash of about 16-20 unfinished comic pages and a bunch of other stuff. Planning some new design for the site in the about and landing page, as well as some new navigation. Stayed up late and finished a couple of pages last night over the course of the next few weeks will update all the comic pages. This should make it so that I have a decent preamble for a couple of stories. Started putting school work up on behance/risd site. Photographing some actual professional work to put up. I might also be teaching a class about zombies to kids in the spring!
Been reading a lot of Usagi Yojimbo. It’s like a master class in making good comics. Pretty much every aspect of that book is well thought out and masterfully executed. The amount of research is staggering and meticulous. The artwork, while it started very solid, becomes more lyrical as the series progresses. Stan Sakai has an very intuitive grasp of what to show and what not to, reading flow, composition, and line. He has also won Eisners for his lettering.