Friday, May 16, 2014
My schedule opened up a little recently and I decided that now would be a good time to start painting again. I've been working on comics during the day and painting at night. This is Acrylic on Masonite. I wanted to take some baby steps because so much time had passed from my last time slinging paint, and this piece taught me a ton. I can't wait to do more.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
Skip forward to the current day and age. The internet has left adolescence far behind. Live journal is still there, but the blog has, well, I don't have to tell you do I? In fact if you are still reading this I am completely surprised and flattered. Not so much because it is dull, but because it is far more than 140 characters. As for me, I'm married and careered, and still under deadline and spend a lot of time thinking about that funny strip that I used to do and how much I enjoyed it. This week I was low. I couldn't get my head unscrewed from my rectum and just needed something to make me laugh. Leafing through an old sketchbook, I came across a page that had eight panels sketched out and found myself giggling. I put the deadlines aside just for a little while and spent time drawing for myself. I humbly present the results here.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Onto the real business of today. It’s Wednesday, which means new web comics! I went back and forth about what I should talk about today. I like a lot of different web comics and have spoken about some of them before. To that end to keep it frosty I’ll be talking about web comics that I haven’t mentioned before.
First up is Kate Beaton and Hark! A Vagrant. Kate is a Historian who took her love of history and a whip smart sense of humor and started doing web strips. The strips have gotten so popular that Drawn and Quarterly put out a collection of them. Check out the funny here:
Next up we’ve got Cleopatra In Spaaaace! by Mike Maihack. This fun ongoing series is about a teenaged Cleopatra VII who is transported to the future from her home time of 52 BC, and is the center figure of a centuries long war.
Series creator Mike Maihack has worked on such books as Jim Henson’s The Storyteller, Cow Boy and Comic Book Tattoo.
Finally for today we have My Sister The Freak by Dani Jones. Dani has made a niche for herself working in all ages and children’s publishing and now is turning her fun style to web comics. My sister the freak is about two sisters who are learning to deal with life and the ups and downs of family. Did I mention the alien monsters? Volume 1 is available to read and Dani is currently working on volume 2.
And that wraps up this week’s Web Comic Wednesday! Tune in later today for the postponed Tutorial Tuesday, which is all about inking! remember if you know a web comic I should be reading, or have a web comic of your own, tell me about it by leaving a comment in the comments section! Until next time, keep it weird!
Monday, September 24, 2012
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
It's a shameless plug, I know :) But nonetheless, the trend I'm noticing is that I'm picking up less and less single issues in stores. I find myself looking at more and more webcomics. To that end I wanted to share with you some of the webcomics that I've been reading lately. Every week on Wednesday I will post up 3 brand new webcomics links that I have been reading. Oh, and if anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to have them! So let's begin shall we?
The first web comic is Red's Planet, which I found out about through newsarama. Red's Planet is about a young orphan whom everyone calls Red much to her chagrin, who after running away from her foster home is kidnapped by aliens and stranded on a strange planet in a crashed starship with a motley crew of interstellar flea-market goers finds herself in a worse situation than her foster home.
Red's Planet was created by Eddie Pittman whose previous work was in animation on films like Mulan and Tarzan.
The second web comic for today is Escape From Planet Nowhere, which I found through the link's page on Red's Planet. Personally I've found tons of web comics just by clicking through suggested links. Escape From Planet Nowhere is about a soldier trapped on an Alien Planet just trying to get off world so he can catch the perfect wave.
Escape From Planet Nowhere was created by Otis Farmpton, best known for the graphic novel Oddly Normal.
The third web comic for today is also by Otis Frampton (a two-fer!) and is called Song Of Xanthia. It's a fantasy story about a girl named Min who finds a symbol of great power. Right now the story clocks in at 13 pages with more on the way.
And that wraps it up for Webcomic Wednesday! Be sure to check back next week for more great webcomics, and remember if you have a webcomic or know of one that I should be reading, send it along. Also , Sketch Monday will be returning next week, as well as a new feature titled What I'm reading Thursdays. Until then, keep it weird!