Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Things have been lovely lately. I had a visit from a whole bunch of family, plus love-of-my-life Caitlin this weekend, and we saw a bonfire, a frat house, and some fun things around WRJ, VT. It was refreshing to see the town through their eyes, and it made me feel less like I was born to run from it. Last night I even caught up on some emails I’d been neglecting. I’m feeling rejuvenated!
This time I put a comic excerpt on my normal website; check it oooot. Oh no, you don’t want to go to my website? Fine. Here it is:
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Those of you with Blogger accounts using the newer commenting system, I’m trying to write on your posts, really I am! For some reason, nothing happens when I post selecting a Google ID or a WordPress.com ID. I noticed at least one of you (I think Jen/Devon) also had an option to just put in my name, email, website manually, and that worked. The rest of youse, I really want to give you feedback and toss up some comedic gems, but it just ain’t happening for some godawful reason.
Speaking of gods being awful:
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Last week I saw Zombieland. I didn’t really like it much. Plus, as you’ll see below, I was pretty distracted. There are movies I want to see! Like A Serious Man, and now there’s Where the Wild Things Are tomorrow! But I go out pretty much whenever something’s happening on Thursdays. It’s about hangin’ with friends.
Annnnnd, while we’re all here together, here are the actual, live, on-the-spot drawings of and on Mt. Ascutney.
The next one you can enlarge if you’d like.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Here’es another Segar-esque strip, drawn in class. Hour anna half? Hour forty-five? It was quicker, and in some ways I think that made it truer to the source material. Def the hardest part of being a waiter is remembering all the different people’s different needs.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
…this is what my life has been like so far. For the first publications class project here at CCS, we made a facebook, in the old-fashioned sense where you see the names and faces of all the freshmen. Each person’s biography was xeroxed on the back of the previous person’s screen printed portrait. They were bound last Monday.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
The leaves are at about half-saturation point here in the wilds of Vermont. Prime leaf peeping just in time for Columbus Day weekend. Suddenly White River Junction is a far less gloomy town. Walking on a path through some very young woods to school and back makes me understand some of the appeal of living in the country. And then I remember that to really live in the country, you have to drive a car.
Anyhow, here’s some more messing with the G-nib…and with prof/Swamp Thing artist Steve Bissette‘s style (in both form and function). Tryin to pick up what he’s been puttin down.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Here’s this comic. The faces are inconsistent and I’m sorry. But, you might recognize the actors. And maybe that’s part of the problem?
Sunday, October 4, 2009
H’lo folks. Sorry I’ve been such a bad blogger. Here’s some cartoons with which I’ve been learning how to use a dip pen, and especially the mythical G nib. Forged by samurai metallurgists obsessed with manga, the G nib is the only pen designed specifically with cartooning in mind. I’m not sure that it can lure me away from my Rapidographs, though.
First, a one-panel gag. I made two others, but one is pretty dumb and the other has been deemed by some to be too much for the internet to handle.
Next, a dear diary dream comic. (Trying to work looser, more cartoony, faster, but not exactly getting great results yet.)
And finally some autobio-ish strips in the style of EC Segar (you can click em to see em).
I’ve got more stuff to show you, and I promise to throughout the week.