Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Testing! Yay!

Monday, January 30, 2006

A nice grey day outside... I absolutely have so much work to do, both on Friends (issue 3 is coming out for the Alternative Press Expo in April, and I recently realized that I have to produce a page a week to meet that deadline!) and on life in general. I've always been an absolute slob, and in the last few years I've gotten this idea in my head that if I can just keep my room put together I'll be able to pull everything else in line, as well. So, a brief version of today's agenda reads something like this:

Clean room
Finish pages 1, 2, & 3 of Friends (I work out of order)
Scan and make corrections to said pages (I {heart} Computer)
New posting on Friend or Foe? blog
Make lunch for Danielle (one of my roommates, I owe her)
Write up hand-out for work meeting tonight (I'm the manager of a small paper store)

So... here's what I have for my faithful blog reader(s): The first of Two Stories, my first self published comic. The covers were actually kind of cool, the first thing I ever printed with my Gocco Printer; I was inspired by the cover of an old William Saroyan book, Dear Baby.
I kept this particular copy for myself due to the amateurish but cute printing error on it:

I finally managed to sell out (read: give away) all of my ambitious print run of about 100 of these sometime last year, and I don't intend to ever republish either in print form again, so I thought that they might make for somewhat entertaining fodder for this blog.

I'll put up the other comic, "Ghoststory", sometime soon.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Jonas and I have been working on a collaborative comic for a little while now... It's called "Root & Branch" and, naturally, it's a sprawling fantasy epic! We just decided to fuck being cool and just do something fun. The story line involves witches and magic and ancient kingdoms and young characters coming of age and all that good D&D-ish stuff you know you really like. It's also set mostly in a forest so far, so I'm getting really into drawing trees and such.

He and I are doing the writing and drawing together, which should be pretty interesting (for us, at least). Here are some of my sketches; you can also check out some of Jonas sketches on his blog Mumbling Mynah.

The first installment should be up soon on the Family Style website!

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Gosh! My own "blog!" Who knew?

Since this is my first posting, here's to setting the bar low: An old comic from one of my sketchbooks. This one was actually re-drawn from my memory of an even older version (in color!) that I lost somewhere along the way. Perhaps my biographer will manage to unearth it someday and the variations of my most amateur efforts can be discussed in withering detail.

Shauna was Joan Jett for the rock star party, I think. I went as Prince!