Wednesday, July 25, 2012

478- another SJ image

This is a strange little StarJourne drawing, it seems kinda stiff to me. I was more interested in coloring it than the actual drawing, which is sad. Anyhoo, they all can't be winners. I do like the coloring somewhat, and the little shadow behind her. It kinda reminds me of a sticker or decal. Or a animation cell, if I had more time to create I would love to make some cells. I recently made one, hand painted on Acetate film. It was a lot of fun, maybe I will try to make more. I will post the one I did make, when I get a decent background painted for it. It is of THE RIGATONYS. Who are a cross of Josie & the Pussycats and the Ramones...but they are also pasta, rigatoni to be exact. Sigh. As I said earlier, they all can't be winners.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

477- fun page

This is a fun page from a upcoming comic, sorry for the lack of posts and activity, but in real life I am drawing up a comic storm in preparation for APE and SF Zinefest conventions. So there will be a flash flood of comics coming soon.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

476- a Blast from the past!

Dont read too much into this old friends, just a little fun.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

475- a little washing.

here is a small drawing I did on a train to SF recently, I was bored and wanted to try out these new wash pencils I have had for a long while. The idea being that you draw with them and then wet the marks into a wash. Not being a boyscout, all I had was a ball point pen to ink my pencils, not that it should be an excuse, because I have seen absolutely amazing ink drawings done with an ordinary office pen. With enough care and practice, and patience, an artist can make beautiful work with anything that makes a mark. Anyhoo, I had a crummy pen, and an empty water brush, that is a plastic brush pen with a refillable reservoir in the tube. So, to make a long pointless story short, I used my fizzy water and my mouth to fill my brush and play with the washes on this.
So this scan/post totally kill the subtleties of the wash.

Monday, July 09, 2012

474- working on new stuff.

I am working on a new little comic strip featuring everyone's favorite muties, It's strange drawing these characters. I am trying to get a certain look, their 90's cartoon incarnation, and I realize how far I have slipped in my more representational drawing. Which I will soon focus more intently on, and sharpen back up.  I don't want to give too much away on this new comic, as to give away the gags leave little else to discover. 
I am working on a small collection of my recent comix for the upcoming SF Zinefest & A.P.E. also in SF. These two are the only regular conventions I attend these recent years, but I may add San Jose's Big Wow and Oakland's Image Expo. This new comic's working title is "Chem-Trails", should be around 32 pages and  be the standard comic size. Maybe I will draw on some bags and boards...maybe not.