My piece for Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence is up on Silver Screen Society!
Recently, I've been working on a short, triptych comic titled He Who Is Upon His Mountain. Keeping the ink washes and line art separate gives me greater control once scanned and imported into Photoshop. This comic will appear in
a mini-comic collecting several of my short comics in time for the spring/summer festival circuit the next issue of Carboncito, due out this summer.
I recently wrapped up a short comic for the upcoming third issue of Quarter Moon, which will be out in time for Valentine's Day (which is appropriate because it's erotica themed). I rarely take process pictures when I work but I managed to remember to take a few while working on the first page. My process is a long one!
First, a quick thumbnail on my sketchbook to help me determine layout and pacing.
Then the sketch is enlarged, printed to scale and traced onto bristol vellum with my trusty Artograph Light Pad (I love this thing soooo much. Never runs hot! No warped paper!!). I pencil in more details in preparation for inking with Staedtler pencils in HB and 2B (However I pencil really lightly for some reason).
Panel borders are inked first, which serves as a good warm-up and gives the impression that you have accomplished more work than you actually have. Finally, I ink the pencil drawings with my Raphael red sable brushes (sizes 1 through 3), sumi ink and pro white for the mistakes.
I was given a sneak peek at some of the other contributors' work, which has me super STOKED to see the issue in person. Locust Moon will throw a release party in mid-February, so look out for more pictures then!
Another year has come and gone! Looking back at all I accomplished in the past year, I can say I met and sometimes went beyond my 2013 goals!
(Forgive my list-making. I love lists) I'm eternally grateful to everyone who helped me achieve my goals! 2014 is already shaping up to be a very promising year and I'm eager to see how it unfolds. Here's to the long and winding road…
Happy Holidays to all! It's been a busy couple of days (excluding a short getaway to Lewisberg, PA to visit friends!). There are 3 (!!!) comics in the works, plus some illustrations for Silver Screen Society on the queue. Recently, I made a tiny, tiny zine about kiwi birds competing in 'Best in Show' for Small Ass Zines, helmed by the lovely Ness Lee! SOOOO happy to be part of the group! I had fun drawing and inking these little guys. If you find yourself in Toronto, you can nab a small ass zine of your own for a loonie at Art Metropole.
Thanks to Andrea Tsurumi for taking a lovely solo shot of me!
Thank you to everyone who braved the storm and stopped by the Degenerate Craft Fair this weekend! I had a good time but it left me completely exhausted. All my wares were well received and I even sold out of my Frida Llama notebooks! Luckily this is my last fest/fair of the year, so I can hunker down and work on new things for the spring.
This weekend I will be selling my comics and wares at the Degenerate Craft Fair, along with my Three-Armed Squid buddies Estrella Vega and Alden Viguilla. I'll be debuting a few new items, including a holiday Llama Salutations card, a new Alien Raver in Wonderland mini-book and Frida Llama blank notebooks. Hope to see you there!