Sunday, July 31, 2016

Trying out the Strathmore Series 500 Vellum Surface


Saturday, July 30, 2016

Page 3 Work in Progress

I think I'll want to take another pass at this page once I get through to the end, but here are the pencils for page three for now. I am super happy with the classical composition in the bottom half of the page. 

While working on this, was listening to Jamila Woods' super sweet HEAVN, Aphex Twin's great new Cheetah EP that bears a little resemblance to Todd Terje's music, actually. We went to see Terje and Lindstrom last night and sweat more than I have in a week of running. Also listened to a couple episodes of Tradh Twins, which I've only just finally now started even though it hits all my favorite things. 

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Page 2 Work in Progress

The last draft I did of this page was one of my favorites, but I still felt like I needed to kick it up a notch or three to get it in line with my new page 1. I'm terrified of losing some of the really great things from that last draft, but I think these pencils are going to result in a pretty kickass final page. 

While I listened to a lot of music while working on this, I think Moderat's III and Anderson .Paak's Malibu were real highlights. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Old-School Blogging

I do miss old-fashioned blogging, and if I'm ever going to write the essays I have in my head, they'll probably be here. I love Tumblr and Instagram and Twitter and Facebook and whatever, and I'll keep using them, but I miss the one-stop-shop. 

Here's a page of a comic I've been working on. I've written this comic front to back in thumbnails 5-6 times and as finished pages almost twice, and it's been a real struggle finding my groove. These are the finished pencils for this latest round. Hopefully it's the last time I pencil this page. Right now, it feels like it's light years ahead of the earlier drafts. 

I'm listening to Astronoid's Air. It's super pretty emo shoegaze unblackened black metal in the vein of Alcest, Jesu and Rainer Maria. I like it a lot. 

I've been browbeaten into watching Rick and Morty. It's not bad. I could do without the rape/sexual violation jokes, but some of it is quite good. "I'm Mr. Meeseeks, look at me!"

Sami Zayn is the wrestler of the year so far. His match against Nakamura and his feud/matches with Kevin Owens have been stellar. If we can't ever have Daniel Bryan wrestle again, I'll take Sami each and every day. 

I just read the second issue of Soule and Pulido's She-Hulk. What a pleasure that book was. I'm also rereading Milligan and Bachalo's Shade, the Changing Man. The first issue holds up really well. 


Friday, July 22, 2016

A return to blogging?

I have something that I'm working on that I think calls for a return to old-school blogging. Now the challenge will be to get it posted in fewer than three and a half years. 
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