Friday, March 9, 2012
In Your very near future, there will be available A Lars Von Trier Fanzine so to speak. It is edited by Suzette Smith & myself, and contains examinations of his work by such talented peoples as, Graham Kahler, Elizabeth Pusak, Jason Overby, Julia Gfrorer, Cari Vander Yacht, & the editor's including myself. Below You can glimpse at a sample of what my interview with Lars Von Trier looks like. My interview piece is organized in comic format as you can see and in total is 11 pages. Keep your eyes open for the book at the coming Stumptown Comics Fest where it will premier.
Monday, January 9, 2012
Here are some pretty poor sneak peak scans of the nearly complete short comic I have made to give Jason T. Miles for a new zine anthology he is producing for the near future to see! It is a new adventure in modern art through the church of awesome thought. This time discussing what makes an idea, through a project tying together the unfathomable number of Google, as well as the unfathomable search engine, the predecessor namesakes Barney Google, Sparkplug, and Googley eyes themselves. I feel like I could have made this span at least 20 pages but I gave it a workout over 8. Two of its pages arnt represented here, as the stippling is not quite there yet on the last page. I hope these are fun to look at! STay Rad!!!
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I have been Inking a tone, and especially stippling a ton to further the completion of 2005. While I keep feeling better about the outcome & like these pages keep getting stronger. My neck shoulder & hand are getting weaker. I am in some lame-o pain. I gotta figure some way of stretching or getting rad that makes this less difficult. Its interesting to me that this is harder on me then coloring or penciling work. Stipple tendonitis:)
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Here are some real low and dirty photo"s straight from my old school non "smart" cell phone. I am now without a computer and am doing these posts when Amy is at work utilizing her laptop. So I couldn't use my fancy scanner. But last night I began another attempt at inking a massive section of my large comic "2005". I am unsatisfied each time I try and feel like I don't have the skills to do what the comic wants. However there comes a time when you must realize that a thing will not materialize on its own and you have to sometimes just go full force at a thing and take it on if you want it and love it so bad! So here I am doing that. In the end I may hate it. But It will be real. This comic is frightening because it has a darkness and it has friendships in the real world that it doesn't want to disappoint (you know who you are) and so it feels so big. Its like a tumor in my mind that once extracted will become a living thing on its own, a child made between me and my feelings and a few loved ones. And I have to raise it to be beautiful and hope it is recognized for all of its special qualities. How this is harder then other comics I have made, I am not sure. But it most certainly is.
I just wrote all of this?
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I have been working diligently at my long format comic "2005" aiming for its completion in the next 3 months. As of this second I have made 23 pages this month. Which is lame, as I have made it my goal to do 3 pages a day, and I am not always alive enough to do that on the days I work at my day job. I am however very pleased with what is being made thus far. I wish I could find a way to split my mind so I could utilize one hand & one eye for drawing the comic, while the other rests on other things or sleeps, and then they switch off. I read an article once where kevin eastman described how Simon Bisley regularly is at an easel painting away at his comics or illustrations, with a brush in one hand and a pizza in the other. I can & do perform this task regularly, but its keeping the other part of my mind at ease or off other things while the other half is immersed & excited in laying down the comic that is the trouble I face.
To the future!