Still working away on the bear story. I drew these panels in a Starbucks in Manhattan. It's pretty sad, but being from the Seattle area, I miss Starbucks. We don't have them in Vermont! Rob Clough did a review of the first chapter of this story over on his new blog. You should read it, and then send him some comics. Or a pie.
Ink and scan my 3-page submission for Side B. CHECK!
What's left on the list:
-Finish lettering my Side B comic (I've been working on this thing since Spring, but it keeps getting pushed onto the back burner for other projects. No more!)
-Submission for the "Love Comics" anthology that the current CCS freshmen are putting together.
-I was asked to draw a "Bearotaur" or "Minobear", half bear and half bull. Not sure how this is gonna work yet.
OH YEAH! And Rob Clough was kind enough to review some of my work on SeqArt again. The website seems to be down, but Penina found a Google cached version of it. Check it out. He also reviews some of my favorite books that the CCS alums have put together this year. Man, I know some amazing people!
I can't believe I forgot to post for the whole month of November! I had plenty of things I could have written about, too. Like the I Know Joe Kimpel gang and I went to APE in San Francisco, where we had a great time, sold a lot of comics, and met Matt Groening.
After APE, I attended a library conference for work in Boston, taught a class of high school students with cartoonists Bryan Stone and Jon Chad, went home to the Northwest for ten days, then got back to Vermont and collapsed in a heap.
All the while (on planes, in hotel rooms, in coffee shops, and when I should have been paying more attention) I've been drawing comics!
Yup, I'm still working on that bear story. More here.
After I was done scanning pages, I attended a bike parade to celebrate the 37th Birthday of Jon Chad's bike, Scamander (hey, it's White River Junction. We welcome any excuse to have a party).
I don't have a bike anymore, so I stood on the street corner, yelling and taking photos.
And I learned that I don't take very good pictures in the dark. This was the best of the bunch, but there are more of these on flickr, too.
Giant Size Tragic Relief is now available at Atomic Books. Right now that's the ONLY retail store where it's available, so be sure to grab a copy.