Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Of pages and parties.

Oh right, I have a blog. I've been trying hard to post something new every week, but got busy and skipped one.

By "busy" I mean I've been drawing and watching The Mighty Boosh. Oh, and I went to a party (it was nice) and had my first experience trying to drive on black ice (it was not).

These pages are from the last chapter. I just scanned in page 70 of "Basket Ogress". There is an end in sight!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


I went to the studio after work this evening, and should have spent the time working on a comic I need to finish, or an anthology submission, or that animation project I was supposed to have finished two weeks ago. But, I'm not very good at doing what I'm supposed to do, so I goofed around working on cover ideas instead.

For a while I've been wanting to collect the painted comics I did for the (now defunct) BASH! Magazine with the other color work I've done into a mini. I'm no good at thinking up clever titles. The title on this cover idea might be too hard to read.

Also been thinking about printing up a Sir Christopher book. Jonch is pretty adamant that I should do a color cover, but I like just black and white. I checked out a few reproductions of medieval manuscripts out from the library for reference on this. They're pretty amazing to look at.

Every year, Robyn organizes a mixed-cd exchange called "Diary Tunes". This'll be my third year participating, I'm really excited about it. My mix is always just made up of the songs that were stuck in my head that year, and I had thought that songs like that were called "brain worms". Turns out, it's "ear worms", so this cover might not work. But it was fun to draw. And I might be too lazy to do a different one.

Heading to Boston tomorrow for a Jason Webley concert (!!!)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Etsy Store

Hey! I finally caught up to the rest of the internet and opened an Etsy store.

It's been a while since I've sold paintings online. I used to sell pretty regularly on eBay, and my move from Olympia to Vermont was partially funded through those sales.

Any money I make (if any) from selling work on Etsy will go to pay off my medical debt from an emergency room visit in early 2008. I have insurance, but there was a $1,500 deductible that I'm slowly paying off. This is a lot of money for a cartoonist/library assistant (insert your standard rant about the problems with the U.S. health care system here).

More paintings will be added as they're scanned. Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 4, 2010

The first fourteen pages of Basket Ogress #2 are up on Flickr. Check them out!

Rob Clough was nice enough to review the first part of this story over at The Comics Journal. Read what he had to say here.