The long awaited return of Party Bear is finally here!
The warm weather of Texas feels really good right about now.
Bigger post about the trip tomorrow. For now here’s a page I just finished for the STAPLE! con booklet.
I haven’t really drawn a comic page in a month and a half, it felt weird.
Here’s a one pager I did for Le Monde Diplomatique (German Edition). They’re going to translate it into to German for me, which is nice.
This is more of my Captain X stuff that I’ve been writing on the side. It’s something I would like to do after Party Bear and Maxy J. are over. This is also something that I originally threw at the Zuda editors but they suggested that I do Maxy instead.
The colors are a little funky after converting them from CMYK to RGB but you get the idea.
I’ve been laying low and taking it easy lately. I hurt my drawing hand a few weeks back, apparently bad enough to need weeks of inactivity to make it feel right again. I was having trouble holding a pen even. Thankfully it’s better now, and I still have no idea what I did.
So the bad news is I wasn’t able to complete 24 hour comics day as I had planned. I wrote an entire mini graphic novel, and drew the first 4 pages before my hand killed and my cold (yes I got sick too) got the best of me. I then went on auto pilot and drew 11 pages of Renegade Panda and friends. I’ll probably just post them next year as I’ll just pick up where I left off.
I was sitting on this for a bit, but if you buy Shaun White Snowboarding for the Wii, X-box or PS3 you can sport a nifty board designed by me for the game. I hear that Burton is making it into a real board as well. Neat, right!?
For those of you attending Wizard World Dallas. I’ll be popping in on Saturday just to say “hey” to a few people. If you recognize me or catch my name tag feel free to bug me for a sketch.
I’ve got quite a list of things to do built up.
– The New Alibi’s album cover (my friend Drew from Lost City Angel’s new band)
– Birthday present art
– 3 pieces of Christmas art.
– 10 new pages of Party Bear to draw and color with help from Olli this month (in addition to the 10 already completed, suckas!)
– Demonstration comics for the next two days in San Antonio for a Canson product demo.
– Finish inking Sock Monster 1 pager I did for fun
– 1 Page comic for Le Monde Diplomatique (German edition)
I did a story for Popgun 2 that later got bumped to volume 3, which later went on to be dropped despite me being listed as a creator on amazon. It’s a story titled Hardcore, and it’s written by me and drawn by the talented Anas Awad, who some of you I’m sure are familiar with.
I’m debating posting it online for free. Maybe through ACT-I-VATE. It seems a shame to let it be shelved due to hard feelings directed towards me when it had little to nothing to do with Anas. I guess that’s unfortunately the reality of the business though.
In other news, I used what I learned from Ms. Thaxton in school and busted out the needle and thread to create Cornelius Buffington. If you live in Boston, you will notice his handsome face in place of my own handsome face in the Dig a week ago.
Lastly, here’s a pic of me and my friend Claire who randomly popped up in Austin for a wedding a few weeks ago. You might unknowingly enjoy her art at the Fresh Pond whole foods in Cambridge. She’s the store artist.
Yesterday was a good day. I wrote ten pages of which I was very happy with.
A lot of things in the works lately, and I’m making good progress on all of them.
I just got a copy of Under the Radar magazine in the mail, and I noticed Popgun 2 was reviewed. And I was kind of sort of mentioned along with Nikki Cook and Benito. Which is kind of cool, since Prey On You, my first “credited” written story has gotten a few nods around the internet. I won’t get into the whole not getting credit as a writer thing on Aqua.
CBT also got a good review, but my story was so small it will never stand out in that 500 page monster.
Now if only they would send me a copy of CBT and Popgun so I can actually read them..
LASTLY, I would like to thank Olli Hihnala ( http://korintic.deviantart.com/) for coming on to Party Bear and beyond helping me keep the machine running by providing flatting work. Check out his work, he’s awesome.
Go read ACT-I-VATE stories from Popgun 2 for free!
My story with Benito is not included in this preview, as a heads up.
Also, Comic Book Tattoo is out today, I’m in it with a story called Crucify.
So I need to doodle and warm up before I draw real pages. I think instead of wasting that time on stuff you’ll never see, I’m going to do it in the form of a comic.