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.