Friday, May 27, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

The Dailies

I just got back from a great weekend in Main at MeCAF. I rode up on Saturday with my friends Shelli, Brayden and Zack (Zack and I were not friends before this trip but it has now become official on Facebook), drank a mess of free beer at the Shipyard Brewery and got myself all good and tired out for the convention on Sunday.

It was a good show, but I did learn what kid-friendly really means. Before I went, everyone was telling me that the show was kid-friendly and I thought, "Yeah, yeah, there's nothing too offensive in my comics. It'll be no big deal." However, the first time a five year old picks up one of your comics you realize what kid-friendly really means. Comics about relationships: not kid-friendly. Comics about Turkmenistan: not kid friendly. Irony: not kid friendly. Grammar jokes: not kid-friendly.

Fortunately, I had plenty of dancing Star Wars characters, and Star Wars is about as kid-friendly as you can get (well, except for talking animals). I also did free sketches and found myself drawing lizard-monkeys.

And the comics from the last seven days:

Friday, May 20, 2011

Small Drawings

I got this little Moleskine planner from my friend David. I'm not much on planning so I just keep it in my pocket and doodle when I have a spare moment. A majority of these were drawn on or while waiting for the bus.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I love charcoal!

Here are some results from a figure drawing session. I can't say how much I have enjoyed doing this. Drawing comics is pretty clean. My hands might get a little ink on them, but not much, and the whole goal of a comic book image is that it is going to be read, so the drawing should be pretty clear (at least in most comics). I draw these neat smooth lines with a brush on nice thick paper. But with charcoal I get to make a complete mess! Lots of dashes, quick movements, scribbles... It's great.

And thanks to my friend Erik for getting me back into this.

Monday, May 16, 2011

The Dailies

Two weeks ago I started drawing little one panel comics before going to bed. These aren't meant to cover the whole day or be a diary really, just moments from each day that stuck out. Hopefully in the future I'll be more consistent with the pen color.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Hot Hot Hot

I'm not sure if it's just the greater Boston area, but it seems like there are an awful lot of ugly dudes with beautiful girls. You'll just see a couple and wonder, "What bizarre universe is this?"