Too long. I’d like to keep updating this but it’s been a crazy few months. Holidays and all. So what is new, let’s see, let’s see. I finished a few comics for some anthologies coming out next year and also one that already came out in November. I participated in 24-Hour Comic Day, and you can read it all right here. I’m actually in the middle of redrawing it because for some reason some effects didn’t come through. I also liked the story enough to take a bit more time to work on layouts and such. I’ll have it for print at the 2012 conventions that I’ll be attending.
I reprinted Puddles (not using Moxicopy) and am super pleased with the results. So I’ll also have that at conventions. Pictures!
Nothing got trimmed too much or completely cut off–and no ugly ink splotches and printer lines! I had used Moxicopy because they were cheap, and I got what I payed for–now they are about the same as everyone else so I had no problems finding a new printer. I found Indigo Ink Digital Printing a while ago and the process was very quick and painless. Definitely recommend them and I’ll definitely use them again.
Oh, here’s a picture of Unite and Take Over, one of the anthologies I have a comic in–written by the lovely Kayla Cagan.
Also busy working on a comic pitch, so we will see what comes of that. Details on that with be at a later date.
Started using a real brush to ink stuff instead of a brush pen and so far I’m liking the results. Though, she’s a tad cross-eyed.
The cold will do that to you.
Anyway, I hope you all had a good holiday season, whatever you may celebrate. I’m going to try to update this and my other site more often.
A quick update on things. Went to SPX as an attendee and had a blast. A formal update will likely follow, but since I gave out a few things this weekend I wanted to at least acknowledge those that come to find me. I’m completely out of the minis I made this week:
It’s a little comic based on a song by Leema Mountain, you can find his music here. Unfortunately the song for comic isn’t up, but if you have the comic and you’d like to listen along you can here. We weren’t able to get it up on soundcloud as my brother’s laptop was stolen. SUCKS big time. It’s a great little song so have a listen.
Also, if you remember “…and Now all Day She Glows”, you may notice some similarities. There’s a good reason for this. Wink wink!
Anyway, thanks for stopping by. I started a portfolio website and you can find a nice chunk of it finished here at tarabba.com–There is still a lot that needs to be done with it. Keep an eye out for more!
Edit: A super rushed comic about SPX: Since we didn’t table, it mostly focuses on what we did after the con. It gets a bit redundant to keep drawing yourself in front of someone’s table. You’ll thank me later. Pardon the mess!
You’ll hafta click to actually read it, sorry about that. Those cool dudes with us are Justin Peterson and Lee Bretschneider of Adventuring Company , they are awesome, go read all their stuff. Lee is very hard to draw, he looks different in every panel I drew him in…that other awesome dude is Joe Hunter, we didn’t get to see a whole lot of him this weekend on account that he had to spend most of his time Staples because UPS fricked him over.
Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it.
It’s been a busy year! Almost sold out of Puddles, decided to not sell the rest because they are in very poor shape. (Thanks, Moxicopy) I will be reprinting them eventually.
Lots of things going on, right now I’m working on a comic written by the awesome Tim Miner, a site for said comic should be popping up soon with some preview comics and other fun stuff. Almost done with the art, which I’m doing digitally. I’m ok with it, still not 100% comfortable with it–but I will be doing my other large comic “traditionally” as well as two other short pieces for anthologies. Anyway, here is some previews of the digital comic:
More info on that coming soon. I’m excited to be working on it, it’s a great story and Tim’s doing an awesome job.
The other comic I’m working on isn’t really started yet (work gets in the way) but in short, it’s about giant SPIDERS. I’m really excited for this one, but I keep wondering why I chose spiders…. they are very hard to draw, even harder to draw in my own style. We’ll see how that goes. I’ll have some character sketches up for that, and I will probably start drawing mid-September–as we are moving and I’ll be jobless for a while, gonna see what being a full-time comic artist is like! Also, seriously gotta work on my portfolio site. SERIOUSLY. That will start in August.
Anyway, I think that’s about it. Aside from work and moving, and the horrible heatwave we just had, not much is new. Excited for new things, looking forward to really getting some art done.
Listening to: 5 Fans Going. Nope, that’s not a band.