Okay, I know I’ve been AWOL for a while, but HERE, live and direct from my delirious haven’t-slept-in-way-too-long crazybrain state, is some STUFF. Nothing to do with comics, but that’s coming soon too. Also: printmaking and…sleeping? At some point. I’m sure.
SO. I’ve been working on this triptych for about 8 hours solid now and I’m immensely happy with the way it’s going — though that may be the delirium and caffeine talking. I’ll post pictures of it properly trimmed and mounted after the critique on Tuesday, but for now:
Hey world! This post is chock full of news. CHOCK FULL. STAND BACK.
First: did some hourly comics for Hourly Comics Day this year. First time trying this, made my inner critic scream with rage, which probably means it’s the sort of thing I should do every day in order to get over myself. Also: cheated and stopped at 8, since the rest of the night was just dancing dancing dancing until midnight and beyond. Anyway: HERE. I MADE THESE FOR YOU.
Oh man. So that. ALSO: Our Monday night World Comics class at the IPRC has started a blog for your enjoyment called Multi-Orbital Word Balloon! We’ll be chronicling our adventures and projects there over the next couple months, so check it out. Good things to be had so far, and there will only be more in the weeks to come.
FINALLY: I forgot to mention this when it happened a couple weeks ago, but Baggywrinkles Vol. 1 is now actually physically available in a real live comic shop! If you live in the Portland area and would like to get your hands on a copy sans shipping, head over to the totally awesome world of Guapo Comics! They have a few issues in stock, and will be getting the second volume as soon as I finish it. I am, as we speak, slowly working up the gumption to go around to some of the other rad establishments in our fine city, so hopefully that list will expand in the next couple weeks.
I think that’s it for now, but hoo boy. Stay tuned. Shit’s going to get crazy over the next few weeks.
Just a quick doodle from printmaking class today, where we were working with monotype prints*. The last week or so has been killer for social dancing — live music, great venues, excellent partners, late nights. I can’t feel my legs right now, of course, but that’s a small price to pay.
*Basically, to clarify the process, y’roll ink all over some acetate, stick a piece of paper atop it, and draw. Ink is picked up on the facing side of the paper where the pen presses it down. The only tricky part is resisting the urge to steady the page with one’s hand, which results in hideous blotches. There’s always a certain amount of noise around the lines, which gives everything a more textured look. I’m on the fence about it as a whole, but I liked this one.