…nyeah, I’m just gonna mess with y’all a bit longer on the neck-strap thing, although you’ve totally gotten some clues. And, for the concerned, I do promise: no loose threads when the story is over. Everything has a point!
I had a lovely time at VanCAF last week! If you live in the Pacific Northwest but didn’t get the chance to attend or exhibit, I highly recommend you make plans to go in 2013.
The crack team of organizers and volunteers put together the show that the great city of Vancouver has long deserved. Thank you to all the splendid Canadians (and assorted expats) who spoke with me!
Highlights included getting to talk comic books and animation with Steve LeCouilliard (Much the Miller’s Son) and share an Eisner-nomination-handshake with Tony Cliff (Delilah Dirk). Be sure to check out their fantastic work!
Mother knows best. Or does she? Maybe next week you’ll find out what that leather neck strap is for, at least…
This weekend I’ll be in beautiful British Columbia, at the first ever Vancouver Comic Arts Festival! You can’t miss me – I’ll be right by the entrance at Table 30. I love Vancouver and I’m really excited to finally have a comics convention that gives me an excuse to visit.
Admission to the Fest is FREE, so Vancouver residents, please come by and support the show!
Family dynamics! There is nothing more fascinating for me to draw. Although trying to show refracted moonlight on water is a bit of a mind-bender, too.
On an unrelated note, I’m looking for examples of really atrocious comics criticism. Book reviews that are completely unhelpful, ignorant, condescending, or just plain confused about what on earth a comic book is.
If you’ve got a gem stashed away somewhere, or something that (as an intelligent reader of comic books) makes your blood boil, I would like to hear about it! The more prestigious the publication that whelped the horror, the better.
I’m aiming to create a wee document that, even if it doesn’t prevent dumb reviews on the first cycle, can be lobbed at lazy critics as a very polite form of shame grenade.
Send me your link (or a brief description of your general pet peeves) in the comments section on this post!
I’m in the process of making a thing, and that thing involves drawing the characters from Bite Me! I don’t think I’ve drawn them in at least a couple of years. It’s like riding a bicycle. A very goofy bicycle.
The most fun part is transposingthem to another period. Ah, the 1940s; the last time everybody had good hair. I grew up watching Humphrey Bogart movies, so it all feels very cozy and familiar.
Since Family Man is an ongoing comic that updates once weekly, I like to feature a teaser detail from each week’s page. I look at all this art zoomed in so far during the long production hours that, when I see it in actual web resolution, I can be a little surprised at how much is no longer visible. It’s a good reminder to myself to keep moving, rather than wasting an hour drawing every individual hair.
But sometimes it’s fun to show off the little fiddly bits.