Family Man update!

October 28th, 2011

Preview of Page 226

Page 226 now online!

The Noltes might be under just a tiny bit of stress.

Happy Halloween to all those who celebrate it! (Those of you who don’t: give it a whirl, it’s the best.)  Allow me to recommend you to one of my favorite personal illustration challenges ever, Danse Macabre 2.0, in which I gave myself an excuse to draw modern people being chased by medieval demise. And to think that my mother used to worry about me.

For other Halloween cartoon delights, look no further than Emily Carroll’s typically gorgeous latest short, Margot’s Room, whose last part should be posting this Friday.

Family Man update!

October 20th, 2011

Preview of Page 225

Page 225 now online!

We’re really getting somewhere now, aren’t we? Heavens have mercy. (They won’t.)

I’m a little wonky under the hood this week, so I won’t try to dredge a big blog post up out of my fuzzy brain. Enjoy the page, and I will see you all next week for more fun with the Nolte family.

Meanwhile, here is Mama Quilla, an Inca goddess – click to read a little more about her and see her full-size.

Goddess: Mama Quilla (Incan)

Family Man update!

October 14th, 2011

Preview of Page 224

Page 224 now online!

Rector Nolte is having a very, very bad day. It will probably not get any better. I never had any particular fondness in the past for drawing aggravated old dudes of post-boxer physique, but he honestly might be my favorite thing to draw. Go figure.

As my aside for this week, I thought I’d point out a nice article that Laura Hudson recently posted on ComicsAlliance. She asked nearly a dozen comics creators and editors – including at least four people I can personally confirm are awesome  - to sound off about how superhero comics could do a better job at depicting female characters. I’m don’t follow many capes ‘n tights titles these days, but there are lots of good, thoughtful suggestions in there that apply to any storytelling genre. Well worth the read!

Lastly, I’ve been drawing goddesses from around the world as a warmup exercise. Here are the first two – click to find out who they are and which mythology they come from!

Goddess: Saga (Norse)

Goddess: Pele (Hawaiian)

Family Man, Page 223

October 7th, 2011

Family Man page 223

Page 223 now online!

Tra-la-la, I think we’ve officially gone from “foreshadowing” to just plain old “shadowing” at this point.

More good news for comic book fans: my studiomate Jonathan Case is taking the world by storm this month! His debut graphic novel Dear Creature hits the shelves on the 11th. You will like it, because it stars a B-movie sea monster who speaks in iambic pentameter and occasionally pauses in his wholesale devouring of careless 1960’s beach bunnies to express his longing for true love. Basically it is the best.

Dear Creature

You can also catch Green River Killer, where Jonathan provides the suitably unsettling and gritty art to match Jeff Jensen’s real-world tale of his father’s pursuit of Gary Ridgway. It’s lovely and fascinating to see Jonathan operate in such different modes.

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