page 15 is up start from the beginning
page 14 is up our characters meet not really face to face but you know neck to balloon or something start here if you don’t know what i’m talking about heck, i don’t even know what i’m talking about
page 13 is up start from the beginning of the story here
the story continues, as does balloon’s journey, with page 12 if you have just stumbled upon this story, you can pick up from the beginning here in other news, there’s not much news: i’m reading space opera, in hardcover, and i just finished the westing game on the kindle. as soon as i finished i read that the author, ellen raskin, did quite a bit of work designing the book visually; not just the cover, but even how the text would appear on the page. so if you’re going to read it, find an analog copy.
Hi gang, just wanted to let you know that page 11 is up we’re halfway there! hope you’re digging this odd little tale about a man with no head and a balloon and if you havent had the chance to start it yet, you can do so here
clearly some self-doubt is creeping in as i continue to play with watercolor
but now what? read page 10 here or start here
what i like about working digitally is not having to see my mistakes for very long i can get through more bad drawings faster but posting old work on screentone is giving me a chance to get back in to the brushes and inks and paints here’s a few stages from a piece last night felt so clumsy and missed that undo button but stuck with it long enough to push through some of those feelings and doubts and wanting to quits on the next one i need to SLOW DOWN – be more patient – have a lighter touch (and…
page 9 is up our little balloon struggles start from the beginning of our story here
page 8 is up in which balloon takes in the surroundings start here to read the story so far
page 7 is up where we have left our man with no head and we meet: balloon start here to read from the beginning
hope you guys are digging this read the latest page of the story about a guy with no head here and if you have no idea what is going on, don’t worry, I don’t either, but you can get caught up on this story at least by starting here.
and doodling in marker
page 5 (of 22) is now up. start here if you’re just getting here:) this story has been kicking around in my head for a long time. and even though it’s not new to me (I did this version years ago, showed it to a couple of friends, and stuck it in a drawer) I’m glad people can see it, even if I would probably do a few things on it differently now.
Page 4 is up. Or, start from the beginnning. In the second version of this story, which is the one you’re reading, I decided to drop the narration and go full color, doing all of the artwork in crayons. Hopefully crayons give the story some accessibility and people, will look at it and say, ‘I can do that.’ Page 5 (of 22) tomorrow.
Page 3 is up. But if you’ve’ just found us, you should start here. I’d been noodling with and doodling the character for a long time before sorting out a story. When I did get a story figured out, the first version I did was in black and white, very Shel Silverstein, and featured narration. The story you’re reading is the second version. More on that tomorrow.
This story is an idea that’s been floating around in my head for a long time. (I didn’t realize how long until I found a comic from my high school sketchbook.) I actually made this a long time ago, and it’s been hiding in a drawer. I’ve got the first two pages up. You can read them here. I’ll be posting a page a day for the next 20 days or so. I’ll talk more about it as we go along. I really hope you dig.
Here’s the final five 2015 strips of the Casablanca/TMNT mashup webcomic, ‘Everybody Comes To Raph’s by Mcwhitseen and I. It’s been fun to go back through them again since first posting them on the tumbles back in 2015. It’s still staggering to me how well the world’s align You’ve probably noticed the shift in styles over the course of the work, as I tried to find a way to work faster, and smarter. At one point in 2015 I was posting new strips every day and sketches on the weekend, but mostly it was long gaps between posts. Of the visual…
posted a few more raph’s in the once ongoing, now nongoing mashup of Casablanca and The Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles, co-written with fellow scribe mcwhitsteen, and originally posted on the tumbles you can start from the ‘beginning‘ here, but i’d like to warn you… it’s not the beginning and thank you to Michael Barrett for the kind words on his micro.blog
so if you’ve been reading along in our casablanca/tmnt mashup, the story continues here or you could start here. which was kind of where we started, but its not the beginning of the movie. mostly we skipped around to the parts where we could make pizza jokes. the photo here is one of the sketches for this strip and if you haven’t seen casablanca you should stop reading this right now, go watch it, and then come back and read these. you’ll get twice as many jokes. maybe more
I’m pretty excited about the new Comics page I set up. It will give a home to all of the webcomics I’ve made over last few years. Here’s a quick intro to the new (to you) strips: Everybody Comes to Raph’s is the Casablanca/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle mashup that no one asked for. ( I do think the two universes line up astonishingly well, though biased as I may be.) I originally wrote these with Mcwhitsteen and posted these on Tumblr back in 2015 but as the social media landscape continues to get shaken up, it seemed a good…
doodled with colored pencils and ink pen on lunch break by the lake a month or more ago i remember hating them at the time but now i kind of like them did i already post these?
gorilla in the grass
here’s a shot of the original storyboards from the video the other day i guess i did these back in 2006 which doesn’t seem possible…
Forgot to turn on the screen capture of me going from the sketchbook sketch to the digital sketch, from yesterday’s on the airplane strip, so here’s the sketchbook sketch: And then the timelapse begins after i get the digital sketch overlaid. As you can tell, I really had some trouble figuring out the color for this one. I ended up back at the watercolor look, but without the ‘ink’ lines on top…