i dont know what these are yet but now theres three of them
i’m starting to dig these guys
i think it was a 4 minute challenge
via the comics genius and guru lynda barry
we’ve read the first three hilda books by luke pearson so far.
i love their celebration of keeping a sketchbook, reading, coziness, tea and cocoa, and the outdoors.
all of which comes through in the animated series on the netflix.
not only is the animation, music, and voice casting great, but it features an extraordinary color pallete, charismatic character design, and most importantly a lot of heart
my series of sh•••y drawings continues with peter parker burning the midnight oil
i think i forgot to draw his left arm
is this drawing too sh•••y? can you tell he’s in a dark room looking through a microscope at a sample
a sh•••y prowler ink and watercolor sketch based on my memory of the character from the new spidey-verse movie. go see it. it’s so good
is it better to most more often but have more sh***y drawings or less often but fewer s****y drawings?
blurry image courtesy of my dying iphone
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spidey swinging home after a long day of spider-manning
i like to think that his costume is in a constant state of repair. hastily stitched together.
and his webbing, though awesome, is never quite perfect. every batch a little different.
- a little fountain pen action and some brush pen on top of pencil
- those crayola markers that kids use but it just soaked up the ink, (not waterproof) and made the whole thing pretty dark
- spidey’s left foot colored in with an orange and red colored pencils
i’ve been doodling some homage covers of wizard magazine since cartoonist kayfabe, aka cartoonists extraordinares ed piskor and jim rugg, have been covering them issue by issue
i been throwing them on instagram. so much fun
drawn while watching thor: dark world tuesday night at my dad’s
which i suppose is how that spaceship hanging in the sky seeped in there
spidey in a gas mask
with a backpack
and maybe a hooded jacket
happy new year
i need some whiteout to fix the bubble butt i gave spidey in the one where his spidey sense is going crazy
both very different from each other
havent been making comics but i have been reading them. writer nick spencer has the amazing spider-man on track again which has got me doodling spidey
i had a lot more #30dayscomics deadline gags
but then this happened while i was drawing
and now i’m excited to see where it goes
gaaaaahhh! i’m still behind!
UPDATE: Replaced this comic. Fixed the timing. Reads much better now. Check out the previous version below. I think you’ll agree:
continuing to catch up on the 30daysofcomics challenge
these strips are turning in to a bit of a running gag
and don’t really fit in to the steps world
but are no longer a journal comic
so i may have to create a new comics collection for them
we’ll see how it goes
finally! a new comic is up
i wasn’t sure where to throw this one, so for now, it’s living in the journal section
here’s the sketch for yesterday’s journal strip ‘backwards’
and here’ s the timelapse
you’re getting about an hour of creation time in a scooch over a minute
making comics is hard work any way, and right now making comics seems very hard for me
just have to find ways to keep the pencil moving
i’m behind a couple of days so working digital to try and catch up
here’s a new journal comic
here’s a timelapse of the making of the straw strip i posted a few days ago
here’s the first panel of day 8 in the 30dayscomics challenge
little guy’s got a rubber band
i’ve been working on today’s strip for-ev-er and my results are still mediocre. a frustrating lack of skill
i’ve got so many versions of this that look even worse
i’ll have to post them some time
since this strip works best horizontal, it will probably look best for you here (and it’s in color)
you can also view a color version here
- yesterday’s strip was from my august sketchbook
- today’s was from my july sketchbook
- today’s is another digital strip as i try to get a little ahead in the 30 days of comics game. i can work so much faster in digital. yesterday’s and today’s strip each took about about a half hour to do, compared with a couple hours plus for me to do with real world materials. (though i am getting faster)
p.s. a note on the ‘(happened in july 18)’ note. when artist john porcellino (whose king-cat comics you should really subscribe to) makes his comics, he (often? always?) notes the date when the incident that inspired the comic occurs, and then also notes the dates when he draws and inks it, which i think is a lovely touch. i meant to do it for yesterday’s strip, since the date when the peas incident happened and i actually published the strip were so far apart, but in the rush to get it posted before midnight for yesterday’s 30 days of comics deadline, i completely forgot. so the date is my john p homage.
havent had a timelapse in awhile since i havent been working digitally