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zinefest & a store

here’s the wave of zines i printed last week on display at the zinefest this past weekend

there’s ‘balloon head man,’ collecting the book i serialized on screentone last year

also, ‘steps volume 1,’ a collection of the first 15 steps strips

and, ‘sh*tty sketches,’ featuring my favorite doodles from 2017 – 2018

(the books feel so good in hand… i didn’t expect that)

and maybe this is burying the lede, but i created a store to sell the copies that i didn’t sell

so if you want one you can get one! i’ll mail it to you! u.s. orders only currently:( since i don’t know what i’m doing

printing zines

printed up some zines for a local zine fest this past weekend

just using my desktop printer

for some reason it doesnt like scooping up cardstock in to the feeder on its own so i have to feed the cardstock in sheet by sheet

each book took about a half hour to print

then i fold them staple them and lay bricks down on the books to flatten them out

we’re past the halfway point

 

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.

page 5 of the story about a guy with no head is posted

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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 of the story about a guy with no head is up

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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 of story about a guy with no head

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.