brad in june
ponies in july
brad in june
ponies in july
end of the sketchbook
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
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 made myself a little stencil
it helps me make 4 in x 4 in squares in my sketchbook
using the stencil makes it faster than having to measure and mark the lines out every time
getting the courage to make comics, even if they’re ugly or messy, or don’t come out the way i want to has really come from reading lynda barry’s syllabus and hanging out at the tumblr she uses to stay in contact with the comics class she teaches
if you’re thinking about making comics (or anything really) and you’re scared to, lynda barry is good company to have with you while you work
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.
Wouldn’t that would be fun, to do the entire Casablanca movie populated with the Turtles universe? Maybe one day.
Here’s lookin at you, kid.
you can start from the ‘beginning‘ here, but i’d like to warn you… it’s not the beginning
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
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
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…
haven’t made many comics lately but I’m still drawing
here’s a sketch of the neighbors house
here’s a few wobbly sketches drawn while riding along on a recent road trip.
here’s a few from the sketchbook
one brush pen
a couple colored pencil
the colored pencil ones inspired by an episode of American pickers
love that show
maybe the most important part of doing the strip is figuring out the timing
when trying to do that my sketches can look more like the diagrams you see in the top half of the page
then comes figuring out the props like the chair you see in the bottom half of the page
I also need to figure out the main poses
here you can see I really had trouble with that left leg
watching chef’s table season 3 episode 1
korean monk jeong kwang making kimchi
No time or energy for a finished strip
So you get this sketchbook sketch which isn’t a strip yet
Which is definitely the opposite of how it usually works but I’m tired
I hope doing it this way doesn’t take away the punch from the eventual strip when I get to it
for the last few months i’ve felt pretty energized, creatively speaking
(i’d been reading lynda barry’s syllabus, and i think that gave me quite a bit of fuel and confidence, both)
for the last few weeks my creative juices are feeling lower
i havent been putting out as many strips this month, and for some reason they’ve seemed harder to come by
i can only hope i’m in just a seasonal artistic funk
so this one is from the sketchbook
i’m not sure what to do with little moments like these, since they have dialogue and only feature one panel, which don’t seem to fit the rules i’ve created for myself here
in the meantime you can scroll through all of the ‘steps’ strips here
here’s a few more sketches from the sketchbook while i work on the next strip
saw the king and I last night.
It was incredible.
Forgot my pencil bag with all my pencils and pens including my Wacom tablet stylus so had to do this one by hand.
guess i’ll try to keep this 4 panel comic going for a little while
click on the image to enlarge