Hi! I’ve been working on a comic-a-day for the month of July. I can’t reasonably draw and ink a whole comic every day (because I’m trying to do full pages rather than short strips) so I’ve decided to at least pencil a comic a day, and catch up with inking on weekends.
That meant I couldn’t post as I went along, so I’m starting to post now! I’ll post a comic every few days. Not on a schedule necessarily because it’s summer and schedules aren’t fun. Keep your eyes peeled! I’ll also post them to my website as I post them here. So if you catch one on here you can always head over to my website to see any you may have missed.
I’m not drawing on a theme really. They’re all just little daily quips so far for the most part. Here’s the first one! Inspired by the 30 day Jillian Michaels challenge that I’m doing with my roommates Sam and Mikey (with no help from Rover.)
Oh! Also! My roommate Laura was simultaneously doing a story-a-day on her tumblr. She writes weird flash fiction that is sort of inspired by magical realism. It rules. inhalves.tumblr.com. She decided to stop after 11 days but you should read the ones she already posted! The theme of this post is my roommates rule and we keep each other motivated.
I have this stack of paper that I’ve accumulated that I’ve erased on too many times while working on a commission (which need to be clean, finished products), or that I’ve accidentally splashed coffee on while working on something else, and those pieces of paper are reserved for drawing my personal comics on. I know that I’ll ultimately clean them up in photoshop and no one will see the original anyway, so I don’t care if the paper looks fresh or not (whereas commissions that are going to someone else I try to keep as clean as possible).
When someone discovers my boxes of original drawings, they’ll think I was nice and sloppy. But really I’ve just told myself that my drawings can’t be precious or it will be a barrier that prevents me from making work, and making work quickly.
Hi! Here’s a comic from comic-a-day last July that I never posted. This was from a conversation with Mikey about finishing up the very end up his record, Silver Blues.
I also made a photoblog post explaining the step-by-step process of drawing this page of comics, from the tools I use to decision making to my studio setup - if that interests you at all. I love seeing process explanations, so here’s mine.
I just finished a new zine for Chicago Zine Fest. You can buy it online now if you’re interested! 3 bucks plus shipping.
This is Issue #3 of an annual series of comics collections!
I drew all of these comics throughout the year 2013 for various things, and wanted to see them all in one place and in print. This includes a selection of pages from a 280 page book I put out in 2013 called Little Fish.
Everydaypants #3 is filled with short comics about music, diy, nannying, and going to college when I was 18.
It also includes a selection of commissions I did during 2013 and a collection of pet portraits.
This is 46 pages, black and white, and saddle stitched!
Please note: comics that appear in this also appear in The Hand That Rocks The Cradle (nanny zine), As You Were issues 1 and 2, a comic from Draft Dodger #1, and pages from Little Fish. If you have all or some of these things, this will mostly be a repeat for you. Thanks!