While I've found myself a very nice home at Redbubble there are 2 things that I want to design/produce that they don't have available yet. Decks and Hoodies!!!! So until RB get that up and running on their end I've set up a second home at Zazzle for such things. Check it out! I've got a couple of things up at the moment and am putting a bunch more together to upload over today and the weekend.
After posting the first page of LM2 I decided that the colours/textures didn't work with the flow/pacing of the story. So I figured as it's the start of a new story I'd get it right, and here it is, the real page one of LM2.
LM2 is a weekly webcomic with new episodes going up every weekend.
Working like a mule and things are getting even busier. I'm knee-deep in a CD/Marketing design project while also playing catch-up with a few comic-related things. Went and checked out the space of a new art gallery opening up mid-October. It's a great space with huge walls and a projector set-up in the front window. I'll have a couple of new pieces in their opening show, followed by my own exhibition in early 2010. I'll post info as it's worked out.
So a week ago some workers cut my phone/internet lines while digging up the driveway, and they're still not repaired. A week full of frustrating conversations with Body Corporate Management and Telstra has nearly melted my brain, and I'm also behind on my regular online updates at various locations. The problem will (hopefully) be fixed by mid next week, so expect a shitload of new images and updates to appear.
I'm also behind in replying to emails and PM's at various locations, so to anyone waiting on a response I'll get back to you asap.
Growing up reading comics you tend to develop a fondness for superheroes that never goes away (Batman still being my favourite). I've always wanted to do something in that genre but never really felt my art would fit it. However I've worked out a way to make it fit my art, which is what I'm working on now (amongst other things). I'll post designs and sketches as I go.
The Armageddon Expo is coming up next month, always an interesting experience. Last time we went was great as we got to talk with Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Connor, and also met Bruce Timm. However we spent a good chunk of our time creeping out over the middle-aged guy wandering around with his phone down at his side, taking upskirt photos of the younger Cosplay girls. So creepy.
2 more pieces up at Redbubble (one of which was chosen as a featured image, proving that not only are monkeys a hell of a lot of fun to draw, but they're apparently appreciated by others).
More going up soon.
Went along to the"Visions Of The City" panel at the MWF. Some very interesting conversations regarding different aspects of sci-fi and other things. It was also nice to get to meet some of the Overland crew in person for the first time. Overland #196 is now available and features 5 full colour/full page artworks by yours truly (they're also reprinted in smaller form on the back of the book, something I didn't notice until my girlfriend pointed it out to me hehe).
Lonely Monsters (Book 1) will soon be available at the VIC State Library (Arts section) for your viewing pleasure. 1 copy goes in their archives, and another hits the shelves to be borrowed and bashed and dog-eared.
The next issue of the Overland Literary Journal is released on August 22nd and contains 5 full page/colour pieces from yours truly.
All The Ships Had Holes will be available at the end of August, collecting a bunch of illustrations and comics. Details on how to score a copy will be available soon.
I've been too busy to maintain much of an online presence of late. That all changes from today though as I post the first of an ongoing series of "Daily Images". So if you pop in here every day you'll find something new (generally a snapshot of a portion of something I'm working on) with project updates scattered amongst it all.
Currently putting the finishing touches on a series of illustrations for Overland magazine. 4 internal full page images (each accompanying stories by 4 different writers). I'm also providing the cover. Here's the unused version, with the final one being quite similar (but more Melbourne-based).