I fixed some buggy stuff on the Ghost-Starter page. Thanks to friends and family for pointing out some flaws.
Thanks also, to my friends who have signed up already. They have seen a few photos of comics i’m working on before I visit Woolly Press this Saturday.
I did this a month or so ago and just got around to coloring it:
I’m going to be making some next level comics over this year. You can get them delivered straight to your door. Or you can have them delivered anywhere, I guess. Sign up TODAY!
Audio: Childish Gambino.Pointdexter / American Football.Seft Titled
Visual: Mind Game (anime) / Adventure Time.Season 6
Last August, I was invited to attend the second “class” of Ghostscouts in The Ghostshrimp National Forest. It was a wild a crazy ride of a month! A month spent building cabins and teepees, building LIFELONG friendships, and building on artistic skills.
I can honestly say that month changed the course of my life, indefinitely. I attended comic book school and it was fun and leveled me up a BUNCH. Ghostshrimp leveled me up two fold, both artistically and homesteading…ly. Ghostshrimp has asked me back for a YEAR! I know. It’s no big surprise. (secret…it is) I get to return to my favorite state to, once again, draw tons of comics. However, this time, I’m going to fully document my metamorphosis. I’ve set up a bit of a kick…jumper (though..i AM a part of THIS) to help me get going. i’m calling it GHOSTSTARTER! To prove to you the caliber of stuff you’ll receive, here’s some stuff i’ve been doing lately:
if you want a copy with a riso cover…get in touch with Woolly Press.
Also, I’ve been working on Juniper Black pages. Here is one from the future:
so…. Audio: Tokyo Police Club.Forcefield / Owen. At Home With Visual: Broad City / Space Captain Pirate: Harlock / Kill La Kill Season One
i met a REALLY cute librarian today.
and i drew this:
I’ve been having too many adventures so far this year, and not blogging enough (or at all). So, this is my first blog of the new year. In December, I quit my job. I spent most of January working very little and being sad and having a weird schedule. I now have a job i dig and have a set schedule. I found myself drawing a lot more with the correct amount of sleep.
Black River is coming along swimmingly. I’ll post some pages from that later. For now, I’ll show off some woods drawings I’ve done recently for people who gave me money to live in the Ghost Shrimp National Forest last August.
My sister got me some Copic markers for christmas. I like them a lot more than Prismacolors. The colors she picked really compliment my digital coloring, which I like. She’s a pretty decent little sister.
Also, I was doodling some of the stuff I’ve been into recently. Here are a few goodies:
I’m working on two separate chapters of Black River. One is more of an eight page one-shot. It would chronologically come before the first issue. My art game has upped in the last year, so I’m not going to include it at the beginning of chapter one. It’s, like, issue zero. Remember when Image Comics used to do stuff like that?
Audio: Maps & Atlases.You and Me and the Mountain / Lapalux.Nostalchic
Visual: Shamless.Season 3 / Wolf of Wall Street
So, I’ve been re-reading Ashley Wood’s amazing book, Popbot. I need to fill in the gaps in issues I’m missing. I doodled this today:
Also, I spent some time designing some “costumes” for an adult Juniper Black.
Also, I got two of my books reviewed by Rob Clough. He had nothing but good things to say about my two books I put out his year. The Adventures of Juniper Black which you can read the first chapter of here. Also, my ongoing saga, Black River. You can get a copy of it here, if you want.
I’m going to get back to making awesome stuff. Just wanted to let you know I’m rocking.
Audio: Game Of Throne.Clash Of Kings Audiobook / Bioshock.Infinite OST
Visual: Sucker Punch / Sleepy Hollow.Season One
I’m sitting barefoot on a couch in West Asheville, NC at the home base of Woolly Press. I got into town Monday afternoon and dove right into the printing process. Woolly Press utilizes a risograph printer. I’m making this all sound so official. The riso is in the kitchen. We’re collectively learning how to process colors and separate them in photoshop. I feel like this is the scene at the beginning of a movie. Where the big corporation starts with a couple of people in a garage. In ten years, Colin will be getting fired as CEO because the board thinks he is overstepping his bounds. Or maybe not.
It’s been an exciting couple of days, to say the least.
Check out the awesome process green we go on this:
That’s a blue layer at 30%, then yellow at 30% finished with black at 100.
I redrew a cover for Black River just for riso:
I’ll post a color version when I get one. That’s the plan tonight. Print Black River, fold, staple, watch Pacific Rim.
I wish everyone could be here with us.
Audio: The National.Sad Songs For Dirty Lovers / Sigur Ros.Kveikur
Visual: New Girl.Season 2 / Fall in Asheville