I’ve been kind of busy, as of late. Less with drawing and more with work. I’ve been coloring a huge drawing for my friend Andrew Greenstone‘s website. I don’t want to post the line art, since it’s not mine. Plus, I’m not done coloring it. Here’s a snippet of it, though:
Aside from that, I’ve been making flyers for friends. One is my friend Ryan and I spinning records together. When we spin together, we do so under the name Oculus Repairo. The other is for my friend Parker’s bar, The Sparrow. It’s for his Super Bowl party. I got paid for it!
Slowly but surely, I’ve been drawing some comics, too. I’d been reading lots of Heavy Metal back issues. While reading, I was thinking about how all the stories are so poignant. I’m just not a good enough writer to say something as cosmic.
I may have gotten a little more intoxicated towards the end of that, than I should have been. Thus, the drink and ink line.
Also, i’ve super slowly been working on Black River. Here’s the next page. Number eight for those of you keeping track. The first 7 can be read here. I’m currently working on the second chapter, where the gang goes swimming. I introduce the other two main characters on the page after this one. This is the only one I’ve gotten around to grey scaling:
That’s about all I’m working on. Charleston has gotten me way more busy than White River had me. Hanging out with old friends and meeting new ones. My car has totally stopped working. I’ll have to save some money to get it fixed. I’ve been reading great comics and watching uplifting movies. Life’s kind of crazy, but I’m trying to stay positive. It’s easier, here, in Charleston (and less cold).
Audio: The Decemberists.The Hazzards Of Love / The Middle East.Recordings Of The Middle East
Visual: Waynes World / Sherlock Holmes / Game Of Thrones.Season One
I’m settling down in Charleston a little better. I have a job and a place to say. I’ve been going through boxes and being extra un-sentimental. I found this plastic tit that my friend Caitlin gave me and drew a comic about it:
I wanted to make sure Andrew was cool with me depicting him as a titty obsessed crazy person. We sent some emails back and forth, and he (per usual) gave me very deep advice:
Audio: Passion Pit.Gossamer / Hung.Season 2
Visual: The Hobbit / Django: Unchained
So, I finished the first “chapter” to my new project. Its called Black River. It’s basically diary comics mixed with fantasy elements. I’m just now starting on the second chapter.
I decided to do it in grey scale. Originally, I’d planned to do it in color. However, color printing is expensive. I can always go back and color it later. We’ll see where it takes us.
For now, here are the first seven pages.
Also, check out by friend Andrew’s tumblr! I’m drawing major inspiration from him currently.
Audio: M83.Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming / The Protomen.Act I: Hope Rides Alone
Visual: Bridesmaids / Modern Family.Season 2 / The Campaign
This conversation didn’t go down with the people involved, my apologies. I’m sure Alex knows that shows don’t start on time. However, someone had to play the dummy. Plus, I’m kind of working on a comic about how Andrew’s a genius.
In the first panel, I was going to have Andrew drinking. Then, I forgot to draw it in. That’s why he’s just got his mouth open for no reason.
Last night I thought it’d be a good idea to draw a “chibi” Brohenge.
I lead a boring life. The only real other news I have is I might move to Connecticut. My friend Emily might get a job there. She asked me to move in with her. It's still up in the air. Either way, I drew our logo:
Maybe I’ll have adventures in the next week to tell you about next post.
Audio: The Protomen Present: A Night Of Queen / Kanye West.808s and Heartbreak
Visual: Sherlock Holmes / Tropic Thunder
I need to get back on this blogging once a week thing. Now that the CCS class of 2012 is all graduated, I can focus back on drawing more. Thusly, I did this comic of a conversation that went down the other night:
It’s hard to draw Andrew without a giant smile on his face. It’s also hard to draw Alex without that big, bushy mustache on his face, like I did all through Brohenge.
Also, if you haven’t seen Chronicle, you should. I’ve watched it three times in the last month and still think it’s pretty awesome. So awesome in fact, I drew a spot of fan art:
Audio: Broken Social Scene.Forgiveness Rock Record / Pretty Lights.Taking Up Your Precious Time
Visual: Adventure Time.Season One / Primer / Heroes.Season 4
My buddy Andrew Greenstone really is quite the genius! His comics are the kind of comics I wanna draw. He’s part of that Danger Park crew of artists. He really pushes me to work harder without even knowing it. He’s an all around great dude. We had this conversation the other day, because I was drawing a comic about finding a magic lamp. Then, I immediately drew it into a comic:
Oh, and i’ve been drawing more clouds, just for myself:
Audio: Matt Pond PA.The Dark Leaves / Say Anything.Is A Real Boy
Visual: 30 Rock.Season 5