I happened to want to post today. When I logged on, WordPress let me know today’s my 11 year anniversary. That’s crazy to me. I started this blog to share my comics with friends while attending CCS. In that time, I got divorced, graduated CCS (class of 2011), moved home and rejoined society. Then I was accepted to the Ghostscouts and graduated in 2013. Went back to the Ghostshrimp National Forest to do the first ever residency. I got a DUI and reevaluated my life. Baby Knife got created with me drawing and my father writing. Woolly Press publishes them. I got married again! I recently moved to Asheville, NC where I am typing this.
It’s ALL because of wordpress, probably.
Here’s a comic I drew months ago, but just got around to coloring. Back when Kera was delivering pizzas at night and I was staying home doing house work. I got to thinking about how many times Batman calls Alfred to do something, nightly. Meanwhile Alfred’s home cleaning and doing chores and stuff:
Audio: Owen.The Avalanche / Run The Jewels.RTJ4 / Bright Eyes.Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was
Visual: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 / Schitts Creek.Season 5 / Bill and Ted Face The Music
Today I wasn’t as productive as I’d have liked. I did get some drawing done. I’m working on a “secret” project with my buddy, Justin Wood. He’s writing and coloring while I’m drawing and inking. We have decided to use two of my characters from my CCS days, Goodnight Moon and her sister Goodnight Stars. I redrew them today.
Audio: Lofi Hiphop Beats to Study To / Passion Pit. Kindred / Broken Social Scene.Hug of Thunder
I finished the art and layout for Baby Knife book Infinity 2. It’s off to the printers. I’m sure something is going to go wrong and I’ll have to edit some stuff. The hard part is over, though. I drew this while waiting on some beans to cook through, the other day:
I also did some fan art for my buddy Marcus’ comic Cat Bite. I’d been meaning to for a while. It started as his inktober and turned into a whole story:
I’ve also been playing The Witcher III a bunch. I rewarded myself for finishing BKI2 with Final Fantasy Seven Remake. So, I probably wont be getting to much Witching for a while. Here is some commentary on that game, though:
I sure hope the colors on your screen are the ones I use for these. Sometimes they dont show up right on my mac.
Audio: Passion Pit.Manners / Round Table of Gentlemen podcast.
Lots of comics have been getting done at my house. I hear there’s 30 more days of productivity ahead. Here’s what I’m doing when not drawing:
This next Baby Knife story is the most written as it goes. That’s how I write my own books. I keep having to get my pops to write more tid bits to keep the story coherent. Thus, I had to go back to the beginning and add two pages. Its easy to just drop in establishing shots.
I’ve been living my own personal best life for the past week. Staying in my house and drawing comic pages. Also, Animal Crossing New Horizons couldn’t have come out at a more perfect time. I made a little avatar that looks JUST like me:
I have a pretty good routine down that balances our space. Not a lot changed, just I’m not bringing in new money. If you want to by something, i have a store, that works. A friend bought all of my books and i drew her a cute little turtle, as thanks.
That could be getting drawn for you. Also, I’ve been spending more time pushing my books on social media. It’s only worked twice. We shall see what happens when I get my poster club going. What’s my poster club? You’ll have to wait and see.
Audio: Round Table of Gentlemen.Podcast / Gorillaz.Laika Come Home
Visual: The Hunt / Onward / The Walking Dead.Season 10
I came up with a pretty good schedule for drawing while stuck indoors. I also asked people on Instagram what to draw. I got two prompts, pretty quick. Two character from my college days at The Center for Cartoon Studies, Goodnight Moon and Goodnight Stars:
Also, I drew princess peach.
Audio: Animal Collective.Strawberry Jam / Donald Glover Presents.R&B/Soul
Visual: Heller.Season One / Dave.Season One / Sex Education.Season Two
It seems to happen every year, I’ve taken on a lot of projects. They are farther out, this year, but they will all be due around the same time.
Baby Knife book infinity 2 will be done in a few weeks. Then I move to NC. Then I’m focusing on a short short comic for Milk and Honey #5. Then a secret project I’m doing with a friend. Then I can get to work on Juniper Black in earnest. Here are two pages I’m not even going to use from that. I’ve decided to go with a different, creepier vibe for it. I was trying to go for creepier in the first story, you can read in full, here.
These pages were an excuse to draw architecture, instead of trees and rocks. But I cant justify why it’s all Japanese architecture other than that’s what’s fun to draw. So i’ve found a new approach to the village she will be walking around in. Thus, I’m scrapping these pages.
I cant believe I haven’t blogged since October! My wife and I have been trying to move to North Carolina. So that will be my official excuse. It’s been a pretty hectic few months. I’ve still been drawing, though.
That second panel doesn’t do justice to the actual photo:
Just the idea that George Lucas probably lost sleep about whether anyone was even going to like his little movie, Star Wars. Then cut to a board room in 2019 with a bunch of app creators. “Lets have green mist and little Darth Vader heads and Baby Yoda logos on cheeks”. What a world we live in.
Also, I’m working on Baby Knife book Infinity 2. A smaller story to read while we tighten up The Big Wrong Part III. Here is the first page from that:
Audio: Battles.Juice B Crypts / Low Roar.O / American Football.LP3
I know I said I was doing a page a week. That went alright for 20 weeks. That’s a pretty alright run. Then I worked on a 12 page comic for an anthology. So I’m kind of on track. Also, I’ve been doing some freelance work for friends.
I penciled this page because I was ultra in the mood to draw, but had no ideas. When it was time to ink, I realized I didn’t really need to. I really should sketch straight to inks sometimes.
So I’m back on board with a page a week. Stay tuned in and keep my accountable. Oh, and here’s a cute drawing I did of my brother-in-law, Colin. He loves Musky fishing and has a hand-carved fishing lure company, Sixpack Tackle.
Also, I’ll throw in this drawing of my lovely lady, Kera, in case you don’t follow my instagram.
Audio: Battles.Juice B Crypts / Of Monsters and Men.Fever Dream
Visual: Watchmen.Season 1 / The Walking Dead.Season 10 /Detroit:Become Human