Here is the sweet shirt for our kickstarter designed by Brandon Graham!!!
Just me, and my cookies, and my hair and my cats.
have you checked out the kickstarter that Brandon Graham and I are doing?
Here’s the blooper reel from our video.
TIN CAN FOREST is coming to TCAF!
"Tin Can Forest are Pat Shewchuk and Marek Colek. They make art sequential art in print and film. They find their inspiration in the the forests of Canada and Slavic art and folklore…" - Full Bio at TCAF site
Artist’s Website: www.tincanforest.com
TCAF is The Toronto Comic Arts Festival, taking place May 9-11, 2014, in Toronto, Canada. More at http://torontocomics.com/
here’s some adventure time cover art i did for my professional applications illustration classsss!! its a little wide cause i drew it at poster size with the intention of cropping it
im lucky enough to be working a little with people responsible for the comic through this class and it’s been super helpful and informative!! its basically an awesome class
I also read some retrofits. I really like what @boxbrown has been doing with this venture. It’s hard to keep track of all the various amazing minicomics out there, so getting little tastes like this is great. Pictured here are the Wicked Chicken Queen by Sam Alden. I know that Sam left his day job and the hustle and bustle of portland to live in Montreal and focus on his work. The change in him is easy to see. He has moved a million miles away from the creator that did Eighth Grade. Freed from the normative narrative and allowing his work to breathe and grow organically. I can’t recommend this enough. @sam_alden.
The other comics are a pair by Box Brown. Beach Girls and Number 1. I enjoyed both of them for different reasons. Beach Girls moved nicely with good charcterization. Number 1 I had a bit of a hard time with it stylistically. It felt cold and little deforgy, with Box not as evident as a creator, except for the wrestling references, which seem like his version and Seth being old timey. Box is an amazingly prolific and hard working creator, I am just curious of what we would see if he slowed down a bit. Anyways, I enjoyed myself and that’s what really matters.
This mornings reading. Shadow Hills 1 and 2 by @seanonlyskin. They were great. I have always reall really liked Sean’s comics. I am intrigued to see where they go.
The other comic I read was Pancakes by Kat Leyh. Really nicely drawn minicomic by yeti press. The story is short and cute and features Kat’s skills for cartooning. I would be really interested in seeing more that shows a wider depth to the work. Maybe with more space to work with, but overall, very nice.
It’s been quite a month for me with Inkstuds. I posted my 500th inkstuds episode, which is pretty impressive marker to hit for a podcast. I have been doing inkstuds 8 and a half years and it’s been a blast. My ability to get shows done, goes up and down. Sometimes my energy lags and I just want to take a break, and sometimes I want to do 5 interviews in a week.
When David Brothers and I talked about him doing some content for the studs, I was happy to have him in any capacity possible. He’s a smart thinker on comics and puts an amazing amount of work into what he does. I wish I had a fraction of the gusto that he does. David and I also have very different taste in comics. While I am excited when anything Chris Ware appears, David is more entranced by a massive manga about basketball. That’s what makes having David provide a month of Inkstuds so special. He asks different questions, talks to different people and of course, is a different person. Only David could bring together Inkstuds and Comics Alliance, two very different comics journalism outlets. Please take the time to read David’s thoughts on taking part and of course, listen to the podcasts.
The last thing to make this month exciting, is the kickstarter I have launched with Brandon Graham. The idea came up when Brandon and I were shooting the shit and Brandon brought up us going to a city and doing a ton of interviews. I like doing interviews with Brandon, as a working and active cartoonist, he brings a perspective that I never will to the interviews. He thinks about comics in a really interesting way, as a creative process. So after a whole bunch of a back and forth, we decided to launch the kickstarter to go to Los Angeles.
LA has an amazing comic scene right now. From guys like Jordan Crane and Mike Mignola to the unlimited pool of stellar folks at Cartoon Network, it seems like you could toss a loonie in any direction and hit someone fantastic. While in LA, we will be hosting a a live Inkstuds recording with a bunch of special guests at Meltdown comics. So far, we have Jaime Hernandez and Bryan Lee O’malley announced as guests. We launched the campaign on Monday morning and then hit our goal by Tuesday afternoon!
Since we still have over 3 weeks to go in the campaign, we have created a strech goal to go to New York city. Our goal for that is $7500. I am really appreciative for all the support we have experienced so far, and can’t wait to do awesome stuff for the rewards!