No real update or anything, just wanted to post this tiny mostly-inked bit from something I started today as a way to unwind after work. It’s a really big piece and I don’t think it’ll fit on a scanner, so we’ll see what happens with showing it off when it’s eventually done. The idea started in my head on the subway, became a 45-second thumbnail that’s about 1.5″x 1″ in my sketchbook, and then went right onto a big piece of bristol board I had waiting for something.
I have been thinking a lot about LOVE AND ROCKETSrecently, if that makes sense.
I’m enjoying being back drawing on a semi-regular basis, re-flexing those muscles. I recently re-discovered this old project, single-panel gag/editorial cartoons, which reminded me of how prolific I used to be writing AND drawing at one point in life.
Anyway, there’s more coming in the upcoming weeks, so stay tuned.
Hey guys, not much going on here besides slowly working on some stuff. To kill some time, give you a little something to tide you over, and just because I was in the mood, I wrote a little something, an illustrated horror short called “The Perfect Color.”
An illustrated prose short like “The Locked Room,” it’s actually a bit of a prequel one-shot to an upcoming comic project.
As I’ve been getting back into doing art as well as writing more and more, I’ve been working on incorporating cartooning with prose to do some “illustrated” stuff, wanting to do more shorts and illustrated novellas, which is, as usual, me dipping into a pool of somewhat old forms of stuff and enjoying it/trying to do it myself despite it not being that popular or even well-known. Still, I’ve had this idea for a while and am hoping to try to do some more in the same style.
“It was the same look Gregories always had, the look Lyle worked hard to build, completely unassuming in every single way. But there was something about him that was just…different. Sharper, a bit more careful about the way fabric fell and the color of one piece of clothing matched the color of another.”
I’ve been trying to do full-page rough-n-quick sketchbook comics more regularly these days and posting them to my Tumblr blog. It’s a cool little exercise to help relax and calm my brain, get my cartooning chops back as I finish up LOGOand WHERE YOU BELONG, which are the upcoming comic projects I’m drawing.
It’s the day before Christmas Eve, my first day off of the holiday break, and I’ve been spending it busy working on stuff. Today is probably my last writing day of 2013, so I’m taking advantage of it to work on some stuff. Starting tomorrow, I’ll be immersed in holiday shenanigans. I’ve got a “welcome to 2014″ blog post brewing with a list of stuff that’ll be coming up from me as well as a list of cool other projects from other friends to check out, but that probably won’t be showing up until some time in January.
Also, BLACK INK, my private eye serialized novella, has updated today with chapter 6 in the tale of Ben Miles on the trail of the missing comic strip art. You get a little more information about last month’s twist, so now’s a great time to catch up. We’re gonna take a little hiatus in January 2014 and be back in February (or so, I hope!) on that.
Anyway, thanks for a great 2013, it’s been a very excellent year. Stay sane these holidays.
Well now, isn’t this a lovely grey wet fall morning here in New York City…
If you don’t follow me via Twitter/Tumblr/Instagram (where I spend most of my free online time), you might have missed these…but I’m periodically posting pictures of my word processor and thumbnails, all related to a few things.
Here are some hints to something small but upcoming I’m excited about finishing up;
I’m busy wrapping up the last bits of THE FOLLOWER, one of the two serialized novellas I’ve got going on, soon. I’d hoped to have it set up entirely to run through until the spring before Thanksgiving, but we’ll see. It’s been a battle writing this mother, one I’ve figured a lot out of doing that I’ll carry on to other projects.
The second online novella, BLACK INK, updates today though, with an interesting and cool twist I’m quite proud of. Check it out.
In the 1960s, Nancy Powell became TAMMI TRUE, the burlesque headliner at Jack Ruby’s Carousel Club. She lived a double life, PTA mom by day and stripper by night. Then Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald and everything changed.
From Catholic school to the juvenile court system, from a noisy club in Dallas to a quiet farm in the country, Nancy’s life is wondrous and wayward, hilarious and heartfelt. Here it is, her world in her own words—in and out of the spotlight, and ready for an encore.