Anonymous asked: happy belated birthday, man! do you have any silkscreen classes at your school? if so, totally take it- i took one last year and its pretty cool(time consuming, but hey, so are comics). it takes a little while to get used to the feeling of not being able to curve as easily (you use a razor instead of a pen/brush) and the amount of pressure you have to use, but it's really cool.
Thanks, whoever you are! And yeah, I took a silkscreen class at my school last year, where we would cut out our designs (with x-acto’s) onto mask-ease and then apply to the screen to print. It made getting complicated prints pretty difficult to make, so I’m thinking of attempting a more basic version of this, so the actual line art stays as clean as it was originally.That’s the plan, at least. I’m waiting until I’m waist-deep in my book before I start any other serious projects, though!
7:17 pm • 22 January 2012 • 2 notes
Pages 12,13, and 14 from Mother Wolf. I turned sixteen yesterday, so that’s cool, I guess. Got Pirates of Coney Island and Pat Mckeown’s new book, among other stuff. My stack of unread comics and books is extremely intimidating at this point.
ALSO, I’m taking a break from the book to work on my story for Rurucomix’s Lodacal Comix anthology. The issue has a great line up, so I’m real excited about that.
1:56 pm • 21 January 2012 • 24 notes
Pages ten and eleven. He’s listening to the Pixies.
10:39 pm • 9 January 2012 • 5 notes
Pages seven, eight, and nine from MW. Had a really tough time doing these, all the way from layouts to inks.
5:12 pm • 7 January 2012 • 10 notes
Jack Kerouac’s letter to Marlon Brando. Would have been pretty crazy if this version of On The Road had come to fruition, I think.
4:16 pm • 7 January 2012 • 9 notes
Pages five and six of MW.
I started this tumblr a year ago today, and it’s pretty weird that in that timespan I’ve gone from having one or two people looking at my artwork to a few hundred. So thank you everyone. Really means the world. Andddd for the new year, I’ll just be continuing to work on comics. Hopefully make a good one. I’d like to put more than one book out, so we’ll see. I think I’m going to try and learn how to silkscreen in 2012.
Also, because the entirety of tumblr seems to be doing this:
- The best comic I read this year was Lose 3 by Michael Deforge.
- The best album I listened to was either Souvenir Sessions by These Animals or Goblin by Tyler.
- The best TV show I watched was Breaking Bad.
Can’t think of any movies or books I read this year that were particularly great, so that’s that. Happy New Years, everyone.
8:33 pm • 30 December 2011 • 6 notes
Pages two, three, and four from MW. I’m in the middle of reading Petrograd. Such a good comic.
7:32 pm • 29 December 2011 • 8 notes
First page of Mother Wolf! Should be much better than the last abomination I spent ten months working on. Feels weird to be starting the whole process over again, but I’m really excited to be working on this series again.
Enjoy the easter eggs. They’re everywhere.
8:56 pm • 26 December 2011 • 73 notes
surrealtoons asked: For your ink drawings what kind of brush or pen do you normally use?
I use a Windsor & Newton series 7 #3 brush, and Micron pens sizes 05 and 08. If you’ve never used a brush before, I’d recommend using something like the pentel brush pen to start.
OH, and for dry-brush effects, I use an old series 7 #2 brush whose hairs have been worn out so they stick out weirdly.
3:10 pm • 25 December 2011
Hey, happy holidays everyone. Drew Audrey Hepburn as a christmas gift for someone. My parents snagged me a copy of this massive Hugo Pratt retrospective called Periples Imaginaires, so I’ve been pouring over that, among other new comics and whatnot recieved.
Regular updates should start up again tomorrow or the next day. I’ve started the next book, Mother Wolf. I’ve been mostly doing the art equivalent of a rocky training montage to prepare for it, which is why there isn’t much to show. Did a lot of studies and learned proper perspective.
1:03 pm • 25 December 2011 • 47 notes