I'm back from SPX. It was great! Here are sketchbook drawings of the people in my immediate vicinity. They are pretty much universally unflattering to their subjects. For that, I apologize.
Also, Mandy did really well and sold a pile of books. We can't wait to go again next year (when I'll have finished the books I'm working on)!
Friday, September 11, 2009
So, here's some of the thumbnails for the book I'm working on.
And here are the pencils for these pages. By the time I finished thumbnailing the story, I had a better idea of how it would all look, so I've changed some of the old thumbs to fit into it.
I've also been trying to cut panels out and compress some of the action and dialogue. The script was written by my friend Tom Batten at my request, with the setup based on a dream I had. I let it sit around for a million years and finally got to work on it this summer, hoping to have the book at SPX. That's not gonna happen, but I'm happy with how the work's going, so I'm hoping it'll wind up a book both Tom and I are happy with that we can sell at many future shows.
In the meantime, I'm gonna try to bang out a short fun mini-comic to have on the table, though I'm mostly looking forward to this year's show as Mandy's coming out party as a comics and book-maker.
I'll be trying to post new stuff here at least once a
week month, probably mostly sketchbook drawings, but I'll update as I work on books. See you at SPX!