Saturday, October 30, 2010

Moving, Halloween, and Art

So October is coming to a close. This next week is going to be quite busy! This morning I moved a lot of my big furniture into my new apartment. I didn't set anything up yet, since I need to clean it first and I also needed to be at the gallery today, but the big stuff is all taken care of. That's a load off my shoulders. I took Monday off of work to finish the rest of it up. It'll be nice to have my own place again- even if it is with a couple of roommates!

Tonight I'm going into Salem for a Halloween party. Halloween is my favorite holiday EVER. I love dressing up in costumes and hanging out with other people dressed like fools. Perhaps that's why I like anime conventions so much as well! I'm gonna be a Sexy Speed Racer. Not slutty, just sexy. I've got my helmet, my red knee socks, and yellow driving gloves. I can't wait!

Also, on Monday I'm hanging "The Art of Comics" show at Cinema Salem. It's a joint show between me and Sarah Searle, focussing on our comic work and process. I'm putting up original work from my three comic projects. Five strips from Apt. C-3, five from 2:15 and a few original pages from Ravenstar. The opening is going to be Sat. Nov. 6th. If you happen to be around Salem, MA anytime you should totally stop by and check it out! It'll be up the whole month of November.

Other than that, I'm still plugging away at my Sketchbook Project sketchbook. All the pieces here are from that book. I'm doing cut paper and ink drawings, with the theme "Jackets, Blankets, & Sheets" So far it's coming out pretty cool. I'm gonna be sad to ship it away, but I suppose the Brooklyn Art Library will take good care of it. If anyone else is interested in participating, they've extended the sign up deadline to November 15th!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

FAILED 24 Hour Comic

So, I failed at making a 24 hour comic. Instead, I made 7 inked comic strips. I was pretty bummed early on because the comic shop I was going to do it at cancelled the event. I ended up just working in my studio alone, which is NO FUN AT ALL :(

But I'm pretty happy with what I made off with. Writing 24 punch lines would have been pretty much impossible anyway. I had a hard enough time with these seven. I knew it was time to quit when I drew Alex's hand backwards in the last strip. Better to cut my losses and take what I could get.

Eventually I will finish these up properly and post them on my website. I miss doing this comic!