I’ve been extremely busy! Working on a few different TOP SECRET things. The image up above is just a tiny glimpse at part of something much larger. Something TOP SECRET.
I wanted to let you guys know, especially my Toronto friends, about an art show coming up really soon. My Krampus illustration will be included in the KRAMPUSNACHT 2010 show at the Resistor Gallery. It opens this Thursday (December 2nd). All the information on that is here! You should definitely check it out if you can! And maybe buy my painting! That would be so cool!
“The points below are what I’ve learned doing indie comics as a career. There’s always room for art for art’s sake, for hobbyism, but these are the lessons I’ve learned for those who want to escape that prevailing mood.”—
Wonderfully simple, brutally sensible advice from web comic creator John Allison (Bad Machinery, Scary Go Round): Move, Grow up, and Run your business like a business. We don’t hear nearly enough frank advice like this in our fields. Good stuff.
I’ve been busy as heck lately! Working on a bunch of different projects, including the illustration up above. It’s a cover illustration for the Rochester City Newspaper’s Holiday Guide. Though it got bounced off the cover and into the interior somewhere. But that’s okay! It was a lot of fun to work on and the Holiday Guide hits the streets tomorrow (November 17). So be sure to snag a copy if you’re in the Rochester area. Oh, and if you don’t know, it’s an illustration of Krampus, who you can read about here. Thanks to Max Seifert at the City Newspaper for throwing a fun assignment my way.
In other news, you can read a nice little review of my BOOK COMIC mini over here (though I just noticed they goofed up the title of the comic in the review!). Book Comic is still up on Top Shelf 2.0 too, if you haven’t read it!
“When they draw a hand or a face, it has to look like a hand or a face. In my case, it’s just a silly hand that, like, a sausage will do. There’s no order, so there’s no mistakes. The line that runs wrong, you use it for something else. So there’s very little erasing, very little correcting, because if the nose is too long, so what? In the next one, you make it larger, so it looks no different. But for a regular artist, they have to concentrate because a nose has to look like a nose.”—Sergio Aragonés | Books | Interview | The A.V. Club (via machinery)