Friday, July 26, 2013

An evil fairy princess or something...

Last week I had my students compose comic pages from a live model and I couldn't resist joining the fun.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Knock on the Head

I contributed these two pages to a "choose your own adventure" style group comic show, written by M. Sweeney Lawless, that opened tonight at the Soho Gallery for Digital Art.

They stretched my pages (grrrr), which is something I hope they'll correct by the time you show up. Anyway, here's how they should look:

It's a fun show. Come see. There should be a Flickr page coming. I'll add that link when it appears.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

From the Archive: The Tale of the Tattooed Woman, 2008

This is one of the comics I adapted from short stories by Rikki Ducornet from her 1994 collection, The Complete Butcher's Tales. We put them in a section titled "The Butcher's Comics" at the back of The One Marvelous Thing.

My idea was to use the tattoos as ersatz comic panels so that, in revealing them, her confession would also be a seduction. How'd I do?

Astute viewers will also find the tattoos from the Lydia song, right where they're said to be.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Suspect Device pages

These are the pages I contributed to Josh Bayer's new anthology, Suspect Device #3. I've posted the third image here already, but here it is in context. 

Josh's device is to assign contributors panels clipped from classic comic strips --this time from Popeye and Little Orphan Annie-- and to have them put one panel at the beginning and another at the end of the page. The artist then creates a comic to connect the panels. 
Josh started this as an exercise for his cartooning classes but it's since exploded into a huge jam project featuring many of the most exciting cartoonists in the field.
Buy the issue here.