Saturday, May 23, 2009

J'Adore les Bande Desinees!

I just came back from a 9-day vacation in France and one of the things I like to grab when I'm anywhere in Europe is a graphic novel (or bande desinee, in French). The Europeans really know how to draw out a comic! There's lots of commitment and discipline in their penciling, inking, and colouring, which is something I aspire to have someday. Some of comics are still coloured traditionally with gouache and watercolours. Every panel, every drawing is so tight and well-referenced. Every character drawing is loyal to their design and the backgrounds are well-detailed. Overall, so confidently done!

One European comic artist I admire is Italian cartoonist Milo Manara, who has done a lot of erotic comic art. But check out this video and be amazed. No pencils required!

Now I got enough fuel to get back to working on AWOL'd volume 2.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

TCAF on Video

A video made by Vepo Studios and Open Book Toronto about the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. They interviewed me (for some reason), alongside Bryan Lee O'Malley, the Tamakis cousins, Chris Butcher and others.

Monday, May 11, 2009

TCAF 2009

Thanks for everyone who came by our table.
Thanks to everyone at TCAF and their volunteers who made it special.
Thanks for checking out the picture below.

Monday, May 04, 2009

Postcards from the edge

Since I failed so hard to get the actual book done in time for TCAF, I decided to make a postcard. It's like 1/120th of the book:

Though I fear I may have made it too hasty. I hope it looks all right.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Poster Girl

Here's an image I did for my printing company that I recently started up ( The image was for a contest that just ended in April. The version we used was the image that's seen above. Check out the original (below) before it got all half toned ...