Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cover to AWOL'd volume 2

I've finally inked all the pages to AWOL'd volume 2! Now I have to worry about the boring but necessary stage: Post-production...greyscaling, word balloons, book layout designs...
If you observe the subtleness of the characters' eye direction carefully, you may get an idea of what each character will be up to in the second volume. It's like looking at a Soprano promo poster before a new season airs.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Revolution is now!

Thought I'd post a few penciled pages from the climactic Dance Dance the Revolution scene, as I enter the homestretch. Been listening to a lot more Prince these days. Not sure how it will affect my drawings. Also, I figured out a few final script details that were still causing problems. Good times.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Manga Jams from Teen Anime Club

Most of you guys who know me would know I work for the Mississauga Library, conducting programs and all other fun stuff. One of the things I'm proud of is establishing the MLS* Teen Anime Club (or M-TAC for short) which is a growing after-school program where teens can discuss Otaku culture, play video games, and screen new Anime titles. Manga Jams has become one of our popular activities where one person draws a panel and passes it on to whomever to continue the story.

You can check out some of the Manga Jams from our last meeting here:

You can find lots of wackiness in these pages, hahaha!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Reading Comics

Photo of Alan Moore courtesy of acb.

Question time: has anyone in SketchKrieg! read their comic books live before? And if so, what approach(es) did you take? What worked well? What failed miserably?

I've got a couple of 'reading' opportunities coming up (including the Taddle Creek comic issue launch party on Friday night), and I'm trying to step up my live performance game. Working in book publishing, I've been to my fair share of readings, but whenever I tend a comic book event, it's more likely a discussion of the creation of the work or interview. Straight readings are pretty rare.

That said, I've done comic book 'readings' before, usually paired with a projection of the images. And at this point, I'm probably better at using Powerpoint than I am with a pencil or brush. Not too worried about the readings, but I'd love to hear if anyone else has comic performance experience.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Interview on rgbFilter

The kind folks from rgbFilter interviewed the SK gang at TCAF. Check it out!