Was trying to pull off one of Lynda Barry’s class exercises on my own, but it was tricky. Spent an evening hacking together a substitute for friends so I could do a solo “Character Jam”.
Redesigning the website again. This time I’m dealing with my posting anxiety and deteriorating memory, so I’ve added some new ways to post stuff and started on a personal knowledge base.
Mississippi towboats, ant memories, and the Decadent Society.
Inked another panel (twice) and tried shooting an over-the-shoulder time-lapse video.
Rainforest ruins, Mayan sculpture, a Victorian mansion and a Chinese dragon. (Where in the World is Carl - in San Diego?)
Hopping back and forth between digital illustration and hand drawing to get through a complicated drawing. (Spherical reflections are hard.)
Industrial ruins, comics as poetry, a couple of videos demonstrating A.I. in 2020 and 1971 (sort of).
This week: experimenting with brush pens and panel sizes.
Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson, man!) on creativity as a design for life, a mini-documentary about MYST, how “The Lighthouse” was filmed and how the ways we deal with boredom has changed over the last couple of centuries.
Busted out a pad of transparent paper to get a feel for the “old-school ways” of making comics and non-digital inking.
Forever fascinated with vertical towns, this thing materialized in my sketchbook.
Making pretend graffiti.
Have you ever asked yourself: What happens to forgotten gloves left hanging on a tree?
Best Movie posters of 2019, how games are made and what goes into making a fantasy world.
I’ve been plugging away at this little town again, adding some stuff.
This week I’ve been crazy about comics, cartoonists and eBay shopping.
Still trying to get into the habit of writing weekly summaries of what I’m reading and making.
Here a few sketchbook pages from this year’s first week-and-a-half. There are spaceships and parrots.
Still filling my Kindle with horror stories, here are a few more I’ve enjoyed recently.
Just started on a 15-week (15 years, with my tempo) program of creative exercises, taken from a book about cartooning. They range from spontaneous drawing to multi-page comic spreads. This week, I’ve been using a timer.