So I haven't quit working on the book, it's just not a particularly exciting part of the process (unless you really like hand-lettering - as I do).

I have finished lettering the book (all 22 pages). I still have to ink the pages - at which point I will also do the word balloons and panel borders (jobs usually associated with the lettering stage).

The trained eye will note the following: David is drawing his comic pages slightly smaller than the standard 11x17. The curtains featured in the studio are TMNT and The Real Ghostbusters. That's an adorable Tomy solar powered bobble-head. Although he keeps a copy of Wally Woods "22 Panels that Always Work" on his desk David rarely uses it.

You may also note that David has almost all of Luc Besson's "Adventure et decouverte d'un film" books (lacking only 'Atlantis' and 'Subway'). He also subscribes to Giant Robot - a magazine that never fails to inspire him on at least some level. (on a side note he also subscribes to the Comic Journal, National Geographic, Following Cerebus, Newsweek, and sadly enough Entertainment weekly.)

Kristie has been working super hard on her website (a fancy feat of Dreamweavership if ever there was one). It'll be done soon.

I'm also finally getting around to putting this picture of the official plush PillowHead up here. It's from Mr. Patrick in Tucson (not to be confused with San Fran Patrick). I will never be able to sew as good as this, ever. It's pretty fancy, indeed.

Anywho, now I've got ink all this funny book mess...


Big Mama and Jimmy.

In Graduate Sequential Studio my students have a one-day one-page project to connect two random photographs. Afterwords all the comics and photographs will be collected together into a joint narrative. Nothing complex or difficult, but usually pretty fun.

Here's my contribution to the project - linking an image of a pool-player named Big Mama and a weepy school-boy named Jimmy.

Here are the original photographs.


YardBird Watchin'

Here are three pages that I pounded out tonight in a few hours. It is for the Fluke festival anthology.