SPX report

As always once the quarter begins I never get around to putting anything on this site. I jsut got back from SPX in bethesda, MD. It was a fun show--lots of folks there. I had 8 of my book there.

Mike and I were fortunate enough to have a table way in the back that was hard to get to.

Mike sniffs the glue stick for the camera.

Next month I'm off to APE for a bit of the same!

On Friday before the show we took the metro to Washington DC to poke around.

We were really there to go to the Muppet Exhibition at the Smithsonian. It wasn't the best exhibition ever--in fact it was a bit disapointing--but they did show the La Choy dragon commerical, which was worth the trip.

Here's the Washington monument. You can't miss it.

I think the World War II memorial was the most striking.

And of course I had to go see Lincoln.

The Korean Memorial was amazing as well.

We also made our way to the Air and Space Museum.

The best museum that we went to was the International Spy Mueseum.
Everyone likes it but Mr. Sorese.

Sweetwater found a friend in Washington:

Soon I'm going to try and re-do this site to include my mini-comics and other stuff.


It's me again, weblog.

Today's post will be scattered at best.

It's been a week since I've been back from San Diego. (This should tell you how long it's been since I started writing this since now it's three weeks since I left for San Diego). Things are going slower (on my book) than I want them to, but that's always the case. I don't have the heart for much of anything lately. San Diego destroyed whatever love for life I think I might have had. I did get to see some cool stuff and meet cool people, but it was much more of hassle to get work done this year than previous years. And as always I find some really fun stuff. I would list it here, but I don't have it in me anymore. Maybe sometime later--not that it's important at all.

I think that my digital camera gets a little worse with each picture that I take. We'll be in the market for a new one very soon. Dear Santa...

I've been working a good bit on Moonshine pages. I'm not satisfied with the way I write dialog--but it wouldn't be that big of a hassle to change language later. I'd rather just keep on trying to turn out pages rather than get hung up in the writing dialog stage.
2 pages still at the rough stage--then 8 pages to ink. These have been some fairly involved pages for me. I'm not really know for my elaborate crowded party sequences.

I'm now the official chair of the sequential art department here at scad. I suddenly have a great deal of managing that i must do. My email has increased to 60+ a day, which I'm sure will grow once the Fall quarter begins.I've got just a month to get ready for school. I'm really excited about the Hand-Lettering class!

Comics Art Forum is shaping up nicely. We're doing an all alumni forum this year, which is really cool. SCAD ATL is doing their own publishers forum, which is awesome--the more stuff we have the better.

We're also lining up some other visitors for the school year which would be great.

I'm up to almost 39,000 songs in my itunes. My summer goal is still 40,000--but my efforts have slowed greatly. I'm also in the process of transferring our old vhs tapes to DVD--focusing on those that are difficult to find.

I've made the leap to Blackberry, which seems to be working nicely. Mobile email use and calendar syncing has been lovely. SCAD uses the at&t wireless network--which is horrible. I don't have much of a signal at home or at work. I thought Verizon had bad service out here, but I'm starting to realize that compared to other phone companies, it's not so bad.

lots of rain here in Savannah the last few days. Kinda nice.
You might wonder why is that table overturned. We'll I'll tell you. We've recently had a sudden infestation of black widow spiders. the first two were discovered (along with 16 egg sacks) in the grill (to the left). I've since found two under that table, one on our back door, one on the front porch. Needless to say I've gone on a massive spider killing spree--spraying and mashing my way all around the house. Next year we won't be skipping the pest control visit.

In addition to our recent deadly pest infestation, We've had to have major work on our refrigerator (after losing a fridge/freezer full of recently bought foods). Our A/C is also acting a bit funny, so I hope it doesn't conk out.

We're putting backpacks together for elementary students at the Savannah Union Mission. It's almost time for school to start back for these kids, and many of them aren't able to get the supplies they need. We're able to put all of this together for around $20-$25. If you'd like to help, please let me know. We've gotten 4 together so far, but we hope to have 30 in the next couple weeks. If you want a list of supplies let me know--you can put the backpack together and take it to the mission, or we can take your donation and get all of the supplies ready for you.

And now a bit of left-over ComicCon junk:

I love this shirt from Fish. I was proud to sport such a lovely Space Corn around the ComicCon.

Here's John Lowe (and a bit of Durwin Talon) at the TwoMorrows panel:

Jeremy Mullins and I spoke to a bunch of kids at the portfolio review area. Ran into Jenn! I miss Jenn. Jenn come back!

Craig McKracken from the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends panel. I can't believe that this is the last season...

There's Adriane Tomine:

This is from the Webcomics Panel at SDCC:
Dave Kellett (Sheldon) and Scott Kurtz (PVP)--the two to our left--will be coming down to Savannah in the Fall to meet with classes and give a lecture at Trustees. It should be awesome.

This is from the educators panel:
There's James Sturm from CCS, and there's a fellow from SVA, but the rest I have no idea. I wasn't really impress by what any of them had to say. Interesting, but not impressive. The SVA guy was really overbearing.

To end on a happy note: I've recently found where to buy Otter Pops in Savannah! I thought they weren't around here. Exciting I'll say!



So I'm not doing as good a job on this blog as I thought I would. My class keeps be busy and I spent two weeks plugging away at Moonshine chapter 2 so I could have it for San Diego, but I didn't finish. There was no way with all the other stuff that came up. I'll have it for SPX in October--Maybe even a 3rd issue. Surely a 3rd issue by APE in November.

While back in Alabama for the fourth of July we went down to Morris Ave. to visit the Peanut Depot. Mmm. We had to kill time since the Birmingham Public Library decided to close on the day I had planned on getting some more research finished up.

Also while back home My dad and I put together an awesome book-press using some hardware he had developed over the last few months.

Once back in Savannah I had to get back to the Moonshine Murders book. It had been long enough since I inked a page that I my lettering/hatching pens were all dried up. These Koh-I-Nor pens can be a pain to clean, but for even lines they are the best. I don't like lettering with anything else.

We also took a day to help Joel paint his boat.

Kristie helped me when I printed up some more Moonshine chapter 1 books for San Diego Comic-Con. I didn't have this book for the show last year, so I don't feel bad about spreading around a book that seems a little old to me. I had this book for Fluke in April. I also have the little mini that I did for the mini-comics class exchange: Nephology. Here's the book press in action mashing down some Moonshine mini-comics. That's 50 books.

So now I'm in San Diego. There's a huge Castle Grayskull (an integral part of my childhood).

I was also able to attend a Todd Klein panel discussion.

Chip Kidd talked about his new bat-manga book.

If I don't get into the Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends panel discussion I will be so sad. I've been unable to get in for the past two years. It's always packed out before I can get in line.


More from Heroes.

As part of my workshop at Heroes Con I wrote up a book about making mini-comics that I gave out after the demos/lecture/ect.
I have been meaning to put a book like this together for a while. I always feel bad giving out other people's handouts. There's a great deal of additions I want to make (it's 16 pages right now, and I'm sure I can get it up to 24 without much fluff). Once I've got it exactly as I want it, I'll post it on here. Until you'll have to get one from me in-person for a version 1.0 edition.

Here are some photos from my Mini-Comics workshop in Charlotte. I guess it was about an hour and a half long. Maybe there were close to 30 people there. A few more than the Hand-Lettering talk later year. Special thanks to Kevin Burkhalter for taking them (and sending them to me). I'm not excited about the flash--I never look good anyway. You have to imagine that the lights were dimmer and the slides were clearer.

Special thanks to the students and other faculty who helped man the table--I think we did a great job ths year. SCAD Faculty present at Heroes: John Larison, Tom Lyle, myself, Nolan Woodard, Shawn Crystal (who had his own table) and Roy Richardson (who also had his own table). It would be too much to list all of the students there. Kevin, Jarrett, Nat, Getty, and Andy Black had their own table. A very special thanks to the Savannah and Atlanta students who helped work the table. Shazzba and Carl were awesome. Thanks a bunch. It was also great having Joe at the table this year to answer admissions questions.

As always it was cool to see people. Chris Schweizer had a lovely setup next to Dean Trippe (who is a proud new father!). Managed to run into Brian Ralph at every possible occasion--maybe he'll get a chance to come back to Savannah sometime soon. Kazamir was there. Dave Crosland & Jim Mafood. Roger Landridge. Alec Longstreth & Ben Towle.

It was great meeting Matt Weigle-- who is likely my favorite mini-comics artist!

Too many cool people to list. It was absolutely lovely show this year.

I had a blast judging the quick-draw contest every day. Although I felt bad that many of the kids would come up to Tom (who is always the star of the SCAD table) to ask them why they didn't win. Special thanks to Heroes for the indy-island t-shirt!

And of course it was fun hanging out with Larison, Tom, Jarrett, Kevin, Nat, Andy, and Getty. And it was no surprize that Roger Landridge is a great dancer (at least in tandem with Burkhalter).

We're going to Alabama for the 4th. It's certainly not because we can afford it.

Sometime next week I hope to update the Links over there to the right. What a beast that will be.



It was a good weekend in Charlotte, NC. Heroes Con was even better this year than last year.

The biggest news is of course the Ringo scholarship! Easily the most important thing at the con by all accounts. Read about it on Newsarama and Drawn.

Here are a few wimpy images from my cruddy digital camera. I think it's time for a new one.

Here's our table.

Tom did a Superhero workshop:

Kevin has pics of my workshop on Mini-Comics. I'll have to get them from him later.

Chris did a workshop on Character Design that was standing room only.

Nolan did a fancy digital coloring workshop:

Shawn did a lecture on Cover Design.

Roy's Inking lecture:

Finally Larison did a Maquette workshop.

I'll post a bit more later on.

blog design.

clearly I'm working on changing how this cruddy blog looks. I'm not excited about this look at all, but I am glad that it's different.


a post...

Man day alive. I can’t believe that this website is still here. There’s been a great deal going on here in david allan duncan land.

I’ve been named the next chair of the Sequential Art Department here at SCAD. Somehow I’m going to do it even though I told everyone that I never want to do, I don’t want to climb the corporate ladder, I hate paperwork, etc. So that’s happening.

The Sequential Art department was fortunate enough to have Brian Ralph come visit and do a guest lecture. It was a blast even though so many kids were at the job fair instead (hard to blame them). Brian was great with the students and I hope that we'll be seeing him again soon. Here I am introducing him as best I could - photo by Burkhalter.

We got to travel home to Alabama to see my Grandparents.
Here's one of a few pics I took on the trip home. It's some backroad close to my parents house.

I’ve decided to serialize the Moonshine Murders as a series of mini-comics.

I went to Fluke in Athens (either my 3rd or 4th time). It was a good time. Kristie came this time to hang out with her friend Amanda. It’s always cool to see people: Eleanor, Drew, Joey Weiser, Dean Trippe, Schweizer, Hunter… and of course the home team was there in full force: Isaac, Lynnette, Bullet, Greenstone, Falynn Coleman, Sorese, Jarrett, Burkhalter, Kathy, Tyler, Pranas, Mary, Jon, Brett, Josh, Matt, Julie, Sweetwater, Heck, I’m sure I’ve missed someone—the point is that there were lots of folk there. I managed to not take pictures, but there are lots of other people who have cool photo sets from Fluke that approximate what I would have come up with.

I resolve to start taking more pictures.

I had the first ‘chapter’ of the Moonshine story at Fluke. I’ll admit that the choice of the term ‘chapter’ indicated a false sense of order since I’m not really drawing the book in the order that I intend for its final form—but I’m going to put these mini-comics out in the order that I draw them. How about that, huh? Whatever. I also ran a new cover on the Rural Invasion mini. I've got a few of those two plus the Nephology book left over if anyone wants one. Moonshine-3, Rural-2, Nephology-1. plus postage.

I’ll be running the Mini-Comics class in Atlanta this summer. Kristie and I will be living large in the SCAD-ATL dorm. I should make up a poster to send down there.

I've also been putting a thesis exhibition together of the Graduating MFA students. It's going to be great show, but I'll be glad once it's up.

I suppose I should get back to all the cruddy paperwork I have to do instead of drawing or enjoying my life in any way. Ever.