The move to Tues/Thurs.

I'm changing my Gobnob posting days to Tuesday and Thursday so that I can do one month at a time (I draw 8 on to an 8.5x11 page).

The last few have been done digitally (at least ink-wise) for expeditious purposes. I think that's going to be the way to go.

These little strips are meant to go quickly with as little fuss as possible, so I'm trying to keep from pampering them...


What are these cruddy little strips, yo?

You may have noticed that I've started posting some strips lately. They are created particularly fast, very little editing (content or visuals). I just need something creative and simple to post on the blog. There's a new one posted each Mon/Wed/Fri.

These little Gobnob strips are done eight at a time, all on a single 8.5 x 11 piece of paper. The characters are old ones from previous strips and comics: Herman, the bald kid, Julie the girl with the bowl-cut, and Fred the alien. I'm sure other characters will creep in at some point.

These strips are hardly character driven. It's usually just some hateful thing I want to say. You can expect them regularly, just don't expect much.

Coming off of a two-year stint as Department Chair, I'm anxious to get back into the creative swing of things. I was having a tough time diving right back into The Moonshine Murders, though. Very daunting and a bit too heavy for my mindset right now. I'll be back into that story by Winter break, though. Hopefully with 2 new chapters by April.

I'm still writing that super-long story with my long-time collaborator Scott. It's coming along quite nicely, but there aren't really any visuals to share with you yet. More news after the first of the year, I'm sure.


A Halloween Ghost

Dinner at the Goto's this weekend, what fun. Mark Geary was there too. Anywho, as part of the evenings festivities (which also included ham dinner) Ava distributed paper for everyone to draw on. markers and crayons were also provided.

Kristie's drawing of the little Ava as a monarch butterfly (based on her actual Halloween costume) found a prominent home on the dresser in Ava's room. My drawing found prominent position in the trash. It was actually thrown away by Andrea, who did help me dig it out so that I can present it here for your amusement:


OSU FCA 2010 pics from Ray

My fellow SCAD SEQA professor Ray Goto has granted me these pictures from our recent trip to the 2010 OSU Festival of Cartoon Art. Thanks Ray!

Michael Jantze, cartoonist and yet another SEQA professor takes a moment outside the Billy Ireland Cartoon Research Library to pose with me and my good friend Jim Davis.

Here I am at the FCA Opening Reception with comics scholoar David A. Beronä, and the renowned MSU special collections librarian Randy Scott. It was a delight running into both of these fellows!

Ray snapped this photo of Tom Inge and I in the OSU Union elevator.

Pics that never happened: Duncan with R.C. Harvey, Duncan with Tom Gammill.


I have a good camera--I promise.

I have a nice camera, I just don't know where it is. I can't believe how horrible these cruddy images are. I sincerely apologize to everyone who's tried to look at them.


Eric Canete

Dove introduces visiting artist Eric Canete!
- Duncan


Landing in ATL

On the way back to SAV. It's already hot...
- Duncan


An Evening with Matt Groening

Tom Gammil interviews Matt Groening.
- Duncan

Pizza time.

Dinner. I guess.
- Duncan

Roz Chast

Roz Chast discusses her experiences as a cartoonist for the New Yorker.
- Duncan

Gene Yang

Gene Yang discusses American Born Chinese.
- Duncan

OSU Kids Playing Quidich

Funny, right?
- Duncan

A Tribute to Jay Kennedy

- Duncan


Paul Levitz Reception

- Duncan

David Hill

What are the chances that one of our SCAD SEQA student would not only be in the same hotel, but in the room next door!
- Duncan

OSU Pomerene Hall

The OSU Art History building
- Duncan

OSU - Lunch on Friday

After Dave Kellett's talk, the program broke for lunch.
Ray and I got to sit with Robert C. Harvey (whose discussions on image/text interdependence I use in all my classes) and Tom Inge.

Here they are discussion the effects of the web on the comics profession.
- Duncan

OSU - Day 2 - Kellett

Dave Kellett speaks on The "Freeing of Comics", a response to Watterson's 1989 FCA talk: The Cheapening of Comics.
- Duncan


Opening Reception

- Duncan


Look who found us here in Columbus!
- Duncan

Opening Reception

- Duncan

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Research Library.

- Duncan

Wexner Center

- Duncan

OSU - Mirror Lake

Mirror lake on campus.
- Duncan

OSU Day 01 - Morning

We're getting ready to head out!

- Duncan


On the way to OSU!

Ray eats a sandwich and txts Andrea.
- Duncan


Fall 2010

It certainly has been a long time, huh?

I've stepped down as chair of Sequential Art at SCAD (thank goodness), and I'm trying to get back into my own life. It's not been easy...

Here are some t-shirts that I tested some new ink on:

I've also been working for the past two years on a story with my long-time creative partner Scott Rickels. We don't have a name for it yet, but we're both really excited about it. I'm not even sure how to describe it. It's the story of a young girl uncovering the past of her father who died when she was young as she and her friends defend their town from an evil cult. There are mixed-up animals, amateur cartography, talking beavers, and a robot named Jon 3-16000. It's pretty fun; and it's pretty massive. We've nailed down our rough outline and we're about 3/5 of the way through the first draft of the script. There are over 40 scenes written so far.

MOONSHINE UPDATE: I feel like I've given up on the Moonshine Murders. I've got a mess of thumbnails and script breakdowns for the next chapter, but I think I'm just tired of it.
I did all my research for it before I became chair--then once that took over my life I didn't have the time or energy to put into it. 3 chapters in 2 years is pretty lame. Now I feel like it's time to move on even though I barely got that one off the ground.

I'm trying to work on a website eJournal focusing on critical and analytical writing from the SEQA department. I've been gathering things for it for the past year. I've also spent that long on trying to come up with a name for it. It's got to be memorable, but not too pretentious.

I'm back teaching SEQA 100 Intro to Sequential Art, SEQA 386 Hand-Lettering and Typography for Comics, and SEQA 701 Theories and Practices for Sequential Art. My classes are good this year, but it's tough getting back into teaching 2 classes a day.

Next week I'm headed to the OSU Festival of Cartoon Art. I'll be sure to post updates while I'm there. It seems that it's actually easier for me to post while I'm traveling. Probably because I just do it from my phone.

I also just turned 31. Ugh.