Monday, May 30, 2011

Immaculate: The Other Sort of Done Part of Cliffhangers

I figured since I posted the unfinished version of The Girl I Can't Forget I might as well do it for Immaculate. I'm going to change a lot of dialog that is written here so don't go reading that and thinking that's what it's going to look like in the end. There's also a few panels I want to redraw as well as the entire first page. With these two comics mostly finished I started counting pages and so far it's looking like the first volume of Cliffhangers from the B-Side Dimension is going to be 60 plus pages (and mind you that's not including the unfinished pages of The Vaginal Avengers.) in full color that's going to be one expensive book to print, let alone multiple copies, any suggestions? (other than going B/W?)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Girl I Can't Forget: Done!... Sort of.

Today I finally finished penciling and inking one third of the Cliffhangers of the B-Side Dimension collect of short comics, The Girl I Can't Forget. (For those of you keeping score at home that's two of the three main comics completed, the other being the first chapter of Immaculate.) On a related note, I finally got the Macbook Pro that I had been working for this whole time and I am using it right now as I type this post. I bring this up because I'm holding off on coloring this comic (as well as the rest of Cliffhangers.) until my uncle swings by town again to load my computer up with all the arts software that I will use to make my comics look prettier than ever before. (That means no more MS paint for me :D) The Girl I Can't Forget is based off the Fountains of Wayne song of the same name, it's one of my favorites of theirs and if you have never heard it I suggest you look it up now.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Goldilocks Syndrome of the Pants

This weekend has been all about wardrobe malfunctions involving my pants. Before I left for work Friday I noticed that my go to pair of black work pants had obtained numerous food stains and a truly wretched smell from the previous night. Having neither the time nor quarters to do a load of laundry I resorted to something I hope I'll never have to do again; I slipped into the only other pair of black pants I owned; a pair of slim cut black pants that I had bought once by mistake (the mistake being I thought I could do slim fitting pants) that I thought didn't fit me, and for the most part they did not. After much effort and a particularly rebellious fly I managed to get them on and let me tell you, I sure as hell wasn't singin' no Teenage Dream. They were so tight I could feel my sperm count go down with each step, I was afraid that I was going to Hulk out of them before the end of the night. I don't know how my friends who wear pants like that do it, let alone find them comfortable. As the night went on I broke them in some and they weren't so bad, though getting them off was no easy feet either.

The next day was the exact opposite problem, with usual pants now clean I was ready to wear them to work, only I forgot my belt at home and was having to constantly hike my pants up every 5 minutes for they were too big around the waist.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

T-shirts and Cleaning

I drew this a while ago, so long ago that it has actually become relevant again because I cleaned my room again (sorta, it's quickly regressed back into it's previously messy state.) because my aunt and uncle came into town for a visit last night. Just a quick update on life before I head off to work, which has been keeping me super busy lately. (I've hardly had any time to draw. ):) T-shirts seem to be a big thing in my life right now, what with the warm weather. All of my current shirts are a bit too big for me now so I've been ordering some new ones lately, including one of Tim Fish's shirts and a Totoro Shirt to reflect my love for all things Studio Ghibli. I've also been approached about designing a T-shirt for Great Lakes Brewery by the Marketing director, to help promote their green city farming initiatives. This will be the first time that I'm actually going to be compensated for my work so it's a bit of a mile stone for me that I'm excited about. Unfortunately I do not know how much of this work (as it will be the property of Great Lakes Brewery) I will be able to share on this blog so until I get a clear answer about that I can't share any of the images. (worse case scenario there will probably be an image on one of their websites which I will simply provide a link for here.) Also I'm so close to getting that new computer, I'll probably have it by the end of this week. I've also found 3 of the 4 albums of my favorite band Beulah at the record store last Sunday so I've been jamming out to that a lot lately. "The Coast is Never Clear" and "Yoko" are quickly becoming two of my favorite albums of all time.