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Day 29

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I'm really happy with how this one turned out. I'm starting to get the chunky construction feeling that I'm going for, well I think so anyway. Also added some more of the pole scraps to the day 27 piece...
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Have I mentioned that I've been drawing and posting this new strip called Z-Factor? It's now up to it's 7th episode so be sure to read it from the start!
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Picked up Ron Rege's book from his website here for only $10, signed and everything! Thanks Ron!

Day 27

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I had this idea today as I was walking past one of the few telephone (or is it electricity?) poles near our place that get posters stapled to them. The have this neat collection of old staples and corners of old bill posters. I suddenly had the idea to glean some scraps and make a collage out of them. Not a new idea by any means I saw a work at the NGV two years ago from the 60's that did something similar on a much larger scale (although that was with B&W fragments of letter to create a typographic kind of collage) Plus I recently saw some closeup photographs of some of these ploes that showed the unique layering of staples and old paper fragments. But being a sucker to dirty old billboards and rotting wood this idea popped out of my past work as a natural continuation more so than a following on of the other works I mentioned Collage on illustration board, approx '10.5cm x 15cm' I'm also keen to upload to to etsy as soon as I can with a writeup on the unique

Day 26

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A technique I've been wanting to try for a while now, it's fairly close to what I had in mind although I may have to do some more

Day 25

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Day 24

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This image is a detail from a jam drawing I did tonight, I don't feel comfortable showing the whole thing as I don't have permission to and also we're thinking of making a book from the images.

Day 23

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I'm only posting a small snippet of this piece as the recipient has not seen it yet and I don't want to spoil the surprise. This has made it a piece unto itself though! Maybe you'll get this in the mail in two weeks?

Day22

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Genuine 'Ian Flood' souvenirs!! Once again my local art store comes up trumps! Ask for col-erase non photo blue and you will receive! And if you missed the Vice comics issue you can see it all here

Day 21

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'Man-Peg' another piece of mail art

Day 20

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A mail art piece for a friend

Day 19

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This one was done a thick piece of plywood

Day 18

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Another one of my collages. I really feel happy with how these are turning out. It's funny how it's taken me a couple of years to get to this point. By which I mean I feel like I'm starting to express what I've been trying to for awhile now. There will be more collages to come whilst I take a little break on the 99 doodles o refresh myself
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The first weeks strips of 'Z-factor' are up. Next week will see three episodes as well (mon-Wed-Fri) And here's a cover sketch for Death Ray I found whilst surfing

Day 17

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I had some collage work that was dying to be completed so I put down the drawing pen and got out the scissors, glue and brush

Etching

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I've been meaning to link this new etsy.com item etching from a panel in 7 Pages #9 Yep that's where the header image came from!

Doodle #75

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Doodle #74

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Read the first installment to my new story

Doodle #73

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Doodle #72

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Doodle #71

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Z-Factor

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I've been working on a new project that I'll be launching this coming Monday called 'Z-Factor' . It's something fairly different than what you may be used of. It's kind of a pastiche/fanfiction/derivative of a certain mainstream superhero comic. Even though there are similarities I've come up with a bunch of my own ideas to make is my own thing... I've uploaded this teaser panel to wet your appetitive for Monday. At this stage it' will go for just over a month. If it gets a good response it may go for longer.

Doodle #70

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Life size karate model

Doodle #69

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Doodle #68

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Rare pennies we'll pay good money for!

Thoughts, comments

I thought it was time to take stock of my 99 Doodles project and see if I can get some input from any of the silent eyes out there. First, I’ll do a little explaining myself. For me this project has been a chance to really get down to the bare bones with my drawing. I tear up a piece of hemp paper in four after folding it. I now have four mini pieces of paper I have to do something on. I started off with characters and text as I can always find weird characters floating around in my head and if you let me I might even do 99 Yhetti drawings. I then started getting into drawings of buildings as I found Winnipeg urban landscape fascinating, still do. Then at number 39 something changed in me. I had this darkness that needed to come out. I was sick of crosshatching and creating ‘well drawn’ pieces. I needed to vent this frustration inside me, something about making a loud and hard statement. The sharp contrast and thick marks saying definitely what was right and wrong. I’ve felt like I

Doodle #67

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More images from old comic adds

Doodle #66

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New Books

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We went to Gimli this weekend to relax at Heathers parents place which was really nice to get out of the city and our familiar surroundings for the weekend. We popped into the library where they have this table with a heap of old books that are discontinued from circulation. I was actually looking for some good collage material, which is actually harder than it sounds. There are three main conditions in my mind to picking a book, 1-Obviously it has to look interesting, ie, to me that means lots of full colour illustrations, preferably from the fifties or sixties (I like the painted illustrations from that era) 2-It has to be cheap, ie, 20c -$1.00, and preferably beaten up, torn, drawn in, wrecked in some way. The third condition is the real clincher... 3-It's not so good that I won't be able to bring myself to cut it up. I ended up getting two books that looked fantastic but upon taking them home one of them stood out from the other. I actually sat down and read it cove

Doodle #65

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Doodle #64

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Doodle #63

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From a jack Kirby panel from 'Mister Miracle' #10 DC 1972

Comic Nerd

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Gotta love the art store that a few blocks from our place. I wandered in today to see if they had an 'Ames lettering guide', and the clerk goes, "I think so let me check...Yep here you go" This may not sound very strange but after struggling for years to find a whole range of comic art supplies, this really gets me giggling. Not sure if I'll even use the ames guide I've just alway read about them and got it to add to my collection of comic art tools. Also these kind of things are becoming more obsolete as time goes on.

Doodle #62

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Doodle #61

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This is the last in this series for now

Doodle #60

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