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!
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.
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 cover to cov
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.
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