For the past two years I have put together a digital comics anthology, initially inspired by 'free comic book day'. I love the idea of digital anthology and it is much easier for artist to submit and I can distribute it worldwide almost instantaneously. Below are the first two issues, and coming next week will be issues No.3! A PDF file which can be read on your tablet, computer or any other device that reads PDF files. It's totally free to download and you will be able to match the artists pages to an to their names by using an index at the front of the book; as well as links to each creators site. The material is mostly compiled from Chugnut attendees with some guest appearances. Click here to download All new Chugnut Comix Digial anthology 2012! A PDF file which can be read on your tablet, computer or any other device that reads PDF files. It's totally free to download and you will be able to match the artists pages to an to their names by
I have begun study for the semester again which has been taking up some mental capacity usually saved for creative pursuits. I have been buying all sorts of new pens to try out. In addition to the brush pens I have been playing with recently, I just purchased some fountain pens to try out as well. They are actually really nice to use, I was thinking I might post a review here soon. I have been itching to dig my teeth into a comic project recently I have a few little ideas but nothing is really grabbing me at the moment. I have basic ideas of what I want to do, but I'm being lazy with the writing and expecting a fully formed script to fall into my lap. I reminded myself this morning that if I want to get some writing done then I should practice writing everyday, I guess even writing this old blog post is practice in getting my thoughts down. I still find writing comics the hardest thing about making them, and not through lack of ideas, but my ideas just don't flow into comic for
The four issues of my Sketchbook Comix series, ' Good to Go ',' Stupidity Tries ', ' In the Lost & Found ', and ' Rose Parade '. Each issue is a collection of my daily journal comics drawn in between 2008-2010; With some additional material added as an epilogue. The first three issues also have guest artwork by Chris Downes, Mandy Ord, and David Collier. there are lots of ways you could do to show your appreciation if you feel so inclined, -Leave a comment in this post -Tweet, share, link, post about these comics -Email me and let me know what you thought
I was was trying to think about a list of classic texts that would be good to translate into comic form. Ideally the texts would be short, ideally around 100 pages and out of copyright. The idea being that a comic artists could take this text and use it to cut their teeth with the comic medium. Perhaps even a single text that had been done before, imagine being able to compare how different artists tackle the same subject matter. Here is a list I have come up with (with some help from internet friends) Hamlet Death of Robin (Theme?) The Bible Metamorphosis The Raven A Christmas Carol 20,000 leagues under the sea Sherlock holmes (Character) Dickens (Author) Feel free to leave some more suggestions in the comments. Whilst the all the above do not all fit the criteria I thought it wold stil be interesting to list.
Bit of a weird weekend, been distracted, busy etc. Managed to pick up some new sketchbooks on Friday though and a new aquash pen. Each time I have picked up the pen recently I've felt too bummed out to do that much, not really sure why. Did some sketches this morning and a few minutes later, after grabbing something in a different room, I came back to Zoey painting with ink over them, my fault really. I drew up a little comic I hope to ink later tonight. The biggest problem I find recently when sit down to draw is I don't know what I should draw, even though I have lots of different projects I could be chipping away at. Heather gave me some great input the other night and got me thinking about some directions I might take with my coming comics. My biggest fear is that I'm just going around in circles and not progressing at all, even though I try and convince myself that it is not true.
So I've been experimenting with using Tumblr, http://awcomix.tumblr.com/ I've had the thing since 2009 and used it occasionally but I never wanted to cheat on my main blog right here. I still don't want to give on the ol' blogspot, but Tumblr seems like it's going to suit my needs to share images and check out what other people are up to. I think I won't give up on the blog completely and I still think it is a good venue to host links to things I'm doing and discuss larger ideas. Who knows I could be back in two weeks begging my blog to take me back. Update (27/02/2013): So I'm still hanging out on tumblr and it's working out pretty good for my comics/drawing posting needs. But like I said I haven't completely given up on this blog, I think it will be good to use it for the occasional tutorial post amongst other things.