Sunday, January 31, 2010

Bewildered little kids and other assorted oddities


I have a strip called Anecdote that's been appearing in the Brooklyn weekly I work for since late 2008. It's also on (I'd love to have my own site to put it on, but technical ignorance gets in the way.)

I thought I'd try putting up a few of what I've thought were the stronger ones (sometimes verbally, sometimes graphically, and even both on a good day!)

This thing is still in "throw stuff at the wall and see what sticks" mode. Some things are sticking now, but most of the characters, to my annoyance, still don't have names. (Not my fault---most of them haven't told me their names.)

If anybody would like to see more, drop by I've had very little feedback, positive or negative, over the last 66 weeks, so any thoughts 't all are welcome.


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Candy Cat and Taffy Cat in "Sticky Buisness"

I teach a weekend comics workshop at the Pratt Fine Art Center in Seattle. This comic appears in their spring catalog.

sketchbook comics, ca. 2003-2004

Here are the first two pages of an eight-pager I sketched out a good time ago (see title of post), about a college acquaintance of mine who committed suicide at 1990, at the age of 22, about a year after she graduated. I've kept meaning to draw a finished version of it, but... I don't know if I ever will.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Hey! That reminded me of this thing I sloshed it out at a 24-hour comic marathon when I was a freshman at Pratt in 2002. (I think I lasted five of those hours.) It's pretty lame and the idea doesn't go anywhere, especially with that dumb caption I tacked on at the end, but it struck me as a somewhat darker twist on the same idea you had....

width test

For blog members, this is just to show how wide your posted files can be (800 pixels maximum.)
(Maybe I'll hold a contest for someone to make an 800 pixel wide strip to post here.)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Welcome to Pro-Comics!

I'll probably expand on this later but for now I'll just say that this is a group blog for people who make comics to post their comics on.

It's about the comics. 


To welcome you all personally, I'll post my very first published comic made way back in 2001...

Back then, when I was in the middle of taking six semesters of comics classes at Pacific Northwest College of Art, I was asked by my teacher Timothy J. Miller to contribute to a zine called Shiot CRock which he started on The Comics Journal messageboard. I was very reluctant at first but finally signed up on the last day.

A few months later a cartoonist (blog member "Honcho") was editing an anthology called Swell and asked me to contribute. I completed a twelve-page story called Eyeballs for it but months later, he decided it wasn't right for the book. The only other thing I had was this two-page comic so I sent it. The book featured many of my favorite cartoonists and sold a couple thousand copies.

Eventually this comic was seen by millions of people on the internets (thanks to all who posted it on MySpace, etc.)

It's called "How's It Goin'?" and it goes like this:

Thanks for looking and reading!