Saturday, June 24, 2006

This is the new stuff

This is the initial sketch of the 2 dogs that will be in the commissioned painting for the Fishs' of Houston, Texas. There are 5 other family members(human), but I thought I'd post the dogs cause they're harder to caricature, and I don't know if the Fishs want me to post theirs. The trouble with caricaturing a dog is that if you go too far, it might look like another breed.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

MoCCA Festival

The MoCCA Festival went well this year. I was lucky enough to be included at Cam Chesney's table, where he let me put out my 24 Hour Comic, and in return, I watched the table while he made his rounds, and tried (and succeeded occasionally) to sell his work. I got rid of all my 20 copies of my 24 Hour comic-"The Way" at $1 a piece, but mostly through trades and give- aways. The first trade I made was with Jannie Ho (aka Chickengirl) and her "Abe the Burping Rooster" comic. Good stuff. There was a lot of chicken-themed comics coincidently this year. I don't know what it means. I also ran into Donna Chang, who I used to draw with at our weekly figure drawing session in the East Village a couple of years ago. She had a cool comic called "Other Space".
The highlight, though, was getting an original preliminary drawing from Charles Burns which I've included here- along with the actual drawing from "Black Hole"- his brilliant graphic novel. I did a quick caricature of him while he was in the panel discussion with Adrian Tomine (also a great comic book artist). All in all a fun weekend. I must've spent about $150 on comics- and one shirt from Molly Crabapple.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Page 24

Finally- the 24th page and hour... I was so tired at this point, I couldn't wait to go to sleep, but wait I did, because I actually finished a little early, and as Cam kindly pointed out, "YOU HAVE TO STAY UP THE FULL 24 HOURS!!!" He didn't really say it like that...
I think we slept a good 10 hours, but I was still exhausted the next day. It was worth it, though, and I'd like to do it again next year... Any takers?


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If you're just logging onto this blogsite- this is my 24 hour comic. Check the archives at the right for caricatures or paintings.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Page 19

Ah, the 19th hour...I was starting to get tired again around this time.