Best wishes to everyone who’ll be attempting to scale The Mount Everest of Comics this weekend!
This year’s 24-Hour Comics Day is coming up fast!
Check out the many locations around the U.S. and in seventeen countries this year.
More info the original comic and challenge here.
For minute to minute news, follow the hashtag #24hcd on Twitter.
The full 2-Day Workshop returns to the Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art February 4-5.
16 hours of everything I can teach you through lectures and hands-on exercises. An intense look at the art of telling stories visually.
Here’s the link to SIGN UP. As always, availability is limited. See you in February!
Join me tonight (Wednesday, September 7) here in Laramie, Wyoming for a lecture at the University of Wyoming’s Arts and Sciences Auditorium.
Be there or be square!
I like this interactive series by Vincent Morisset a lot. Makes me feel like a kid again.
A weird, lonely, kid.
[via Lori Matsumoto]
Al Davison is making a Graphic Novel. Let’s help him do it, shall we? Al is an extraordinary artist, with an extraordinary story to tell, and I look forward to whatever he has in store.
Also asking for a helping hand this week is the very promising documentary Stripped by Dave Kellett and Fred Schroeder. It’s a great cause (and I’m delighted that a goofy quote of mine got to be the punchline for the excellent trailer), but after such an explosive start to their fundraising campaign, I can’t imagine they won’t make their goal. So if you can only give to one (if either—I know times are tough), please consider Al this round.
Also this week, Faith Erin Hicks has begun online serialization of her new graphic novel Friends with Boys. Look great so far. Check it out.
Meanwhile, Darryl Cunningham is going after Chiropractic Therapy. Can’t miss that.
Finally, want to be a Google Doodler? Our old pal Tom Galloway reports that they’re hiring.
[Link corrected! Earlier link was to a "Doodle engineer" which is a little different.]
Off to NYC this weekend. I’m actually flying a bit early to, um, be in New York City in time for Hurricane Irene(?). Okay, not really. Just so that the hurricane doesn’t screw up my travel plans for my talk at NYU this Tuesday (not open to the public, sorry; just for freshmen in the Liberal Studies and Global Liberal Studies departments).
Have a great weekend.
When was the last time a comic surprised you? Really surprised you?
Neat trick, hunh?
This is one of those interesting cases where the insertion of motion (or the illusion of it by hijacking the scrollbar) doesn’t automatically tear at the fabric of the medium. It still feels like comics, because that static juxtaposition is maintained (a bit like comics that use looped motion).
Hope others will give it a try. Adding the ingredient of reader presence to the mix could open up a lot of interesting possibilities, especially for genres like horror which thrive on keeping the reader at least partially in the dark.
[via reader Noah Easterly, reddit, and others]
Do you live in LA, Ventura, Santa Barbara or Kern County? Willing to drive to Thousand Oaks, CA this Sunday afternoon (Aug 14)?
I’ve got a difficult page coming up that requires an unusual crowd shot and I’ve decided I need photo reference. Aiming for 2-3pm. If you’d like to participate, please email me and I’ll send more details.
Thanks and hope to see you this weekend!
My family and I are still unpacking from our recent move. I’ve spent a big chunk of my adult life in a sea of partially unpacked boxes. And worst of all is my email inbox.
I’m going to be updating this blog a bit more infrequently moving forward as I chip away at that inbox and continue work on my GN, but you can always follow me via rss, and be sure to keep an eye on my Google+ and Twitter accounts.