Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Room of One's Own final cover preview

Yup. Color's basically done on the A Room of One's Own cover. Click on the thumbnail for bigger views!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Saddle Stitchin'

I got a new toy from the Bookstore today~~~!

It's my handy-dandy Bostitch Booklet Stapler!! 8D

It aligns folded papers and staples them right on the crease!!!

Insta-saddle-stitch!!!! I love this thing waaaay more than anyone should love a stapler. Petname forthcoming.

This week, I am:
  • surviving midterms: round 2
  • hosting my mom for the weekend
  • going to Portland for another doctor's appointment (it's just a little nothing)
  • printing and assembling minicomics
  • ordering prints
  • working on A Room of One's Own
  • deciding how to set up my table at Stumptown. I want to do those little cut-out characters that you can place on your table and stuff...I'm thinking Moots scaling the front of the booth would be funny.
Oh yes, and the A Room of One's Own cover is coming along:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Erika Moen Show!

Erika Moen's weekly web show, The Erika Moen Show, amuses me to no end :) Erika invites comic pros--writers, artists, editors...hell, librarians and hot British husbands--from the Portland area to discuss comics with her on her weekly web show. If you want to hear people in the comics biz discuss their craft, answer questions, and show a side of themselves that you will never get from an interview, this is the show for you!! It airs every Tuesday night at 7:30, and if you visit the show's page, linked above, you can watch live and chat on UStream, so Erika and her guest can answer your questions real time! So fun!! /fangirl

Your Fonts

http://www.yourfonts.com/ Okay. Everyone needs to go try this; it's the funnest thing ever:

Monday, February 9, 2009

Oh herro

Iiiiiii'm back! :D I had a great weekend at home, and I actually, finally got to draw a 24-hour comic about my Saturday, which you will be able to read soon. :) It's low-effort, but should get a couple lols.

My purpose of going home was to get a couple of check-ups from doctors, and that went well. I'll get the results from an extensive blood test tomorrow, which I'm curious to hear back on. Hopefully there's nothing bad in me blood!! I don't wanna die. x__x
One surprise--the doctor I saw this morning suggested an eye-exam, linking my migraines with the wrong prescription (not to mention hardly wearing my glasses OTL;). So...yeah. Maybe some new glasses in my future...?
I've also been sick more often than is normal this year and last, and I would be thrilled if there's something I can learn to make me healthier more often.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Printing comics

Printing comics
Originally uploaded by tallychyck
Oh haaaay! Twice in one day!

Art Dump!

Kris Photography
Originally uploaded by tallychyck
Massive art dump on Flickr----32 new sketches!!!

They flash upon that inward eye

(I memorized I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud for a school assignment in 4th grade, and can still recite it. Such a beautiful poem! I love that image of remembering something that made an impression on you days or weeks after the fact.)

The University of Oregon is gorgeous in the spring. It's always fun to watch Eugene go from barren to green in just 10 days (usually around mid-March). Our campus has a lot of deciduous trees, and though it's bleak in the winter, there's this magical, sudden change every year when the leaves come back. I saw cherry blossoms today, and daffodil shoots! It was a shock to see the first signs of spring so soon, but I'm not complaining! I've been suspicious for a while that I'm slightly S.A.D., because my mood changes for the first part of each new season. The next one is a happy change, though, so again, not complaining. :)

I HAVE been drawing, I promise. I just don't own a scanner, so I have to wait for a day when I can drag all of my sketches/work to the library, wait for the nice scanner/computer workstation to clear (it's almost always someone checking Facebook for an hour! AAAAH!), and scan it all at once. There are plenty of new sketches on the way, and A Room of One's Own pages, once I have an inking session. Hang in there!

It feels good to have Out of Place chapter 6 done. Weekly webcomic pages only work when the pages stand alone...otherwise, your art changes so much from week to week, the flow of the chapters themselves get reeeally choppy. Sitting down and doing a scene at a time is the only way to go! I'm printing out chapter 6 today to have in a binder at Stumptown. I haven't decided how much art I want to have on the table...I have this fear of sitting there with 2 notebooks and a minicomic in front of me and looking like an idiot, but I don't want stacks of mediocre art in front of me, either. :P
Btw, the list of exibitors is up on Stumptown's website.