Wednesday, November 16, 2011

You've journeyed far

Oh boy oh boy! Image Comics's February solicitations just went up on CBR, and Between Gears is among them!

story / art / cover NATALIE NOURIGAT
This honest, autobiographical account of a college senior’s life will transport you to the land of Jell-O shots, term papers, job interviews, road trips, and sanguine optimism in the face of uncertainty and change. Trade paperback collects the comic in its entirety, with 30 pages of new material!"

Here's a preview of the cover artwork:

I am incredibly excited; this is my first book and I am honored to see it get the Image treatment!

I'll post more in the next few months with more book previews and any new ordering info. Please help me spread the word between now and February 22! :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

He rights the outlaw wrongs on Mars

My studiomate Dustin Weaver introduced me to The Thrilling Adventure Hour podcast last week. It is "a staged production in the style of old-time radio" and it is absolutely hilarious. There are a lot of great segments on the show, but Sparks Nevada, Marshal on Mars is by far my favorite. I overcame my podcast ineptitude to download and listen to everything currently available. Naturally, here is some fan art:

There are several hours' worth of material available on iTunes. Go! Listen! And people have made some pretty awesome art for the show that you should check out.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Ey ey ey

We named the kitty Ella and she is staying. :) Her full name is Cinderumbrelleanor Roosevelt.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

You've just gotta do it your way

We tried something new at life drawing last night: rather than pay a nude model, we asked attendees to bring any props or interesting outfits they had and model for the group if they were willing to. It was free, it was great drapery practice, and it got really fun when we brought out the handguns.

At the time, I really hated my brushpen sketches, but in hindsight they are my favorites. I need to not even bring a pencil next time and force myself to focus on light without worrying about proportions.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Dare to be one of us girl

Here are some sneak peaks at my project with Jamie Rich:

I only have 24 pages left to draw! It's racing by. I am thumbnailing the last pages for my other graphic novel this week as well. I've only been working on these books for 10 months, but it's going to feel like the end of an era when I wrap them up.

My roommates and I are watching THE CUTEST cat this week. We are considering adopting her, but she tested positive for Feline Leukemia Virus and we need to learn more about that and whether or not we'd be able to give her a good home.

At least for now, though, KITTY!!

I really hope that it works out. We have been talking about getting a cat since we moved in last year, but we need a cat that is grown, well-behaved, can be alone during the day, and is alright being an indoor cat. Until now, we hadn't found one. Toushe is a tiny, grown, female cat whose needs I think match ours. She's quiet as a mouse, loves people, and has a calm demeanor I just LOVE. Having claws and long hair were not on my list of ideal traits, but the more time I spend with her, the less I care.