Sunday, May 20, 2012

Guess I'm doing something right

I drew Wolverine this weekend for the latest Gutters page!  Would you believe this is the first time I have ever drawn him?  Rest assured, it will not be the last.  His character design is great and he is really fun to draw!  Now I know.

In other news, I saw My Neighbors the Yamadas tonight.  It was the last Ghibli movie I hadn't seen, and it was fantastic!  There were several times I was laughing so hard I was embarrassed for myself.

In other other news, this song is fantastic.  So is the new Garbage album and Holy Musical B@man!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

This is what I want to be

Hey hey!  I've got a big ol' update for you, with tons of art dumpage.  Get comfy:

Okay.  First off: holy crap The Avengers!!!!!!!!  I went to a midnight show with my brother Nick and we had THE BEST TIME.  This movie was SO fun to watch and done so well...I cannot WAIT to go see it again.  I spent all of TCAF annoying the crap out of my friends by talking about it.  I could not shut up about it...but it's not my fault!  Everyone who has seen it is the same way!  Our waitress and taxi driver brought it up as well! XD
 I thought the relationship between Thor and Loki was the best part of the movie, and watched Thor first thing when I got home on Monday night with Nick, but...that movie was noooooot greeeeeat...and it was disappointing after seeing how well those characters could be done in The Avengers.  The fighting, the was just in a league of its own.
^Some sketches to prepare for TCAF con sketches:

And here are some photos from TCAF:

 Delicious French crepes!  Salmon+tomatos+cream cheese and raspberry jam+chocolate.  Guh.

I tabled with Emi and we had a good old time.  She had some really helpful tips for moving books that I appreciated.  We both sold out of books, met a ton of nice people, and hope to come back soon.

We had a Scott Pilgrim day on Sunday; we visited Casa Loma, Honest Ed's, and met Bryan Lee O'Malley at Lee's Palace:

Some Tiny Sketchbook sketches:

^(Like the garbage man in Pluto and Dr. Reichwein from Monster mixed together.)

^'Oh jeez' for listening to strangers get in an argument at Starbucks.

George Rohac and I made some jam comics:

^(Both of these were done when we were very tired.)

^6 pieces of Korra fan art I will get around to eventually.  Love these guys.
If you are still with me, thank you so much for reading!  Go eat something.  If you want more new artwork, I also updated the Over the Surface project blog.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Stumptown 2012 wrap-up

This year was great!  You can see some really nice photos from oceanyamaha and Comics Alliance.

Major kudos to Erika Moen for this comparison:

(photo by Anna Jaye)

I was teetering on the edge of sick all weekend, and decided to go home each night after the show.  I would have really liked to attend the after-hours programming (the comic art battle looked hilarious...!), but I am conserving my strength for the Avenger's premiere and flying to Toronto for TCAF 6 hours later. @_@

I got help from my gentleman friends Terry and Mike during move-in and move-out, and really appreciated it.  I got to sit near a ton of people I like, and traffic was good on Saturday.  I sold things--broke a personal record for Stumptown!--and got to talk to lots of awesome people.  Here are some things I drew:

Yup, another good year.  I'll keep coming back as long as Stumptown and I are in Portland!  (Also see: 2011, 2010, 2009)