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Sep. 19th, 2010 | 01:17 pm

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Werewolf!! Reviewed

Sep. 17th, 2010 | 02:46 pm

Just a quick post! Turns out Rob Clough wrote a really nice review of the second volume of the Werewolf! anthology series over at The Comics Journal site! He makes special note of the cohesiveness of the book, which feels so validating considering how much emphasis we tried to put on that while putting the book together. He also had similar nice things to say about the first volume as you may recall, which puts us at two for two!

All of this is extra encouraging considering we are actually in the process of finishing putting together volume three! I've spent the bulk of the past few days finishing up my work on the cover, which I'll be posting more about early next week! Werewolf!!! (aka volume 3) will be premiering at the Massachusets Independent Comics Expo (aka MICE) at the end of the month. In the meanwhile, you can check out some sweet previews and links to places to order the first two volumes over at the new Werewolf Blog! Woo!

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Hulk, Friend?

Sep. 8th, 2010 | 12:37 am
music: Lavender Diamond

So woke up yesterday with this sudden urge to draw Jennifer Connelly as she appears in the 2003 "Hulk" movie. I can't really justify this. Have you seen that movie? It's extremely surreal, Jennifer Connelly's performance especially. She just straight up ignores the ridiculous premise, and horrible dialogue, and incredibly strange and inconsistent tone of the film, and does her best to invest you in Betty and Bruce's messed up relationship and the disturbed and overly-complicated family drama that surrounds it. Leading to scenes like this. She's acting so hard in it, like someone forgot to tell her that it was an Incredible Hulk movie. Watching it, you can't help but be like "Hey Jennifer, take it easy! Honestly, you can give it a rest! It's okay sometimes to just take your paycheck and go home..."


In other news, over on my other blog you may notice that I recently added a new header, making it look, like, 50% spiffier. You may also notice that I added links to a whole butt-load of other people. I feel like I'm extremely lucky in that, partially through having attended CCS, but partially also just through luck and life, I happen to be friends with a lot of really awesome cartoonists. And while putting those links together, I decided that for the next little while I want to spend a part of every post I make highlighting some of them.

First on my list is Laura Terry. She is from Texas, and her website claims she was raised by wolves and/or gypsies! She is also feisty and fiery and dangerous, and has a sense of style and design so finely honed it will cut you! She's currently posting a series of illustrations done during her recent trip to Kenya, which are really something to see. Check them out at her site: http://www.bravesailor.com/

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New Blaaaaaarg!

Aug. 31st, 2010 | 01:24 am

Just a quick post to let everyone know that I've recently started up a new blog, in addition to my livejournal, for posting a lot of my art and comic stuff. With people starting to move away from livejournal as much as they have as of late, I'm probably going to start shifting towards that as my primary blog more and more over time.

This doesn't mean I'm leaving livejournal though! I still sort of really love livejournal, and the sense of community I feel like it tends to foster. I'm just going to try to make this blogspot one my more "professional" blog, while keeping livejournal for the more informal stuff. Everything I post to the new blog I'm going to continue to cross-post here, and I'll probably have the occasional thing that I'll just post to livejournal. So ultimately if you just continue to read this livejournal you'll probably barely even notice the difference! It'll just be like you're going to a fancy concert, and you get to choose whether you want to sit near the orchestra or whether you want to sit in a private booth up in the balcony! (Yes, that's right, I just compared blogging to classical music. I'm sorry, I know.)

Anyway, in the meanwhile, feel free to check the new blog out, where I've currently posted some new sketch pages to get things started out: http://josh-is-drawing.blogspot.com/

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Important Question!

Aug. 30th, 2010 | 12:53 am

Alright, quick question - I'm currently trying to decide how I'm going to letter the "graphic novel" thingy that I'm currently working on. I know hand lettering ROCKS, but I'm considering going with computer lettering because of the time/labor saving element. Is this a good idea? Will I lose all my cartoonist street cred if I don't hand-letter? Even if the comic is extremely long, and extremely dialogue heavy??

Any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated!

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Aug. 26th, 2010 | 01:18 am

I have been really into this song lately. Maybe you should be too.

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More Avatar Please, Thank You

Aug. 17th, 2010 | 11:52 pm

So in my last post, remember how I made a crack about pre-emptive "Avatar: The Last Airbender" fanart..?

Turns out I wasn't joking.Collapse )

Also, in other news, Penina just posted a drawing of me sketching some jerk thing in my jerk sketchbook from when we were hanging out in Montreal this past weekend. Not pictured is the delicious veggie burger and grilled cheese sandwich we'd just consumed.

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Jul. 21st, 2010 | 08:42 pm

Oh my God you guys, have you heard? Have you heard the news?!?

Haha, alright, pre-emptive Avatar fanart begins now.

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Summa Summa Summa-time!

Jul. 17th, 2010 | 01:56 pm

Summer 2010

So first flamingwingnut did one of these, then poisonrational and ztoical did ones too. So I decided to do one as well! Is it a thing? I don't really know. But it was fun! So maybe you should do one too!

See the others here:

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Summer in the City

Jul. 11th, 2010 | 01:58 am

Toronto Sketches 01

So I'm back in Toronto! Been back for about a week and a half now, but I'm still not entirely used to it. I think a lot of my heart still remains in Vermont, at least for the moment, and I'm just going to have to deal with that for a bit. At the same time, however, I am excited to be back in Toronto. I grew up in this city, but it's been several years since I've really lived here for an extended period of time, and I'm excited to get to know it again. And as part of that process, I've started sketching different parts of the city.

Toronto Sketches 02

The top sketches were done around Queen Street, in the area surrounding record store Rotate This (and the awesome Eysore Cinema which I don't think was there last time I was around!) The second is partially Bathurst station, and partially the area around an old building near my house. The third is primarily stuff seen from the street corner at Bathurst and Lawrence. My goal with these was less to draw specific areas than to focus on things in those areas that appeal to me. Little things that remind me of the different things I like about this city, and the specific vibe that they collectively create. Things that make me glad that I'm here. And things that remind me there's still much to explore.

Toronto Sketches 03

Anyway, I'm not sure if I'll continue with this or not. Part of me is already screaming that I can't stop until I've at least done one for Kensington Park, but we'll see. I want to find new places. I want to meet new people. I want to figure out what cool art/comics stuff there is going on in the city that I don't know about. I want to sit outside and get a beer or a coffee, and listen to music while I watch all the different people walking by.

So. You know. This is just a start.

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