Where does the time go?

I realize, at the very tail end of this meat-grinder of a year, that I never posted this year’s INKtober entries. I’ve updated the website and you can check it out here, or just watch the slideshow below.

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The goal this year was to tell a story without words. Just a little spin on the challenge and hopefully something to collect and maybe print later. The Papercut Kids is suburban fantasy and colorful and poppy. I wanted to do something scratchier but adventurous. Joseph Campbell, Hero’s Journey kind of thing. I don’t know if it was the stark black and white, a contrarian impulse against the stuff that I had been working on, or if the over-whelming election news coverage had seeped into my subconscious (the 2016 Election in the States was viciously divisive, dear future readers).

I’m a bit under the weather as I write this and I’m listening to the new NIN album. The new NIN sounds like the old NIN (a good thing) and I’m having a hard time concentrating on this…

…BUT …

… I have the wherewithal to wish you all a Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! Let’s put 2016 in our collective rearview and endeavor to make more art, better choices and the world a significantly better place.

 

Sunday Sketch Dump

Sometimes you just get bit by a doodle bug AND have time to scratch that itch. That’s how you end up with a series of sketches and half thoughts. I’m often in awe of the buttery Copic marker sketches by artists like Mahmud Asrar, and one day if I eat my vegetables and sacrifice a goat or two, then the gods will grant me the skill to do what he does. Or I can just draw more, better and faster and do my own thing. Yeah, that’s not such a bad idea…

Anyway, here’s the sketch dump…

bot_head

maps
Maps from Gotham Academy
pearl
Pearl from American Vampire
rocket n groot
Rocket Raccoon and Groot

moonboy owlbot

rumble
This is a character in Images Comics’ RUMBLE by John Arcudi and James Harren. That book is one of my favorite new comics right now. I’m plenty envious of the level of skill and talent between those covers.

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