My friend Julian is a crazy person (he orchestrated this, for example). He’s also a talented artist, which I didn’t quite realize until he was our houseguest for a few weeks while on a med school rotation. This cartoon was his way of saying thanks.
I was pretty gratified.
I visited a local event called ComicPalooza this weekend, which was great fun. It was a decently-sized comics convention: plenty to do and see, a healthy amount of distributors, a good mix of artists and smaller publishers, and lots of opportunities to meet and connect with other folks who are passionate about making comics.
It also offered some great opportunities to get feedback on my work, which I haven’t had so far. I mean, friends and family have always given me encouraging input, but it’s nice to have some strangers who do the same thing tell you exactly how your boo-boo might stink.
Basically, I’m leaving the weekend feeling energized and grateful, and like I’m part of a larger community of comics-makers, instead of just a guy doodling pages on an island.
Why is this interesting? Plug: “Find out in this month’s issue of BLEEP!”
In other words, I’ve got another strip in the mag. There are also some neat articles and personalities covered inside– it’s worth a read! Click through below:
The Comics Reporter blog pointed me to a neat Tumblr a few weeks ago. It’s called Redrawn, and they encourage folks to redraw their favorite comics pages and post them up as a learning excercise. I was on a Moebius kick at the time, so I scribbled out a sequence I’d just read. It made the cut.
It’s totally esoteric, but feel free to take a gander!
The process begins! My pastor and I have started the glorious creative ping-pong of branding our next sermon series. This one’s based on Philippians and looks like it’ll have a summer-y feel.
Here are some pieces of the puzzle thus far. Here’s to figuring out how they fit together!
One train of thought for logos
An entirely different train of thought for the same
A throwback, beach-y feel
Another option-- just going with a stamped, stark look.
Dusting Off The Old Degree
My good friend, Ian Menard, recently recruited me and Christin to work with his motley band at Tellurian Things. Our job is to write literary reviews (my English major has use again!). Please, then, feel free to read our analysis and introduction to Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein.
At this point, March has absolutely come and gone like a thief in the night. It was a busy month for Christin and I- for example, we were on the road a lot– and there was an influx of freelance work after-hours that I’m still pouring time into.
But it was also a productive month, design-wise. Here are a few selections from last month’s work:
Our latest sermon series look, designed in conjunction with my pastor
Logo for a Missions event (vector work by FortuneFad)
Poster from one of the trips we pushed during the Missions event
A sketch of our staff on a beach, inviting church volunteers to a special thank-you party
...and a Save the Date sketch, from the same