Much as I love posting these Hutchmoot sketches, there’s someone else whose work you’ve got to see. Check out my friend Jonny Jimison’s blog, where he’s also adding original cartoons to the mix!
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Continuing to post some of my notes and sketches from Hutchmoot 2012…
These are notes from a session called “Tales of New Creation.” It totally rocked my thinking. I’m guilty of imagining that the afterlife will consist of disembodied souls floating among the clouds, but that’s a Platonic idea— it doesn’t line up with Christian orthodoxy. We won’t be intangible. The afterlife is material, and God’s the most substantial of us all.
I’d love to see a story that takes this angle.
My friends Stephen and Lauren got married last weekend. This has been a long time coming, and their romance has been a really cool picture of commitment, dying to selfishness, and God’s pure grace.
With that in mind, I decided to give them some of my
Kidding aside, these two are passionate for each other and for their devotion to Jesus Christ, and they know that though marriage isn’t easy, it’s very much worth it. They like to have adventures, and they’re going to get in a lot of (good) trouble together with they way they live out the Gospel.
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.
Legendary comics artist George Perez was renowned for, among many things (masterful perspective, solid draftsmanship, the successful re-invigoration of many DC Comics characters), his ability to pack staggering amounts of people into a single comic panel.
I’m trying my hand at playing George Perez today, but my limit is 25:
When it comes to freelancing, sometimes it rains, and sometimes it drizzles. And sometimes, the weather’s just really, really pleasant.
These past few months have definitely been the last one. Some good freelance opportunities have come down the pike lately, and Christin and I have been in a great place to balance those, the day job, our marriage, and adjusting to our new home.
Here, then, is a sampler of some projects I’ve been dabbling in since the summer:
First, a former employer of mine is expanding its facilities (and it’s a wise move for them). As they were assembling informational material, they contacted me to turn a series of 3D architectural renderings into 2D perspective drawings. Here’s one of a new outdoor building they’re putting up:
Later, it was decided to focus attention solely on the building, so the people were removed. Then, their graphic designer, Andrea, added some eye-popping color.
Here’s the final product:
In the meantime, I’ve been working with an author from my hometown (Brownwood) on a children’s book pitch. She’s written a really clever story about a boy who counts sheep at night, and I’m in the process of roughing out the pages. Here’s a preliminary sketch of the boy and his uncle:
And a sketch of the kind of sheep I’m drawing:
Finally, I’ve mentioned the graphic novel that I’ve been working on with Houston-based author, Kirk Blackard (see some behind the scenes material here and an interview about the process here, starting on pg. 106). I shot him some fresh layouts yesterday; seeing them, you can get a sense of how rough the pages look before they get inked:
Sadly, it’s going to get worse for our protagonist before it gets better. But there’s light at the end of his tunnel.
Which is still many chapters away.