Some Dream life pencils.
Trying to get as much of this done this week as i can, next week is going to be pretty intense getting Sequential to press. Go max go.
Like these two, facing set two count. After the long slow opening and establishing sequence for Charlie, i wanted some nice short bits to follow up with some of the rest of the cast before the next longer scene.
Labels: "Dream Life", Art, drawing, pencils
posted by max at 4/13/2010 01:20:00 AM
Another new Dream Life page today!
---Also some jawboning about lucid dreaming there for you in the blog.
Just two more left for this dream sequence to go.
That's right, i wanted to open the story with a nearly wordless, twenty one page dream sequence! You can see how it might have been a little hard to convince a publisher to go for that without seeing it all done :)
By the end of chapter one though, i hope to have made my case. Colored 20 last night and working on some pencils for 40-46 today.
Labels: "Dream Life", anthology, Art, blogging, Comics, links
posted by max at 4/10/2010 01:02:00 PM
Dream Life and Sequential
Dream life continues afoot. Or no, it's in the air. well, whatever, :)
There was a rewarding surge in traffic when the latest page dropped. Need to get the last few dream sequence pages uploaded tonight. I posted a clip of script that was cut out along with page 16 today.
Just completed a total renovation and conversion of Sequential to a word press site
. Came out well i think. Lot of new functions possible now, Bryan Dave and I have been throwing round a lot of ideas. Need to catch up with TCAF things but so far everything seems to be coming together.
Labels: "Dream Life", "finger string", ack, design, donate, News, other stuff, press, TCAF, webcomics
posted by max at 3/31/2010 10:18:00 PM
digital painting for Dream Life
posted by max at 3/06/2010 10:59:00 PM
gots' ya' comics right here...
So I've been wanting to add comics to Sequential.spiltink.org
for a while, and was wondering how to go about it.
Then i realized, hey, i draw comics!
duh. Been working on a graphic novel called Dream Life for the last while, and it's been begging for a better site.
To be honest I've been reluctant to use Sequential
to promote my own work, feel a bit funny about it. But it increasingly seems the best way to continue doing both, and truthfully it was while working out how to get my own work out there that i realized there was a need for something like it in the first place, so of course i should be using it.
Over the last 6 months I've been trying to remind myself of that. I've Just added a new area to the site, a WordPress webcomics
page, hosted at sequential.spiltink.org/comics
] - for now the main attraction is Dream Life
. I had been publishing it on Live Journal but it's needed a new easier to read/follow site for a while.
For the last week there's been a new post each day, after page 9 I'll have new updates every Wednesday.
I want to expand from there, eventually to be a fully online version of RevolveR
. I'm still working out how Wordpress works, when i get it sorted I'll be adding an index for other stories of my own....
But if you draw comics, then consider this
Sequential is looking for creators to publish on site.
If you're interested contact
me about publishing your comics on sequential.spiltink.org/comics
Directly. Ongoing and short stories are both welcomed submissions. I want to leave the subject open on subject matter for the moment, but looking for good story telling and consistent work and i do plan to be picky. It would be great to have s traditional style strip to post right on the main Sequential
blog too! Canadiana is very welcomed. Cheers - max.
Labels: "Dream Life", anthology, Art, Comics, News, revolver, webcomics
posted by max at 3/03/2010 04:11:00 AM
Piles of Inking...
...man, kind of cutting it close for the trip. Getting there though, doing a dragon right now, in a novel pose i think, never seen someone do what we're doing in this scene. Fun.
Can't show you thought, sorry, secret stuff now, save for the big tada.
Took a few moments from some heavy inking work today to play though. Took a stab and composing the cover for one
of my two projects for TCAF.
The text i laid-out a while back
, didn't know what art i wanted to use though at the time. So been sitting on it for the last two years. After i drew the page
, it struck me it would be perfect for the job, need to shade it still for the interior, but might use it like this for the cover.
Want this to be ready for TCAF 2010, thinking probably a small run self published deal for now. Like this, looks handsome and would be easy to get printed well. Going to think on it for a bit but it feels right.
Labels: "Dream Life", Art, drawing, links
posted by max at 2/07/2010 02:01:00 AM
Ok, i just like making film clips. I'd like to make a film sometime. For now, making comics. A friend said they wanted to see what was going on better in response to the other inking clip, so this time i did just double speed. Not quite as exciting to watch but informational. Even for me, editing this noticed a lot of little things i should be paying attention to. Should analyze my technique like this more often.
Again music is by Michelle Breslin and co. from the last album recorded buy sadoceanspacebear before braking up as a group. You can hear more here.
Labels: "Dream Life", Art, Comics, drawing, proses, video
posted by max at 1/23/2010 11:53:00 PM
Another day at the desk. Someone wanted to see the work being done more clearly than you can in the last proses video i made, so this is only sped up a little bit.
Labels: "Dream Life", Art, Comics, drawing, proses, video
posted by max at 1/22/2010 10:02:00 PM
Inking, fast as i can....
posted by max at 1/21/2010 03:06:00 AM
Plunging away on #12 of K, looking at the last issue next week and looking for the next gig. Been thinking about pitching and talking to some editors about wfh work...
As always keep up with K on it's own sites here
...I've been thinking about characters i'd like to draw if i were doing wfh. need to do some sketching later this week for that. Rocket Racoon and Ghost Rider are at the top of my list for marvel...
Did a set of character sketches for Dream Life last week, for a pitch pack as well.
I'll have a new post on LJ this weekend i think. See you then.
Labels: "Dream Life", Art, k
posted by max at 10/06/2009 10:34:00 PM
K5, on the stands, and work on the desk
Episode 5 is out
, you can watch another little summery of the story by Sophie on the site
& there's comments too - here's a Google translation link
Did a layouts for 8 & 9's covers this week, these are my two favorite versions i think...
Also Inked & lettered page 27 of Dream Life - great week at the desk. But still need more freelance work. Some illustration or something.
Labels: "Dream Life", Art, k, News
posted by max at 7/30/2009 03:08:00 PM
Summer pencil posting
A page from Dream Life i penciled last night.
it's been muggy here when it's not wet. Life has been doing that evolving thing a lot lately. New friendships, old affairs put to a close - don't have the energy to explain what should be obvious anymore to some, working out what's not for myself all over again. Cue 80's pop song
Need to read up on some friends for WOTS
, on a panel with them. Want to get Jeff Lemire's
newest book, looks good - and re-read the Essex County Trilogy. Also bone up on the work of Willow Dawson
& Evan Munday
who i know but have only read a bit of work from.
Last week of July, going to go watch fire works tonight.
Labels: "Dream Life", Art, News
posted by max at 7/25/2009 04:35:00 PM
On the desk.
Hope the slump in GN sales brakes by the time RevolveR comes out - have't been talking about it yet but the release date has been pushed back a bit, syncs up now with a cool festival so that's a good thing but going to keep mum till the ink drys.
Also K is coming along, i hope to be able to wrap the art of it this month.
Some appearance to mention in September: I'm a guest at The Montreal Comic Con September 19th-20th. They have a new site for the convention and seems like a some new staff running things, look forward to seeing how that goes.
Then Sunday September 27th in my capacity as publisher of Sequential the Canadian comics blog, i'll be at Toronto's Word on the Street, Sponsoring & co-moderating two panels with Bryan Munn. I'll post more details about that in August.
Labels: "Dream Life", Art, comic conventions, News
posted by max at 7/15/2009 10:33:00 PM
Dream Life 033 and a 'princesse dans le caniveau'
posted by max at 5/23/2009 01:17:00 PM
Dream Life art
posted by max at 2/17/2009 11:59:00 PM
New art: Dream Life and Widows
posted by max at 1/15/2009 04:48:00 AM
Dream Life pg 17 and some rapture news
Inking some Dream Life, and other things. The winter hibernation urge has set in, Pigging out on Italian Corn Bread and Coffee and trying to be productive.
If your thinking about affordable Christmas gifts,
may i suggest a proven treat?
Modern Post Biblical adventure stories always thrill; Therefore Repent! by Jim Monroe and myself has earned itself small hills of praise for being and engaging page turner.
And why am i talking up my last grafic novel? Is it that i might want to suggest that you get that special comics freindly friend a copy of our book for Christmas?
Yep, might be. I mean, it's a post rapture grafic novel, what more slightly blasphemous gift could you give your hip and culturally savvy sweet someone?
In Canada and at the cut rate of $10 here on NMK, from Amazon [$11.24 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25]or IDW, or your local comic shop! Everyone likes getting puppies, this one talks and you don't have to worry about potty training :)
Hah! i should have been a copy writer! har! i kill myself.
OK. I just watched How To Lose Friends And Alienate People and now I'm channeling the main character! He he!
But seriously; it's also because i wanted an excuse to post a link here too for the big news!
If your one of the many who've asked me if there will be a sequel to Therefore Repent, and aren't already way ahead of me because you regular the NMK blog, then put your eye's on this sweetness!
The New Post-Rapture Graphic NovelA: Yes there will be and no i won't be drawing it but don't you worry none, it's in very good hands. :D
I'm [Jim Munroe] 2/3rds (AKA 66.6%) of the way through writing the graphic novel follow-up to Therefore Repent! so I thought I'd post some of the amazing sample pages by the new artist, Shannon Gerard.
I don't want to give away too many details, but it's set in Detroit, involves one of the Four Horsemen, and the first 22 pages should be debuting at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival in May 2009.
Go see for yourself, check out the sample pages they posted.
Labels: "Dream Life", Art, revolver, work
posted by max at 12/12/2008 05:45:00 AM
Dream Life Act one - Page 16
posted by max at 6/13/2008 03:15:00 AM
Desk side chat: On layout and page flow
Ok, so another more polished how to video on the craft of comics.
This one came from a question i got on Panel and Pixel from Kevin Mellon & Jason Copland. I'm thinking this is fun stuff, so I'm probably going to start making vodcasts part of the regular CH 0 feed.
Labels: "Dream Life", Art, av, Comics, design, ideas, layouts, media, podcasts, tools and trade, video
posted by max at 6/06/2008 08:30:00 PM
Dream Life - pencils on flickr
posted by max at 5/30/2008 05:41:00 PM
Dream Life Layouts, 16 to 47 for chapter one!
posted by max at 5/14/2008 09:49:00 PM
011 of Dream Life
posted by max at 3/20/2008 01:01:00 AM
finally got a bit of coloring done on dream life today. been so crazy busy, so many emails to get back to, stuff to mail out....ack....
Labels: "Dream Life", ack, Art, Comics, illustrations
posted by max at 3/14/2008 10:54:00 PM
posted by max at 2/21/2008 09:11:00 PM
Inking Dream Life
posted by max at 2/13/2008 05:08:00 AM
Dream Life lucky number 13.
posted by max at 2/07/2008 12:35:00 AM
Page 12 - the blocky thing
posted by max at 2/04/2008 08:19:00 PM
Had to pick up a new scanner
Was out for lots of walking today, brunch at a diner then off to exchange the scanner.
After that spent a few hours working on a short story gig that's popped up. It's top secret but very cool! Made a lot of progress visualizing the story and imagining the characters. Going to be a pretty one i think, like what i came up with.
Scanned a few inked pages later when i got the replacement scanner hooked up, posted those are on Flickr.
The hits have slowed a bit, but I'm happy to welcome a bunch of new regular readers to my new Solo project, Dream Life. about 700 of you have visited this site in the last few days, 3800 of you at flickr, and i have a lot of new friends on live journal and flickr.
Thanks to you all! The feed backs has been really positive, very encouraging.
Labels: "Dream Life", Art, Comics
posted by max at 1/27/2008 04:38:00 AM
I just noticed my page counter spiked massively
Tracked it back to the guys at Drawn!, posted about the new project - thanks Johnny!
Hopefully it doesn't present any server problems, never had one before so reason to hope. But there's been 100+ of you since 7pm! :)
Wow, well, hey there, hi to you all visiting from Drawn!,
Have a look see around. As well as the new project, Dream Life, maybe take a peek at my most recent book, Therefore Repent! - it's just come out in the US and has been available for a while now in Canada.
And I love feed back so please do feel free to drop me a line, say hi, all that.
Ok, got pages to draw and a short trip to pack for, talk soon?
Labels: "Dream Life", Comics, News, press
posted by max at 1/24/2008 03:02:00 AM
Dream Life on Livejournal
posted by max at 1/19/2008 03:43:00 PM
Dream Life and Therefore Repent!
posted by max at 1/16/2008 11:31:00 AM
Been flipfloping on color, think i might just go for it....
posted by max at 1/14/2008 12:19:00 AM
DREAM LIFE PAGE 008
posted by max at 1/12/2008 12:37:00 AM
Dream Life 008inks
posted by max at 12/29/2007 08:00:00 AM
Cover mock up for Dream Life...
posted by max at 12/20/2007 08:23:00 AM