Act two starts this Saturday…
Act two starts this Saturday…
For their final interview this year, the Fabler blog talked with your’s truly!
This is the first of a two parter, Kevin tells me the second will go up in the new year. In this part we covered mostly stuff i’m working on now, Dream Life, the rise and fall of it all, etc. We had a rambling talk via google chat, hoping some of the other stuff gets used in part two in the new year….
KD: Dream Life deals extensively with realms of the subconscious, a fact that is reflected in your fluid, shifting, often surreal approach to its art. Where did you pick up this interest in exploring the latent and manifest elements of the human psyche?
SS: It probably had something to do with my upbringing. Carl Jung was a huge interest of my father’s, and to quote one source, he was a ‘legendary acid dealer’, so the whole ‘consciousness-twisting’ thing was a pretty big part of my landscape growing up. My father died when I was really young, and there’s a whole host of ideas that he was really into that I was sort of indoctrinated in before having a chance to be conscious of that. Later in life when I started reading up on this stuff myself, it was kind of weird recognizing the stuff I read from my Dad talking about it when I was a kid.
And the rise and fall of it all will continue on
through the holidays. Below is page 10!
And if that’s not enough comics for you, go check out the last Hey Kids, Comics! post on Sequential for 2010!
Have a merry X-mass, happy holidays, and a great new year!
i think i can i think i can….
that’s a bit of left over stuff from this.
In about, 3 hours, two new pages go live on my two web comic sites! Dream Life pg 54 [have you ever had one of these mornings?] & a bit more from The rise and fall of it all over on RevolveR. Check em’ out.
Lionel dreams of the red haired girl after falling asleap in class.
Where I played with decompression at the start of act 1 with Charlie’s dream, here i’m using a lot of compression, and also messing with the reading direction.
The art hints at the linier reading, but I am inviting people to induce the fractured nature of some dreams by reading it conventionaly.
Been banging away at the final scenes to the Adolph Busch project; One Good German.
Took a short brake to recharge the creative batteries with some pencils for Dream Life, see on the right here! >>
This is Lionel, at a lecture – the plan is to use Asemic writing, the chicken scratch of adult text in Peanuts, that morphs to binary.
Also these are some of the nicer frames i recently completed for the short.
Oh yeah, and check this out, some Ghostbusters Fans are starting to make the mark IIZ I designed for Tainted Love, Bellow is Hal, in a shot of one of the best so far that I hear he whipped up last minute for a show. Nice Job, makes me think it would be fun to do this for Halloween this year, if i had the time. There are threads here and here where people are posting their prop build shots. Check it out!
Continued to trade off between Dream Life pencils and story boards last week, you can see the boards here, bellow are the next two pages of Dream Life after 52
Some older short stories will continue to post on the old site, thinking about what to do with RevoleЯ. Keep it going for sure, wondering about starting to write stuff for others to draw though.
Also my mother amongst others pointed out there’s a new Vertigo graphic novel sporting not just the same name as my anthology, but also the reversed Я! The authors personal tale even sounds like the plot to the rise and fall of it all! And the lead of his book is named sam too. ;p
Funny, i’m pretty sure it’s just dumb luck, stick around long enough and you’r bound to hear the same things a few times. There was a UK Revolver comic, in the early 90′s.
Long summer days: Would be nice if they were more spent outdoors :P Been busy coloring for tuppence most of the time the last month. Some cool drawing for a Factor Grant project with a toronto producer coming up, but it’s not going to be a summer of rest. Got some time to start penciling pages 48 to 51 over breakfast today, and do some walking.
Getting out a bit — after 3 hours of non stop coloring corrections with the Editor and Designer for this Historical book i’m working on yesterday – not a normal amount of time at the desk for me, usually try to get up and stretch at least every half hour or i fold up like an accordion — I was at the Fringe with Ange, saw Uncalled For presents: Hypnogogic Logic, and stayed around for the 13th hour.
Felt like an old man though, when the sound system drove me out with some kind of deep base house that messed my head and guts up Not that it has anything to do with nearing 40, I’ve always found excessive volume nausea inducing. But man….ouch.
The Fringe shows were awesome! Hypnogogic Logic was magical funny surreal perfect i love these guys. Ange is a huge fan, she’s successfully converted me. Go see you must. Also, i bet this book had some small part in the works or inspiration, don’t have the time to check that out but i’d guess maybe….
Comic! yes, ok.
Hard to put into words how it feels to have this printed. New books are always good feeling to have done. And this project is no where close to being totally done, just about 10% or so. And i’m finding little glitches already i’ll have to fix. But i’ve been working on this thing for a long long long time. So many things have gotten in the way of getting it done sooner, so to have anything completed now, oh man… I just hope i can sell as many of this edition as possible because, all my capital this month is tied up in it! :P So hey, come buy a copy! :)
By Salgood Sam
self published – spilt ink
Hey all! So did you have a good free comic book day?
I hope the local shops did well. I’m kind of trapped by work right now and had to stay in.
Not sure if it has anything to do with it, people looking at more comics today maybe – but a good turn from a friend was the main thing. About 1200 new readers from reddit clicked on Dream Life and did a fair bit of page turning, thanks to Keiren ‘MrsComics‘ Smith who first listed it! I suspect it might be that Mrs Comics. ;) Merci Keiren.
New page went up today by the way [as seen here].
I also just wrapped up Sequential Pulp, sent it off to the printers – god speed! – 30 pages of awesome in the end, already spotted a few typos including the one the bottom of the cover. oh well. Hundreds of collective man hours in it, think we did good. Thanks to everyone who submitted both that got in, even just under the wire, and those that did not. There was a surplus of potential content which is pretty amazing news in of itself. And to our sponsors. We had a surplus there too. feels like people are feeling bullish about comics and TCAF, bodes well. :) It’s super tight on Dream Life, I’m optimistic but it’s a race to the line.
Something kind of interesting going on at Zuda. I just submitted something to them with Mark Sable, he sent me the link last night – this is big news for us. I kind of think it’s going to be good news. In general for creators.
The way i see it, this probably means you’ll be able to put more time into the work itself and a little less into anxiety expended in a pubic popularity contest. It sounds like maybe they will be moving towards an editorial board model or something? Which i have a lot of experience with. Used to those terms in general.
Well, i have a crap tone of inking to do this weekend so out and over!
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.
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.
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.