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The last pencils for Dream Life…

So close to getting so many things done, I kind of feel like there’s a brick about to fall on my head or something!

Just being dramatic but after all the hurdles getting this stuff done. Still some big one’s left to go too…

Got the last of these scanned a couple days ago, inking them by now. The rest of the book is done. These six wordless pages go in the middle, to help give PJ some room to breath as a character. She has one of the most intense narratives in the book. I’m hopping this will help put some of the pieces in place. Looking, here, think it works.

Have to get them done tout de suite! Inked and tones. Also got edits in from Mark for Dracula and the rest of revolver three. Some writing and curating to do too for the backers edition of Dream Life. Get some new quotes. Boy it’s all going to be tight! But once the art’s in the bag i can start some big wheels rolling.  [Time shifted post].

Free shipping on the society6 prints this week…

Just noticed this last night, for the next week all shipping is free to anywhere, for society6 purchases.

“FREE Shipping on Society6 orders now thru Sunday, April 29th! Offer excludes Framed Art Prints and Stretched Canvases.”

So hey you can get my cheaply prints for $14 to $16 [us] for pretty much just that each.

They make nice looking stuff. This is their pitch.

“The artwork on Society6 is created by thousands of artists from around the world. When you buy a product from Society6, we produce it using only the highest quality materials, and ship it to you on behalf of the artist.”

I want to get one of My winged M1  from therefore repent on canvas 36″x22″ to hang over my desk. yeah… no free shiping for that yet though. But hey, if i sell enough prints maybe i can afford to get myself the big canvas! Hmmm. Ok, back to work.

My collection on society6, bellow a gallery of the set to consider, please consider my offerings for your home decorating needs! And yes i do take privet commissions.  Check here for basic rates.

Work Diary: Title card art for Dream Life and reference photos for act 3

Hey all, just a update for the site here about what’s up for the new year.

I’ve got a lot on my plate, trying to prioritize things and be more organised than the last couple months. :P

Something to check out, on Carte Blanche we’ve posted a spoken work clip from the launch of issue 14.

“Bring the Doll to Life” was told by Taylor Tower at our storytelling evening, This Really Happened, at Café Sarajevo on December 6, 2011.

We’ll be presenting regular audio content from now on, keep your eyes out for the next This Really Happened.

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For Dream Life i just completed the second act!

Woot!

And posted the tittle card for act two : here’s a rough comp on the left of that, and on the right if you click through you’ll get the full final act.

Wrestling with the layouts now of act 3. And some work on Vlad as well. Going to try to get out and walk every day, then sit and treat myself to something hot and sketch page layouts. Plan for the week . [23-27/01/12]

Been mulling over plans with Bryan and folks about what to do for Sequential’s 10th anniversary, problem for me is I’ll have less time than usual this year to give over to producing the magazine. Need to find a designer[s] and funding solutions if Sequential Pulp is going to happen or be a part of the festivities. Anyone interested in participating should drop me a line. I’ll be posting a more formal note about this on the site later in the week.

Honour Bound – The Exile of Adolf Busch

I worked on the art for this last year, the music is by the ARC Ensemble of the Royal Conservatory, enjoyed it mostly. Directed by James Murdoch and produced by Simon Wynberg and James Murdoch. To be honest I’m not entirely happy with how the art was animated, would love to have a go at that myself some time. But the short has been well received and is now officially up on the ARC site after it’s run on BRAVO. You can check out a full gallery of the art from this project here.

Three images, up on the block for a good cause

My lovely lady Ange’s father, Raynald Murphy, is an artist, a “Pleine air” enthusiast.  He recently asked me to participate in a fund raising auction for Le Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec. So we mounted this triptych of images from The rise and fall of it all and Dream Life [Charlie at the gate], and they will be going up on the block the 26th of May. I’ll be there I think, noshing on some wine and cheese, if your around consider dropping in to support the arts!

Doing a little bit of dream life

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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.

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markIIZ-cosplayer-greenscreenOh 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!


Monday monday monday

Did some nice pencils
for the next page of Dream Life – 52 – Want to do till 61,
the end of act 1 in the next week or so as pencils,
get tha chunk ready to ink and colour soon as the Busch project wraps.
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Also today, just before those
i was getting into a nice groove
drawing roughs/story boards for
the Adolf Busch project.
Here’s some more of that.
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And some of
the newest
finished frames.
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Some old animation design work from Fakk2

In ’98 i did a few months on the crew of Fakk2 in preproduction. Just posting a gallery of my old animation work i dug up this stuff, really enjoyed this, not so keen on the film that was made but had a great time doing this work. Thought i’d share a few of them here.
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Animation Work done between 1995 and ’00

More of these and work from Eek the cat, Sam and Max, Mangalatina, and Waynehead posted here on Flickr.

Doodleing ‘babar has a big head’

Messing around.
It’s important to remeber play time while i keep looking for work, as an old doodle reminded me the other day when we crossed paths by the river.

Cleanead up a bit this would be a cool T-shirt i think.
I wounder what the best site for that kind of deal is these days?
K wrapps up soon, i’m doing roughs on 10 now. Don’t know what the numbers are on it but it’s been seen all over the pace in QC. I sould take a cammera around and shoot some of the displays the publisher had for it. Pretty good coveage it looks like.
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6 is on the stands now, one of the best covers so far i think.

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Episode 3: Ce genre de fille-la & Thinkin’ Chicken’

KpostersBook 3 of K is out!


you can preview some of it here, and this is the main site for the
book where there’s another Vid by the lovely Sophie Bienvenu to see. 6 days till 4 if you’re counting!

Saw posters for the series walking home from a fringe play – this is the second i’ve seen. The other was of book 1’s cover announcing the series. Atlas for the chicken brain pencils wtext

Due to give Sof a call, and get copies of K4 from the publisher. Will have to ask how it’s doing, get some numbers. Hope it’s good. Happy with the way the art’s coming out. Need to get more of it done faster this month, but yeah.

Also this week worked on the first of a new short format comic series, seen here on the left.

This is just a rough draft with only crude sketch art, but i’d be curious about how it strikes people, please let me know by writing or commenting here or on flicker.

The theme is to try to help re-frame the way people see science and how it can apply in a non-dogmatic way to understanding their own worlds and lives.

Report from the desk:

Posted this on P&P and then relized i should put it here…

And a day of rest – geeeeezzzzz, man, came back from TCAF the hard way, had to get a cover and BD done for Monday, and almost, but not quite made it. lettering on the BD is temporary, the publisher is going to use their font once they do final edit.

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Last week : TCAF was pretty awesome, though i have some mightily cranky notions about the building we were in – not a fan of the architecture, looks good on camera but where i was sitting, it was not a very human feeling space too me, never was a big fan of that one – i sat right under where this was taken from.

But a lot of people loved it and I’m told the library is ecstatic about the festival and provides the space happily which is not how the last place treated them so that’s great for Peter and Christopher! Probably will grow on me, i just really loved the old Vic building we were in, had great feeling about it.

Saturday was insane! I mean packed! wow.


No one seemed to know were the ac controls were + i had been up pretty late Friday night being social as well as hulling 525 magazines clear across town and back again on foot [transit] Friday afternoon/evening to get to the Seth reading.

I had also chosen to wear something semi formal involving a jacket. = i was wrecked after day one.

Susi diner saved me and had a good time at Chips launch. His new book looks really sweet, hope to actually read a comic soon, it’s in the short stack.

Day two was more mellow, and cool enough i didn’t think about taking off my sweater, which it looks like i should have – this was all nice till later on when it was clear the sales were going to be slow.

Despite repeated attempts i was unable to crack the boredom by starting a rubber band war with Craig A. Taillefer, who just gave me funny looks. yes, that look exactly. Brian Evinou & Liz Baillie were grate neighbors, Brian did a lot of drawing. If i hadn’t been so burnt out both days i might have felt bad about not being into it!

Last minute scramble to spend money in the last half hour left me with a small profit i spent on mothers day dinner. I bet folks with brand new books to sell did well. Also moved I’d say about 450 of 525 copies of the free Sequential magazine which were well received for sure. Got a short list of people who want to be in the next one if there is one.

The After Party Sunday night was nice, and i had a good time hanging out with Eric Kim & Co. Monday. Met a whole bunch of cool people on this trip in fact.

Had a few days off to see family, and got some sketching done. Missed my buss, took 12 hours to get home in all and crashed hard.

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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….

Illo gig

A slide show of the working folder for batch of historical morality tale illo’s I’m working on right now.