Made a cute little painting the other day, just for some practice and to change gears a bit. Check it out in the “Paintings” section.
Just got back from seeing a talk by Jules Pfeiffer, Matt Groening, Lynda Barry, and Chris Ware at a school here in Chicago. Fantastically interesting, especially in their encouragement of pursuing ones’ own artistic sensibilities in order to keep things genuine. I’ve got to get more portfolios out there, though, and make that count. So that’s what I’m going to do right now.
I survived Halloween, which was a lot of fun. I really could not have wished for it to go better. Waiting to get pictures, though.
Today is my birthday, but first, a little inking, and then off to see some friends and a comedy show. There will be a finished batch of inks this week, too, and possibly a new painting. I am pumped.
I just finished my Halloween costume while watching the very seasonally-appropriate “Brazil,” which is still as amazing and disturbing as I remember it. Liberal Democracy always bills itself as rule by laws instead of men, but it’s nice to have a little piece of art like that to remind you that that can go too far and fall into tyranny as well – Gotta keep an element of humanism in there.
Now on to some more inking. Going to finish that promo image before this weekend, too – There’s a con it needs to be at, bein’ all promotional and such.
Feeling a lot better today. I’d been taking over the counter sleeping pills to help normalize my schedule, but they just made me feel like a complete slug the next day so I quit, and now I have the energy to face whatever I need to do without making rude grumbling noises that I hope my neighbors can’t hear. I also watched some old-fashioned melodramatic giant robot action which, god help me, still fires me up far more than it reasonably should. …Super Lightning Kiiiiick! <-- Right, like that. Going to work more on the inks today, then head over and do some standup at a friend's comedy showcase. Need to go get some more fresh green food that came out of the dirt, too... All out of healthy stuff except for a few very disappointing apples. Well, I better stop padding out this post with nonsense about robots and apples, and instead show you something humanoid for your eyes to chew on:
It’s the in-progress version of the promotional image for the St. James episode I’m currently working on. More important to finish the actual content, I suppose, but I still gotta polish off this baby at some point – Something I can’t do while typing, so I’ll end here. Goodbye for now, I’m sure we’ll meet again.