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Hello fellow comic lovers.
It’s been awhile, but we have been busy busting out the beats y’all! Ok, so we aren’t making music per-say but doesn’t a real good story have some great beats. Pacing that is, and comic pacing is all about those panels. It’s the dirty work but it’s also the backbone. So I have been plugging away at making the panels that someday (real soon) will hold the beauty of Beth’s drawings. Beth has been kicking out the thumbnails for those new books you all are waiting on and let me tell you… this is a secret… its gonna be worth the wait!!! I have been throwing some side eye glances over to her workstation and she is killing it! So you better start prepping yourself and your favorite comics reading chair for some new stuff, go ahead fluff the pillows, sit down, wiggle a bit. Comfy? Ready? Good!
Until then have you read Half Asleep Volume 1 and 2? You might wanna catch yourself up!
|Half Asleep Volume 1 and 2|
Alright confession… I, Beth’s trusty intern, hadn’t read them til about a week ago, but man was I kickin’ myself in the pants for waiting so long and I just don’t want you to have to suffer the same pain! So, I suggest you get your hands on a copy real soon, curl up in that comfy chair and get to readin’!
You can click that nifty little button to the right that says STORE and you'll find um!
Well now you have a mission, and we have ours! Drawings for us, and reading for you!
|Look at that to-do list!|
Look out for some new blawgs coming down the pike.
Til next time,
The ever-enthusiastic intern,
Posted by Corianne Wells at 5:20 PM
Intern Corianne here reporting on CAKE 2014! It was my first time attending CAKE, yes I am a comic noooob! No worries though, after surviving the initial shock of over-stimulation I fared alright. Of course there was the occasional, "Hi!... I follow you on twitter... YOU'RE GREAT!!!...*nervous sweats*... K BYYYYEE!!!" Luckily, the comics community seems to be very forgiving of the awkward and I improved my social skills by round 3 of walking around. Sorry, to those who experienced that pain.
"Person is cooler than she appears." - gonna put it on my side mirrors.
So when the social stress got to be too much I retreated to the panels. They are totally safe, I learn something, they talk to me and I can't put my foot in my mouth! WIN WIN!
I attended "Seduction of the Innocent." That is something to write home about. "HEY MoM! I am learning to seduce the innocent. Thanks, send money. K kool, TTYL" Too late I already have my degree. Muhahahahaha! Awesome, awesome panel! The panel focused on making comics for kids and young adults and the stand out thought, DONT DUMB IT DOWN! Speak for yourself then cut the booze, sex and swearing and there you go... kids comic! #boom. Ok, there is a little more than that, but it was encouraging for someone like me who likes dark humor, comedic grotesque shit but also an aspiring kids comic artist to be reminded that "kids have a dark side too." Whoo hoo there is hope for me yet! Shout out to Liz Prince who spoke in the panel! Tomboy, her new book comes out September 2nd.
Still not ready for more people?.... yeah... OK.. PANEL #2... "24 Panels a Second"
Perfect! I studied animation and am now transitioning to comics! Great please, PLEASE make me feel better about "wasting" so much time in animation classes when I could have been making comics! Guess what they did! The answer? They go hand in hand and it's not crazy to be in love with both! Awesome thanks! Honestly, a great panel but I didn't take as many notes because I was too busy sketching. The panel had some awesome facial features that needed to be drawn. All in all, left with some confidence in my career path.
|Some of the panel doodles.|
Now ready to meet some awesome artists? AWE HELL YEAH!
Special shout out to Pranas T. Naujokaitis for his rocking kids book, Dinosaurs in Space now with a place on my bookshelf, and Bernie McGovern who gave me an awesome list of Chicago Artists to stalk-I mean check out!
Don't know who I'm talking about? Check em out!
Walked away with some great books and even more I want to own soon! All together it was a very successful CAKE!
Thank you to everybody who made it out and stopped by Beth’s table to say 'hi' and thank you to everyone who made my first real Chicago Comics weekend so awesome!
Til next time,
The ever enthusiastic intern,
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