It's thursday. And there was NO post yesterday! and this one is short. HOWEVER I just started my new job at dartmouth and I've been pretty exhausted, but here is an excellent training video I had to watch...Murder In the Stacks!
After the emotional roller coaster of deadlines, this weekend was full of sleeping, slurping broth, and a lot of Harry Potter. However, the public face of Beth Hetland was bright and shinning as if she had never been diseased. For I was on the radio on Saturday morning (thanks to those who tuned in sooooo early). Thankfully that was pre-recorded. And on Monday, Sleepover Shows launched their Harry and the Potters episode that I was in! You'll be able to see my beaming face as I stand behind Harry Potter Year 4 and drink in their awesomeness!
Last night after I was finally feeling better our class was able to skype with Corey (who is our classmate who's doing Low Residency in China) we got to see his pages he's been working on and crit and basically just catch up. It was really good to see his face.
Anywhoo time for some comics, right?! Here are the first three pages of the 16 completed I did of my Thesis (which is still untitled)
Posted by Beth Hetland at 10:20 AM
Tune in and count how many times I say 'like'!!! lol (Click here to listen!)
AND these Lady Calendars are sellin' like Hot Cakes! Only 4 left! get 'em fast! those who ordered already, THEY'RE IN THE MAIL!!!
Posted by Beth Hetland at 11:22 PM
This past week we had our first deadline for our Thesis! It was an intense last few days of staying up way too late, computer's and printers malfunctioning, and hard drives and flash drives 'Thelma and Louise-ing' it outta here. BUT we all made it and now I have a beautiful fat stack of comics to read through!
Last Friday I got some of the most exciting news of my life. I am officially hired at the Dartmouth campus working in their Book Preservation department! I'm going to be working on a special project called 'The Readex' project, where I'll be binding and restoring these ancient tomes of every piece of knowledge about the United States starting from like the very beginning of time! And it's not just like typed pages of blah blah blah, it's like an entire book of scientific illustrations of all the plant life of the North East, or giant 10 foot maps that unfold from books that are from the Lewis and Clark expedition! INCREDIBLE! And helloooooo Binding books for dollaz! $$$
I also just sent out my first batch of sketches for the book I'm illustrating for Nomad press, which is pretty fun! It's all about Garbage and Recycling! (aka a lot of talking garbage!)
And, dear readers, if you are so inclined, this Saturday morning myself and Josh Kramer will be on the radio being interviewed about comics and what we're doing at The Center for Cartoon Studies! You can listen HERE! It will air at 8am EST on Saturday morning, and it runs about an hour long.
Now I will leave you with the MOST exciting news of the year. In case you didn't know, internet friends, our school has this excellent teacher who works here. And he's obsessed with Pinball. In fact he's such a fanatic that he actually purchased and fixed up a Medieval Madness Pinball Machine and put it in our Studio. Half of the money raised in the pinball machine will go to a lucky pair of seniors to help them pay for their Thesis print costs! (AND IT'S A SUPER DUPER FUN GAME!
Last night I called Jon Chad, and it went something like this...
B= Hey Jon Chad!
J= What's up?
B= you... uh... you get that thing?
J=Oh yeah, just got back... you wanna play it...?
B= I'm outside your door.
JON CHAD BOUGHT A JURASSIC PARK PINBALL GAME!!!!!!!!
The baby and the proud papa checking the manual
Needless to say, I'm super-duper pumped, and this week ruled...!
Also I only have 5 Ladies of CCS calendars left! Get 'em while they're hooooottt!!!
Posted by Beth Hetland at 8:45 AM
First and foremost, the penultimate page of my Dream Comic:
This past week has been chalk-full of comics, but I haven't scanned any of them. WHAT GIVES? We have our first deadline next Monday. We have to have 16 pages of finished art, we can include our dream comics, eff that. Mine will all be pages from the middle of my 'Development' section of my Fugue... WOAH, hold the phone, BH. You're making a FUGUE?
I certainly am.
What's it about? You will have to wait and see! BUT here is a sneaky sneak peek of what kept me up last night: Take a wild guess as to who that is with that haircut of all things?!
Other new things: I've been going roller skating every weekend, because it rules. And I'm getting muchos better. We want to start a cartoonist Derby League! I've also been working on some top secret things that are due on Friday, but that's a for real secret. And perhaps a new path in life may open up early next week. I promise to keep you posted internet friends. I purchased Justin Timberlake's FutureSex/LoveSounds. it. is. a.maze.ing.
Last but not least, don't forget to PRE-ORDER your Ladies of CCS Pin-Up calendar from the store on this site. I'm only ordering 10, get 'em while they're hot! Beth OUT!
Posted by Beth Hetland at 6:54 PM