Oh my gosh! Short update because I know you want to get to THE GOODS but first a moment... I feel so very very very VERY honored to be one of four recipients of the very first April Fog Memorial Pinball Scholarship! It is half the money from the pinball machines at our school given to 4 seniors to aid in the printing of their Thesis projects. Myself, Jon Fine, Emily Sauter, and Lawrence Derks (who doesn't have a website boo! Lena drew dat ps.) all received a substantial amount of copies money and wow, it is just really touching and I feel very blessed to have faculty, alumni and classmates who care so much about our projects.
And on that happy glow enjoy some more pages, cause they're only gonna get better!
See ya next week! Keep your eyeballs peeled for some MoCCA news!
This past weekend was spent with Jon Chad as we slopped our ways through our respective digital swamps. Full of invisible ninjas, popcorn secrets, chopsticks, SUPERMOONS, wizardly dads, and Entropiscopes. Basically, A BLAST! Thanks to that last push, all my pages are print ready and now it's time for some critique!
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Internet, another week, another set of pages. This past week/end has been up and down. Up because my pages are really coming together, had a delightful critique, productive weekend and I'm learning some great stuff at work. Down because, well let's not worry about it too much, things will get better!
Before I give you your weekly fix of comics, my gracious and brilliant* sister suggested that there be a link posted on each visit so those of you who are new...(AND I HOPE THERE ARE NEW FOLKS!) can catch up on what you missed instead of launching right into the middle of this epic! Please, make with the clicking HERE for the pages IN ORDER of what you've missed.
Coming up soon some very exciting opportunities to see me in person! Those in the Chicago-land area, I just got an invite from my dear dear dear friend Ingrid Olson, to come to The Small Press and Comics Symposium in Chicago on March 24th! So guess what... I'M GOING! I'll be in Chicago for a brief (and I'm talkin' BRIEF) visit to attend this excellent Panel and Drawing party as a representative for The Center for Cartoon Studies and Alumni of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (who is hosting the event!) It's from 4pm till 8pm at the MacLean Ballroom (112 S. Michigan Ave) please come hang out and draw and meet CHRIS WARE, AARON REINER, and CoRINNE MUCHA just to name a few. WINK.
Also, incase you didn't know but live in the New York area, I'll be tabling at MoCCA with some MIGHTY fine fellas! Which is April 9th and 10th. AND Book 2 of Fugue (which is this what you're reading) will be DEBUTING. oh yes... pee-pants central! Get. Excited.
Oh my, happy Friday to all. With struggling through my week, I almost forgot that this week is The Center for Cartoon Studies Appreciation Week! When I was in Undergrad I couldn't have even dreamed that this is where I would be. When I first heard about the school I couldn't believe my ears, and then when I visited, I fell completely in love. I vowed that I would go to no other Grad school but CCS. And if I didn't get in on the first try, I would continue to submit new applications each semester until I was accepted. A 'never surrender' tactic.
My time here has been priceless, the opportunities I've been able to have because of the school and because of the people... I can't even count them. Amazing! So check out the website, read some comics, or even come visit. Thanks CCS!
Enjoy some excellent photos of fun times at CCS, courtesy of Jen Vaughn
Friends! I've done it! I've officially inked all 64 pages of the second part of Fugue! Huzzah! I'm working on some fixes now and have begun writing and thumbnailing part one! I plan to have both parts 1 and 2 COMPLETED and part 3 thumbnailed for my thesis (due in May) But that's not all, dear readers, some kind of ashcan or 'preview' will be for sale at MoCCA in April!
Of course I'll still be posting the story online, but now I think we're gonna amp it up, a little and post more pages per entry! So tune in, tell your friends and get READIN'!