Sunday, June 17, 2007

Supanova Comic Guests

JMS has pulled out - again.

However Dan Didio has been announced, DC Comics Publisher (I think - he's a bigwig all the same) so i'd be poilishing that samples portfolio and preparing that plot pitch now. I remembr back in the Ozcon days, Michael Richardson (Dark Horse Publisher) and other editors or sales directors from Marvel and DC would show up.

The other guest is Ben Templesmith which should be a big draw especially since 30 Days of Night will be premeiring 10 days after. I'm sure he'll be everywhere in the media beforehand - plus he's a very nice fellow as well.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

New Publisher on the block - Hero Central

In the last year, Sureshot Presents, Gestalt Publishing, Local Act Publishing and Prophecy Comics have entered the Australian Comics publishing game, well now there is Hero Central. These guys seem to be an imprint of an online comic shop which means distribution is already in place.

They are looking for submissions, seemingly superheo stuff looking at the slant of their site.

Comikaze Day 3

I did plan to do another 8 pages of strips, either more VSes (Vsii?) or the other ideas rattling in my head "Trevor the slightly criminal goldfish" or "That's our Quentin".

(I think deep down i want to write sketch comedy - it disgusts me)

But then sitting down, i thought I was making a mockery of the whole thing, sitting down and scribbling rubbish art and bad jokes in a couple of hours. I wasn't challenging myself - i was taking the easy way out. So i thought better of it.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Comikaze 2007 - Day 2

First I'll Apologise for fucking with your LJ Friendslist, i'll link to my pages now.

On day two of Sticky Strippers i started a new strip based on a pub conversation I had with Owen. At the Grace Emily there's a library of books and we perused through "Education for Retarded Children" published sometime in the 70s. There was a picture of one child wearing plaid next to a plaid recliner, in the next photo he had disappeared and Retarded Ninja was born. We came up with a sitcom heme song because that's the most important bit.

Em of course asked "Why does he have to be retarded?" her question dripped with PC, my reply was "but he's a ninja, that like negative retard, it balances it out." She eye rolled and left.

The idea was to use sitcom cliches as a starting point.

So follow the link to "Dah Dah Dah Retarded Ninja"

Saturday, June 09, 2007

24 Hour Comics - Day One

I'm probably making a mockery of the whole thing - making lamish jokes (they make me laugh though) with really bad drawing.

On Saturday I did 8 pages of my VS comic - i started out hand drawing anything but then got too lazy and just started photoshopping

Sticky Strippers - VS

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Comickaze 24 Hour Challenge - The Prizes

For me, its about the challenge, the glory of getting it done for others its all about the booty.

For those who enjoy the booty, there are some good prizes for the grabbing. A Wacom and Artist Alley table! Cassssh! Art supplies for the drawing and books! Books for the reading! And comics!

See the listing and then do the registering if you haven't already.

Sunday, June 03, 2007

Comikaze countdown

Its less than a week till the Comikaze 24 hour challenge where artists try and create 24 pages of comics in 24 hours.
If you can't put aside a whole 24 hours, then you can just do 8 pages or 16 pages so there is no excuse not to register.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

My piece for Instantaneous

At the monthly Panels and Gutters drinks, we were told through last month's Instantaneous Exhibition we raised $1800 for the St Vinnie's Soup Kitchen. Nice.

Also come December, there will be another exhibition in the same vien where artists will be asked to supply a panel of art. This time, though, the peices will be auctioned off.

This is my peice, which I'm hoping is hanging in someone's house right now

"Painting" by me, lettering by Emma.

PS. Practice informs me because of my blogger layouty thingy my 'art' is being obscured. Here's alink to the jpg.