You can check out the guest comic I drew for my pal Sam Logan over on his webcomic Sam and Fuzzy today! Once again, my co-conspirator Shannon Campell took the reins on writing this one, and I think she did a pretty solid job of upgrading Devahi from a lovelorn sidekick to a fully-fledged homicidal ass-kicking philanthropic woman. The Woman of Tomorrow, if you will.
Thanks for letting me play with your characters, Sam!
In honor of Mr. Tambourine Man making the official selection for Rock Ink Roll’s anthology (out in November from Altered Aesthetics!), I’ve decided to release the comic online for all to read and enjoy. It was great working with writer Shannon Campbell again, and I’m looking forward to the other projects we have planned for the near future. Stay tuned!
After ten days of non-stop insanity, Mr. Tambourine Man is FINISHED. I’ll be submitting the story to Rock Ink Roll tomorrow morning after a few final tone tweaks. I’m so pleased with how this thing came out, and I’m thrilled to be working with Shannon Campbell again. (We’ve got another project in the works for August, so keep your eyes peeled for that.)
I did let myself celebrate by sleeping in until the ungodly hour of 10:30 this morning, so with that R&R under my belt it’s time to hit the drawing board again for square one of the next project. Wish me luck!
Really exciting news this week: Waterlogged, the 200-page anthology of nautical comics I contributed to last year, is finally going to print!
If you read this blog, I assume you share some of my enthusiasm for all things oceanic, so this is probably the collection for you. The stories cover everything from pirates and sailors to nautical mythology enthusiasts, plus the book itself promises to be gorgeous — I mean, just look at that cover illustration by Laura Bifano.
If you want a taste of the goods, you can read “Navy Ink”, the story I contributed in collaboration with Shannon Campbell, right here on my site. Just click the image below!
I was also thrilled when Cloudscape, the organization behind the anthology, asked me to do some chapter heading illustrations in the style of old tattoos. Here’s a selection:
They’ve launched an IndieGoGo campaign (with a super delightful video, I might add) and are hoping to have copies out by July. Unfortunately this means that I won’t have the book at my table for most conventions this season, but the sooner the campaign reaches its goal, the faster things will happen. To that end, check it out! Throw in some cash! Get amazing comics in return!
Relevant to that: if you’re interested in receiving a SUPER AFFORDABLE custom avatar commission from me, check out the Siren’s Avatar tier, where you can request a portrait commission from an artist of your choice. I’ve only made myself available for five slots, so hop on it if you’re interested. Other reward tiers include e-books, signed editions of the anthology, exclusive prints, and a jumbo pack of comics from all 30 contributors.
Phew, so that’s the biggest news this week. More to come soon!
Those of you who follow me on various platforms around the Internet will doubtless know that I drew a little silent, supernatural story for Cloudscape Comics last month. Their full, ocean-themed anthology won’t be out till next year (boo), but they’ve been kind enough to let me share the story with you here on my site (yay!). The drawings are by yours truly and the story was penned by Shannon Campbell, the brains behind VanCAF (where, incidentally, I’ll be exhibiting again next year!). But enough talk. On with the comics!