Monday, August 25, 2008

Sunday, August 17, 2008

I would like the rains to hurry up and get here and smother the remainder of this spectacularly awful weekend.

Off to the hospital to visit a friend.

Friday, August 15, 2008

One page of inks just about complete.  Three more in pencils.

Can this go any slower today?  Back at it in the morning.
Four pages left.  

Trip has been cancelled.


Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Three pages out, three pages in inks, four pages in pencils.

Right now we're all figuring out that I'm just too slow for this monthly schedule, and it sucks because with a little time this could look really interesting.  Some decisions have been made, not totally crazy about them but at this point where my hand is about to blow a gasket and there's no more speed to be gained that's all there's left to do.  More on this will no doubt be revealed soon.

Right now I need to get an icepack and some more sleep.

The trip has been moved to the end of next week.  I wish we could be there now.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Three pages mostly inked, a fourth one started in pencils.  Still at it here.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Three pages pencilled this morning.  It's looking good but this is going to a doozy of batch.

So much to do.  Our trip out is going to be delayed by a few days and that's okay with me right now.

I need some sleep.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Those four pages are done. I have a bunch to get done by Sunday before we head out of town for a few days. Working on the road isn't exactly fun but sometimes it's unavoidable, and the setting should be very stimulating. More on that soon.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Okay, two of those pages are ready to scan out, one needs some touch ups and a fourth is halfway there. Should have them done tonight and then it's on to the next scene.

Busy week ahead.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Anyone looking to break into comics have a listen to this recorded panel from SDCC. Seriously, you'll do yourself a huge favour.

How Not to Break Into Comics

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Came home from the office not too long ago, was about to go to bed for the morning when I saw the paper. No doubt you've heard about the poor kid who was stabbed on the Greyhound Bus the other day. Latest news is that the 22 year old Tim McLean ("Tiny Tim" to his friends) was on break between carnivals where he worked midways. After his visit home in Winnipeg his next stop would have been the Vancouver PNE.

Where he worked for the last three summers.

How many times have we passed this guy or played at his rollerball or darts booth even?

Jesus Christ.
On Friday we decided to ditch the con stress and head out to the San Diego zoo with Ed Brubaker, his very talented wife Mel and several friends (including Michael Christian who inked some of my pencils in the waaaay back days! He works in computer programming now and is doing really well!).  It was a very hot afternoon and many of the animals had hidden themselves away for their mid-afternoon naps but we did get to see many snakes and birds, a meerkat or two and of course, the Allen's Swamp Monkey.
The best part, and I wish my camera hadn't gone and buggered up on me so I could show you, there were sea otters sharing the enclosure with these monkeys!  It was the coolest thing to see the otters darting in and out of the bushes, get ambushed by a monkey, wrestle a bit and then dive into the many pools within the enclosure.   This just doesn't happen in nature right?  And yet, there it was and they seemed incredibly happy.  Here are two monkeys playing by a waterfall.
When they got tired of playing one made his way up to the edge of a pool near where we were watching.  He sat close to the glass and tucked his feet up against it, just curled up in the shade, cooling off his butt in the water.
At that point we lost our group but we all knew there were panels to get back to so it was okay to take off.  It was a perfect little afternoon, a much needed break and good lord why have I been going to con for 17 years and never done this before?

The con report will continue, meanwhile back at the office, I'm bouncing between three pages.  Should have them done tonight.