Thursday, December 27, 2012

Tall ceilings, strange objects, and kind words.

Here's a set of drawings I did while I was thinking about a new comic. Not what sure what it will involve other than cozy rooms with tall ceilings and mysterious objects crashing to the earth, but I have to start somewhere. 

Meanwhile over at Shannon Smith's "File Under Other" comics blog, he selected Big Deal Comics & Stories #12: A Weekend at the Atwood for his "The Best New Single Print Comic I Read This Week" and had some very kind words for it. Don't believe him? Order a copy for yourself at my store!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

A Million Years Ago: Part 1

Here's a comic I did way back in 1998 that originally appeared in Flagpole Magazine. Even back then I liked drawing scenes of people wandering around the woods at night with lanterns searching for monsters.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Napping and Pouring

Thinking about some ideas for my next comic. They start off vague and gain a little weight eventually. There will be a story, I promise, and not just panels of people sleeping or downpours. Well, if I go with either of these concepts.

I've also been reading some short stories that exhibit a mundane environment as a surreal horror element. An empty neighborhood by the sea, a set of houses in the middle of a field, a sandy island covered in willows; all of them brought up some anxious feelings of dread as I read about them. If I can apply some this to my next comic, it would at least be a good exercise at drawing better backgrounds, trees, houses, etc.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Book search squats.

Whenever I go to a thrift store, I make a bee line to the book section. Training my eyes to spot certain names and looks of book spines, I do this squat where I pop up and down through the aisles trying to find that missing Donald Westlake novel, that Mad paperback, old comic strip collection, horror short story anthology, Golden Nature Guide, Jim Flora children's book, etc.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Weekend at the Atwood cover

Here's the completed cover for Big Deal Comics & Stories #12, featuring a 33 page feature length story, "A Weekend at the Atwood". The comic follows a small town ghost convention that meets at an abandoned motel on a lonely stretch of road one weekend, hosted by the motel's two inhabitants. I should have copies run off and added to the store by early next week.