Inking Dash Shaw Pages
My new Tombow dual brush/nib pen arrived today - I’m using it and sharpies to ink my pages from the Dash Shaw class at SAW.. on my ghetto DIY light-table. Learned about these pens at the workshop - I really love the firm brush!
Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.
Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008. It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there. It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them. A larger work gets talked about from time to time. It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories. Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans. Thank you for taking the time to read it.
Love this new sketch series by Kate Beaton of her experiences working in the Alberta Tar Sands. - great read. This is a nice change from her normal subject matter - definitely hits close to home. it’s interesting to see this perspective, there aren’t many stories of people working in Fort McMurray.
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The great people over at Studygroup Comics just launched a Kickstarter to publish two of my all time favourite cartoonists! Farel Dalrymple and Sam Alden! Check out all the amazing rewards and sweet sweet art that they are offering!
We here at WHERE THEY DRAW would love it if you could take a moment to spread the word about these amazing artists and if you felt like it support the project!!
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The last time Batman appeared in a Warner Bros. animated production in the Bruce Timm “style,” it was in the Justice League Unlimited series, which ended in 2004.
Now, the big-eared, Timm-designed version of Batman is back in a new short for Cartoon Network’s DC Nation block, titled Batman Strange Days, which finds the Dark Knight taking on Hugo Strange and a mysterious, Solomon Grundy-like giant. It looks dark –virtually black and white or sepia — and features Batman firing a huge gun evocative of Gundam Wing‘s Twin Buster Rifle marked “tear gas.”
Gilbert Bouchard Memorial Art Show - Visions of Comics
I had a new painting entitled “Interstellar Hijinks" in The Visions of Comics show hosted by Happy Harbor Comics in Edmonton, Alberta. With 6 other local artists: Andrea Brown, Malissa Sekela, Matilda Roche, Nanette Booth, Paul Lavallee, and Stephanie Chan.