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July 29th, 2011

Sketchbook Pages from France

Filed under: Sketchbook Pages — Tags: — William Cardini @ 7:56 am

Here are two sketchbook pages from my trip to France back in May:

sketchbook page

sketchbook page

July 26th, 2011

Newly Burned Screens, the Complete Shaman Thunder, and some Meta Posting

Filed under: Admin — Tags: , , , , , , — William Cardini @ 7:03 am

Newly Burned Screens

Glade and I have an art show at Austin Books and Comics the whole month of August, where our prints will be hanging in the back issue room. I’m going to have two full-color CMYK prints and two screenprints, one that’ll be a single color, and one that’ll be two colors. I had my screens burned at Industry Print Shop and just picked up the screens today.

Here’s a shot of the screens in my studio:

New Screens

The theme for our show is hypercastles. I’m going to post images of our prints throughout the month of August.

The Complete Shaman Thunder

Since I finished posting the pages from Shaman Thunder last week, I just uploaded the whole thing to my comics page. Click the banner to read the whole thing from the beginning:

Shaman Thunder banner image

I’m proud of this comic. Josh Burggraf was a great guy for me to collaborate with because every time I got one of his pages in my inbox, it pushed me to try harder for my next page.

Meta Posting

I’ve been thinking about how I want to approach blogging, going back and forth for a bit now, and I’d like y’all’s help. In my years as a blogger, I’ve just posted my own art, posted folk-sci-fi content, and, with this site, mixed both together. In April, I decided that the two-to-four hours a week that it takes for me to write two blog posts should instead be devoted to drawing. That’s why you’ve only seen comic pages here and I’ve been talking more about folk-sci-fi on my Twitter feed. But, as Scalzi pointed out to me with this post, why should I invest a lot of time and thought into a site hosted by a company that may one day be permanently beached or become a ghost town?

So what should I do? Would y’all like to see me:

  • Continue to focus on posting my own comics or drawings here regularly, and leave other musings for other blogging platforms?
  • Return tomixing in my own stuff with musings, reviews, and artwork that inspires me?
  • Add a column where I roundup whatever things I find inspirational or interesting, like an expansion/curation of my tweets?

If there’s something I’m not thinking of, let me know that also.

July 22nd, 2011

Shaman Thunder Page Twelve

Filed under: Web Comics — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 7:40 am

Here’s the twelvth, and final, page of Shaman Thunder, a twelve-page comic that Josh Burggraf and I collaborated on:

Shaman Thunder page 12
Previous page.

For Shaman Thunder, Josh and I brainstormed the plot, divided it up into a page-by-page outline, and then drew alternating pages. Then, we decided to reorder the first four pages so that it’s two pages of me and then two pages of Josh. We like to be confusing. Shaman Thunder was originally published as a minicomic by the Gold County Paper Mill.

Next week I’m gonna have some short stuff, then maybe something longer? We’ll see. Meanwhile you should read this short one by JB called “Seen this Before” here.

July 20th, 2011

Shaman Thunder Page Eleven

Filed under: Web Comics — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 12:28 am

This is the last week of Shaman Thunder! Here’s the eleventh, and second-to-last, page of Shaman Thunder, a twelve-page comic that Josh Burggraf and I collaborated on:

Shaman Thunder page 11
Previous page.

For Shaman Thunder, Josh and I brainstormed the plot, divided it up into a page-by-page outline, and then drew alternating pages. Then, we decided to reorder the first four pages so that it’s two pages of me and then two pages of Josh. We like to be confusing. Shaman Thunder was originally published as a minicomic by the Gold County Paper Mill.

July 15th, 2011

Shaman Thunder Page Ten

Filed under: Web Comics — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 7:14 am

Here’s the tenth page of Shaman Thunder, a twelve-page comic that Josh Burggraf and I collaborated on:

Shaman Thunder page 10
Previous page.

For Shaman Thunder, Josh and I brainstormed the plot, divided it up into a page-by-page outline, and then drew alternating pages. Then, we decided to reorder the first four pages so that it’s two pages of me and then two pages of Josh. We like to be confusing. Shaman Thunder was originally published as a minicomic by the Gold County Paper Mill.

July 12th, 2011

Shaman Thunder Page Nine

Filed under: Web Comics — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 7:11 am

Here’s the ninth page of Shaman Thunder, a twelve-page comic that Josh Burggraf and I collaborated on:

Shaman Thunder page 9
Previous page.

For Shaman Thunder, Josh and I brainstormed the plot, divided it up into a page-by-page outline, and then drew alternating pages. Then, we decided to reorder the first four pages so that it’s two pages of me and then two pages of Josh. We like to be confusing. Shaman Thunder was originally published as a minicomic by the Gold County Paper Mill.

By the way, if you want to read more of my folk-sci-fi-centered ramblings, check out my Twitter feed.

July 8th, 2011

Shaman Thunder Page Eight

Filed under: Web Comics — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 7:17 am

Here’s the eighth page of Shaman Thunder, a twelve-page comic that Josh Burggraf and I collaborated on:

Shaman Thunder page 8
Previous page.

For Shaman Thunder, Josh and I brainstormed the plot, divided it up into a page-by-page outline, and then drew alternating pages. Then, we decided to reorder the first four pages so that it’s two pages of me and then two pages of Josh. We like to be confusing. Shaman Thunder was originally published as a minicomic by the Gold County Paper Mill.

July 5th, 2011

Shaman Thunder Page Seven

Filed under: Web Comics — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 7:12 am

Here’s the seventh page of Shaman Thunder, a twelve-page comic that Josh Burggraf and I collaborated on:

Shaman Thunder page 7
Previous page.

For Shaman Thunder, Josh and I brainstormed the plot, divided it up into a page-by-page outline, and then drew alternating pages. Then, we decided to reorder the first four pages so that it’s two pages of me and then two pages of Josh. We like to be confusing. Shaman Thunder was originally published as a minicomic by the Gold County Paper Mill.

July 1st, 2011

Shaman Thunder Page Six

Filed under: Web Comics — Tags: , , — William Cardini @ 7:31 am

Here’s the sixth page of Shaman Thunder, a twelve-page comic that Josh Burggraf and I collaborated on:

Shaman Thunder page 6
Previous page.

For Shaman Thunder, Josh and I brainstormed the plot, divided it up into a page-by-page outline, and then drew alternating pages. Then, we decided to reorder the first four pages so that it’s two pages of me and then two pages of Josh. We like to be confusing. Shaman Thunder was originally published as a minicomic by the Gold County Paper Mill.