I’ve got a couple bits of news:
If there’s an artwork or single comics page that you’d like to see me offer as a digital print, let me know.
I love the increasingly abstract and artificial texture of Cardini’s series…. It’s interesting to see a book done in the “mark-making” school of comics drawn entirely on a computer, as it heightens reader tension and makes the contents all the more alien in its coldness.
- Here’s a somewhat abstract Vortex #3 preview page:
This is Page 13. Vortex #3 is also available in my online store, in a combo pack or by itself.
I decided to take some time from finishing Vortex to work on a fun, short project. It’s called Fuel Quest. Here are some preview panels:
I’m going to discuss the much hyped final scene of the Wheel of Time series, conceived by Robert Jordan from the very beginning*, written before he passed away, and incorporated virtually unchanged in the final book.
Michael Whelan’s cover painting for A Memory of Light.
*Robert Jordan: “I started thinking about what would turn into the Wheel of Time more than 15 years ago, and the first thing that I thought of that was really solid was the last scene of the last book.” – From this chat.
Full A Memory of Light spoilers within. (more…)
Let’s raise our crystal skull goblets to 2013 and the coming hyper-folk-sci-fi utopia! I hope that everyone had a happy new year’s.
This is my first sketchbook page finished in 2013. I began it while chilling over the holidays and finished it today.
2012 was a year of upheaval, change, and growth.
Personally, Glade and I made some big choices. In the spring, we decided that we’re going to stay in Austin for the foreseeable future. In the summer, Glade opened Paper Party in Domy Books Austin and was able to move to part time at her day job in the fall. Domy Books Austin is now closing but Glade’s going to move Paper Party to a new spot at 1223 Rosewood. I’m bummed that Domy is going to be gone. Every time I went in there Russell was so enthusiastic about comics and would show me all the great new stuff that came in. He’s also been a great supporter and promoter of my comics. But I’m glad that Travis Kent and Mikaylah Bowman are carrying the torch with Farewell Books in the same spot.
2012 was a big year for my comics career:
Not everything was a triumph, however. I applied to the final round of the Xeric grant and didn’t get it. I’m still putting more money into my comics than I’m earning. I have several self-publishing projects that are stalled out.
I’m looking forward to experiencing what 2013 brings. My primary goal is to finish Vortex, put out the rest of it in minicomics, and explore the options for publishing a collected edition.