Hey y’all, looks like another week has passed and I’ve missed my Tuesday post again. Apologies folks, I’ve been working on a long post about The Exile Waiting by Vonda McIntyre, and I didn’t get a chance to finish it because this past Tuesday was my lady and I’s anniversary.
I’ll get that up eventually, but last nite was Sketch Klubb so I’m gonna show y’all the comic that I drew. I hadn’t made anything since E.A.S.T. so it was great to just sit around and draw with a bunch of my friends (and some new people too). Anyway, here’s the comic, it’s meant to be read from right to left. Each panel is numbered for your convenience.
Also, this past Monday, Dash Shaw’s The Unclothed Man in the 35th Century, a series of sci-fi animated shorts, premiered on IFC.com. Go check it out, although be warned, there is some full frontal male nudity. When I went to MoCCA this past June I got a chance to talk to Dash Shaw about animation, I appreciate his dedication to hand-drawn animation and legacy processes like acetate cells. He really keeps it rough in these webisodes and it looks great — the animation process, drawing something over and over again to make it move, is laid bare when the frames are inconsistent and the cross-hatching on the Unclothed Man’s arm changes from second to second. I also dig the sequences that reference the visual language of 8-bit video games, silent film, and comics.