Early in the morning, before I started working on the daily grind of a project I’ll talk about later, I warmed up my fingers drawing some frogs. This character is featured in my on going story Red Ryder And The Big Bad Woods on my Patreon page. Although I’m on Patreon and those who subscribe get to see all sorts of behind the scenes sausage making, I of course will still post fun stuff here for all to see!
(If you want to see more talking animals…head over to my Patreon)
If you’ve stumbled on this post by accident, it is a preview of what a person will get if they sign up for my Patreon page. You can view the Patreon page at this LINK.
If you came here from my Patreon page to see the preview, These four pages are the start of the Red Ryder story you will get four pages of every month in PDF form.
And these pages (and cover) are a preview of the 24 page printed comic you’ll get if you sign up for the big tier known ominously as tier THREE. (No, it’s not really a “super hero” story)
The penultimate chapter of Brooklyn Blood, By Paul Levitz and myself appears in this month’s issue of Dark Horse Presents (issue 32). I finished it long ago of course and now I look at it and say to myself, “I should have colored that a bit differently.” If you can put your work aside for at least a couple of days and then take a second look at it, you will usually see all the little fixes that need to be made. If you forgot to do that, never admit it and just tell everyone the work is just as you planned it! Here is the splash page of Brooklyn Blood Chapter fifteen just as I planned it!
I have been in the ongoing disorganization of organizing my studio. Realtors took over the building where I, and many others, used to work and forced us out (because every inch of real estate in Brooklyn is made of silver and gold these days). Thus, a small part of our apt had to be adapted to hide my mess (my work space). We built a floor to ceiling see though bookshelf, and I now work behind a semi see through wall of books. We have a LOT of books.
In going through the books and note pads that need to be kept or tossed in the garbage, I found a note pad recounting the Miami Book Fair of 2009. The Fahrenheit 451 adaption had just come out and I was sent to the show to do talks and mingle. In fact, on the shuttle bus from the hotel to the event I shared a ride with Laurie Sandell, Sid Jacobson and the outrageous Carol Tyler. As you can imagine, it was a shuttle bus ride I will never forget.
Further reading of my notebook reminded me of something I totally forgot. A passage about encountering a large group of well dressed (way over dressed) event goers in the Hyatt Lobby. Looking beyond them, I spotted the sign for the event they were crowding into; “Money Making Opportunities by Donald Trump.” That’s what I wrote down in my note pad at least. A quick google search about who was at the 2009 Miami Book Fair seems to confirm my memory.
The Fahrenheit Adaption came out some eight years ago, warning people about obsessing over reality shows projected onto wall sized televisions, among other things. Yet here I am still struggling away as an artist who has yet to strike gold. I should have paid for the “Money Making Opportunities” seminar!
This is the last “Holiday Dog of 2016.” Thus ending my morning public scribbles until 2017. Happy Holidays!