Archive for February, 2011

Finishing off a Sketchbook

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

I have not been drawing in my sketchbook as much as usual the past year I guess. I started it on March 11, 2010 and it is still not done! Determined to get it finished before it goes into a second year, I have been drawing while watching tv and movies. So this drawing was done last night watching the Romantics. Not a great movie, but fine enough. It felt like it should have been a Dogme movie.

The Romantics


Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Manien and I were eating breakfast and watching the birds, wondering if they imagine people as birds.

Aviamorphizing 1

Aviamorphizing 2

True Loves and Links

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Thursday! New True Loves 3 is up!

I felt like linking to some neat things I have seen this week.
Here is a blog with great pictures of debris, for fans of debris.
Here is a like-minded guy who has been getting his design classes to do 100 Day Projects.
Here is a great long interview with Cerebus background man Gerhard. With many examples of his work. Man that guy can background.
And here is a blast from the past, a Prisoners of Gravity from 1993 discussing “cyberbooks.”

Brighten Your Monday

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Is it Monday already? There is a new True Loves 3 up to brighten your day.

Chicken Lady

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

There were a couple of nice reviews of True Loves that appeared on Comic Book Resources the past couple of weeks. Book one here, book two here. Though the book one comments do point out how there isn’t anywhere to read it online. I guess I should fix that one day!

Meanwhile here is a drawing I did of Manien with a pet chicken.

Chicken Lady

True Loves 3 Cover

Friday, February 18th, 2011

There is a new page of True Loves 3 up today! And here is a cover I whipped up for the iphone/pad/pod app that is in development.

True Loves 3 Cover

True Loves 3!

Monday, February 14th, 2011

Happy Valentine’s Day! AND Happy True Loves 3 Day! I have put up the first two pages over here. My plan is to update Mondays and Thursdays. Hooray!

Three Days

Saturday, February 12th, 2011

Oh boy, only three days until TRUE LOVES 3! Excitement!

Also an exciting development is that you should soon be able to read True Loves on your iphone, ipad and isoforth. I will keep you appraised of the progress on the project.

I watched some really fine movies this past week. Easy A– great snappy high school comedy that stays smart and funny right to the end. Never Let Me Go – A low key British movie that starts off as a story about some kids at a boarding school, and then gradually reveals that it is a sort of science fiction movie, and then makes you sad. And the awesome Jack Goes Boating that Manien and I just watched last night, starring (and directed by!) the wonderful Philip Seymour Hoffman. It is what a romantic comedy should be, funny and sweet, not following the ridiculous formula of the “romcom.” Regular people trying to get together, working at it, seeing things aren’t always easy. I really really liked this movie.

Hourly Comic Day

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

February first rolls around again and as each year for the past five or so, we celebrate John Campbell’s Hourly Comic Day by drawing a journal comic each hour you are awake.


You can read the rest here. You can read 2010 here. 2009 here. 2008 here. 2007 here. Wow, even way back to 2006 here. Now I am curious to go back and see how I was doing in 2006!


Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

I was at a meeting at a hotel and there were these logos on the notepads that inspired me to draw a bunch of doodles. Click on the drawing and it should take you there.

pinnacle03 -  Big guy