Archive for August, 2011

Eggs and Veggies

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

New True Loves 3. Trout Lake Farmers Market adventures. Apparently I have not been drawing much to share with you. Here is a photo of some zucchini and pattypans from the garden, getting ready to be BBQ’d.

Oh yeah, also, I am going to be at Comix and Stories this Sunday. Come on by if you are in Vancouver, everyone will be there!

From the garden

Corkboard

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Someone on Google+ linked to this great autobiographical comic the other day and I have had it open in a tab reading them periodically ever since. There is something compulsively readable about it!

Also, I needed somewhere to put up pages by my drawing area for reference so Manien made a frame and I filled it with corks.

Corkboard

Corkboard, close up.

In the Background

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Finally got another page of True Loves 3 done yesterday. I got really carried away drawing the backgrounds, using Google Street View to track Zander and True down the Victoria Drive. I was having a grand old time.

I read the first book of the Summit of the Gods, drawn by Jiro Taniguchi. His drawings are so great that at times I got that creeping feeling in my gut like if you look off a cliff. Right now I’m reading the Ghost in Love by Jonathan Carroll which is a strange and wonderful book of ghosts and dogs and love and memories. Last weekend we watched the movie Daydream Nation, which I thought was great. Beautiful, strange and quite funny.

My app-man Andrew has made a new comic store for the iphones and ipads, called Estoria. If you do comics and are interested in getting apped up, check it out and drop Andrew a line. He can set you up!

Here is a photo of the insides of the bathroom door that broke the other day. Manien fixed it today!

Inside the Door

Garlic Harvest Time

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

New True Loves 3!

I am on vacation! I had enough time to harvest the garlic.

The garlic patch

The garlic harvest

Pretty garlic

Seawatcher

Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Brandon Graham was redrawing this Moebius drawing and encouraging others to do the same, so I did.

Seawatcher

The Roadhouse Stickler

Friday, August 5th, 2011

New True Loves 3.

The other day Scott Mccloud was sharing a drawing from when he was 15 and encouraged others to do the same. The oldest thing I had handy was this comic I drew when I was 17, the first one I ever printed up. It was called the Roadhouse Stickler, a name generated by randomly turning to pages in the dictionary. This was a method I also liked using for naming D&D characters. In the scene below, Steve shows us the tardis in his locker, which comes in handy in our battle against the demonic forces infesting the high school.

From Summer 2011
From Summer 2011