Archive for September, 2011

The Bakery

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

A couple of weeks ago, Manien and I started to watch Your Highness, and it wasn’t really happening so we turned it off. I couldn’t quite let it go so I returned to it last week when I had an evening to myself and watched it to the end. I love crappy fantasy movies from the 80s, but man. Sadly, it was just not very good, plodding as a fantasy movie and just crass and crappy as a comedy.

On the other hand we watched Paul on the weekend and it just flew out of the gates, was entertaining and fun and funny and sweet. Both movies theoretically perfect for a nerd audience, but one of them pleasing to nerds and non-nerds alike.

Anyhow. New True Loves 3. And here is a drawing of a bakery, preparing for my upcoming Retrofit book.


Assault on Precinct 13

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

I watched the original John Carpenter Assault on Precinct 13 and was fascinated by the weird exaggerated way that Austin Stoker as Ethan Bishop just flew around the offices like a ballet dancer. At times I felt like he was an actor from a silent movie or something.

Assault on Precinct 13

Eternally Yours

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Battling hordes of uncooperative inkbrushes and through two marathon nights of drawing and colouring I did get a page of True Loves 3 done this week. As well as my column for the next issue of Broken Pencil. Did you know I do a short column about comics for each issue of Broken Pencil? If you want to send me your comic , for potential review, send me an email at the email up at the top of the page.

I was at Josue‘s on the weekend and we hung out and drew all afternoon. It was great to see him and great to just draw as I have been neglecting my sketchbook lately. I was looking at the Eternals book that Neil Gaiman wrote, and it inspired this drawing.

Eternal Inspired

The Recipe and more

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

I forgot a couple of things I meant to mention yesterday:
This great interview with Patton Oswalt. I found his discussion of how his comedy has changed as he ages interesting. And how doing a movie that turns out great or one that turns out crappy are both interesting experiences. He gets anecdotes from both. And the culture of crabbing and bitching on the internet, how that energy could be used better.

Also, Andrew who made the True Loves App, has made a store for comics on the i-pads and pods. Check it out! If you do comics and are interested in getting them on the i-things, drop him a line.

This guy Jess Smart Smiley is trying to raise money to print up his graphic novel about rogue bikes, the Chain Gang. I don’t know him, but it looks kind of cute. Also I was intrigued because he did a drawing a day of Conan O’Brien in an attempt to get on Conan’s show (which didn’t work out but hey that is kind of neat).

And finally here is the recipe for what True and Zander were eating in this week’s True Loves 3.
Tomato Yum Yum
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 cloves garlic minced
1 chili, seeded and minced
3 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup fresh basil
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp ground pepper
4 tomatoes, quartered
crusty bread
1. Heat up the BBQ
2. In a medium bowl, whisk oil, lemon juice, garlic, chili, and Worcestershire sauce. Add basil and set aside.
3. Sprinkle tomatoes with salt and pepper. Sear tomato wedges on the BBQ, turning frequently until brown on all sides
4. Toss tomatoes with basil mixture. Serve immediately with bread.

This is a recipe from eating well magazine from years ago. I couldn’t find it on their site, so I have paraphrased it here. (They called it a Grilled Tomato Salad)

Mapping Things

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

New True Loves 3! Oh I meant to get the recipe for what they are eating. I will post it later.

A few things I have been enjoying this week while slowly working through this page: This delightful comic Rutabaga by Eric Feurstein. It is quite a fun and funny fantasy. While I was inking last night I was listening to a great Nerdist talk with Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad and so forth. What a great guy!

And then there was this fascinating short film about a guy named Jerry who does a daily imagined map project, that appealed to me, loving maps and process projects as I do. He has a blog about his map too.

Jerry’s Map from Jerry Gretzinger on Vimeo.