Archive for May, 2009

Kinko’s driving me insane

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

As my dear wife said this evening, Kinko’s always makes her mad because every time she goes in there, she gets a different answer, different quote, different story about unchanging printing or copying jobs. That’s typically my experience too, but the deviation is at least usually within a range that I’m comfortable with (such as […]

At work

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

I’m taking a little break before finishing page 7 and thought I’d show a little peek at what my drawing table looks like in action. As I said on facebook when I posted the original photo, my left-handedness requires that I start inking in the lower right and work my way to the upper left. […]

Six pages down

Friday, May 29th, 2009

I finished the inking on page 6 last night, which was fairly brutal. Lots of different characters, lots of architecture. But then again, page 5 was tough too … lots of exterior architecture. I’m definitely getting better working with the brush, but I’m finding that I love working with the dip pen. I never really […]

Thoughts on the Idol finale

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

I can’t say I was disappointed by that conclusion. I wanted Kris to win, but I warmed up to Adam enough by the end of the season (I initially couldn’t stand him) that I wasn’t going to be too upset if he won. He was just likable enough to overcome what I dislike about the […]

Hanging page 1 to dry

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

I’m hoping to get some of page 2 inked before bed, so I’ve taped page 1 to the wall for the ink to dry. I’m still seriously under-practiced for brush inking, as well as working at 10″ x 15″, but overall I’m pleased with how this turned out. I’m going to go back and do […]

A great night of American Idol

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

I’m not sure which was the more awesome moment: 1. Seeing judge Kara Dioguardi, dressed up in her “punk rocker” outfit complete with metal studs on her leather jacket, telling Kris Allen he was “trying too hard,” or 2. Hearing Kara tell Danny Gokey, who had just performed Aerosmith’s “Dream On” from their 1973 debut, […]

Rise of the Beautiful Robots

Monday, May 4th, 2009

In another world, I am still somehow doing “You are So Beautiful, Beautiful Robot,” and I have myself a new theme song. What we have here, ladies and gentlemen, is the peerless girl group Girls Aloud and their new single, “Untouchable.” It’s a beautiful dance-pop song on its own, but it also includes the line […]

Sunday is Lincoln Marathon day

Friday, May 1st, 2009