I was back in Toronto for a week & spent some time cleaning out my bedroom at my parent’s house. As I was doing so, I came across this thing. It’s a morphing cube thing that I think my mum got from one of her clients when I was in grade 7. I thought it was really cool, so I made my own images & pasted them over top. They’re various characters from a newspaper-style comic I drew at the time based on all my friends.
Here’s a kind of terrible gif I made to show how this works.
First three pages of The Hero Legacy. Since it’s mother’s day & this comic is about a mum, I thought it was appropriate to share it with you again, in case you hadn’t seen it before. I know there’s a link in the sidebar of my blog, but I got some new followers recently & thought I might direct y’all to it. It’s interesting to see how much my art has changed over the course of a year.
The Hero Legacy is a short story about a mum who hasn’t told her kids about a big family secret.
That pink plaid number really does exist. It used to be my tea party dress, but I grew out of it because it was clearly made for a very tall child. My mum hemmed it to be about knee length, but originally it was floor length.
From the birthday comics I did for Lyndsey.
She managed to convince me that fanny packs were cool.
Lyndsey turned 20 a little while ago. For her birthday I made a mini-comic of our friendship. It was a really school heavy semester, so a lot of the comics wound up being about school.
A while ago I let Darren dye some of my hair. You really can’t tell anything changed. He was dying his own hair & peer-pressured me into letting him dye a bit of mine. Despite having capriciously shaved my head several years ago, I’m actually really self-conscious about my hair & get very panicky anytime I change it.
Also: Why were rattails a thing? This is something I remember being moderately popular among boys when I was little. I have no clue what the appeal was.
Also: Sometimes people get mad at me for using “YOLO” because it’s “not a real word” or because they think it’s stupid. Well, to those people I say, “Why are you wasting your energy on getting mad? You only live once.”
This one time I worked at a summer camp. This is one of many weird kid stories I have from that time.
Not sure if I’ve posted this one before. I was going through some old sketchbooks last night & came across a few comics I’ve never shared but really like. I drew this 2 years ago & it’s nice to see how much my drawing has improved.
I was going through some old sketchbooks last night and came across my original character sketches and thumbnails for my Waterlogged comic.
Waterlogged is Cloudscape’s 7th anthology which we are currently fundraising for. It’s going to be hardcover with black & blue ink. It is available for pre-order HERE. We’re almost a third of the way to our goal. It’s going to be a great book.
I have a somewhat flamboyant wardrobe. I got that sweater recently & it is so colourful & comfy. I love it. The shirt is my “subLIME” shirt. I make that joke every time I wear it & no one laughs because it is a terrible pun & I should know better.
Christine & I went to see an improv show on tuesday.
Jonathon is my life coach & my bro. At all casual social events he brings his drawing materials & works on his comics. This is why he gets so much drawn. Someday I will become him. Someday.