Thursday, January 8, 2015

My first installation of Angela's artwork through Patreon

So Angela ran off to Vermont to go to the Center for Cartoon Studies. I miss her. 
However, she has given me, and everyone else in the entire world, the opportunity to receive a monthly package of the work she's doing at CCS. For $25 a month, she will send her homework, and enough other items, to make it worth my while. I'm her mom, so even a pencil stub would work for me. But she certainly made it a great way to get a wonderful package filled with very finished, humorous and surprisingly creative comics and artworks.

If you want to be a patron of Angela's, go to Patreon and sign up. Here's the link:
Here is the pile of work Angela sent me in December. 
A close up of the autobio comic and a screenprint on blue paper.

This booklet tells about the people (comic artists) who most inspired her. Angela used examples of their art and wrote about her connections to each one. Very interesting stories.

This assignment driven series of three orangutan drawings shows religious fervor of some sort. 
I think this is Angela's first screenprint. It is definitely her first three color one, and it's on blue paper. It is meant to accompany her autobio comic. She included Ernie, her little corgi. 

And this is on the backside of the autobio and shows the color of the paper a little better.

Here are three little comic books: Gag Strips (funny little Angela jokes), Sketchbook (faces, faces, faces),
and Ice Breaker (with the comics who inspired her).

The true story of Angela as told by an autobio comic.
Anyway, I'm really looking forward to the next installment, which should be here in a few more days.

Friday, May 24, 2013

The 2013 Sue C. Boynton Award Poems Travel Whatcom County

The Sue C. Boynton contest gave awards to twenty-five poets on Thursday, May 16. Angela and I illustrated all but just a few of them in three or four weeks time. Three of them use public domain approved images, which has to do with the short deadline. We'll share our drawings over the next few weeks, and the broadsides they adorn. The latest award-winning poems will soon be on the buses in Bellingham and around Whatcom county, as well as making the rounds through libraries, senior centers, the hospital, and other public places. It's a fine thing to get poetry out where it does some good.

This hatched drawing of ivy was used for Malcolm Kenyon's poem "The Goat Island Battery." An excellent poem! This drawing was finished the morning of May 16, put into the broadside, colored, and printed—the same day as the awards reception. Down to the wire with that deadline.
As you can see, the drawing was flipped, and hangs off into the "framing" of the broadside. I also laid out each of the poems on the page, and colored the illustrations using InDesign. In the past, they were colored using CS2's InDesign, but this year the CS6 InDesign does the same job just as well.


Monday, May 20, 2013

Octopus Eating Ice Cream

OK. That is cuter than I remember from a month ago when I originally drew it.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Okay. So I drew an octopus at the third monthly Drink and Draw in Bellingham. We just sip and stipple, or in this case, doodle. And then we go home. A perfect evening.

One octopus, one mouth, two eyes, eight arms and a gazillion suction cups.

If you ask me, there isn't enough time in the world to do what's necessary, even if one had the arms of an octopus. Though, if one had enough suction cups, then there might be some possibilities.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Nadine - Gray Wash

For your ink-loving pleasure, here are some test inks of Nadine. This is the style I chose for the graphic novel.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

COB inks

Some more inks for the COB graphic novel. Good times, yes?
Here's some of the characters. Martin the fencing and tactitian instructor. Angelique the history and writing and stuff instructor. The guards' uniforms. And some more outfits for Nadine.
 Here was some practice trying to figure out Julia and Margaret's outfits.