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Archive for May 2014

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Sketchbook: Fill a Page

Most of these were done with a Pentel Pocket Brush. Can you guess which two were done digitally with a Manga Studio brush?

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Olaf

I've been drawing a lotta Snowboy lately, so it's not a huge leap to do a snowman. Here's Olaf, done with marker and colored pencil, a sketch I did at our MN comic con last weekend. I'll do more of these - I have a nice stack of chip board.

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Wedding Guest

Seven-minute warm-up sketch from a photo of a friend. Love that Pentel Pocket Brush!

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Overalls Studies

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Snowboy Bookmark and Art Print

Having launched the Méto the Snowboy webcomic at Blue Moon Toons in late February, and as I gear up to move into the next chapters of the long form story/graphic novel, I've whipped up some extra goodies for fans of our baby yeti. These bookmarks will be free to those I meet at signings and conventions, and included in packages to those who order books, original art or prints at Blue Moon Doodads -

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And these extra large Snowboy art prints will be available soon!

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Both of these pieces spring from a page from Méto chapter 1: Pick-Up Sticks. For the story, I needed Méto to get from point A to point B, while in his own little world, distracted, only to bump into the little boy from Nepal, Jyoti. This sequence never would have materialized had I not been writing Snowboy visually. I'd kind of always thought I had to write with a script or notes at least dialogue - even if for myself and even for comics. And for certain comics projects I still do. But Snowboy always starts visually. It's been a revelation and creatively freeing.

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My initial take on the color for this page was to knock Snowboy out in a purple, but out of context some folks took it literally and thought Méto to actually be purple. Whoops! Hence, the revised version, below, which obviously informed the bookmark and print.

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