Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Log Lady

After about 28 years of never having seen a minute of it, last week I took a step into Twin Peaks, the 1990 ABC soap opera/parody/crime/mystery/head trip that captured everyone's attention but mine when I was in high school.  Turns out, I've missed out on one of the funniest, most visually striking, and bizarrely interesting shows in the history of television.

As a result of me mainlining the first season in just a few days, I suppose it was inevitable that I do some fan art, so here it is.  Above is my version of quirky Twin Peaks resident, The Log Lady.

COOPER: "Who's that lady with the log?"
TRUMAN: "We call her the Log Lady."

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

5 x 5 Fest

About a month ago I ran across a comics competition being put on by Ghost City Comics called 5x5 Fest.  The contest was to do a five page comic story in five days.  The parameters are that within your story a specific prop (shoe polish), setting (the back seat of a stolen car), and line of dialog ("We almost got them all") have to appear at least once.

Today the winners of the competition were announced and they were not me.  I was disappointed, but not surprised.  My work was not bad, but it was far from my best.  More time, more concentration, and more focus would have elevated my story greatly. As it stood, it simply didn't earn its way up the ranks.

Still, for a first go at a limited production time story, I don't think it's half bad and I had a great time working on it, sharing my progress, and meeting other creators online.  It was a great event to be a part of and see the encouragement as we all pushed ourselves over that five-day period.

I wanna shout out to Ghost City Comics for putting on this unique and fun contest, it was a helluva good time and I'm looking forward to participating again next year!

Here's my story, "Half Alive", that I wrote and drew over an intense and unbalanced five days earlier this month:

Monday, February 19, 2018

The Assassinator

Today is the release of my new mini-comic (PDF ebook) The Assassinator and it is available for ABSOLUTELY NOTHING over on my Digital Store.  The whole comic stems from a household joke that started when either my wife or I (I won't say which because I enjoy sleeping in my bed) mispronounced "assassin" as "assassinator".  We laughed harder than we should have, spitballed a scenario that ran the joke into the ground and left it at that...  Ten years later, this comic is complete and I can FINALLY move on with my life and stop being nagged by this joke.

Please download this short comic and let me know what you think.  Feel free to pass this along to anyone else you think may enjoy it.  It's rough around the edges, but I had a helluva lot of fun making this comic and want to share it with everyone.