Saturday, October 22, 2005

Loud


This is a comic I did for my daughter Grace based around words that she had learned how to read (at age 3 and a half). It was an interesting exercise to take a very limited vocabulary and try to write a story around it. I want to try it again, but it is hard to randomly pick words. Maybe opening a dictionary and pointing would work. The comic is black and white for now, but I'll likely colour it at some point.

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Friday, October 21, 2005

The Dancing Man Goes On Vacation



Finally a strip I'd published before. This was drawn in '91, but was first published in How Dee number 4 (in 1993 I think). The Dancing Man is a character I created in university to appear in a lot of my printmaking and drawing. He started out as an "everyman" character but in the comics changed more to an angry young man (though not in this strip). His adventures take place in The Patchwork Earth, but I'm sure I'll post more about that in the future. The "punch-line" is probably because I was way into Twin Peaks at the time.

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Thursday, October 20, 2005

Dream: October 8, 2005

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Dream: August 25, 2005



This is probably one of the worst drawn comics I will ever put up here, but I have to put it up. This was the first comic I did recently after (as far as I can recall) 7 years (!) of not doing comics. Now that I'm doing comics again, I don't know how I kept away from it for so long. It's also (partly) the basis of Grace's comic in the first post in this blog.

I have a bunch more dream comics that I'll be posting at some point. Some more cryptic than this, others actually somewhat funny. I used to keep a dreamlog on the web called Petersbrain (or Peter's Brain).

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

The Hungry Angel



Another strip from '91. I did this one by painting a page black and then scratching it out. I liked the effect but I was never able to publish it in How Dee because of how much black was in it (photocopied black never looks right). Funny how nothing I've put up here before was stuff I published before. Tomorrow I'll post something I published.

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Monday, October 17, 2005

The Enchanted Jawbone

Another strip from the early '90s. I borrowed the jawbone from a full skeleton that Chris' roommate had. The hand was a lino-block print.

I did another strip at the same time using the same method and paper called "The Dancing Man Goes On Vacation" which I published in How Dee number 4. I might post that soon.

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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Pagan God Of The Suburbs




A strip I did back in '92 but just coloured today. I think the title came from a line in a J.G. Ballard book, but I can't remember which one. I have only ever done one strip directly in colour because I was publishing them on photocopiers and colour photocopies were very expensive. I like how this turned out.

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Dinosaurs Can't Dance



Here's a strip I did a few days ago when I was up at my brother-in-law's cottage. I was actually starting to draw a duck in the first panel when it turned into a dinosaur. Also I added the tree and dialogue later, even though it fits perfectly into the strip.
Here is a site with intellectual dinosaur comics. Quite incredible how the same images can be used over and over with such different results. Gotta try that myself sometime...

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