Friday, November 11, 2005

The House


Another older strip, this one from 1992. I first published it (in black and white) in How Dee number 2. When I moved into the house on Shaw Street in Toronto, I went to the city archives and researched it. This was my research. I think adding the sepia tone really works for this strip. (It is also, tangentially, a Patchwork Earth strip, but that's a secret for now... shhhh!)

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Thursday, November 10, 2005

The Single Page (Writers and Readers)


I don't know why I didn't post this earlier, but I'm glad I waited until I could colour it nicely. This is the only page of comic book work that I have ever had professionally (i.e. I was paid for it) published. It originally appeared (in black and white) in Cerebus Biweekly:High Society number 13. Dave Sim was republishing issues of his epic Cerebus comic and was filling up extra pages in the back with "Single Pages" from anybody who thought they could draw (and write). He rejected my first one (which I will post sometime) but accepted this one and paid $150 (US) for it! Hey Dave.... thanks!

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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

The Change (a 24 Hour Comic)


A 24 page comic done in 17 continuous hours. See below the comic for more information about 24 Hour Comics. Warning: This is 24 pages of about 100K each, so it could take a while to fully load up...
























There it is, 24 pages in 17 hours... it was supposed to be 24, but I finished early. I wish I had stayed up and spell-checked it ("guaranty") and filled in a few more black areas, but overall I was pretty happy with it. I did another one later which went over the 24 hours and didn't make 24 pages so it isn't a true 24 Hour Comic, but more on that later. For more about 24 Hour Comics, go Scott McCloud's page. He's the inventor of the 24 Hour Comic (amongst other things) and his book Understanding Comics is genius. To see his original 24 Hour Comic (and links to many, many others) go to this page and to see one of my favourites (which I just found today), see Jeremy Bear's Jump.

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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Hair!


This was the first comic I ever did on the computer, on my parents 8088 (or maybe their 286) back in '93 using Paint. My hair these days is pretty close to my "end of second year of university" cut.

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