Woo hoo! Got the editorial green light to start penciling my story for Beyond. Queer sci-fi/fantasy comics are IMMINENT. Not sure how many pages I’ll have managed to draw before TCAF, but either way, if you’re going to be there, feel free to stop by the Northwest Press table and ask to see what there is to see. I’ll also be at the queer mixer.
You may be wondering what effect, if any, this will have on the weekly updates for PiQue: Old Ghosts. The answer is hopefully none, though I can’t actually promise there won’t be a brief hiatus at some point. HOWEVER. I currently have seven pages in the buffer, so I’ve got a bit of a pad. At the moment things are looking good for an uninterrupted run. Travel can play hell with schedules, though, so. Ya know. But. Still. Anyway.
Soon enough I hope to be posting teaser pix from VoS pencils, so STAY CHOONED.
I’m in the midst of coloring page 18, and finished inking page 30 last night, so progress proceeds apace. Not likely that I’ll have the whole thing done before TCAF, unfortunately, but I should at least be able to ink everything. So if you’re going to be at TCAF, come by the Northwest Press booth to eyeball the whole damn story all at once.
Progress report on the story as a whole: I’ve almost finished inking page 29, and have colored up through page 14 (inclusive). So things proceed apace, and I still have a bit of a buffer, to which I am slowly adding. Which is good, because …
Work on my piece for Beyond is gearing up. I’m doing script edits right now, but it’s awfully close to ready to pencil. So! I will be diving into that stage of the process very soon. This is a character design test I threw together to get a sense of everyone’s relative height, clothing design, and shading scheme. You can read more about all this in my tumblr posts here and here, if you are a big ol’ process junkie.
What else is going on that I can tell you about? Oh, yeah, the Kickstarter for Jon Macy’s Fearful Hunter! This is so close to funded, and a mere week left to go! Throw in some $$ if you’d like to see some queer druid/werewolf lovin’. You would, right? That’s what I thought.
Gran has finally met the person of her dreams – someone who actually WANTS to hear her gruesome tales of grisly ghosts. Why on earth would Archer and Clara NOT be into this? What is wrong with them, anyway? Read it here on Tapastic, or here on Studio NDR.
I have but four pages remaining to pencil on this story, and then that phase of the art will be DONE. Since the pencils are the most labor-intensive part of the process, this is good news for actually getting this thing finished at long last. I’m almost done inking page 25 (yeesh, but that one’s taking a long time), and need to get back to coloring once I wrap up the pencils. There are still three finished pages in the can, so I’m not too worried about keeping these here updates regular.
In other news, a couple of Seattle-related things going on. First of all, I’m in an art show at the Gay City Health Project (517 E Pike St, Seattle, WA 98122). It’s going on now, and will be up through April 7, so get down there to check out some original comic art from myself and several others.
Also, I will be at Emerald City Comic Con (March 28-30), most likely at the Northwest Press booth. Though I’m on the wait list for my own Artist Alley table, so if one becomes available I’ll have my own spot. Anyway, start at Northwest Press, and if I’m not there they’ll know where I am.