Some art for Tess Durban: The Natural World

Oh, hi. It’s been a half-year. No need to go over all that. I wanted to show some new stuff I’ve been working on. A sequel to the first Tess Durban story (it was called Cultish Manners but now that it’s a series, the series is called Tess Durban and the first story has been …

Linklog: Catching Up With A Lot Of Stuff

I let the linklog slide again for about what, a week? I’ve been a little under the weather while also working on commissions as well as catching up on a backlog of errands. But I have been using my Mastodon.social account as a scratch pad using both a Content Warning and a tag for links …

Notes/First Impressions: Zombie Nation by Carter Reid

So in my post about Sex Criminals, Rat Queens and Saga, I added a bit at the end, saying There is one more [Hugo] nominee [for Graphic Story] that, for reasons I’ve outlined before, I will skip for now. If I have time, I may check it out and if it rocks my world, it …

Notes/first impressions: 3 Hugo-nominated graphic novels

Sex Criminals Volume One: One Weird Trick – Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarsky Rat Queens Volume One: Sass and Sorcery – Kurtis I. Wiebe & Roc Upchurch Saga Volume Three – Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staples When I read Ms. Marvel vol.1, I thought that it was a bit flimsy for a graphic novel, …

Notes/First Impressions: Ms. Marvel Vol 1: No Normal – G. Willow Wilson (writer), Adrian Alphona, Jake Wyatt (illustrators),

This is very much not made for me. Its target audience is about 30 years younger than I am, and I need to keep that in mind. Small-capacity iPads and ebook editions of full-color comics don’t go together well. I read this on the 27″ iMac. That does not affect my impression at all, but …

24-hour comic

Last Saturday, I made another attempt at creating a 24-hour comic. My first one was in 2008, failed to reach the required 24 pages and will never see the light of day. This second one failed worse than the first one, reaching only 11 pages. However, it allowed me to develop a concept that had …