Art from 1999: Display design, self-portraits and… Ezra Pound?

The images below are all from a single sketchbook from 1999, and are all that remains of that sketchbook. First, two self-portraits for a solo magazine called IK (me) that I put out in the late 1990s. It consisted mostly of autobiographical stories, some of which made it online. That year, I was also considering …

Art from 1998: White House in Orbit sketches

I’ve gone through my sketchbooks over the past week to pick what all I was going to keep and what was going to get thrown out. Pickings from the year 1998 have been slim: unless I find another sketchbook from that year that I haven’t torn up yet, the images below are all that I …

Art from 1998: Cast art for Mana Tracers

Two character drawings for a comic I worked on in 1998, called Mana Tracers. It was supposed to be captioned strip like I the ROCR storyline The Corby Tribe that I would work on three years later. It floundered because I couldn’t spare time from working on ROCR (which at that time was not a …

Art from 1996 – Krakatoa, trolls and proto-White House in Orbit

I’m cleaning out my bookshelves full of old sketches, and I’m planning to be quite brutal. I’ve already thrown out two whole sketchbooks, pausing only to tear out the sketches below so I could scan and post them. The paper versions of these sketches will also be thrown out, but I do want to share …

Congratulations, Barbara Stok!

Barbara Stok has won the Stripschapprijs, the Netherlands’ most prestigious award for cartoonists. Congrats, Barbara! I was wondering why your name had started turning up in my search results. (The Grim Barrowman, a collaboration between Barbara and me.) Scandalously, Barbara is the first woman to win the award in its 36-year existence.

[Adam] Ursula Vernon has been robbed

Artist Ursula Vernon, of the webcomic Digger, The Little Creature stories, and one of my favourite DeviantArt accounts has been robbed. Here’s her livejournal post about it. She hasn’t lost everything – she was about to move into her boyfriend’s, and that saved her laptop and (I think) her computer, but she lost her scanner, …