Monday, April 21, 2014

Leaves and Future Projects

Haven't been here for awhile.  I did manage to get the Bunny Blues Leaves collection together now just entitled "Leaves".  It includes all 6 issues of the BB/L series plus all the Oh,Comics! shorts that were not included in "Big Ears and Flat Feet".  Total page count is 190!  It's available at the Back Porch Comics page. If you only want a few issues of the BB/L series they are still available on the website until they run out.

I haven't figured out what I want to work on next.  I been so busy with SPACE I haven't drawn anything since October.

One project that I might work on is the long form Vugz webcomic which I have mentioned here before.  The idea of doing a painted page every week has me scared a bit. I have collected the Vugz short stories that have appeared in Oh, Comics! and the SPACE Anthology in a full color  minicomic "Vugz:Fragments"  available at the Back Porch Comics page.
Also I have a few other projects in various states including:
A cataract comic- the story of all the crazy stuff that happened on my way to getting cataract surgery.

Pig Thief- Another memoir comic about my kindergarten days and lessons learned that I was trying to do as a linocut book.
Purple Sky- a memoir comic about my failing grade in elementary school art class.  I started this a few years ago but at the time I decided to make if fiction but I didn't like the way it turned out so I decided if I do it will be the real story.

Flakes- The next story line in the Bunny Blues mythos.

I was also planning on putting together a collection of all my science fiction and fantasy stories into one volume and have it ready for SPACE next year.  It will include all the Gremlin stuff, and short stories that appeared in Oh,Comics! and other anthologies I contributed to over the years.

I'll be at The Big Comic Show at the Pickerington Library on May 17 and also Derby City Con on June 28 &29.


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Back Porch Comics 2013 and Beyond!

2013 is coming close to an end.  It's been the busiest year ever for Back Porch Comics.
Started off the year working on the 2013 edition of SPACE. We hit:

Columbus Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show  Feburary 16 Upper Arlington OH MSU Comics Forum! March 2 Lansing MI
Indie Comics Fair March 9 at the Ace of Cups
Gem City Con on March 23&24 in Dayton.
Of Course on April 13 and 14 we celebrated the 14th annual SPACE!
DerbyCity Con June 29. Louisville KY.
SPX Bethesda MD September 14 &15, 2013
Independents Day Columbus OH September 21
Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show Akron October 19
MIX 2013 CCAD's Celebration of Comics Columbus OH September 27 & 28, 2013
Nix Comics Arcane Media Fair November 9
Genghis Con Cleveland December 1

For 2014 I already expect to be at the following shows leading up to SPACE 2014:
I.C.E. (Independent Creators Expo) Dayton OH February 1, 2014
MSU Comics Forum East Lansing MI February 22  2014
Ace of Cups Indie Comics Fair Columbus OH March  2014
Gem City Comic Con Dayton OH April 5 & 6, 2014
SPACE The Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo  Columbus OH  April 12 & 13, 2014

As far as comics I finally finished Bunny Blues / Leaves #6 in September.  I'm hoping to collect all 6 issues plus some of the Oh,Comics! shorts into a TPB in time for SPACE.  I had to re-scan and re-letter the first two issues because the resolution was too low.

Oh, Comics ! #22 "Time" is in the works.  I've completed the art for my 4 page Bunny Blues story, "Chronos Musca Domestica".
Also did a new linocut cover for a collection of  science fiction stories of mine involving robots called "Charge".
I 'm not sure what my next long term project will be but I'm thinking about starting the long form Vugz project.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Interview at SPX

I was interviewed by Joseph from Keep of Truckin', Nattosoup at SPX.


Monday, September 16, 2013

Bunny Blues / Leaves in Panel Patter SPX Spotlight

Nice review of Bunny Blues / Leaves at Panel Patter
Hope to have BB/L #6 ordering info up this week.


Monday, August 26, 2013

Bunny Blues / Leaves #6 Art

Here's a short video of the painting process for the cover.
..and here's the final composited image.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Last Page of Bunny Blues / Leaves Done!!!!

I just finished the art for the final page of the Bunny Blues / Leaves mini-series.  It's page 24 of issue 6 and page 123 of the series.  I'm ashamed to say I started it about 1999.  The first page which was completed sometime in 1999 is shown above. ( I haven't unearthed the original page yet, which has the exact completetion date jotted on the back).  BB/L premiered at the old Mid-Ohio Con in 1999.  The final issue will premiere at SPX this September 14 & 15 and make it's Columbus premiere the following week at Independents Day.  All 6 issues will be available at both shows as well as at SPACE on April, 12 & 13, 2014.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Bunny Blues / Leaves Pages 121 & 122

I just completed pages 22 & 23 of Bunny Blues / Leaves #6. The last chapter of the 123 page story (page 121 & 122). Here's a stop motion video showing about an hours worth of stipple work from page 23 in about 16 seconds. Didn't quite work out like I wanted it. I should have used a tripod. anyway here it is. On to page 123!!!!