Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
By 9:30 PM I was about a half hour off pace and was starting to panic knowing how my previous attempt proved I would be moving slower as time went on. Then a stork of genius and the well timed 17 minute snow storm page got me back on track. I didn't hit the wall I expected and managed to pick up time with each page and the "story" started to flow. Then by about 2 AM only the hard core 24 hour cartoonists were left Ray, Jon and me. Mike Carroll who had accomplished a 24 hour book in the past left after finishing all the pencils and was going to finish the inking at home. I found out later that he didn't finish. Ray finished at 6:35 AM. I wrapped up page 24 at 7:24 AM. I took off then to get some sleep. I found out later that Jon finished up at about 9:00 AM.
All three finished strips have characters named Derrick and employ the use of the sound effect "Hork" but other than that have nothing in common.
While my strip isn't as pretty as either Ray's or Jon's it's complete and actually is coherent and comes to a end. Well as coherent as a quest story involving different dimensions, bad poetry and packing peanuts can. (Ray's and Jon's comics are complete and coherent too.)
I'd like to thank the Crimson Cup for letting us hang out there all night and the free coffee, Canada (Kira's mom) for the goodies and the bentos she provide and to Max Ink for setting the whole thing up. Also thanks to the old and new friends who dropped by to cheer us on.
Although we had a ball the common consensus is that we're not going to do it again soon .
My strip will probably be issued as a mini-comic since I have a coupon for copies which runs out this month.
There was a video shot. I'll let everybody know when it surfaces.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Kathy and I managed to run over to the Dayton Art Institute last weekend to check out the "Destino" exhibit. In case you're not aware of this, "Destino" was a project started by Walt Disney with Salvador Dali way back in the mid-40's but eventually shelved. Roy Disney discovered the project in the 90's and finished it. It was never officially released. It was nominated for an Academy Award as an animated short in 2003. I think I own the Academy Award Shorts DVD from that year but don't remember it. I'll need to dig it out and check. Anyway the entire thing (about 7 minutes) is up on youtube at
The exhibit consisted of the video running in a constant loop on a screen and about 12 screen prints of Dali's drawings which are part of the original story board. I would love to see Dali's story boards put together the way Miyazaki's were on the "Castle in the Sky" DVD. You can check out more info at
The museum also has some nice pieces on display as part of their permanent collection.
Next time: John Porcellino's "Map of MY Heart"
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I run SPACE (Small Press & Alternative Comics Expo). You can view the SPACE blog entitled "Spaceguy 13" at http://www.backporchcomics.com/space.htm
Spaceguy 13 is primarily about SPACE. This blog will be about Back Porch Comics which is my small press comics imprint and any thing else I think may be the least bit interesting most of which will have to do with comics.
The latest Back Porch Comics news is the successful appearence at last weekends Mid-Ohio Con. Oh,Comics! #18 made it's debut there and sold pretty well. You can get a preview of it and ordering info at the BPC website if you're not already there. http://backporchcomics.com/back_porch_comics.htm
Also I participated on the Indie and Small Press Panel which was videoed by the Underground Video Network http://www.undergroundvideonetwork.com/
The audio portion of which is now up as a ComicRelated Podcast at http://comicrelated.com/news/3448/the-related-recap-155
From what I hear it may wind up on Cable Access here in Columbus. Luckily everybody else on the panel was younger and prettier than me.
In other news some of my work is up at the Crimson Cup in Clintonville with the "Comix from the Crypt" exhibit along with work by my Sunday Comix friends. More info at http://www.columbusarts.com/details.php?id=66682&type=e