Here is another comic that will be in my Crying issue of Vinegar. It features a conversation between Duncan Trussell and Pete Holmes from the You Made It Weird podcast, episode 295. Get into it.
I am making some progress on the Crying comic, and have another batch of cat comics ready to ink. How is April almost over? Here is a comic adapted from an episode of an episode of the You Made It Weird podcast, featuring Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison.
Spring is springing in Vancouver. Leaves a-poppin’. Blossoms a-blossin’. Manien in her gardens. Birds getting excitable.
I have been drawing away. Some cat comics. Getting moving on my Crying issue of Vinegar. Yes I’m doing it (Is anyone going to want to read this thing?) . Here are a few pages of tears, and a couple of off brand cat comics.
And why not another Blue-per Planet for good measure?
Once I finish the few cat comics I have ready to ink I will have 11 pages I think, which makes me feel good, puts me on a good track for having a book of cat comics for VanCAF in May. Also there is an issue of Vinegar I just need to finish up. I will likely indulge myself and collect the Blue-per Planet comics too. And besides the funny stuff there is the Vinegar I want to pull together about all the stuff that makes me cry. The problem with that one is that I start crying when I try to draw them! I have also been having some lovely horrible dental encounters this month and am tempted to try to pull them into a book of some kind. So that should keep me out of trouble for the next few months.
I like to put titles on everything, but I’m not sure all these cat comics need titles. Also I need to get a new date stamper! It is almost March!
I finally finished a sketchbook. Those last few pages always seem to take forever. I did my traditional self-portrait as the last drawing in the book. I had to do it from a photo, as we don’t seem to have any mirrors in our place that are convenient to draw in front of.
Here are a few of the last drawings I did in that sketchbook. From a photo by Enzo de Martino “Hard Times”.
Some old time-y women from studio portrait photos, found on Vintage Everyday.
And a couple of drawings of cats. I have this project I am trying to figure out, featuring the cats that Manien and I watch from our balcony. One sketch, one ink test that I decided to colour.
I drew some comics about stuff that happened when Jesse was visiting last month.
At some point in May, Manien and I had the idea to re-watch Twin Peaks. We were recalling how pleasant it was watching the Return last year, only having one episode per week. The modern love of “binge watching” often turns shows into a bit of a blur. The weekly schedule gave us more time to savour it. So we decided to re-watch, but only one episode per week, meaning it will take the better part of year to get through everything. It also finally gave us inspiration to make a chalk board on the side of a shelving unit.
I was looking for something to draw and came across a still from a movie called Wonderwall. I have never seen it, but it seems like something I would have come across before!
I continue to be fascinated by different enviro houses. These cool looking earth houses are in Dietikon, Switzerland.
When I don’t have an active comic project to ink away at, I will find myself looking for something to draw, to give myself something to do while I listen to a podcast. So here are some of the random things I have drawn recently.
Here is Mark Rothko. Someone posted a nice photo of him on twitter, so I tried to draw it.
Manien buzzed my hair for me again, and I was trying to think of a Halloween costume, and I thought “El, from Stranger Things!”
There is this website called Filmgrab, and its random post feature sometimes comes through for me when I am looking for something to draw. This is from Upstream Color, a movie which I might put in my top ten.
At some point this year I was looking at a photo of all the different body shapes of Olympic athletes, and I think that planted the idea that it might be interesting to draw different women athletes. I found shot putters on youtube and boy they go through a lot of postures in a single throw! And they make great faces when they are lost in that moment of throwing. Then I did some javelin and discuss throwers too.
I came across something claiming that Carl Jung was a spy in World War 2, and his codename was Agent 488. So I drew that secret agent.
After drawing lady athletes, I thought it might be fun to draw old time-y boxers for some reason. I couldn’t find much in the way of interesting photos of them though. I did find this.
A comic I’m trying to get rolling has a part involving a temple, so I drew this temple in India.
Another comic I’m developing has me looking at eco houses, including Earthships. Here is the Earthship Hive.
I was trying to find some more old time-y people to draw and eventually came across these Yukon gold rush gamblers.