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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I thought you might want to see the photo we traced to make the cover drawing. This is honestly what the top of my desk looks like most of the time, with various incarnations. Right before I got the idea for the cover, I had ironically cleaned off the top of my desk to help with the thinking process. I therefore had to cosmetically "mess up" my desk to it's regular state. The task was fairly simple: pull some sewing out of the pile, toss some overdue bills, sprinkle with bits of paper and pins and thread, and then decorate with empty beer cans and moldy tea mugs with festering tea bags dried to the bottoms. It's no wonder one of my idols is Francis Bacon. If I was computer smart I would make that into a link so you could click on it and see a picture of his uber messy art studio. I had a similar crush on this guy in art school who had the messiest studio space in the painting department. he literally kept a shovel that he would use to shovel the crap away from his painting area. I don't particularly LIKE having a really messy desk, but I like having all my stuff there where I can see it. Colin likes that as well, he wants all his stuff hanging on the wall out in the open, no cupboards on the doors or anything. Sometimes I get a little freaked out with all our stuff towering over us, threatening to topple and crush us.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Here it is ! the cover of my very first mini-comic collection of these strips, from dec 2006 to july 2007. I had been dragging my feet on layouts for a few months now, but I decided to give them away as christmas stocking-stuffers. I did not actually draw this cover, Colin did- but he didn't actually DRAW it, he traced a photograph of my desk. In the process he smashed a freshly healed cut and gushed blood all over the drawing, which I edited out with photoshop after the drawing was done.
Today I took some of them down to the local comic shop but I was too shy to offer them up. Maybe tommorow then.

Friday, December 19, 2008

This is a really old comic, part one of one of the many adventures Colin and I had with Christine and Travis when we went up to the Queen Charlotte Islands this past August.