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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

cover art and a jogging mix.

So I've spent the last 3 days cloistered in my office working on layouts and printing up the AMAZING FULL COLOUR 50 PAGE EPIC called "Avanti"  which means, "lets go" in Italian.  For any of you that were privvy to my sketchbook and saw the drawings in real life, there's a couple pages of writing that you've never seen, plus one exciting extra page that I added after the fact, because in order to make the signature work it needed to be there!  Excitement!  Try and guess which page it was. 
I also bought myself a fantastic chocolate brown coloured HP printer, and I'm experimenting with printing the book myself since colour prints are expensive.  So far, the quality is better than I would get at a print shop, but it takes a fair chunk of time.  I've been sitting in front of the computer for 8 hours a day for three days.  I hope I never have the misfortune of an office job, because my back and hips are burning.  Today at work I stood around as much as I could because sitting at my desk was agony, fortunately the kids were really annoying so I got to run around a lot yelling.  When I got home I went for a 5km run and the endorphin rush was fan-freaking-tastic. 
So, here's what the cover of the new book looks like:
also if you're interested, here's my No-Fail jogging mix:

1. Who Was In My Room Last Night?- Butthole Surfers - you have to listen to this track first, the rest the order isn't so important. 
2.Party Up (Up in Here) - DMX
3.Bamboo Banga -MIA
4. Love Lockdown- Kanye West
5.A-Punk- Vampire Weekend
6.Ace Of Spades- Motorhead
7. Run To the Hills -Iron Maiden
8. Single Ladies- Beyonce
9. E-Pro -Beck
10. Lust for Life- Iggy Pop. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Canzine West!

Hello friends!  This upcoming weekend is going to be the Coming-Out party for my travelog from europe!  I'll be selling it at Canzine West on Saturday the 17th, and I'm super pumped.  I was at Canzine last year and it was pretty much the best thing ever.  This year it will be downtown instead of in east van, which is kind of annoying since I live in east van now.  The show is also the same weekend as the East Side Culture Crawl, of which my homeboy Colin will be showing his amazing sculptures in again.  This year he will be showing the completed Emperor's Cabinet, his giant mahogany AT AT that made such a great splash last year.  Check it out at www.colinrhino.blogspot.com .   It is pretty fricken amazing.  We will also be selling the bunnies that we made together, plus some nifty racing cutting boards, and the Mr. Joe Bangles line of wooden bracelets.  Colin works out of the East Van Woodworkers co-op in the Mergatroid building. 

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Inktober staff meetings and such

These are my last couple of drawings for Inktober.  I didn't nearly draw a picture every day, and no excuses!  I was busy, I had family visiting, blah blah blah.  The point of the activity is to give yourself goals and deadlines and get motivated, therefore learning how to make time to draw and develop good habits.  Despite not drawing EVERY day, I am really happy with what I did draw and I hope you liked em too! 



November is going to be a busy month, I'm showing my comics on November 17 at Broken Pencil's Canzine West! I hope to have a BIG TASTY FULL COLOUR 50 PAGE COMIC of my Europe trip journal, that will inevitably be expensive to make.  I might buy a colour laser printer. 
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