Another forever looping animated GIF for this never ending winter. You’re welcome!
I’ve been toiling away so hard on this little comic that I made myself sick last week. So instead of covering myself in pizza crumbs while working on the couch, I listlessly worked while slurping soup and slouching on….the couch.
There were brief moments when the light at the end of the tunnel was a tiny pin prick, and like Frodo Baggins on his long journey to dispose of the Ring, I too thought I would never be
rid of finished with this comic.
BUT BEHOLD – I drew the final lines yesterday!!!! REJOICE! And off to the printer it goes, as I wait nervously for the results.
TWO animated Gifs! I’m on a roll.
Here we have Halloween in Autumn. Usually by then the golden rays of sunlight and fall leaves have drifted away, leaving us with dank, dark wetness as we segue into winter. And who do we have here on the left?? Ah, none other than Jake & myself, making a little cameo!
I am working like mad to wrap up the final panels for my debut comic, Adult Babysitting, and have it off to the printer! Very excited to see how it turns out.
Posted in Adult Babysitting, Bartending, Comic, Digital, Process
Tagged Adult Babysitting, Autumn, Bar, Bartending, Comics, digital, Little Wolf, Maryanna Hoggatt, Portland
OMIGAWD it’s an animated gif!! How exciting.
Ahhhh, summer. I can see it all now – the blazing hot sun that everyone will be bitching about 2 weeks into warm weather, much too much exposed ghostly pale skin, sunny patios filled to the brim, the drunkenly patrons who have been exercising their right to vay-cay since 11 AM, the dude that never wears a shirt, and SO MUCH MUDDLING. I can’t wait.
These two-page seasonal spreads are for my forthcoming debut comic about bartending. Did I tell you what it’s going to be called? I didn’t?! That’s because I didn’t know for the longest time! After much debate, it’s been decided: ADULT BABYSITTING. Charming.
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Tagged Adult Babysitting, Bartending, Comics, digital, Ink, Little Wolf, Maryanna Hoggatt, Portland
Oh hey! I’m alive. And I’m blogging.
I’m deep in Hustle Mode and unfortunately that means tasks of lesser importance must take a back seat, like bathing, showing up for work, feeding my cat, etc.
In the meantime, things of gargantuan importance, like drawing a small comic book about bartending, take Front & Center.
For the last few days I’ve been penciling, inking, shading, and digitally coloring the Portland seasons as viewed from behind the bar. Below are images from the progression of Spring.
Traditional mediums used were pencil, ink & brush, and charcoal. I used a wacom tablet to color the scanned image in photoshop.
I did skip a few thousand steps with the coloring part of the process. Perhaps I’ll slow my roll in the other seasonal features.
On to Summer!! (In Real Life?)
Last week I had to take an unexpected trip to Arizona for a family matter; the journey was short and sad but it was wonderful to see my family and friends and of course THE SUN.
I pointlessly carried some comic panels and my sketchbook in my rucksack but found no inspiration to draw. Back in Portland now, I’m feeling just a teensy bit overwhelmed, with work piling on for the comic book I’m debuting at the Stumptown Comics Fest & the pieces I’m producing for The Ghost Show at Pony Club Gallery.
The factory is in full swing, but there’s always room for more, RIGHT?!
Yes! I’m in the brainstorming stages with Portland artist Brooke Weeber for what is sure to be a lovely collaboration. Just look at the awesome illustration above. It’s got all the goods: Ol’ Timey, Insects, Flowers, Good Vibes, Etc.
So, as they say in France, Les Do Dis.
Over the weekend Jake & I stood in various long lines at the Southeast Buffalo Exchange after purging my wardrobe. We swung right out of the store and headed down 37th Ave. It wasn’t long before we heard the unmistakable squawking of a duck. Sitting on a small, leafy porch was an elderly couple, talking and petting their yellow duck. I stared and they greeted us with a friendly hello.
Twenty minutes and 45 blocks later, Jake caught site of an exchange between two rather shady looking humans and proclaimed, “Well, THAT wasn’t a drug deal”. The shifty-eyed gent parted ways with his customer and disappeared down 82nd Ave to carry on with his day’s business.
Just to prove that I’m not a complete laze-ass, here’s hard-hitting proof that I’ve been steadily slaving away in the dark recesses of the Eagle & Wolf studio: blurry and pixelated Instagram progress photos!
Yes, sweating under the harsh light of a single lightbulb, I churn out page after page of shocking true stories and parcels of knowledge & wisdom. Sometimes I grant myself a meal or a bathroom break; it depends on how lenient I am feeling. I run a tight slave ship.
All this work is going towards my first tiny volume, which I’ll be debuting at the Stumptown Comics Fest at the end of April.
Posted in Bartending, Comic, Illustration, Process
Tagged Bartending, Comics, Hand-lettered, Ink, Little Wolf, Maryanna Hoggatt, Portland, STCF