Hola. Here are pictures of my sketchbook, showing some quick drawings I did of another Animal Battle piece, Koala. This sketchbook is a big’n (I use 11 x 14″ books), and it has become such an integral part of my process that I can’t imagine not using it.
As you can see, I didn’t stray too much from the original sketch:
I’m in the final stretch before the show opens next week, and not as if you needed a reminder, BUT:
Also, THIS weekend is the Stumptown Comics Fest! I’m super excited because this year I’ll be exhibiting with my pals from the Pony Club Gallery. I’ll be signing and selling copies of my comic, Adult Babysitting, all weekend! Here’s where to find me:
In addition to my comics, as part of the Pony Club I’ll be releasing a special PRE-SALE of signed Animal Battle prints! Yip yip!
I’ll only have a few prints of each, so come visit me this weekend at Booth Q5 to get your paws on one, indulge in some animal goodness, and lavish yourself with boozy comics.
CHEERS / TALLY HO
Posted in Adult Babysitting, Animal, Animal Battle, Comic, Pony Club Gallery, Sketchbook
Tagged Adult Babysitting, Animal Battle, Comics, Koala, Little Wolf, Maryanna Hoggatt, STCF
I was interviewed for this week’s Artist Profile in the Portland Mercury! In it I talk about comics, bartending, and making art. Check out the interview here.
Plus, all Adult Babysitting merch is still on sale in my Etsy shop! If you like laughing, I suggest you pick up a copy of the comic.
Thanks to the Portland Mercury for the feature!
NOW IN MY SHOP: Adult Babysitting Volume II!
Have you ever waited tables? Shlepped drinks on a tray? Stood behind a busy bar for 7 hours while needing to pee the whole time as you mix and muddle hundreds of cocktails? Dealt with the drunken public? Read horrible Yelp reviews about yourself by that asshole you kicked out of the bar once? Cleaned up someone else’s puke out of a sink?
Yeah, I get you. I’ve done it too. This comic series is meant for you.
With hilarious true stories and shocking behavior by grown-ups who should know better, find some solace in these small volumes. Sip a whiskey while you’re at it.
And for those of you who have never spent time working in the service industry, do yourself a favor: get educated.
More Harry Potter inspired bartending comics! If only this could happen in real life. Although I could probably still make that kid cry like that, without any magic.
Posted in Adult Babysitting, Comic, Digital, Illustration, Ink
Tagged Adult Babysitting, Bartending, Comics, Harry Potter, Hogwarts, Little Wolf, Maryanna Hoggatt
THE TIME is nearly here! This Saturday I’ll be reading my favorite strips from the newest issue of Adult Babysitting for GRIDLords! And I’ll be selling the first copies exclusively at this event! omg omg omg
I’ve spent months toiling away on this issue, hunched over my desk, eyes bleeding, fingers cramping, ignoring my cat – I’m so excited to finally let it all hang out. Volume II is pretty dang awesome.
Plus, scope my sweet interview with GRIDLords’ Emily Nilsson, in which I reveal all my darkest secrets, like how I got a job by lying or how I ended up living in Portland because of a funeral. JUDGE IF YOU WILL
Yup, I’ll be selling the first copies of Volume II exclusively at my comic reading, Saturday January 26th at 8pm, at The Waypost in NE Portland! Get your little mitts on one!
I hope to see you all there!
After months and months of hard work and revisions, I’m happy to announce that Adult Babysitting: Volume II is now at the printer! May the world rejoice.
Above is the illustration I used for the back cover. Don’t you wish all bottles grinned at you?
As always, be sure to check out www.adultbabysittingcomic.com for the latest updates, new drawings, and doodles in progress.
I just finished a full new strip for Adult Babysitting: Volume II, featuring one of my favorite log book entries by my coworker. In it, a hapless drunkie gets hosed down with water from the soda gun after she pinwheeled her way behind the bar (always a big Nuh-Uh). Poor thing.
I inked this two page spread on my self-made template I created just for Adult Babysitting, then scanned it into Photoshop for some clean up and added tones. Wanna see the full comic? Check it out over on www.adultbabysittingcomic.com!
And have a wonderful holiday, y’all. May your feast be plentiful and your house full of family or friends.
Posted in Adult Babysitting, Bartending, Digital, Illustration, Ink, Process
Tagged Adult Babysitting, Bartending, Comics, Ink, Little Wolf, Maryanna Hoggatt, Portland, Volume II
BIG NEWS! My mini-comic series, Adult Babysitting, now has its own website. I’ll be updating weekly and posting full strips, including newbies from the forthcoming second volume!
Now you can see works in progress, finished panels, and excitin’ new happenings all in one place.
After weeks of working on various projects, I’m back to toiling away on the second volume of my mini-comic series, Adult Babysitting.
This latest spread illustrates my own entry in the bar’s log book, a night on which an epic Phil Collin’s jam session resulted in spirited table drumming and sing alongs. Heck, I’m not much of a Phil fan myself, but this was a pretty fun night.
As usual I penciled and inked the illustration by hand, then colored digitally. Below you’ll find yet another super exciting animated GIF showing my coloring process. WEEEEEEEEE
(click for fun)
More to come!
Posted in Adult Babysitting, Bartending, Comic, Digital, Illustration, Process
Tagged Adult Babysitting, Bartending, Comics, digital, Hand-lettered, Little Wolf, Maryanna Hoggatt, Phil Collins