Archive for the ‘comic’ Category

After We Shot the Grizzly

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

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This new mini-comic is my adaptation of one of my favorite songs by The Handsome Family. The words are the lyrics to the song of the same title from their Last Days of Wonder LP (with songs about Nikola Tesla, bowling alley bars, ghosts and falling in love with strangers at airports it is a great record start to finish).

In case you’re unfamiliar, The Handsome Family is Brett and Rennie Sparks. Rennie writes the lyrics, Brett writes the music and they both sing and play.

So, last year I wrote to Rennie Sparks to ask her permission to do this comic and to my delight she responded, “Go for it!” so off I went and did it!

Now it’s done and is $3 postpaid to anywhere in North America. Send well concealed cash to the address at the bottom of this page for this thirty page black and white mini-comic with full color cover.

Also, for some truly great music that some describe as American Folk or Country Gothic (I just call it awesome!) visit the Handsome Family’s website here.

Why I Love Yellow Springs

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

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This is an actual conversation I overheard while Kathleen and I were shopping at my favorite bookstore in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

Pickerington Comics Jam

Sunday, May 10th, 2015

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Yesterday some of us exhibiting at the comics show at the Pickerington library did this jam comic (of which I did the opening panel). I’m not sure who all contributed as it was passed around the room but it ended with Stephen Hines finishing it up!

Fun was had! Comics were drawn! Good times!

Double Blind 2

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

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Above is the Beetle Bailey strip that Jason Martin and I used for the basis of our second Double Blind jam strip. I’m not embarrassed to say that the finished product made me laugh out loud like an idiot.
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Double Blind

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

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Jason Martin told me about a type of comic jam I’d never heard of called ‘Double Blind’. You find a comic strip and one person writes new words to go with the original pictures and the other person draws new pictures to go with the original words.

Neither person sees what the other is doing while you’re working so the results can be really different than what either person intended.

We did one based on the above Blondie strip. Check it out below!

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