Wednesday, May 16, 2007
The June 2007 issue of Mania, #73 is out now, with Moth & Tanuki into their eighth colour adventure.
I'm completely happy with the way the story in this one worked out - good characters, a nice plot that includes a crime, some comic action and a decent gag to finish with. I don't ever want to get into formulaic work but, if I did, this could be a good episode to model on. There's no superheroey stuff this time though. There is one mistake (I'm including one each episode to check if you're awake :)) - they're only ever visible in print!
Relating to yesterday's post, Busker Jim and his dog put in a minor guest appearance - it seemed natural to include them, given the Dog Training School context. I don't consider any of my past characters completely done with - they're still around, just not currently being actively cast in things. This is the second time I've referenced an old strip in Moth & Tanuki - the earlier one was a Maelstrom reference (as seen in my Illustration Friday Invention pic.
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Something from the vaults (and also the source of my Avatar). I post this for a reason that I'll make clear in a day or two :). Busker Jim was a comic strip I did for a few years (1984-1985) in a Melbourne newspaper called The City Extra - these are a few random samples. It was a different era, and I think humour (along with a lot else) has changed dramatically since then. I used to play alto and tenor saxophone (and keyboards) back then, but I've given up music for drawing... at least for now.
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
"You're never more than ten feet away from a rat."
(Actually, that's probably an urban myth, though it is true a lot of the time.)
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
This simple one panel cartoon seemed to cover it for me for the Illustration Friday theme of "Remember."
It was going to just be a generic type cartoon but, when I thought about it, it seemed a good outing for Oliver and Maree, two characters from Joytown, a strip I developed a couple of years ago for a newspaper competition. I scripted about 50 strips and drew up 10 at the time, and I still like the characters, so I may work further with them at some point.
If this picture doesn't work for you, add the caption: "Remember?"
Labels: Illustration Friday