mcdonalds as studio
Hello hello! Sorry I haven't been posting much this last week or so, my insufficient excuse is that I've been spending most of my time helping Marta with the grunt-labor aspects of her upcoming exhibition. Still, I have managed to complete the storyboards for kids book #2 (Moon Full), and I will try and get around to posting them soon. I was about to post the next page or two a couple of days ago actually, when I realized that I was going to need to do a little bit of minor re-writing. Hmm, so I guess my earlier statement about having completed the storyboards is not entirely accurate -- though for a few days it was! The other thing that's been taking up a lot of my mental time (besides my new recreational obsession, the X-Wing Miniatures game) is a new comic series I am going to be attempting to write for one of my best friends, Andrew Paris (@grimgold I believe), to draw. It's going to be about two cartoonists in a wacked-out version of the Medieval world. I've already got the first issue, two+ story arcs, and a few filler issues in various stages of conceptualization and plotting. It's been super fun to work on, and I'm very excited to see it progress. When I told Andrew about the general concept, he immediately churned out a bunch of drawings of folks in Medieval garb that looked absolutely amazing. I've been trying to find a project that I could write for Andrew for a while now, and I think I've finally found something that will be as fun for Him to draw as it will be for me to write (though I'm sure those duties will be somewhat blurred). Expect more about this in the hopefully near future! Oh, and last of all, a bit of background about the above image: in an attempt to further regiment my work schedule, I've started spending my mornings writing and thumbnailing at a location other than my home-studio (prior to this chaotic week anyhow). Usually, this has been the library, but occasionally it ends up being at some coffee shop, or in the case of the above image -- mcdonalds. My work thus far on the medieval cartoonists story (the working title is "Knights of the Nib, by the way) was actually written almost entirely aboard the public transit in one long morning/afternoon. Anyway, thanks for reading, and I look forward to seeing a lot of you very soon! - chris