The world did end in 2012, it’s just that a lot of folks didn’t notice.
Guess what, tumblr: I have a new book! THE MAYANS WERE RIGHT is 16 b/w pages with a full color cover. It includes my Stumptown con journal and 7 pages of drawings including some never before seen on the internet. There’s a picture of Captain America in there—the first superhero I have ever drawn in my whole life, so you know you want to get your hands on that.
I’ll have it at SPACE this weekend, Ratha Con next month and a couple other cons in the autumn, but you can also buy it online right here for the low, low price of $2.00.
I am in a show!
Well, technically that page up there plus two others from Nervenkrank are in the show, but if there is such a thing as the human soul, I’m pretty sure I’ve transferred the majority of mine into comic book pages. This is called cathexis. I learned that from tumblr.
It’s called Panels in Pink: A Celebration of Female Comics Creators. Here’s the Facebook page, and here’s a blog post about it.
Wieland Herzfelde gets his first look at the Western Front.
On not being able to paint.
The finished page!
Dad’s funeral is next weekend, and I’m really too tired from planning that to write up any kind of analysis, but here are links to all the progress posts: workspace, roughs, panel borders, detailed discussion of roughs, pencils closeup, pencils, line art, ink wash video.
This is a post I am really unhappy to make, but I probably shouldn’t put it off any longer.
People who bought the preview of NERVENKRANK I released in May will remember that in the back I wrote, “To be continued September 2012.” I was planning to have a new, longer book printed for SPX, and I was right on schedule after the spring cons.
Then my father’s cancer came back. By June we knew he was dying. Plans changed.
I probably don’t need to say this, since I post about it all the time, but NERVENKRANK is not on any kind of hiatus and I haven’t abandoned the project. I love this book like a baby and it is basically my entire life. But I won’t be debuting anything at SPX; the new pages I wanted to have done aren’t done.
This is going to be my first SPX as an exhibitor, but it’s already a really special con to me. I’ve been to every SPX since 2008, driving down from Philadelphia or out from Ohio. It’s something I look forward to months in advance. But all the anticipatory excitement here on tumblr this year is a little bittersweet, because of the plans I made and couldn’t fulfill; because I wanted things to be different; because I never thought I’d spend my summer the way I did. We always thought my dad was going to live to be a hundred.
(It hasn’t all been awful. I got married. And for six weeks I was a proud pugsitter.)
So, what I’ll have at SPX will be the May preview of NERVENKRANK, pictured above, and the NO ONE IS SAFE posters. It’s good stuff and I’m proud of it, and I hope you’ll come see me. As for more NERVENKRANK, keep watching this blog.
Here’s the video. If I’d realized how much time I’d have to spend listening to my own voice, I would’ve made my husband edit it for me.
The whole page is done now, except for some digital cleanup—I’ll post it this weekend, probably.
Pencils! This page got delayed by some heavy-duty family stuff I have going on, but it always feels good to get through a stage of the process. (Taken with Instagram)
You can find me at this awesome event in the Washington, DC area this September. Totally psyched.
You can find me there as well! Hey Christiann, maybe we’ll be table neighbors again.