Monday, February 28, 2011

When Jack Blew a Bubble

Here is my completed children's book in full. Like I said before, I cut out patterned and textured paper with an X-acto knife. I also used oil pastels and the bubble is made out of plastic. It turned out really good, if I do say so myself, and I hope the jpegs do it justice.

The end!

Monday, February 21, 2011


Did you know how great craft stores are? They are! I bought so much patterned paper from the scrapbooking section for my latest project. Here's a preview:

It's a children's book called When Jack Blew a Bubble. And I'm almost done with it! I've been cutting out paper for days and my little fingers can take no more. I'll post the book in full, glorious paper-cut color in the next few days.

In other news, I started a new job this week. Huzzah! And I'm supposed to go skiing tomorrow, bitter, blustery winds notwithstanding. Also Jen and I watched an awful movie called Legion. What happened to Dennis Quaid? Where did it all go wrong?

Speaking of going wrong, there's a lot of protesting in Wisconsin right now. The governor is trying to break up the unions and supplement the deficit from the public sector. I know I don't live there anymore, but I don't know if I can forgive the state for the loss of Feingold. And that's my political rant for the day. Over and out.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

More Golden Age

Our excellent professor Steve Bissette (of Swamp Thing fame!) has said some nice things about our educational comic and posted a few pages from it. Wanna see more 1940s hijinks? MYRANT

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Golden Age is over!

What's this, you ask? An original educational comic from the 1940s? Almost! Bailey, Melanie, Dakota, Dave, Adrienne and I made a hilarious full-color 32-page comic that you'd swear was published circa WWII. It's even complete with the half-toned pages and color mis-registration. Ah, the good ol' days. We even included handy How-To pages and ads. How long did this take? Weeks? Months?! Why no, two weeks is all us hard working kids need. Here's a couple of pages:

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Life Drawing

There's a couple that poses for my life drawing class sometimes. They've been married for 26 years and seem really happy together. Someone asked them what their advice was for such a long and happy marriage. The husband said you need a sense of humor and the ability to laugh at yourself, and you shouldn't hold a grudge, at least not for too long. Wise words for us all, no?