Posts Tagged ‘blog: drawings’.

Some book sketches from today

Here are a couple of the sketches I did today in copies of Emperor of the Food Chain, using prompts supplied by each book’s future owner:

“Turtle Robot CEO”:

“Victorian Helicopter Squid”:

“Victorian Rocket Kitten”:

Here’s where you can order your own!

Also, Marksman George C. wrote me today, saying: “Just ordered the 5-pack. Since I wasn’t near a 40-sided die, this happened.” It’s a Roll-a-Sketch Randomizer! Thanks so much, George!

Speaking of drawings…

One of the other neat things in the new book is a Piranhamoose children’s story. Reader Sharon Bryan, a librarian at an Australian university, wrote me several years ago to say:

I was particularly impressed by the latest appearance of the Piranhamoose — so much so that I was oddly inspired to create some sort of fan fiction.

I may have been strongly influenced by the number of children’s books I have been reading lately… Anyway, the following nonsense came to me whilst riding my bike to work today, and I thought it was only fitting to send it to you to put in whatever “stalkers” file you may have for such things.

Attached was a delightful short poem about children who visit a quite dangerous zoo. I was so taken with the story that I got Sharon’s permission to include it in this book, and had my friend Phil McAndrew create a series of original watercolor illustrations to round out the whole package! It’s a cute little story and I hope you like it too.

Grab the book today! UPDATE: Artist Editions are done for now, thanks everyone!

Check out: My Sheldon Guest Comic

On Friday I drew a guest comic for my friend Dave Kellett’s comic strip “Sheldon”! If you’re not familiar with Sheldon, all you really need to know is that the titular Sheldon is a child gazillionaire and that he likes geeky stuff. Hope you enjoy!

(I did one a few years ago too!)

Sketch Animations

Inspired by Anthony Clark, whose Tumblr is always full of fun little sketches and animations, I tried making some li’l animations of my own!

This one I call “PARTY ALL NIGHT”

That was just to get me into the swing of things. With a little more confidence I then attempted another one, which I call “FIGHT TO THE FINISH”

Feeling positively BRAVE I then spent most of a morning on this one, which I call “STOP TOUCHING THE BUTTON”

And finally, this image wouldn’t leave my head until I made it a reality — “DO A BAAA-RREL ROLL”

For the last several days I have been checking back in on them (on my Tumblr) and have been pleased to find that they’re still truckin’ away! GIF ANIMATIONS: The true perpetual motion machine??

Comic-Con ‘Roll-a-Sketch’ drawings

I’m at Comic-Con right now, and I’ve been doing a fun new thing I call “Roll-a-Sketch.” Simply put: I wrote down a list of adjectives and nouns (such as “underwater”, “ninja”, “backhoe”, “jam jar”, etc.) in columns. Then, a person chooses a column and rolls a die to randomly select one of the words — then does it again, to select a second word.

Then the fun part: I draw the combination, like this vampire helicopter:

For a few extra bucks the person can even roll FOUR times to generate a SUPER-COMBO like this Victorian submarine helicopter bulldozer:

But my favorite so far has to be the boxing rhino space tank:

And the best part is, the result is a fun sketch that the person gets to take home and keep!

So if you’re at Comic-Con, come by booth 1229 to roll for your own sketch! I’ll likely also be bringing this to other conventions later in the year as well — heck, I’d do this at the dentist’s office, if they let me. AND WHO’S TO SAY THEY WON’T??

My Finland cartoon travel journal

Greetings from Vaasa! I’m intermittently drawing and posting journal comics about my (ongoing) trip to Finland. Here are the ones I’ve posted so far! (New ones are announced on my Twitter as well.)