Last time was digital, this time I’m strictly old school.
Here I am, warming up with some old friends of mine. They’re designed for lettering and calligraphy, but I’m going to see how well they work for drawing, too.
If you want to give this type of pen a try, I’m using Speedball pen nibs, series B and C. Thankfully, they’re still cheap and easy to find at just about any art and crafts store.
Your lettering is truly inspirational, John. Tell me your secrets
Q:Hi. I heard that there's a comic scene starting in Houston. Who does it comprise of? I'm a Texan as well and am interested in hearing about the new comic scenes in Texas.
Hi! There is definitely a growing comic scene here, and there are several cons year round ranging from high-profile ones like Comicpalooza down to indie self-publishing events such as Zinefest Houston or Menilfest. The comic people here are all really supportive as well and we all try to promote each others’ work.
Here are some people you should follow if you’re wanting an introduction to Houston comics:
Ben Humeniuk: hipogram
Isaiah Broussard: ibroussardart
Jamie Kinosian: jamiekinosian
Jessi Jordan: jessijordan
Jason Poland: robbieandbobby
And some events:
Zinefest Houston: http://www.zinefesthouston.org
It’s time for round two! Many of you will remember round one. 59 pages in total.
The challenge is simple: draw a one page comic based on a ‘script’ and post it with everyone else on a set date. Style, format, whatever, all of that stuff is up to you.
It’s not a contest. It’s a chance to make a page of comics, and then see how a lot of other artists interpret the same mission. Again, the script is by bobschofield.
The timeline is this: post on October 1, tag it ‘altcomix comic challenge’. It will be reblogged here. You have one month. A comic can be drawn in a day. Give it a little thought, make some notes, and find some time, whatever your process is.
The ‘script,’ to be interpreted however you like:
They say all good things
come from the ground.
We peel the mushrooms off our shoes.
The cake enters the scene,
roaring at the chandelier.
And the guests are painted like clowns.
I remember coming here once before
as the blue detective.
And holding a small round glass
to all the red stains on the floor.
Go forth and comic.
(Comics adaptation of selected scenes from an original screenplay by Josh McCormack.)