Wednesday, March 29, 2006


Some of you may already be familiar with Leanne Franson's work, but if not, you should check out her online comic version of Liliane, Bi-Dyke. I had only read about her work before, and I recently discovered the web-comic and read all the archived stories (I especially recommend the longer stories, Follicular Fraud, Le regard des autres, and Energy Saver). You can also order hard copies of the stories and she has a few books too. I thought Jennifer might be interested to see another artist who chronicles her everyday life. Her pets are great, though oddly the cats talk non-stop, while the dog remains realisticly silent (kinda like a Garfield thing). Check it out!

I've been really wanting to start a comic of my own lately, but I'm not sure what direction to go with it. I've been getting lots of inspiration from all the comics you fellow TADAers are making, so I hope to have something to share in the near future. Sadly, the idea-generater in the last post didn't do it for me... haha.

Hard up for ideas?

Here's a wicked sketch idea generator that Scott found; check it out, you'll at least have a chuckle.

Monday, March 27, 2006

'Cause drawing isn't hard enough

I found this neat online etch-a-sketch gallery/drawing tool today. Mostly dirty pictures, of course, but it's a bit of fun. I know mine is lying around here somewheres...

Dirty old cube

Thursday, March 23, 2006


I tried some fancy pen/brush and ink this time -- practice will make better. I do like the line quality and tones though. It's not all bleedy and fuzzy. Still have no idea how to draw myself.

Monday, March 20, 2006

Monday, March 13, 2006

a reminder...

that the NLAC deadline is Wednesday, March 15th. Be sure to apply for something.
One of the comics I'm working on is a post-apocolyptic action thing. I'm also trying to create a 'conceptual design' portfolio in order to hopefully pick up some more work. Anyway, i've combined the two efforts, since the comic needs a substation amount of design-work, and come up with this here hover-craft. It's driven by mutants, who are basically tumor-ridden idiots, with mush-for-brains. They're used as thugs by unscroupulous types and are essentially disposable humanity. I figured those types of people might not care too much about safety, so their rides should look dangerous and sort of thrown together. Anyway, I haven't posted here in a while, so I thought I'd toss this out into the ether :)

Here's the mutie-scooter

S'gonna be a long one, Marty.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Monday, March 06, 2006


Sunday, March 05, 2006

Lookie what I found

Today I found this gem from grade 6. The panels have been numbered for your convenience. I have no idea what the actual project was...

Thursday, March 02, 2006

RBC Canadian Painting Competition 2006

The entry form for the RBC Canadian Painting Competition 2006 is now available online.
You can enter there by submitting up to three images digitally.
First prize is a whopping $25,000 plus two $15,000 prizes. Wow, that's quite a haul.
The deadline is in May, I think. Get something in there now.


Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Minicomic Pt. 2

Well, it took me long enough, but here's the rest of my minicomic mock-up (previous post here). I plan to try a silkscreen-printed cover; St. Michael's is setting up a new serigraphy area as I write. I'll let ya know when she's finished and printed, so if you want one, contact me and I'll send you one. For free! Because I like you that much.