Saturday, September 30, 2023
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Note: If you have not read the NEW Scace Monstas strip, there are visual spoilers ahead.
It has been a while. I have been working hard on making stuff, but things just have not felt right for a while. However I cannot just keep waiting for things to feel right, so it is time to move forward. Today I'm releasing a NEW Space Monstas strip over on Instagram at @spacemonstas.
The paper below spent about a month sitting on my desk at work under my Wacom tablet, below my mouse and laptop computer. I would scribble on it a little each day and thing about what I was going to do and how to do it, YouTube is excellent for how to videos.
Monday, April 18, 2022
On Friday April 15th, I published what I believe to be my last Cousin Harold webcomic strip.
There are many reasons I brought Cousin Harold to an end, but the main one is that I have changed and want to work on other things.
I originally thought doing a kids comic would be cool and fill a void, but after 10 years there are a couple of things that I realize. I have to build a new audience every 2 to 3 years, kids grow up. I have no way of competing with big name children's entertainment companies, pockets are not deep enough. I'm just a guy who writes, draws, folds, staples, trims and sells his own work.
I still have a few issues of Cousin Harold to publish and 2 trades to collect issues that have been published, so I will still be doing some Cousin Harold stuff for the next year. I have few NEW ideas left for the little guy. Not sure when/if I will ever get them done, but the ideas are sitting there for some short revivals.
Thanx to everyone who has support Cousin Harold since his creation. You made a dream of mine come true.
So what's next? Well I will be posting a little about it next week.
Sunday, February 7, 2021
I always have various things in my head that I want to do and I'm usually not sure how they will fit together. Most of the time I am still in need of something before I begin a project. Well thanks to Kerf Loss over on Instagram, I might have found the final piece to start my PILLOW FIGHTERS project.
Since I was a teenager (maybe even younger) I have had an idea of creating something in conjunction with pillow fighting. I always thought of them as fighter similar to professional wrestlers, but with pillows that they would club each other upside the head with. I have started several comics with this theme, but really have not gotten anywhere with them. I have wanted to make pillow fighter figures also, but I wanted them to be different than what I was making for Space Monstas.
Enter Kerf Loss, who is curres currently sharing videos on Instagram where he is sculpting his own action figure with wax. I'm sure it is not an easy thing to do, but he makes it look easy. So after a couple a messages back and forth I designed the following.
Then I placed an order for some wax and sculpting tools. The plan is to sculpt a couple of base bodies and bootleg heads onto these bodies. Each figure will also come with it's own cloth pillow. I have plans to create some unique packaging for these figures. Further plans would be in attempting to get some friends to create their own versions. But I'm really getting ahead of myself here. I first need to sculpt a body that I'm happy with.
So wish me Luck!
I will keep you updated.
Side Note - something that I did not notice until I posted these pictures is that both of these drawings move up as you scroll across the paper. I know in handwriting that is a sign of optimism. The girl figure does this way more than the boy figure. Hmm?