The Strange Things I Do(odle)

I’m posting less than I did last winter, but it doesn’t mean I’m drawing less. It seems like the modern artist/illustrator/writer/cartoonist must regularly post free material in order to keep people interested, but also have projects going on behind the scenes that can somehow be sold in packaged form. Artists got to eat too! (The writer & cartoonist, Allie Brosh, once posted all her material online for free, but then took an almost two year hiatus while she gathered enough material for a book.)

The drawings below weren’t made as bait to keep people interested, nor as material for a book. They were drawn “just because”, and for that reason, may be the most “pure” of my work.

(Some can be clicked to enlarge… Hope you enjoy!)

cute_flower_doodle

cities_on_a_wave do-do-doodles

drunk_dude

love_in_the_forest

mask_men

scritch_scritch

i_believe_in_you

Epiphany

mirage_man
I didn’t even have to sleep with anyone for this comic. I’m kinda proud of myself actually.

There was experimentation involved though. For most my comics, everything is done digitally. But with this, I printed up the linework, put in on the light-table, covered it with a sheet of watercolor paper, and went to town with graphite, greyscale markers, and ink wash.

light_table

light_table_2

Then I scanned the tones and slipped them under the original line work. I feel it gives is a grungier, more handmade look. What do you think?

Per-mit-Me/Self-Pit-y

love_problems_comic

I haven’t done a sad, whiny, love comic in some time, and if there’s one occasion they’re allowed, it’s Valentines Day, right? They would put the Love holiday in the longest, most desolate month of the year, wouldn’t they, the bastards.

Ahem…

But I’m doing fine. Great, in fact. People on Tumblr liked this comic and it earned me some more followers, and tonight I’m having dinner with friends, and showing familial love in the meantime. Besides, it’s not like I always feel this way. The concept came quickly in a moment of passion, then passed, like all feelings do.

Wishing you a good V-Day.

PS: Added a few more faces to the gallery below…