"…the sorts of mistakes I’m after in this post are not near-misses born from attempts to take on something new. They’re just unprofessional blunders.
Luckily, these mistakes are easily avoided with a little attention. This post is intended to help you, the critic, identify those mistakes in advance so they never hit the page. “
As Alison Bechdel’s MacArthur fellowship is reported by non-comics writers, let’s revisit Dylan Meconis on how not to write about comics. Go read the rest of her fine essay at the link.
Find us early to secure one of our limited edition prints! Rich will be debuting his Game of Thrones design, which is printed on a luxurious felt paper, and I will be offering my last 12 Mass Effect prints with the shimmery metallic finish.
I’m taking commissions to fund my Halloween costume: Mabel Pines from Gravity Falls! Each of the items on my Amazon wishlist can net you some art, and here’s the breakdown:
The bow and the earrings: A head sketch, just like the first example! (~$5)
The skirt, leg warmers, headband, and stickers: A bust sketch (ends about half-torso, includes arms) shaded with a single tone, like the second example. (~$10)
The sweatshirt and journal: A 3/4 body sketch (cuts off mid-thigh) with full color like in the third example. (~$25)
If you buy multiple items, I can draw you separate commissions or make the characters interact! Please note that these are digital only commissions, which will be emailed to you at high res. I can’t accommodate requests for personal likenesses, but I can draw animals!
If you’re interested, just buy items from the wishlist and shoot me an email (email@example.com) to let me know what you’d like! Thanks! <3
#Florence (#Italy) #sketchbook
After many long weeks of toil, I’m thrilled to announce that Down to the Seas Again, my travelogue comic from this summer’s sailing trip aboard the Charles W. Morgan, is officially off the press and available for pre-order and PDF download! Pre-ordered print editions will begin shipping September 22nd once I’m back from my next two conventions. They’re 20 pages, full color, and (if I do say so myself) totally gorgeous. Colorhaus did a fantastic job on the printing and I can’t wait to start getting them into people’s hands.
If you’re attending the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD this weekend, you can catch the official print debut and pick one up in person at Table C14, or you can find me at Rose City Comic Con next week with additional copies!
Big thanks to all my supporters on Patreon for directly enabling the creation of this comic over the last two months. You’re the best <3
This is a super gorgeous comic and I really encourage everyone to get a copy, physical or digital!
Biked in more copies of my DAR! books to ship out from the studio!
I’m down to my last few boxes of each volume and September 30th I will no longer be selling copies online. The few copies I have left will only be available at conventions until I completely run out!
"Your characters don’t have to stand around when they have that important conversation. They can stretch, bend, twist. Let them fiddle with their glasses, rub their hands together, reach to tie a shoe, wave away an insect. These sorts of gestures can do more than just make a page more lively, they can make characters more interesting. "
From “Ten Ways to Add Life to a Comics Page”
Steve Lieber’s Dilettante blog at the Comic-Con website.
Garlic Scapes, my newest screenprint, is available for sale!
10” x 8”
Ink: Two shades of green, subtly fading into each other (split fountain)
Paper: Rives Heavyweight Cream, 115 gsm
Limited Edition of 20
Each one of these hand-pulled, split fountain screenprints was personally made by Erika Moen. Some variety appears on each print, as they are handmade objects.
13 copies left!
Oh dang, just 8 copies left :O
Also! The ebook of the Oh Joy Sex Toy book is ready to be downloaded! Kickstarter backers were sent a KS message with instructions on how to download their pre-paid copy. The rest’a you folks who missed the KS or prefer digital books can now buy your own copy! Woooo!
A bunch of fantastic convention sketches drawn by randalltumble:
A “flight” of commissions from last weekend’s Baltimore Comic-Con. With RCCC coming up in two short weeks, thought I’d open up a list. Hit me with your requests!