Midweek Musings 11.01.26on 2011/01/26 at 08:56
Yet another musing and no comic update! I have precious few minutes to put up a couple of updates which I need to share with you. Please forgive this unexpected hiatus from updates here at Pandeia. I shall be resuming activities at earliest convenience. I’ve had to take on a double-dose of work this month to make up for lost time. I’ve also devoted spare time to a project with a definite deadline, so I am feverishly working to complete that. Even though it’s only 8 pages, it’s quite an important little project. I put up a page in the last post, so I thought I’d share a couple of fresh previews with you to pique your interest a bit more:
I’m about 3 pages away from completed inks, then coloring in sepia tones should complete the story. Text boxes are still being worked out (if any) and the deadline in mid-February should be met in ample time! The story will be available in a printed anthology, as well (I’ve been told) as an individual item. The places where it is being sold are still being worked out… speaking of great new places to buy comics, have you checked this place out?
http://theillustratedsection.com/ by Dani Jones (of Dani Draws) is a place where I shall be adding content as I create it. Keep in mind, of course, I’m just beginning to create content, so it may be a little while, but it’s certainly a great little website. It also includes free items in the store. She was recently interviewed on Thomas James’ show “Escape from Illustration Island” so check that out.
I’ve made a couple of noteable appearances on other podcasts – one web-comic related, the other not so much, but of which you may (or may not) be interested in. I’ll provide links to both, of course.
I made it to Webcomic Beacon Episode #156 – even though it was a 4am wake-up call for me, I think I came across as pretty alert… and a market shill for Blender… but then it was appropriate, as it was about using CG in web comics. I was joined by Pam Harrison who writes “House of the Muses” using DAZ Studio as her tool of choice to tell an historical story of Sappho of Lesbos. (Being into the whole Greek history thing, it’s quite intriguing!) The episode gets a bit blue, and NSFW, so if that’s not your bag, best you don’t tune in.
OFF TOPIC: I also made it onto the Token Skeptic podcast to talk about the ten23 Challenge – a campaign which has now gone worldwide to raise awareness about the inefficacy of homeopathy. I’ll be participating in a group overdose on the 6th of February right before brunch. The video will be available shortly after the event, where you’ll witness several skeptics in Sydney all enjoying the sugary goodness of their chosen homeopathic remedy. I’m fairly confident I’ll survive, though I have some misgivings about ingesting a whole pack of sugarpills. I may go a little crazy for a few hours, but if I get an unexpected burst of energy, who knows? I may just pencil out the final pages of Pandeia chapter 1# and we’ll all be happy.
Finally, I’d like to pimp some work by another australian artist, whom I had the pleasure of meeting at last year’s GRAPHIC festival. Pat Grant has been hard at work on his latest graphic novel, a preview of which you can see here: Blue
I am a fan of Pat’s work. The thing I find most striking is his use of color. He generally only chooses a single color to work with in his predominantly monochrome work.
Beautiful, isn’t it? One for the collection, to be sure. Ok, I must get back to work (I just heard the whip crack!) so I’ll be seeing you!