The Final Post?

July 12, 2017

No Wednesday post this week.  Primarily because I am in the middle of setting up a spiffy new site for comics and I’m getting that in gear.  Roughly planning to start posting new(ish) page art next week.  I’ve posted previews of it here and there and everywhere over the last few weeks, and it is essentially a redo of some older stuff.  Mostly Order of the Dragon stuff.  Should be fun, going to be playing around with that a bit.

After some technical difficulties, the first five pages or so are inked, waiting to be lettered–combination of some computer/scanner issues and some minor hand injuries from work slowed me down.  Hopefully will get off to a good start and keep it going.  I do have… over thirty pages pencilled out with another twenty to thirty at least planned out to some extent?  Sounds about right.  Let’s see how that goes.

So this is the grand finale post.  It’s another WordPress site, so there is a blog feature and I don’t have particular interest in trying to maintain two blogs.  Mostly I write about comics anyway, so it would make sense to cut back considerably on this one.  To be honest, my mind is satisfied with where this has gone.  From LMCBW to the world in general, I feel as though I’ve broken down the topics I’ve broached to the most basic components.  In my mind, I don’t think one can truly understand anything until you’ve taken a subject and studied every facet of it on the most basic of levels.  It was a messy process at times, but I think accomplished something here.

Anyway, here’s a list of social media sites where I will maintain a presence.  Not going to post links to the FB sites for Order of the Dragon or Chlorine and Acid, if only because I’m thinking about merging the two sites once I’ve given the matter some more thought.

Instagram:  Post drawing here all the time, as well as the occasional selfie and cat pic.

Twitter:  Don’t do much with this, but more might come of it in days to come.

DeviantART:  Going to be getting more active on there once I get the website a bit more sorted.

 

So many plans…

  • Got my NYCC ticket in the mail on Monday.  It’s all activated and ready to go.  Budgeting is about where I’d like it to be, comics are all picked out for signings, etc…  Now just need to get the cosplay stuff all sorted out.  Still gotta hit the thrift stores.
  • Started to think about relationships again.  Being single, I get the impression everybody thinks there is a problem if I’m not in one.  I’ve kinda touched on this in the past, but I’m embracing the idea that the traditional expectations in such cases are becoming outdated.  I mean, yeah I was pretty much all set to marry the last girl, but did I see that or marriage in general as anything more than a formality?  Not really.  Part of the reason I wasn’t in any rush to do it–dress up, throw a party, you’re done.  In a lot of ways the day to day dynamic doesn’t really change.  I have a coworker who actually got married purely because it was cheaper for him and his girlfriend to get health insurance when they had a child together.  Paperwork and legal nonsense does not necessarily make commitment mean more.  I think the bigger shame is how much it is conditioned into us and incentivized as a necessity.  Mostly just getting back to the Stranger In A Strange Land ideas.
  • Going to start looking into getting some prints ready for tabling at the next con I can legit do it for.  I’m hoping to have fifteen to twenty ready by the time VTCC rolls around next year, which I’ve got a good start on.  Ideally I’d also like to have some comics to sell there as well.  Hoping to get rolling on some comics again as I get that a bit more sorted out.

List of prints:

  1. Ewok:  I got a finished version of this where there’s a Ewok standing in the forest saying “Yub Yub!”  I added a box for translating the “Yub, Yub!”, which can vary from person to person.  Basically a fun gimmick.
  2. Captain America Copics:  I colored in this drawing of Captain America I did in Copic Grays, might plan on turning that into something sellable.
  3. Batman Cover Swipe:  Another Copic Grays practice where I swiped a Neal Adams swipe of Bob Kane, I colored that in recently.  Looks pretty decent, did some creative cropping.
  4. Spider-Gwen: Might tweak this one a bit more, might have made it a bit too… Something.  It looks good already though.

Planned Prints:

  1. Nosferatu/Order of the Dragon:  Should do at least a couple from my own comics.
  2. Superman:  Got an idea or two here.
  3. Catwoman:  Working on one right now, hopefully that will progress the way I hope.
  4. Captain Marvel:  Either the original Mar-Vell or Carol Danvers, exploring some options there.  I’ve already done a couple focusing on each, hopefully getting something higher quality soon.
  5. Adam Warlock:  For one of my favorite comic book characters, I don’t draw him very often.
  6. Black Canary: Started working on something here as well, might get something done soon.
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