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Variations on a Theme

I tried to make another abstract sonnet.  I made two "quatrains" and ended up liking the second one, but not the first.  Then the hustle and bustle of life set in and I never returned to the comic.  So it ended up being more like two variations on a theme.  Eventually, I think I'll return to the second "quatrain" and make comic more in its style.
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Demos for Pages 4 + 5 of My Life in Records #1

This is one of my favorite sequences in My Life in Records.  I even have a slice of it at the top of this site.

Like most of the Prologue, I started out sketching the spread on notebook paper.  Man am I glad the ears didn't end up that big on the final version!

Here's a second version of the two pages that's a little tighter than the notebook paper version:

And here's the final version:

You can read the whole sequence here.

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Outsider Artist of the Week – 1-23-12

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Outsider Artist of the Week – 1-16-12

On Jan 24th, Congress will vote to pass internet censorship in the Senate, even though the vast majority of Americans are opposed. We need to kill the bill – PIPA in the Senate and SOPA in the House – to protect our rights to free speech, privacy, and prosperity. We need internet companies to follow Reddit’s lead and stand up for the web, as we internet users are doing every day.

On Jan 18, this site will join many others and go dark in protest of these bills.  You can join me and register your site here.

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Demos for Pages 2 + 3 of My Life in Records #1

 If you recall from last week, I used to scribble out my layouts on scratch paper.  This nearly indecipherable image above is drawn on lined notebook paper.

Eventually, I made a tighter sketch which is posted below.

If you look closely, you can see a check mark in the bottom left hand corner of the sketch.  I like to put those on my thumbnails when I've finished drawing the final page.  Sometimes I even add the dates that I penciled and inked the final page.  (I rarely pencil and ink a page on the same day.)

The final page looks like this:

You can see the full sized "Album Version" of this page here and the book can be purchased here in the store.