Pencils for a New Comic

This is going to be one of those posts that looks like there’s nothing to see from the thumbnail – it’s a pencils post!

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This is the first page of a short comic I am making which will hopefully be followed by more short stories to create a small book. This year, I am planning on having a table at the Montreal Comic Con, so I have been working pretty hard to put stuff together while doing way too many things at once. I kind of envy people with simple straight forward lives, because organizing many projects at once is a nightmare and you constantly feel like you’re under-achieving just because it takes so long to finish them when you only work on them for an hour or two a day and have to move onto something else.
I often try pitch my portfolio for comic projects or illustrations in books, and I find clients to be so terribly unimaginative or lacking in trust that you have to have an example of every little thing. Well, he’s an example of my pencils! I don’t know what people think…how would I get to the end result without pencils?
Here’s some supplementary imagery:
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This is sculpture work by Johnson Tsang. It is a stainless steel sculpture combining water and faces, and it’s part of a series. I enjoy Colossal magazine for art.It’s refreshing and inspiring, and one place I find work that truly impresses me… as the snob that I am.

I can’t bring myself to figure out how this was made, and in this case, that makes the work more whimsical and mysterious. That’s rare in a world where everything seems to have an explanation…but I suspect 3D printing.