VanCAF is this weekend! I'll have books, prints and stickers, but mostly keeping it casual at table O-6.
Hey Vancouver! VanCAF is this weekend and it’s an awesome free event PACKED with talent. I’ll be there in the upper hall - table 0-6. I’ll have books and prints and stickers, but mostly I think I’ll be hanging out and drawing pictures of people in animal onesies, so please just come by and say hi!
Hey Seattle, I’ll be at EMERALD CITY this weekend! :D Booth #1507 in the North Hall, we seem to be near nothing so just wander aimlessly in the southish side of the North hall and eventually you’ll be blinded by the shiniest purple table cloth in the world.
I’m going to be spending a lot more time sketching this year than usual, so if you’re looking for something special stop on by :) I think I’ll be drawing YOU dressed for the fantasy-warrior version of your career (or dream career). Similar to the Cubicle Warrior extreme sketches, but instead of a WT char it will be ~you~ :).
I’d like to say some things about this sketchbook. I’ve put these together since 2008 (and all of them are available in the sponsor zone).
You’ll notice that this year’s sketchbook is shorter (38pgs vs an average of 45) and the content is a lot rougher than in previous editions. I go through this in detail in the book itself so I won’t belabor the point here but the reality is that 2014 was a tough year for me, creatively. Things are very slowly getting better, and I’ve been working hard at it.
I try to present an optimistic front, or at least a neutral one. When I’m going through hard times, it usually manifests in my absence online. When it comes to putting together these annual records of my progress, I feel like there is no where to hide. I took a hard and deliberate step back from comics in 2014, so there is less finished work than usual.
If you’ve been following my work through the years and you’re interested in the creative process - warts and all - you may find this work interesting. I ended up cutting a lot out of it and I don’t consider it my best sketchbook. It is, however, completely free, and I offer it to you as a gift - a thanks for staying with me.
Book 3 came out this year, and two new short stories by me were included in this year’s Cloudscape anthology: Mega Fauna. My next project is to overhaul my website, and when that’s up I hope to publish several anthology comics that have never been online.
The whole First Date story http://www.wastedtalent.ca/comic/first-date
It doesn’t seem so long ago but half of these places don’t exist anymore. As I was recounting this to Trevor he couldn’t believe that we had actually driven around to so many locations in one night, something we’d never try to achieve these days :p