Saturday, August 23, 2014

Plein Air Workshop!

Next month as part of the Plein Air Burlington Festival I will be giving a  2-day workshop. Check out their website to register and for more info.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Death of a Hipster

                                                          Death of a Hipster 9 x 12 Oil

The latest painting off the easel and the first still life I've done in a while (no puns pleeeze ;-)) . I started this a while ago, maybe even last year and set it aside and found it while cleaning and decided to finish it. Its in oil on a Ampersand panel.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Judge Parker Process

Here are the pencils and inks for an upcoming JP Sunday strip. We are moving on into the new Neddy storyline and I'm sure longtime readers will enjoy it. It's interesting to go back and draw characters that Baretto drew on his run like Rocky ledge.

I'm sure the snarks and Trolls will not enjoy this run, or just obsess over the female characters breasts--which frankly I just don't get, I mean real boobs are always just a few clicks away on the web. I don't check in on the  the Comics Kingdom site very often, but when I do I see the same sad sack trolls trying to be funny by snarking there. How pathetic these fools are.

For the trolls there is no pleasing, and I would in fact never try to appease them, I hope they are never pleased and become so enraged they drop the strip. That would be too much to hope though. That way better fans, real fans will be able to feel free to comment again. King is aware of the issue and has banned some trolls. I've had some great feedback from a few readers recently, new readers and  who have been following the strip since the 50s! I'm sure most of the readers are above 50, and enjoy reading something that they have followed as a daily routine for decades, there are not many things in the world that you can say that about.

 I also found out that over 10,000 readers read the strip on-line every day, Wow, which is also great. I guess our audience is building daily through the internet. So the trolls on the Comics Kingdom site who come in to hate on the strips every day are not even 1%. They are also cowards. Creators have a public face, these turds don't even have a real name and nothing at risk creatively on a daily basis. These clowns are the worst type of people who like to try and tear down the work of others, and I'm sure they are all excellent at their jobs---world beaters--award winners who all have work pasted up on their mommies fridge. Thekings of industry--if they even have a job. I'm sure they certainly have nothing that fills their life with passion or accomplishment or they would be out there doing it instead of like the trolls they are, peeing on the legs of real creative people. I suppose this is just the result of the internet culture allowing so many messed up people the ability to take these pot-shots from the anonymity of their troll dens. Luckily the fans of almost anything are not like that, but trolls are a troubling sign of our ever growing on-line culture.