So in my hurry to get ready for Youmacon and also keep afloat on commissions I’ve been asked to do, I…lost track a little with Johnson & Sir. I missed an update last week. But rest assured! It’s back to a normal update schedule now! You can read the new page here.
Here’s a preview to further entice you:
I’ve also been working really hard on my new webcomic Charlie & Clow…
And it launches tomorrow! Read it at its own website. It even comes with a surprise!
In case you haven’t heard, Patreon is a voluntary subscription service where you can donate as little as $1 a month to your favorite creators. In exchange you get gratitude and really cool perks! Christian and I would really appreciate any support you can give over at Patreon (and if you’re broke, spread the word on social media! That helps, too).
In even more product-launching news, I added a new listing at my store: Avengers Assemble! In bookmark form, of course:
If you’re interested in ordering a set, click here.
The rest of this week, I will be MIA, as I’ll be with my family and then immediately going off to Youmacon. I won’t be a special guest there, but I’ll be attending (probably in costume). I hope you can find me!
As such, I won’t be updating on Friday like I usually do, because I’ll be either on the road or at the con. So you’ll see another update on this blog next Tuesday!
So you might have noticed I haven’t been posting vlogs for the past two weeks.
Part of this is: the footage I’ve got doesn’t interest me, and if it doesn’t interest me, you would probably like it even less so. The other part is: nothing of value is really being talked about, and I want to change that.
I was thinking of vlogging more about comics and art books, but I want to know what you think. What should I do with the vlog series?
Talk about comics? Answer questions from readers of Validationand Johnson & Sir? Show how I make comics? Or something else entirely?
On the topic of making things, this weekend I spent some energy getting a caricatures portfolio together. Here are some of them I got finished:
I haven’t drawn caricatures in about a year, so they’re not the best ones I’ve ever made. I’m also hoping to beat my personal record of drawing a black and white caricature in under 1 minute 30 seconds. The only way to do that is PRACTICE.
“Why are you making caricatures?” You’re asking, no doubt.
Because 1) I miss doing them, and 2) I want to get more gigs drawing caricatures at parties and conventions so I’m not so reliant on one stream of money coming in.
There’s nothing wrong with making comics for a living.
As a matter of fact, I’m psyched and so ridiculously lucky to be able to make money drawing comics.
Like Validation, which is still going strong. We even picked a winner of our Facebook giveaway and I gave stickers and a signed print! And you still like what we do, which is just icing on the absolutely delicious cake of luck.
While I’m on the topic of comics, The Legend of Jamie Roberts is going pretty well! The plan got pushed back a bit more, though: I’ll begin making pages in March, but launch won’t happen until late March or the beginning of April.
The Legend of Jamie Roberts is being pushed again (not by much, though) because I still need to finish up the scripts. I’m halfway through the story, if not more. And I want to make sure that I know where the story is going before I start making pages.
That, and I’m redesigning their costumes.
Even though the sketch is black and white, the plan is to make the comic in color. I’ll be sharing colored sketches more as I work on the story.
That’s all for now, so back to the drawing board for me!
P.S. Have you heard of Patreon? It’s a voluntary subscription service to support creators. I’m thinking of getting an account on there. What do you think?