Sunday, February 28, 2010

ECTOPIARY, PAGE 13

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Peace has been restored to the house. Tuesday morning had all the makings of a classic Stephen King novel; the power goes out, there's a raging blizzard outside, we're trapped in a cabin in the woods, and there's a maniac in the house. The men in white suits were summoned, and my friend is now receiving much-needed help in a hospital near Plymouth.

Five days later and we are buried in three feet of snow. My limbs ache from perpetually shoveling out the automobile. Not much drawing has . This will be remedied soon.

Posted below is a sampling from a recent comic strip that I completed. More things next week.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Ectopiary, Page 12

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This page took an eternity to draw. I worried about how it would look in color, but I guess it came out alright. I hope others appreciate the effort I put into it.
My woodland retreat in Western Massachusetts is becoming less restful with each passing day. Apparently, one of my housemates has gone coo-coo and may require hospitalization. The rest of us are hiding in our rooms as this madman is running about the house, rearranging furniture, writing cryptic messages all over the walls, babbling and cackling.
Speaking of wall defacement, here are the murals left behind in the living room of my last nest in Philadelphia. (Photos courtesy of Chad Parenteau)




Thank you for your attention. I hope peace and sanity will be restored next week.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Ectopiary, Page 11


The Ectopiary story progresses at a snail's pace. A few readers have complained that what they've read thus far is "boring." I'm not sure what excitements are expected. The comic follows its own rythm. I have stated before that patience is recommended for this particualr narrative. It's a rather large project and will take time to unfurl.

Existence in Western Massachusetts is peaceful, but inactive. I've been spending lots of time sitting by the woodstove and wandering the woods. All my drawing gear is still in storage in Philadelphia, so I am continuously anxious. Thankfully, tomorrow my friends and I will journey hence to collect my belongings. Hopefully, the predicted snowstorms will wait until our task is completed.

For those in need of eye-candy, here is the rough layout version of The Comics Interpreter #1 cover. (Also, below is a tiny jpeg of the final version. I recommend you buy a copy to see it full-sized.)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Ectopiary, Page 10



I am now an inhabitant of Western Massachusetts, enjoying the New England winter and tranqulity of the quiet countryside. Although internet access is scarce in this remote rural part of the world, I am finding the means to update the site and this blog. I hope this quieter and less hectic pace of life will help me to concentrate on drawing comics and building odd things. We shall see.

Currently, most of my belongings are in storage, but I was able to scrounge up this picture from my computer; the central image from the cover of Hoax #4.

Friendly Reminder: I am still selling pages from CHLOE. Currently, I am broke and jobless. Help me make ends meet and get a splendid piece of original art to adorn your home!