Finally got off my butt and did a quick drawing for this sketch challenge blog I’m a part of. THANK GOODNESS. Going to try and keep up with these to whip my digital inking into shape.
A piece I did for my buddy Jonathon Dalton. This is Yui — a frankly terrifying young woman who leads a faction of militant youths in A Mad Tea-Party, Jonathon’s spectacular sci-fi webcomic. The comic will be appearing in print thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign, and this illustration will appear in the bonus art book he’s putting together. Hooray!
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Yesterday I learned that Eriq Nelson is a Comfy Wizard. So I drew him as one.
Here are a couple more scenes from A Mad Tea-Party, the book I am Kickstarting right now.
The Maldivians are one of the two main rival revolutionary groups in the story. They take their name from the Maldives, the first nation completely submerged in the rising seas of the future, whose citizens were then forced to become refugees and wander the Earth without a home. Marcos Ndebele’s Maldivians are refugees by choice, surgically removing their passports, denying all claims of nationhood, and believing in the fundamental brotherhood of all humankind.
HUMAN-kind. Aliens, genetic anomalies, and their political enemies, the New Youth Movement, need not apply.
To read the whole story, check out my website, or skip straight to the Kickstarter and maybe get yourself a book (for $22) or an ebook (for $7). I will ship rewards anywhere in the world, even to the Maldives. At least before the flood hits.
There are four days left!
A Mad Tea-Party is closing in on its funding goal (under 1k to go!) with only 52 hours left. If you haven’t read Jonathon’s incredible sci-fi story yet, give it a look. I can’t wait to see this book get made.
We’re looking to fund a series of gorgeous, full-color art books for several of our members. Check out the covers here, and see our Kickstarter page for more art and details!
AWWWW YEAHHHH! THEM’S MY PEOPLE!
I’ve been talking and posting a lot about A Mad Tea-Party, the 288-page science fiction graphic novel I’m Kickstarting right now. But A Mad Tea-Party is actually my second book. The first book, Lords of Death and Life, is also available via my Kickstarter.
I am unbelievably proud of Lords of Death and Life, especially in print. It won a Xeric award- one of the last. Scott McCloud said nice things about it this one time. And look at that spot gloss. Look at it! I put my heart and soul into this book about a Mayan farmer whose soul is attached to a heartless mythical monster.
You can get both Lords of Death and Life AND A Mad Tea-Party for $34, which saves you about $7 on shipping, which is good because shipping prices are nuts right now. There is one week left on my Kickstarter! We can do this!
MAYAN COMICS, YOU GUYS.
I’m running a Kickstarter to print the completed graphic novel of my webcomic A Mad Tea-Party. The book itself is going to be pretty great in print. But that’s not all I’ve got available. A couple of the reward tiers include a “set of four prints.” Three of those four are pictured above. I’ve got one more print I’m working on that will be in the set, but I’ll post it online separately when it’s done. It’s gonna be breathtaking.
If you want these prints, go to my Kickstarter and pick either the “full deck” reward or the “king of comics.” I will also include the prints in any other reward that requires shipping (like, the graphic novel for example) if you add $25 to the reward you pick and then send me a message via Kickstarter to let me know that’s what the extra money is for.
Also, anyone who buys a copy of the book (or any reward set that includes the book) between now and November 14th will get an original sketch-card of a mega fauna animal in a silly hat. All the mega fauna in hats will be posted on Tumblr as well, so if you want to see me draw a mammoth in a top hat or a terror bird in a bonnet, all you really need to do is trick someone into buying a book from me.
Guys. Jonathon rocks my fucking socks off and I reeeeally wanna see this book in print. Check out his splendid Kickstarter right now! It has SO MANY HATS.
Only 24 hours left to pre-order my Grand Canyon diary comics! I can’t wait to pick these up from the printer’s tomorrow. 28 pages, full color.
The wait is over! I just signed off on the Grand Adventure print edition proofs and they look sweeeeeeet. ColorHaus did an incredible job replicating the watercolors, and the paper quality is stellar. The books have lovely heft and I can’t wait to get my hands on the full print run.
The comics will be 5.5” x 7”, 28 pages, full color. $10 gets you one of your very own!
I’ll begin shipping books on November 7th, but you can a guarantee a copy by pre-ordering today.
Grand Adventure, my 29-page diary comic chronicling a rowing trip through the Grand Canyon, is now available in PDF form on Gumroad! I’ve rescanned and cleaned up all the pages and couldn’t be happier with how the colors turned out. There’s a even a couple bonus pages of illustration and comics from our trip prep! $3 bags you the whole high-res package. Check it out here.
To those of you holding out for a print edition, never fear. I’m getting quotes from printers as we speak and should have those ready to roll in mid-November at the latest. If you prefer to read your comics digitally, though, today’s your lucky day! Proceeds from the PDF edition will help fund the cost of printing all these full-color booklets, so be sure to share this with your digital comics buds.
My favorite of the backer bird paintings I started on today. These’ll be going to folks who supported the Cartozia Tales Kickstarter, and I seem to have promised an awful lot of them. Basically what I’m saying is expect All Birds All the Time from now on.
Dear Cute Dude with the Argyle Socks at the March Fourth Show in Pioneer Square Today: Nice dance moves. It is a testament to your good looks that I didn’t even mind your weird mullethawk. Sorry I didn’t have the guts to ask for your number.