Finished pencils for Seadrifters, so it’s back to inking the Boston trip!

Outfit warmup, 7.31.14.

On the drawing board today: boats, weather.

Ghostbusters showing at Pioneer Square makes for perfect people watching.

Doing a little brush inking for a commission today. REAL MEDIA!

Itty bitty preview from my Boston travelogue comic, which began updating on Patreon today. The story will cover my time sailing aboard the 1840s wooden whaling ship Charles W. Morgan and my time traveling through Boston.

I’m releasing the story for Patrons only over the next eight weeks, after which it’ll be made available for the Internet at large. Any pledge gets you access, so if you’d like to chuck $1 a month my way you can get access to new pages as soon as they’re put up!

Inking inking inking. #38thvoyage #charleswmorgan

Dinner and drawing at Harlow.

Quick little pinup-in-progress for my pal Matthew Bogart. He’ll be launching his Kickstarter campaign to print a beautiful hardcover of The Chairs’ Hiatus really soon. Keep your eyes peeled!

periscopestudio:

Cartoonist Danielle Corsetto appears at Bridge City Comics with special guests Erika Moen and Lucy Bellwood on Saturday July 19th on 6:00 – 9:00 pm! Corsetto is celebrating her webcomic Girls with Slingshots’ tenth anniversary with a coast-to-coast signing tour.

Bridge City Comics
3725 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227
(503) 282-5484

And earlier that same day, Kelly Sue DeConnick, Matt Fraction, Joe Keatinge, Jamie S. Rich, and Joshua Williamson are signing at 3pm at the Clackamas Barnes and Noble! 

BEST DAY FOR COMICS SIGNINGS IN PORTLAND, EVER!

PAR-TY PAR-TY PAR-TY!

Come hang out with me tomorrow night, Portland! I’ll have lots of comics for you and handy pens for drawing things in said comics.

Did you guys know that ALL THE ORIGINAL ART from my guest run on Girls with Slingshots this week is up for sale? It’s true! Each page measures 9” x 12” and features my original blue lines and inks. Did you guys know that ALL THE ORIGINAL ART from my guest run on Girls with Slingshots this week is up for sale? It’s true! Each page measures 9” x 12” and features my original blue lines and inks. Did you guys know that ALL THE ORIGINAL ART from my guest run on Girls with Slingshots this week is up for sale? It’s true! Each page measures 9” x 12” and features my original blue lines and inks. Did you guys know that ALL THE ORIGINAL ART from my guest run on Girls with Slingshots this week is up for sale? It’s true! Each page measures 9” x 12” and features my original blue lines and inks. Did you guys know that ALL THE ORIGINAL ART from my guest run on Girls with Slingshots this week is up for sale? It’s true! Each page measures 9” x 12” and features my original blue lines and inks.

Did you guys know that ALL THE ORIGINAL ART from my guest run on Girls with Slingshots this week is up for sale? It’s true! Each page measures 9” x 12” and features my original blue lines and inks.

QuestionHi! I must regretfully admit I've only recently become acquainted with your marvelous work, thanks to your guest strips for Danielle Corsetto. I plan to make up for this by being a die-hard fan for the rest of my life, though! My pressing and urgent question is this: what was the program you were a part of during your spring break, as portrayed in Baggywrinkles? I've searched all over your (various) websites and can't find any information about it. I'm really interested in participating myself! Answer

Good lord this is a SHOCKING oversight on my part. The print editions of Baggywrinkles do contain links to the program, but apparently those pages just aren’t up on the site! Gracious me. I’ve added some explanatory text at the top of the page just so nobody else has to go on the same scavenger hunt you did.

The program I participated in was run by Grays Harbor Historical Seaport Authority, owners of the tall ships Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain. I began training on the Lady in 2007 and came back aboard as crew several times over the next few years. I also spent a brief stint aboard the Exy Johnson at the Los Angeles Maritime Institute in San Pedro, CA.

GHHSA runs a fantastic program called Two Weeks Before the Mast, designed to train new volunteer deckhands from the ground up. I had absolutely no maritime experience when I showed up, but those two weeks changed my life. The program runs $500 for two weeks aboard, with 3 meals a day, a bunk to sleep in, and a ludicrous amount of instruction from the ship’s crew. At the end of those two weeks you can stay as long as you like, trading labor for room and board.

It’s far from easy — the days are long and the work is hard and your brain will feel like it’s going to explode — but the rewards are beyond measure.

Let me know if you end up going! It’s my ultimate end goal to use Baggywrinkles as a platform to spawn inspire a new generation of tall ship sailors — nothing makes me happier. 

On the drawing board: first look at the Morgan. #38thvoyage #charleswmorgan

Back home @periscopestudio! Time to crank out the rest of this Boston travelogue comic.

tridentbooks:

#ICYMI: West Coaster @lubellwoo read one of her nautical comics to us! We have two signed comics leftover, so come get them before they’re gone. Follow her for more great stuff. (at Trident Booksellers and Cafe)

I had so much fun meeting new Boston friends at Trident on Monday! Their bookstore is simply the best.