Watterson, you sure can draw

the end of the bookThis is the last page of the new book!  I just sent the first draft of the book off, and I should have my prototype soon!  I already know there are like 15 problems with the draft, but that’s OK, it’s easier to fix them when I have a hard-copy in hand that I can mark up and whatnot.  If there are any calvin and hobbes fans, this picture should look sort of familiar!  I’ve always been a huge bill watterson fan, and blatantly ripping off his art reminds me of how amazing an artist he was and how far I have yet to go.

Yes, it is the end of an era!  The last time I compiled a book of all the gag-a-days (charlie and the ghost: just the classiest), afterwards, i started a 100 strip storyline (charlie and the ghost: slow day).  I don’t quite know what i’m going to do differently this time, but I know that changes are on the horizon and I’m going to have to change my drawing routine.

In any case, and whatever I end up deciding to do, I know that I need to take a bit of a break.  And so I am going to!  Come november 3rd, I’ll have a clearer picture of what the future of this comic looks like, and will start posting again!  See you all in a week.

 

clearly, i didn’t think this through.

2014-10-23i really want to get a cup holder for my scooter.  I think that would be awesome.  Hmm!  Kurt Burr- if you’re reading this, 3D PRINTING PROJECT PROPOSED.

Yesterday, I met diana for a quick coffee, and found myself throwing out half of my cup because I had to go before I was done and I had no way to carry the coffee on my scoots.

…Not before attempting what is depicted in panel three.

Have a great thursday everyone!  Tomorrow, I have a Bill Watterson tribute planned, and I’m excited as I will be sending off my first draft to the printers!

 

the wisdom of the ages

2014-10-22there are no stupid questions, only stupid people asking the best questions they can manage.

have a great wednesday everyone!

 

…Big words.

2014-10-20I don’t know if you’ve ever watched “Gilmore girls”, but it is on netflix, and it is funny, and you COULD totally watch it!  It’s got witty writing and rapid delivery.   there are many dated pop-culture references, but they don’t really detract from the show.  Also, they use big words that i don’t know!  so its educational.  Anyway- this has been my review of a show that hasn’t had a new episode since 2007!

 

 

Calling

2014-10-17Job, career, calling, vocation, passion… circumstantial?  ordained?  destiny?

It’s weird, thinking back at how I got to where I am in life.  One thing is for sure: I wouldn’t be here today if things always went according to my plans… and I am thankful for where I am today!

If i’ve done my math correctly…  By the end of NEXT week, which would be october the 24th, I will have completed my 400th charlie and the ghost comic in the “new style”.  Well, it isn’t strictly a new style anymore, i’ve done almost as many comics drawing charlie like this as I have in the old way (the banner at the top of the page would best reflect charlie drawn the “old way”).  This is exciting, because I am planning on collecting the 400 comic strips into a book!  My third Charlie and the Ghost book, actually!  woo hoo.

Have a great weekend everyone!