Saturday, January 7, 2012

Me love Octopus Pie

Lately all I can think is how much I want another Octopus Pie book to come out so I can consume it. I know I can read all new comics on the website, but I love the books. The previous two were tactilely wonderful. I loved the ink choices. I love waiting for the books; even when I went to the site to check the URL, I averted mine eyes from the comic on the home page. But I need me a fix, so I guess I will re-read the books I have. And if you haven't read Octopus Pie yet, go do it! Also, I wanted to finish this comic drawing so bad I actually stayed up and watched some of Whitney while I was madly inking. I couldn't reach the remote to change the channel and keep inking.
The previous drawing was the second drawing in my new sketch pad, but this was the first. The picture of the woman who is sitting on the Yak is in this picture, but she is on a jungle gym, not a yak. But I got bored of all the people doing normal day things, so I might start mixing up the two. Maybe I need to find a couple animal photo blogs to use to combine the two images.
Lastly, but certainly not least, this was a practice painting I did for a comic. The final comic is just one page, but it took about 4.5 hours to pencil, ink, and paint. I even used my fancy Strathmore Bristol with the non-photo blue comic grid. It has a Katie Cook drawing on the cover, so the temptation was too great. The comic will have to be posted later because the paper is probably too big for the scanner. The colors do scan fine though, so we may give it a shot.


  1. "Octopus Pie" is new on me - thanks - it looks great, as does your comic page(the wonder of blogging ages after the fact - time travel) - the yellow is so vibrant - the inking is beautiful.

    1. Thanks!
      And I hope you get a kick out of "Octopus Pie."