Sunday, October 26, 2008
T.M. Mackiwicz is another person who I have no information on. I'm not even quite sure of how he came into possession of the sketchbook. Regardless, I do enjoy his art. Searches on litterboxcomics.com came up short.
The quick change at the end of this page would be the first derailment for the storyline. Up until this point the pages have been moving pretty fluidly, but as you'll find out it is often difficult for a comic jam to get back on track once an abnormal story element is put into place.
I also can't shake the feeling that the line, "and the graphics are kinda lame." is a knock on the art previous to this page.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
The book took a quick trip to Alabama, where it ran into Jason Sims. Jason is a really nice guy. He's another old member of the Fanboy Radio message boards. He also helped contribute to The Bullet Angelica as both an artist and a writer. I hadn't spoken with Jason in several years until I was able to track him down when I decided to create this blog. It was really nice to hear from him and know that he's doing great.
This page is so eerie with its heavy black boarders, and the huge eyes in the center of the page. I'm a bit worried for the turtle, squirrel and rabbeaver (what is that thing anyway? A rabbit, beaver, gopher?) I'm worried, even though I know what happens next.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Cheryl Rose and I worked together on the Fanboy Radio Newsletters, back when they were still being produced. She had a talent for writing really interesting and personal articles about comics. I would provide the supporting illustrations. Unfortunalty I've looked all over for Cheryl's contact, the old Newsletters, or anything to link to on this page, but nothing seems to exist. If anyone happens upon this and knows Cheryl, let her know her page is up for viewing. The sketchbook traveled to Washington, D.C. for this page to be drawn.
Cheryl turned out to be a pretty good artist, as well. This is one of my personal favorites in the sketchbook. It adds a touch of old fables, dark themes, and realism while also propelling the story forward.