Thursday, September 3, 2009

Page 9

Oliver Tull is a man of many talents. He co-host Fanboy Radio, is a member of the Texas based comedy troupeFour Day Weekend, has been in movies, and is an excellent comic artist, and I know he's put some things on the internet, but I can't find it so I guess we're all very lucky that Oliver agreed to draw a page in the traveling sketchbook.

At this point in the comic we still have some cohesiveness to the story, and Oliver did an awesome job carrying over from David's page while furthering the story along. He also added a sense of urgency for the next artist, with the squirrel character potentially about to die. Will the next artist pick up on this? Let's just say not too soon after this things really begin to spiral out of control.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Page 8

Page 8 comes to us from David Hopkins comic book writer extraordinaire. David is responsible for such comics as Emily Edison, Karma Incorporated, and Souvenir of Dallas. While not typically an artist David shows off on this page that he's very capable of drawing.

I have the great fortune of being friends with David. We had begun an email correspondence after I visited his website and saw he had provided a link to Matt Leong and mine now defunct comic, Exit 126. He's been kind enough to host me twice on my journeys to Texas. I also hosted him here in St.Louis once, during that visit I got the funniest David Hopkins moment I have ever seen. We had taken David to eat at Lemongrass off South Grand. David was unaware that in St.Louis the pedestrian NEVER has the right of way, even when they have the cross signal, so he had stepped out into traffic and almost got pummeled by a car. David's reaction? He punched the car's trunk and yelled, "That's how we do it in Dallas!" For those of you not from St.Louis, South Grand is where many shooting, stabbings, rapes and other acts of violence occur. Needless to say when the car put on its breaks we got David out of there.