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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Year's Revulsions

What about that 2009, eh? What about that?! Yeah, me neither. Actually, my 2009 has been all right, so I'm counting my blessings, really. I know it's been rough for a lot of people.

New Year's Resolutions:
(1) To try and get a collection of my old mini-comics and scattered one-off short stories together, probably as a print-on-demand affair for selling at conventions and through the ol' website.
(2) To produce a comic through entirely digital means that looks as much like my hand-drawn comics as possible, just to prove to myself it can be done. So far my attempts at digital artwork have been very digital-looking, and that's not what I want. So yeah, learn some skills.
(3) To get more sleep. Of the three, that's the least likely to happen.


Here's a picture I did as a commission - Waiting for Godot as performed by Laurel and Hardy, which I'd love to do one day - a straight adaptation, with the entire original text unaltered, just with Stan and Ollie as Vladimir and Estragon. It's a book waiting to happen.

5 comments:

  1. Very good likenesses, however I think Laurel should be a little taller and thinner. Although Ollie was taller, Stan always came off as about the same height. It is more the illusion of than the reality. But again, well done.

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  2. It's a book that ought to be (didn't we talk about it briefly in the comments to a post years ago?) It's the kind of project Arts Council grants ought to be available for, I think. Hope you find a way of making it happen someday, anyway.

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  3. Honest to goodness, that would be the BEST THING EVER.

    The Laurel & Hardy thing, I mean. From a selfish point of view, I like that you work traditionally, because it makes for some pretty lovely bits of original art.

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  4. i luv'd laurel n hardey since my childhood...just seeing this pic i remembered my childhood
    thnx roger :-)

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Eisner and Harvey Award-winning cartoonist responsible for The Muppet Show Comic Book, Thor the Mighty Avenger, Snarked! and Fred the Clown. Would like to save the world through comics.