For those of you who followed along with my “Inktober” adventure on Instagram (or even if you missed it entirely), I’m happy to announce that it’s now available in a classy little print edition! It will debut at this Saturday’s Crafts and Drafts event (presented by the Memphis Flyer); I’ll be exhibiting indoors, sharing a space with my friend, the talented multimedia artist Angi Cooper. Stop in, drink some beer, buy some art, & say hi!
I’m happy with how my Ramble turned out, both as a month-long drawing project, and as a finished book. As a drawing project, it helped me get comfortable inking with a brush again. I have an upcoming project that needs inked that way, so it was especially helpful in that regard. And telling a story linking this year’s Inktober prompts helped keep me from getting burned out on the daily assignment aspect of the project like the last time I tried it. As a book, I chose to make it an artier book than my typical comics, giving it a smaller trim size (5.5 x 7″) that allows for full bleeds and makes for an intimate reading experience in one of my rare forays into silent storytelling.
You can purchase your copy at Crafts and Drafts, as well as my table at the upcoming 69th (& final) Memphis College of Art Holiday Bazaar on 11/22-23. Ramble is a 36-page black & white digest w/full-color cover (in one of four options). It’s postpaid in the U.S. for $8.00 … or become one of my Patreon patrons during the month of November 2019 at the Correspondent or Art Lover level & I will mail you a copy! (Plus, joining gives you immediate access to other online bonus comics, including a full-color Human Spring adventure!)