Hot off the press: an Inktober Ramble!

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). You can get a copy by mail via my Square store for $8.00 postpaid in the US … 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!)

[January 2023 UPDATE: I’ve closed my Patreon page.]

Let the Inktober adventure begin!

Back in January I set the goal to plan & participate in a proper “Inktober” project … and I am! While I don’t have as many drawings banked as I would like, I did improvise a little story around this year’s list of prompts, and am diving right in! I plan to do at least one drawing a day, which I’ll post to my Twitter and/or Instagram accounts; follow my progress there if you’d like!

[November 2019 UPDATE: my Inktober drawings have been collected in Ramble; get more details here.}

“InkTober” 2015: my month of model sheets

When my friend (and Watusi jam participant) JB Winter first pitched me “Inktober“, a drawing challenge to do one ink drawing a day for the entire month, I wasn’t initially interested in participating. After all, I figured, since I draw in ink all the time, it’s really not that big of a challenge to me. After checking out Inktober instigator Jake Parker‘s website on the project (including his review of his go-to inking tools), and seeing some of the amazing drawings that participants produced during the first few days, I figured I could at least do the “5K” option of posting once a week. So I decided to indulge my general love of model sheets and draw up some decent ones for four members of my Watusi cast. If nothing else, having that reference should help me be able to keep my characters in proportion to each other! For those of you who missed them on my twitter feed, I’ve collected them here for your enjoyment.!

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