Thursday, August 13, 2009

Inking Away

The inking on the latest kid's book continues.

I'm seven illustrations in and have three left, which I'm hoping to get wrapped up and scanned by tonight. Then it's just a matter of cleaning up the art and graying all the pieces.

After that it's just a matter of doing the author/illustrator illustrations and we can wrap this one up.

Speaking of, Steve Brezenoff, writer extraordinaire, who writes under the nom de plume Eric Stevens (who in turn writes under the name Jake Maddox...stay with me here, it gets easier) has a contest going on over at his BLOG. He is giving away a bunch of books he's written so for a chance to win, head on over there. And, if you want a preview of what his author illustration looks like he's posted the marker sketch I did for approval on his blog as well. I'm sure I'll be posting the finished art when it's done but, for now, it's an idea of what it's going to look like.

Also, ever since I watched the Jeff Smith documentary, The Cartoonist, I've really been thinking a lot about self publishing again. Somewhere, in the back of my head, I have that itch again to try something. I mean, I'm already working on something but now I REALLY want to work on something. So, once this final Jake Maddox book is done and I'm well rested again I'll have to see what happens.

For now, to scratch that itch just a little bit, I ordered a limited edition print of RASL, Jeff Smith's newest comic book. Hopefully that will keep me content for a few days.

OK, back to inking! Have a great day!

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