From a series of diary comics that will see the light of day next year. Testing out some of Kyle Webster’s “Real Watercolor” brushes, which are pretty… righteous. Very impressed, and will probably use these for all my diary comic inkwashes going forward. Check them out for yourself here. If you use Manga Studio 5, you should also check out Ray Frenden’s primo brushes here. You deserve it!
BOXES. A new
14” x 8.5” [EDIT: printer problems have changed this to a 12” x 9”] giclee print, now up for presell, which will last until Friday, May 3; all prints sold during this time will be part of a numbered edition exclusive to this period—AND they’re part of the sale mentioned below, so while they’re listed at $30, functionally they’re $21 during the presell.
Prints sold after that time will be part of a small unnumbered quantity debuting at TCAF. If you’d like to purchase a numbered print to pick up in person at TCAF, place your order as normal and then email me at dustyATdharbinDOTcom and I’ll refund your shipping costs and bring that mother right to you, along with anything else included in the order.
SPEAKING of orders, I’ll be running a spring-cleaning sale all week in my store, ending at 9am on Monday, May 6. Enter SPRING under discount code to get 30% off any order of $20 or more. That sale includes the above print! And pretty much everything else except the original drawing items, which will return once the sale has ended (and I’m caught up on orders, fingers crossed) also this Monday.
ANYWAY, the print—remember the print—is a redrawn version of 3 pages from the middle of my story “Boxes”, which is of all the things I’ve done creatively, the one I’m most proud of, though it’s pretty personal and more than half bleak. If you haven’t read it before, all 38 pages are up on my site, and it’s the last half of Diary Comics #4, which is available here and will be 30% off as long as you spend at least $20 in my sale—remember the sale?
DIARY COMICS #3! Debuting this weekend at TCAF, but available for online preorder right the heck now. Orders will start shipping on Wednesday, May 9. This thing is FAT—88 black and white pages, 82 of which are comics. Full color covers with French flaps, and a bellyband to hold it all together. $10 for the whole chunky enchilada, or $15 for a sketched in edition (that front page is just perfect for that). Published by Koyama Press, the best of presses. If you’re at TCAF this weekend come by the Koyama table and let’s slap fives!
Click here to preorder your copy, go on, click it!
SITREP. The most recent of my diary comics.
UPDATE! I decided that the first 50 orders or so of the “Sketched Edition”—WHILE SUPPLIES LAST—will get a free original diary strip. It’ll be one of the ones dated August 31 or earlier, by my choice and at my discretion. You can see the list of available strips here, if you’d like to make a suggestion. But I caution you that you’ll probably not get the one you want at this point. Hey it’s free—so sit back and enjoy getting a little piece of original art.
Here are some sweet deets about this book:
DEET: Collects my diary strip from July 1 - September 13, 2010.
DEET: 56 b&w pages on creamy paper, color covers with a fancy little flap, and a swank little bellyband so people think it’s something more important than a comic and you don’t get embarassed at your church social
DEET: This volume lacks the “deciding to get serious” part the first one had, where the first third of the book is kinda ugly. So a little more bang for your (slightly more than last-time) buck.
DEET: You can pick it up right here, $10 for the regular version, or I’ll do you a nice little sketch in there for an extra $5. Thank you in advance!
OH AND ALSO: I made a little video with the book in it, over in my “real” blog. Plus lots of talking about how excited I am about TCAF (spoiler: pretty excited).
If you only know me through this Tumblr and its occasional illustration posts, I’ve been doing a regular diary strip over at my “real” website for the last year or so, which ended yesterday after 325 installments. Some of them are really terrible, but occasionally it’s a nice little thing to look at. I invite you to do just that! The last one’s here, and the first one’s here.
- slugspoon said:Hi Elio! i was just wondering where you got your brush that has a very realistic pencil-like texture you use for lines, or what settings it is and if you're willing to share
I rarely use digital brushes. The very realistic pencil is in fact, a very realistic pencil!
Many of the lines, textures, or painterly effects in...