Thursday, September 06, 2007

Holy Guacamole!

So apparently, Jessica Clary (Assistant Director of Student Media at SCAD) submitted a few of my Nathan Pretzelberger strips to the National Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker awards in cartooning. I was e-mailed this link today:


Everybody keep their fingers crossed for me... winner gets announced sometime in October. Eek!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The time has come to speak of many things

Right now I'm pretty much in the home stretch of Summer break--School starts next monday, and before I head back I plan to finish inks on the last 5 pages of my submission for SCAD's next anthology. Though it's not saying much, I'm more happy with this story than any of my prior works for SCAD's collections--the ideas all seem to be pulling together really well and just fitting. You know? My drawing is still nowhere close to where I'd like it to be, but I can tell that it's getting incrementally better, and I'm happy with that progress.

All the cool kids are posting pix of their drafting table, so I'm excited to jump on the bandwagon:

My trusty CD player and the downtown library's collection of audiobooks have been getting me through many a grueling night of painstaking work. Many thanks to Al Franken and Ann Coulter for all the laughs! Page 7 of the comic is currently in process there, as you'll notice.

This is another page from the comic. 37 panels... no, not joking, though at this point, I'm pretty sure that I wish I was. As a preemptive response to anybody who inevitably attempts to draw any comparisons between my chosen method of storytelling and that of that "Chris Ware" hack: shutup. I can draw small if I feel like it. I hate you.

Sadly, due to unforseen circumstances, there will be no Nathan Pretzelberger strips in the first or second issues of the District, though after that, with the blessing of the dear lord god and a little luck, the strips will run uninterrupted until the end of the quarter. In addition to schoolwork, I'll have to make 8 (or so?) Pretzelberger strips and tone all 8 pages of the comic this quarter... it'll be an interesting challenge. I expect to run on very little sleep this quarter, so, to all my classmates at SCAD: If you say hi to me and I punch you in the nose, just remember that it is your own fault. You jerk.

And one last thing:

Thanks to my parents for their generous birthday gift ( not to mention the wonderful Stephanie, faithful friend and my insider at Circuit City :D )