I’ve so excited to have three little paintings in The Hive’s Secret Art of Animators 3‘s side dish show, Saturday Morning Cartoons! I grew up on Nickelodeon, and Rocko has largely contributed to the weirdo I am today. Yay! Come out this Saturday for the opening!
I attended CTN-X and was fortunate to see Doug TenNapel (creator of Earthworm Jim and a bunch of wonderful comic books I encourage everyone to collect) do a 45-minute demo of a sporadic comic page! Look!
And then, I was the super-lucky person who was quick to buy it– It’s framed on my wall right now. I really admire Doug’s fearlessness both in storytelling and inking. Draw details, then slather them with ink; force the lighting into submission! Make your readers lose all hope for your character and tie up the story in the last 6 pages! I was flattered that he enjoyed my hiccups. To be Yoda about his demo, “inspired, I am!” I wanted to upload the page here so everyone else can enjoy a good look at it.
This called out to me in a musical fashion at an art store of all places. I didn’t want to be a creeper and appear to be hovering over the little girl that was playing it when I finally located it within the store. Feigning interest in the sketchbooks, silence hung in the air and I attacked the toy piano. And fell in love. And brought it home. It’s my new toy, which apparently carries its tunes clear through multiple closed doors and walls, which isn’t so good for my suitemates… Hey, I’ve been wanting one for nearly a decade and it was on sale! Expect to hear it in soundtracks this year 😀