CBC Vancouver has some cool old-timey broadcasting equipment on display. #cbc #camera #retro #nostalgia #broadcasting #media (at CBC Vancouver)
Listen to me tomorrow (April 23rd) on The Early Edition on CBC Radio Vancouver, around 8:20 AM Pacific Time. Then catch me at City Centre Library in Surrey at 10:15 AM or Port Kells Library in Surrey at 1:15 PM where I’ll be talking about The King’s Dragon.
Purolator just arrived with colour proofs of Pirates of the Silver Coast. And they look GOOD.
Putting together a presentation about The King’s Dragon (including the above splash page) for my appearances this week at libraries in Surrey, BC. West coast Three Thieves fans should come say hello, and get their books signed.
THERE ARE DOZENS OF GREAT NEW COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS DEBUTING AT TCAF!
Whatever your interest in the medium, you’ll find a wonderful new work to enjoy at The Toronto Comic Arts Festival 2014, May 10th and 11th, at Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street.
A full run-down of all of the debuting books, including these excellent new releases and many more, can be found on our Debut Books Page! http://torontocomics.com/books/
Our thanks to the authors and publishers who choose to debut their new graphic novels with us!
Also making its con debut at TCAF? The King’s Dragon.
Really looking forward to a few of these.
Rough layouts for my Red Ensign story in TRUE PATRIOT 2. I’ve spent most of my career purposefully avoiding superhero work, but I have to admit this stuff sure is fun.
97 years ago today, the entire Canadian Corps, fighting together for the first time, scrambled up Vimy Ridge to achieve one of the most decisive victories of the First World War.
The monument that stands on the spot is so powerfully haunting that even Adolf Hitler ordered that it not be destroyed.
Tuesday Tips SUPER WEEK - More Acting Less Anatomy
I’ve received a few message asking me how to draw simple generic characters (male, female) for story boarding, and what to do when there’s no character design. I will go over all that stuff, but I need to emphasize something first. I used to be obsessed with muscles and specific anatomy when I was drawing anything. Thanks to 90s superhero comic books and raging hormones, it kept me from embracing the storytelling aspect of sketching. Even later on in art school, I would spend WAY took much time on getting that perfect line quality. Animation Storyboarding squashed most of those inclinations out of me, and that’s good. I need to confess that I almost caved in and “cleaned up” the drawings on this page. This is how I draw when do a “first pass” or just trying to find ideas. That way, I don’t lose the energy or feel of my first instinct when approaching a sequence. Here’s something you’ll hear many times if you hang around story people: “It’s not about pretty drawings.” I agree and disagree to a certain extent, but the sentiment is right. It’s about telling a story and not letting other things (like lines, musculature, clothing, etc.) get in the way of doing so clearly.
Once again, message me if you have requests for the next installments.
Great advice that should be followed by everyone who drags a pencil across paper (or a stylus across a tablet or screen).
Some of comic creator Ken Steacy’s collection of old-timey camera stuff. #cameras #retro #classic #bw
Considering having my name legally changed to include the exclamation point.
Canadian Comic Book Hall of Famer Ken STEACY in his Victoria, BC studio. #comicbooks #comics #artist #studio #workspace #bw