Whoa. #ThreeThieves #TheDarkIsland #workinprogress #makecomics #horse #knight
I’ve always liked the Shuster Awards. They do a great job nominating a wide variety of material—mainstream and alternative, direct market and book market, English and French—that really reflects the diversity of the comics being produced here in Canada. Come on out and show the creators and organizers your support.
After (mostly) taking the summer comic book convention season off, I’ll be back on the road next month as the fall literary festival season gears up. Here’s where you can find me on public display in the next little while:
Wordfest is a massive series of events that takes place each year in Calgary, Banff, and the Bow Valley. This year’s festival is October 14th-19th, boasting no less than 85 guests, including such big names as Emma Donoghue, Kenneth Oppel, Miriam Toews, Naomi Klein, Alison Pick, and Bruce Mculloch of Kids in the Hall fame. I was previously a guest in 2011, and it quickly became the standard by which I measure all other shows.
At this year’s Wordfest, I’ll be appearing with author Jonathan Auxier at the Calgary Public Library, doing a workshop on visual storytelling, and moderating a spotlight panel for fellow cartoonists Michael Cho and Meags Fitzgerald. Check the Wordfest event listings for details.
After returning from Banff, I’ll sleep in my own bed one night before hopping a train to BookFest Windsor, where I’ll be appearing on the “Every Picture - Aspects of the Book” with Marta Chudolinska and Seth. Really looking forward to this one.
And last but not least, I’ll be at The University of Western Ontario on November 6th to address their Public History department about Two Generals as part of their Development Series, though I believe the public is welcome (or at least other students). Use the email address in the link for further info.
Hope to see you in person at one of these. It’s gonna be a fun fall.
The pirate characters are back for #TheDarkIsland. Details of pencils for page 10. #makecomics #ThreeThieves #comics #comicbook #graphicnovel
Might have just set a record for how early in the year I had to turn on the space heater in my basement office.
Let’s ride. #TheDarkIsland #ThreeThieves #workinprogress #makecomics #comics #comicbook #graphicnovel
Run, Jared, run! Detail from page 7 of #TheDarkIsland, in progress. #ThreeThieves #comics #comicbook #graphicnovel #workinprogress #makecomics
New character model sheets pinned up, along with some inspiration. Desk is ready to start pencilling THE DARK ISLAND (and BROK WINDSOR, too!) #desk #deskshot #deskporn
We did it! The Brok Windsor reprint Kickstarter crossed its $25,000 stretch goal, which means I’ll be drawing the long-lost missing final chapter from a never-produced script written in 1946!
I was really hoping I’d get to do this, because the character is ridiculously cool (as you can see) and stretching across the generations to complete something that was begun before my parents were born is something I would’ve hated to pass by.
Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen. There are still 19 days left to back this great project by pre-ordering your own copy!
Roughs in progress for page 16 of the next #ThreeThieves book, #TheDarkIsland. #comics #comicbook #graphicnovel #workinprogress #art
Calling a comic book artist an illustrator is like calling a film director a photographer. It only describes a small fraction of the job.
It’s been a few years since I’ve made original art sales available online, but I’ve thrown a small handful of pages up in a Big Cartel store, so go check it out if you’re so inclined.
There are pages from the Three Thieves books, Two Generals, and Northwest Passage. If I move any of these, I’ll rotate more pages in, and maybe expand the store to include a wider selection.