and away we go
What is a blog anyway? Soapbox? Diary? Newsletter? Circle Jerk?
Newbies (yes, all two of you!): Don't expect much here. I had a little blog called jabberous on my website that got updated about every two weeks. Now I am playing around with this online blog, thinking I might post more since it's so simple and can be done from any computer. There are times at work when I am between jobs, or eating lunch, or whatever, and I might feel like updating. Or times at home when I am too fried to actually draw or do anything productive. Stuff like that...
Today I'll go with NEWSLETTER because I'm excited about this new project.
The first time I saw a comic by Mark Landman I was fascinated by it. How the - What the - How did he get all that cool looking STUFF in there??? I was totally ignorant of computer graphics, photoshop, all of it. Mark was on the cutting edge, and I had no idea the edge existed.
Here I am 15-plus years later collaborating on an illustration with him across cyberspace. We're passing this file back and forth, each building the digital painting one tiny step at a time. No goals, no deadlines, no plans, no restrictions, no shoes, no shirt, no service. I feel like I have arrived. The Stargates are opening! Welcome, Space Brothers! Thank you, Mr. Landman, for your inspiration and all that huggy stuff.
Here (above... I'm still learning how to use this blog) is a shot of how it looks now - very rough, we have barely started. When it is finished, it may look nothing like this at all. When will it be finished? When we both say "OK, I'm done." I have a desire to publish it as the back cover of an issue of RUNAWAY COMICS. That will probably happen - but possibly not. It will take a LONG time to finish this thing, and we are in no hurry. But it will get finished. Someday.
OK, that's it for today. HEY, ARDELL!