Previously : I spent the week being rather productive, actually. Got much writing done and a ton of page layouts for the guy drawing my former mini-series, now graphic novel, Super. The really cool thing I did this week was that I got to use my gigantor-bad-ass printer to make a number of back-lit posters for Burning Man. The job was kicked my way by my Epson guy, and that’s where all the really cool parts came in. First, the artist who needed the prints was doing symmetrical fractal images, which are beautiful if you know what you’re doing (and he does). Then it turns out that the guy’s name is Mike Crowley, he used to write for Marvel UK and he knows Alan Moore! And yes, he is loosely related to Aleister Crowley, a fact he was unaware of until Robert Anton Wilson told him that the more famous Crowley only pronounced his name the English way as a matter of affectation. Neat stuff, that! Anyway, I wasn’t going to show these off, because I hadn’t asked his permission, but they should already be on display at the festival, so here are the pieces.
These first three were printed at four feet by four feet each on clear film. The colors are so wonderfully vibrant when lit in front of an opaque piece of plastic.
And this piece is just brilliant. I wish you could see it at the full size I printed it. Finished, it came out at three feet by twenty feet and was done on an opaque material, so that you need only to add the back-light for effect. I believe they are using this piece as a bar top.
So yeah, a number of dudes up there on peyote, or shrooms or whatever owe me for their totally wicked trip.
Also, on Thursday, I held my weekly Drink and Draw meeting. This week we had Mark Millar and Tony Harris stop by since they were in town promoting their new book, War Heroes. They were great fun to hang with, very laid back and talkative. Was a real nice turnout and we had ribs for dinner. Here’s some photos…
And here’s Tony playing pool while Mark goes against type and drinks a Guinness.
Currently : I’m currently playing some online poker while drawing a bunch of necrophiliacs… No, really… Plus, dishes and trash tonight…
Approaching : Will be done working on this television show in another two weeks… Gonna have to find something else to do with my weekends… My plan is to try and work really hard on getting more business involving my printer and finish banging out some art projects… Maybe build some custom lightboxes and do a gallery installation at the next art festival… We’ll see…
I also have a sin to confess. At the Drink and Draw, my boy Gilbert, who happens to be drawing the book mentioned at the top of this post (and taking forever on it, as is the way), was having a piece of artwork he did (some militray-themed zombies with the words “Iraq Year 100″ drawn on the bottom) fawned over by just about everyone, especially Millar and Harris. Now, Gilbert is very talented, easily the one of my group with the best chance at landing mainstream penciling work someday, but he’s never been very supportive of the Drink and Draw, treating it like it’s a waste of my time and money. So it makes me jealous that everyone was paying so much attention to his work while I was too busy running the event to pick up a pencil. And that is my sin… Being jealous of my best friend when I should be happy that he’s getting all this attention… I am ashamed and I should be.