Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Shopping

One of the reason I embarked on the journey to write these books was because they were stories and characters I would've liked to read about when I was 9-11 years old.  I'm also tired of seeing the same types of characters (at least for children) in television and film.  I've noticed certain studios and I'm not mentioning any names...that show a lack of diversity in their entertainment geared towards children.  It's great to see more female lead characters in recent animated films.  However, they don't look like me or anyone else in my immediate family.  I look forward to more adventures with my characters next year...

Monday, November 4, 2013

Ink

New stories and adventures coming sometime next year. My characters are on vacation for the time being until I start writing again.  I don't feel the need to rush into things and would rather let ideas sit for a while, marinate until I feel ready to return.  I think sometimes when I walk away from things for a while

Friday, July 5, 2013

Stories

I didn't realize how long it would take to finish a small collection of short stories. I originally thought I would be done in 1 - 2 months however it took a total of five months. I'm glad I didn't have a specific deadline to deal with and I'm please with the end product. It sort of compares to cooking three full course meals for 400 party guests.

 

 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Paper and then some....

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Paper accounts for more than a third of all recyclables collected in the US, by weight. Nearly forty-five million tons of paper and paperboard were recovered in 2010—a recycling rate of over 63 percent.  While I illustrated my comic books I made sure to recycle each and every page. When I made my animated short films in undergraduate school, I didn't have the opportunity to recycle all the paper I used. Much of it went into the trash. I calculated a rough estimate of the amount of pages I used while illustrating my comic books. I recycled somewhere around 4,618 sheets of paper and watercolor paper. The recycling continues.....

Friday, January 25, 2013

Gesso in color

 As far as I know, gesso is only available in art supply stores in black and white.  I'm in the process of investigating to see if it's available in other colors.  I decided to write two parodies of my comic book series, Gesso Squad.  The first parody, Gesso Pod: 1,000 Pink Flamingos and a Dog with antlers is aimed at children. The second parody, 50 Shades of Gesso, is my spoof of the 50 Shades of Grey series by E.L. James. I have never read her books and I decided to do my own version just for fun.  50 Shades of Gesso is intended for mature audiences only.  Click here to view the description online.