Hey everybody… despite popular rumor, I did NOT get abducted by aliens, sent to Mars to form a new religion and returned a penniless drunk.
I have just been super, incredibly busy.
One of the things I have been working on is trying to transition my personal portfolio from a hand-built html/css site to a more robust WordPress portfolio site. The essential site is basically built. I still need to build it up with all of my work but if you want to see a small sampling I have up already, you can go to www.csfgraphics.com and see what I have done so far. Just remember, it’s still a work in progress at the moment.
I also have a super big, professional illustration gig that’s come my way that actually might take me most of September to complete but I AM still shooting for producing new Capes & babes strips somewhere towards the tail end of September. I am also hoping to put the final touches on BOOK FOUR! Yes, you heard me… Book Four. My goal right now is to have it completed by November for either the NC Comic Con 2-day show or the VA Comic Con 2-day show. We’ll see how that goes but that’s my goal anyway.
In the end, August just ended up being a huge crunch of time that I really needed to take a bit of a break and try to re-charge the cartooning batteries – at least for Capes & Babes anyway. I have still been doing a ton of drawing and illustration as well as attending several shows. In fact, I just got back from Intervention Con 5 this past weekend and on August 31st, I will be in Richmond, VA for another Virginia Comic Con one day show. The weekend after that, I will be in Baltimore for the newly minted THREE DAY Baltimore Comic Con show. As you may know, this is the first year the Baltimore Comic Con will expand to three days, so that’s really exciting.
Unfortunately, due to so many three day shows I have already attended this year, I will be unable to attend the Wizard World Richmond as well as the Pittsburgh Comic Con. Those are all being held in September as well. Instead, I will be taking a short convention break after Baltimore and gearing up for a show in Tidewater, Virginia in early October and then later that month, I will be traveling to CLEVELAND, OHIO for a show out there. The Cleveland show will be the farthest I have traveled for a show so in you live in Ohio and have always wanted to meet me, you can do so in October!
Now on to the little filler strip for today…
Dawn Griffin made a post about her characters doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge since SHE didn’t actually want to get wet with ice and water. This was an idea that was brandied about in a couple of Facebook groups I belong to and, as such, her characters have called out Roy to participate in a visual version of the Ice Bucket Challenge to bring about more awareness (and donations) to ALS research for a cure. In real life, I took the ice bucket challenge at Intervention but I wanted to join this little artistic experiment as well – any kind of awareness is good awareness.
So, in the video tradition, I am now going to call out three cartoonists myself and challenge THEM to draw THEIR characters getting dunked in ice water. And here they are:
Joel Dugan and his characters from Starcrossed
Tim Dempsey and his comic, My Life in the Tranches
and one more for good measure…
Tom Bancroft and his characters from Outnumbered.