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ZINEFEST is SAT, Sept 22!!! Also: Process of a pin-up

Hey all. So while I’ve been working on things like my LUTEFISK SUSHI E contribution and some other stuff, it has come to my attention I will be tabling at MINNEAPOLIS ZINEFEST 2012in a week! ZINEFEST is 12pm-6pm at Powderhorn Park Recreational Center, 3400 15th Ave S., Minneapolis MN 55407. Admission is free. I’ll be tabling along with cartooning friends like BUD BURGY and zinesters of all kinds. So come by and check it out! In the meanwhile, read up on interviews with myself and other Zinefest exhibitors HERE.

ALSO:  You may or may not be aware my cartooning friends MATT CHIC is currently in the midst of posting his graphic novel EGYPTIAN SHUMBA!  Now, I’ve known about Matt’s work on EGYPTIAN SHUMBA for quite some time now, so about a year and a half ago I thought I’d do a pin-up with his many (10!!!) Night Light Comics gang teaming up with my MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE gang.  So I sketched out an homage to Kirby’s FANTASTIC FOUR #1 cover.  Not being terribly familiar with drawing Matt’s characters I decided I’d start by inking my characters first. So I inked in BETSY ROSSBOT with a Pentel Pocket Brush…and immediatly hated how it looked. So I put the pin-up aside and figured I’d get back around to it someday.   That someday was about 2 weeks ago. With SHUMBA chapters being posted every week I figured now was the time to get it done. The first thing I did was decide to ink initially with the Pentel Stylo before moving onto the Brush Pen, so here’s how that looked at first:

Eventually I Styloed in everyone, added some blacks, and made the monster a menace:

There! I had completed the pin-up. And after a year and a half it turned out pretty good.  The final step was to just scan it in and do some digital tom-foolery, and…

So there you have it!  Be sure to check out Chic’s EGYPTIAN SHUMBA graphic novel as it posts every week (and then buy the book when it’s avaialable)!  So I’ll keep plugging away, try to update this blog more, and in the meanwhile I hope to see you Saturday at ZINEFEST!!!


the final “lost” guest artist pin-ups: Jon Sloan

     Here’s the final “lost” guest artisrt pin-up, and it’s not even a MANLY TALES, it’s  a SUPERMARKET VIGILANTE pin-up JON SLOAN did back in the MUSCLES AND FIGHTS days.  I should probably take this opportunity to note that there should be a SUPERMARKET VIGILANTE collection done and out by MIX that will feature all of SMVs previous appearances PLUS an all-new 50 page story.  So watch for that–it’s going to be pretty great!   In the meantime, I’ll throw it back to Jon and present a pin-up I did of his characters right about the same time he did the above.  Thanks again, Jon! 


the “lost” guest artist pin-ups: CARLOS MERINO

   CARLOS “the Los” MERINO has done a ton of awesome MANLY TALES OF COWARDICE pin-ups over the last year, so many so I thought I had got to them all (evidently NOT).  Carlos is mind-boggling talented (as even his pencils show) and I’m so glad he made that fateful trip across the pond so we could meet and be friends.  Thanks for everything, Los!


the “lost” guest artist pin-ups: MIKE TOFT

    MIKE TOFT and I have been continuously making mini-comics in Minneapolis longer than pretty much everyone else who is doing it today.  In fact there was a good long stretch at local cons where we were basically the only ones there selling them, so it should come as no surprise that we spent many of those cons tabling together.  So here’s a jam (I drew, Mike inked) that we did at one of those cons.  Thanks for being great company all these years, Mike!


the “lost” guest artist pin-ups: Dan Voltz

   DAN VOLTZ is a filmmaker, illustrator, and brother of BRIAN BASTIAN’s (which is how I know him).  I only ever really see Dan at the various comic conventions here in Minneapolis, and it was at one such convention back in 2008 that Dan did this here drawing.  Thanks, Dan!


the “lost” guest artist pin-ups: LANCE WARD

   What can you say about LANCE WARD…  he’s an insanely prolific cartoonist, a local podcasting giant, and a wunderbar cover artist!  There’s so much more I could say, but frankly I think his work more than speaks for itself.  Thanks a million, Lance!


The “lost” guest artist pin-ups: Bud Burgy

   Here’s a weird work by my CONTINUITY GUY collaborator BUD BURGY.  Sometimes Bud puts a few back and does some doodlin’.  I think this was one of those times.  Awesome!  OH– and if you’re were interested in buying a copy of the latest CONTINUITY GUY adventure–CHRONO CHAOS–you can do so RIGHT HERE!  Thanks for everything, Bud!



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