I’m back in the studio after being busy moving. I’ve got a show for these new paintings at Edo Salon and Gallery in September. I think that knowing I was going to be showing these soon and where might have made this painting go up a notch. Not sure, but I am going to be busy this summer making paintings for this show, and I’m very excited about it! I’m making a painting for a he-man themed group show next. I was looking up characters today, and they’re pretty ridiculous. It should be a lot of fun.
Comics and I have a checkered history. I’m tried to make a comic book more times than I can remember and failed. If you’ve never tried, there’s something you should know: It’s way harder than it looks! Anyways, I’m thinking that since I can’t seem to get myself off the ground as a penciler, maybe I’ll try doing inks first, getting into it, then try to more to pencils when I’m ready. I was looking through my comic related stuff for some pencil photocopies I got from Dark Horse, and I found these old comics. They are really bad, holy crap. I don’t mind seeing my old work and shivering at how bad it is, because it makes me realize that I have progressed. The ninja comic I hardly remember doing, but I think I had just gotten one of my wisdom teeth removed, and I’m sure that this ridiculous story was something I just daydreamed afterward. These comics are sooo bad, but I’m ashamed to admit, that I have story ideas, like this ALL the time. I might look like I’m having some deep contemplative moment, but this is probably what’s going through my mind. The odd thing to me, is that when I’m tried to draw serious stories, I don’t get past the first or second page. I lose steam really fast. I think when it’s funny (subjectively) like this, I have a lot of fun making them, and I make it through.