Thursday, May 28, 2009
Oops we did it again, and for reasons I can't quite explain other than our tendency toward a slight self-loathing. YES! Rabid Rabbit #10 is hot off the PRESS! and we're going to celebrate it by drinking, and drinking and eventually stumbling and probably some singing, badly.
So, Join us- all you need to know is below!
Rabid Rabbit #10
"Rabid Rabbit's Kitty Kitty"
Come and help us kick off our latest issue of the Rabid Rabbit Comic Anthology.
where: Beauty Bar 213 East 14th street (Between 2nd and 3rd Ave.)
when: Thursday June 4th 7-10pm
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Super Hero! 11:27 AM
I don't draw super heroes very often- it's not that I have anything against them, I wouldn't be drawing comics at all if it weren't for the super heroes genre! So this is "the Pigeon" a character I've sketched up for my ever expanding story "A Brooklyn Something" if you read that earlier page from the post before- well. the story was supposed to be short and concise- obviously two words I really don't comprehend at all. I won't tell you anything about the noble and triumphant Pigeon- you'll just have to wait for more!
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Getting ready for MoCCA 11:43 AM
Drawing, Drawing, etc. I've started a project that I thought I might have finished before MoCCA. When I started it, I envisioned crisp short story, that had a definite ending. I still think it could be that but maybe not so short... here's the first page from it. I still wrestling with whether to color it or not. The story is called "a Brooklyn Something"
In other news- Dr. Katie Monnin, My interviewer from Graphic Novel reporter has a new blog discussing the application of Graphic Novels in education. Check it out here.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Night of the Revolution revisited 10:06 AM
As I'm preparing to attend MoCCA at the beginning of June I was playing around with making a new mini-comic- maybe a sequel to my collection of short comics- "POW!". So while I'm storming for ideas- whether to do something historical or funny or funny historical or not historical or funny at all- you know. different. While I was doing this I figured I might use this to reprint some of my old Rabid Rabbit contributions. I literally blew the dust off the files from the very my very first contribution to Rabid Rabbit- "the Night of the Rabid Rabbit" as you may know- Paul Hoppe and I created Rabid Rabbit way back in 2005. Literally to have something for MoCCA that year. So we conned and guilted a few of our talented friends- Fay Ryu, Sakura Maku, David Sandlin, Anuj Shrestha, and Sam Weber into contributing their time and talent into the creating the very 1st Rabbit- "the Night of the Rabid Rabbit"
The comic was pretty rough so over the last couple of days I went back in and reworked the script and cleaned up drawing and added some tones- back then we hand made the Rabbits so they could only be black and white- so long ago! It was fun comic and I still like it's satirical slant. If you had asked Paul and I that in 2009 that Rabid Rabbit 10- "Rabid Rabbit's Kitty Kitty" will be debuted at MOCCA we would have laugh you out the door, down the street and most likely out of the country. So, Come to the MoCCA festival and give us sympathetic pat on the back.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Stumptown Trade Review 6:05 AM
As I've said before I had a great time at the Stumptown Comics festival in Portland, Oregon. I met so many cool people and got some amazing comics. A couple of days before at the Kennedy School I met an individual named "Tiny". At 6+ feet and wearing a t-shirt that said "I beat anorexia". Tiny, liked the civil war. He had done some Re-enacting and loved history. I signed him a copy of Gettysburg and He said he'd bring his friends who write comic blog by to check it out.
That he did. Brian of the Stumptown Trade Review wrote up what I'd consider an accurate critique of Gettysburg. Cheers to that.
Friday, May 8, 2009
Ho Hum 7:19 AM
Writing. Writing. Writing. Drawing. I wish it was the other way around. But my comics don't write themselves (it'd be both creepy and cool if they did and it would make an excellent b-horror movie). I'm currently researching Harriet Tubman and I've started an outline for a graphic novel about her. I'm also getting ready for MoCCA- I'd like to have a new mini ready for it- we'll see
Saturday, May 2, 2009
We keep doing it. Against our better judgment and the concerns of Adam Eye- We gone and put together another Rabid Rabbit. Rabid Rabbit's Kitty Kitty, our tenth issue will be debuted at the 2009 MoCCA Festival. At eighty pages it'll clock in as our heftiest book to date. It's a comic book dedicated to cats, so really you'll either love it or hate it- That's my 1st page there.