Life is uncomfortably busy these days. Gearing up for end of year film shoots, trying to get three comic projects done for various anthologies and such, still struggling with animations...man, it's like every blog post lately is just me whining.
To compensate, here's a shot of an ALMOST finished three pager for the exhibition "Taking the Piss" up in New South Wales. The show's on at the Left Hand, 81 Lascelles Street, Braidwood NSW, over three weekends, the 8th and 9th, 15th and 16th and 22nd and 23rd of September.
Wish I could make it up there!
I have a comic in the sporadic Aus anthology "Dailies", which is really really neat! It's in issue 2, it's called "Paulau and Nem", and also then there's a mini-er one next to it, "Some things you gotta know about being a gym teacher". But Paulau and Nem's the big one, I have about twenty or so editions planned, woop woop. Picture Archie comics with sexual questioning, bakery demons and Mayan Gods on acid.
We'll get there one day...
So much thanks to M P Fikaris ad the Silent Army gang for the opportunity! You can pick up a copy around all dem cool bookshops in town, but def check out http://www.silentarmy.org/ and the Silent Army showroom on Franklin Street, not only for Dailies, but also for heaps of other rad bits n bobs! Woah, bits and bobs? What am I, sixty?
The night before heading to Africa for a two weeks I, for some unknown reason, decided to run down to Officeworks about an hour and a half before it closed so I could print this comic. It's times like these I like Past David as he really did all the hard work - pages were waiting on my desk when I got home last night, and I just had to staple everything together this arvo :)
Just to echo the intro page, I'm actually seriously proud of this issue. Over the past year or so I've been honing in on what I guess would be called my "style". This comic is the first to showcase the sort of work I'm producing these days which I gotta say is heaps different (and in my opinion much better) from the work I was producing even at this time last year.
The comics are all set to go and they'll be in stores by this coming weekend (Sticky, Polyester Books and Wooly Bully. Maybe more? I'll update...)
UPDATE: Yes, now at Polyester and Wooly Bully c:
TTFN, David :B
So many thanks to Lashna Jr. Blue for helping with the cover!
I have a three page comic in the latest issue of Voiceworks magazine! The theme was "space", and I vaguely stuck to it with this whimsical, "introspective" lil story called "Light Pollution". I recommend you pick up a copy, there are great writing and visual pieces aplenty!
Recently watched - Hot Fuzz, Shaun of the Dead, Paul (I made a day of them...), Logan's Run, The Black Hole (the black hole looked like a whirlpool of oatmeal, no?)
I need to get more done. Still working hard on some animations, and the next issue of Kahvillen Comics is ready to go to the printer...BUT I'm flying to Africa tomorrow -_- so yeah. All could take a while, heh.
LOOK, I've been busy, ok?! I've been meaning to post for ages but
there's so much going on...animations, comics, uni, music, film, ARGH,
Here are some comics.
I think this is my..."style"? Do people still do "styles" these days? Anyways, I draw like this and I like drawing like this.
Also, I have a comics coming out in the upcoming issue of Voiceworks which is being launched on the 29th of June. Oh, that's still a while away, hmm...but yeah, buy it when it comes out, ok??
one originally appeared in Wooly Bully's free comic book day comic,
edited by the deloightful Marc Pearson. It's part one of a (so far) 50+
page book I'm working on.
Well, at long last I'm able to proudly present the music video for Francolin's single "Suddenly Painlessly", co-directed and animated by myself and the lovely Marisa Lai.
I'm super excited about the bands upcoming album...not too sure when it'll hit shelves, but the official Suddenly Painlessly single is set to be launched on the 24th March at the Phoenix Public House as part of Brunswick Music Festival.
Check out facebook.com/Francolinmusic and brunswickmusicfestival.com.au for details, and head to francolin.bandcamp.com for more sweet tunes!
Hopefully see y'all on the 24th!!
A couple of weeks ago I was invited to write some guest posts for the culture blog Lost at E Minor, a favorite net destination of mine since before they helped spread around the video I directed for Firefly Effect back in '09 or something. I was humbled, and took the opportunity to genuinely sit down and think of what inspires me. Two posts are up so far, as well as my introductory post, and more will be published over the coming weeks. For now, here's a tid bit on my friend and inspiration Sam Wallman - http://www.lostateminor.com/2012/01/13/sam-wallmans-comic-book-being-born-is-going-blind/
I've been listening to lots of Sufjan Stevens which has helped me get through a really strange set of feelings which came on as a result of a video, my reactions to my friends, and the uncertainty of the coming year; I make plans at least a year in the future, and I get very anxious when I don't see them to fruition. Mum says I beat myself up too much, but I just say I'm motivated. Hopefully things will work out. Or rather, hopefully I'll learn to modify my aspirations. I wish I could play guitar.