Things have settled down a bit since my last post (which was a long time ago, my apologies!). I now just have two jobs, one of which is full-time(!) so needless to say I've been keeping busy.
In November I started working on a new comic project with a friend of mine, YA/NA novelist Ashleyn Poston. We finalized the script in January and I am halfway done roughing out all the pages. I'm really excited to start making the final art once I get all the roughs done. I never co-created a project with anyone before and I have to say it has been a really fun, but interesting experience. While it has been wonderful, I can see where it can go all wrong if you don't have a good collaborator. Our story is a mash up of two fairy tales: a Grimm one and a Russian one.
I've also been working on a really great series of educational comic posters to coincide with a series of workshops/trainings. I'll post them when I'm finished along with some behind the scenes/process pictures.
I have been catching up on my comics reading as well. Here's a list, I recommend all of them:
Bad Island by Doug TenNapel
The Nao of Brown by Glyn Dillon
Friends with Boys by Faith Erin Hicks
Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong by Faith Erin Hicks & Prudence Shen (online @ www.nothingcanpossiblygowrong.com)
Hildafolk and Hilda and the Midnight Giant by Luke Pearson
Scott Pilgrim (vol. 1 - 6) by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Mercury by Hope Larson
Valerian and Laureline (vol. 2 - 4) by Mezieres & Christin (I posted some fanart a while ago of the characters from this series)