I successfully completed the 24 hour comic book challenge! Brock and I sat at a wobbly table for a little under a full day and each finished a 24 page comic, fully pencilled and inked. Brock's, as you would imagine, looked fantastic. It's always incredible to sit next to a true artist-- and see how, even under difficult situations, they're capable of creating such quality work. I'm no artist, hardly putting in the kind of detail Brock's comic had, and I was still struggling to keep pace with him.
Lone Star is sending a photocopy of my comic to Scott McCloud, and I should get my original art back within the next week. I'll try to scan and post it on my site somewhere.
I'm particularly happy achieving my main goal, which was to make my artwork better. I opted for a more simple "Andi Watson" style of face-- i.e. circles for eyes and "L" shaped noses. While not perfect, it worked for me. I'm still rather weak at conceiving space, background and perspective. But hey, once again, I'm not an artist.
We sat next to Pat Bussey, Josh Howard, Benjamin Hall, and Brian Thompson. They had their own wobbly table-- and spent the day doing some incredible work. Pat drew pirates and monkeys, and all sorts of oddball characters. (Brock and I both agree-- this guy needs a put out a comic.) Josh did some very sexy/cool/fun pin-ups. Which reminds me, coming this summer is his 72 page (!) art book. Ben did this cool little robot, which you can't help but love. And in the honored comic book tradition, every robot drawing should be followed by... of course... a monkey! Ben's late night Donald Duck drawing should not be mentioned ever again, but it may very well haunt his career. Burn it, Ben! Brian, who I don't know as well, also did some of my favorite work-- he has the very, very, very cool stylized approach to his art, which I'm always a fan of.
I accidentally posted my audioblogs to the wrong blog, but after some tinkering, here they are. Not terribly interesting, but that's how it goes sometimes--