Tuesday, March 16, 2010


This is one of two pieces that will be at Pony Club at the end of April.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Early Stages

Right now I'm furiously trying to finish "The Beasts of Kay-7" in time for Stumptown. I have about ten (full color) pages to go. In the midst of that project, I'm also planning the next one, which will be much longer (probably released in four 30ish-page increments). Above is a rough layout of the first three pages and a sketch of the main character. While working on the story and characters, and pretty much any of the preliminary stuff, I listen to a lot of music. I've developed a playlist I use that sort of fits the mood of the comic. It's set in the Mesolithic (pre-farming) and the music seems to reflect that in a way. It's hours of mostly ambient stuff, but I thought I'd include a sampling of some representative songs below.

1. The Microphones - (Something) Cont.
From The Glow, Pt. 2, 2001

2. Andrew Bird - Carrion Suite
From Useless Creatures, 2009

3. Camille - Vous
From Le fil, 2005

4. Old Time Relijun - Indestructible Life!
From Catharsis in Crisis, 2007

5. Tim Buckley - Dream Letter
From Happy Sad, 1969

6. Low - Violent Past
From Drums and Guns, 2007