Experimenting with some of Kyle T Webster’s brushes
They look and feel very natural plus he has some for free so check them out!

Experimenting with some of Kyle T Webster’s brushes

They look and feel very natural plus he has some for free so check them out!

MoCCA is this weekend! I’ll be selling comics, cosmonaut postcards, and prints at the MICA table with some amazingly talented friends. Come by and say hi!

MoCCA

Sorry for the short notice but I found out last night that I will be at the MICA table next weekend at MoCCA. Anyone who’s going can purchase some of my prints and copies of my comic (finally). 

Also, for anyone who can’t make it, Inprnt is having a 20% off sale this weekend!

FYI anyone who needs to print a bunch of comics for pretty cheap on short notice should use the office depot near my house!

Hello! Anyone who is interested in purchasing high quality prints of my work can do so over at Inprnt

I’ve been in the process of trying to print copies of my comic and I haven’t been having very good luck so far. I tried using Ka-blam.com and Lulu.com, and designed specific layout for each website tailored to the specifications of their individual templates. I ordered a copy from each site to compare their products and decide what size I liked better. I’m sticking with the standard comic size (smaller version). 

I decided to share my experience incase anyone is looking for a nice website to print comics from. 

Ka-blam cons:

With ka-blam.com, after uploading my files, they claimed the pages were sized incorrectly (a little too big), even though I scaled each page to the dimensions of their template. They offered to resize them for me, which I thought would be helpful. I was wrong. Instead of resizing my pages, they cropped the top and right sides of each spread, a problem I discovered after the comic was printed and delivered. I also noticed that even though I uploaded a pdf with each page numbered, for some reason two pages were in the wrong order. The total cost was $6.43 including shipping.

pros: 

Ka-blam allows you to message their employees directly through their website. Unfortunately, this means you need to keep checking your messages through the site instead of receiving email updates when you have new messages. But, this allowed me to ask if the onside covers could be black, which really effects the overall tone of my comic. 

Lulu cons:

With lulu.com, the process was much smoother. But unfortunately, after receiving the comic in the mail today, I found that each page has a small white border surrounding the edges. The colors also printed a little duller than my copy from ka-blam. The total cost including shipping was $10.55. 

pros:

Lulu supplies an isbn number for your publications, and offers to make your product available  thru their website, barnes & noble, amazon, and more. 

I’m going to try printing locally instead and will hopefully have copies available for purchase through my website in the near future.

sorry for the long post :)

On the MICA Illustration Blog, our department features interviews with different illustrators from the senior class. I was featured earlier last month, along with many other talented artists. Check out the link to read my interview and learn a little more about MICA’s illustration department.

Benefits of being sick:
- Plenty of time to draw
- Exaggerated color in your face
Inspired by my dopey face via skype

Benefits of being sick:

- Plenty of time to draw

- Exaggerated color in your face

Inspired by my dopey face via skype

This is my piece for Nessie Press’s Monsters of the Deep zine. I chose the lion’s mane jellyfish. 

This is my piece for Nessie Press’s Monsters of the Deep zine. I chose the lion’s mane jellyfish. 

Here are the spreads of my comic along with the cover. I thought the spreads would be a little easier to read. 

I finally finished the cover to my comic, COSMONAUT
For the full comic, check out my website!
I’ll be selling copies soon so stay tuned!

I finally finished the cover to my comic, COSMONAUT

For the full comic, check out my website!

I’ll be selling copies soon so stay tuned!

I have officially finished, organized, arranged, and edited my comic! Part one and two have been combined into one comic called “Cosmonaut”. Check it out on my website!

I’m currently designing a cover so I can finally order physical copies. I’ll post thumbnails and sketches for the cover soon so stay tuned.