Hello. Did you enjoy your weekend?
Mine was good. I finished up work on a new page for this webcomic, and I was also able to catch up with a good friend of mine. That was rad. Any weekend you can hit the trio of art, hamburgers and beer has to be a good one right? It was busy, but in a good way. After seeing Faith No More, I think it was just what the doctor ordered.
I got an order for a new custom cover. So I got that busted out over the weekend as well. It was fun to get some traditional art done for a change. Nick G, hope you enjoy!
Hope all is well in your world!
Thanks for reading
I had never heard of the word “Tuque” until I met Adam. I like the word though.
A lot of the time I get asked if I based it on Spider-man’s costume. While I do read comics, no, that was not why I draw it like that. Adam actually had a hat like this one, so I just drew it.
Come back next week for page 3.
Thanks for reading!
Merry Christmas everyone!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the Cold comic. That has finished up now. I’m now working on the follow up, made for the web purpose story line. Which should be making its debut some time in the new year. I’m just going to build a bit of a buffer up before I start putting them up. I’m excited for people to see it though, as it will be in full colour! Not only something new to look at, but a new challenge for me. The digital process is making it easier to turn a page out faster. Probably 4 times faster than what I would have if I were doing everything in pencil. That is amazing isn’t it? I’ll give you a release date on the webcomic series some time soon hopefully.
This week was an interesting one. Last Saturday I was out with a group of guys on a stag party for my friend Leo. At the tail end of the evening we were moving from one drinking establishment to another and on the way I lost my footing as I transferred from the pavement to the street to avoid some people. I basically caught my foot in a pothole of some sort and twisted it and landed on my ass. It was very painful, but like the idiot I am, instead of calling it quits I limped on to the next bar and hung out for a while before eventually resigning for the evening. The next morning I was barely able to walk. We went down to the emergency clinic and I had an X-ray. Thankfully nothing was broken. It was just a bad sprain. A few days on crutches and icing the foot would eventually help it calm down, though it is still sore and swollen. Looks like it will be a while before that bruising will go down.
The wedding went down on Wednesday. It was awesome. Everyone had a great time. All the best to my man Leo and his new bride Suriya.
Otherwise, finally got to seeing Avatar yesterday. Everyone is right, that is quite the visual spectacle. Some of the concepts with the creatures on that planet was cool. The colours were nice and trippy too! Ha ha!
Anyway, I had better get on with my Christmas day. Wishing you and yours all the best.
Happy holidays, and thanks for reading!
This is probably my favourite page of this story. It just sums up what Adam is all about. I had lots of fun drawing this page, throwing in all that background detail. It took forever though!
Check back this time next week for page 9!
Just dropped off the custom cover to the guy who purchased it off me. It was really cool catching up with him. Plus he worked in the city, and I rarely visit inner Auckland these days. Looking around there were some changes. Including a whole new skyscraper that apparently came out of nowhere? I should have taken a photo of it, now that I am mentioning it. Sorry for my spectacular fail there!
In any case. Now that he has it, I can post the progression of how the custom cover came together. Obviously I was selling something physical, so I went old school on this one. Pencils, inks, and the colour markers to finish it off. The “Hey Ladies” is really me just thinking that, if Adam were to have a song that would represent him “Hey Ladies” by the Beastie Boys always comes to mind. It’s such a good banging track.
Now I’m back in the house. I have a cold Mac’s Gold beer in hand. The weekend has begun.
Don’t forget, I only have limited stock of the custom covers at present. If you would like one, you can hit up the store.
Thanks for reading!