Thursday, August 22, 2013

Cartooning Studio comic preview

Well, there's still just over a week to preorder the Cartooning Studio 2013 comics. Remember $5 plus $1 shipping. So you can send $6 to schwarzgerat [at] gmail [dot] com. I originally said the books would go up to $6 in September, but now I am thinking maybe $7 because I am going to do a nicer bind job. I am really excited for it. We'll see what I think after binding them all. They will look cool anyways.

And for your viewing pleasure, here is a preview PDF of the comic. We were handing these out at the Portland Zine Symposium. Enjoy! Share the preview with your friends!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Cartooning Studio comic pre-orders

You might remember that Angela went to Vermont for the Cartooning Studio workshop at the Center for Cartoon Studies a few weeks ago. Well, she was so inspired, she decided to make up a bunch of autobio comics (twenty-three of them) and combine those with the comics she made during the week. So we are going to have it available in the first week of September for $6 plus shipping.

But you can order it now for $5 plus $2 shipping. Just send $7 to schwarzgerat [at] gmail [dot] com on PayPal. If you would rather another method of payment, email angela [at] flyingdodopublications [dot] com and we can try to work something out.

This is a 56 page comic with the autobio comics, Skate Board ChampThe Short Furry Life of Reggie Bishop, the original text that the Reggie story was based on, and a single page comic based on the free-writing class at the workshop.

Here are some photos of Angela at the workshop. Izzy Rotman is responsible for this proof because Angela forgot to take any pictures.
Here is Alec Longstreth speaking in one of his lectures, just to give you an idea how intense the week was. Look at him go! Check out his comics. Phase 7 is amazing.

I'm using a micron pen there, so I am probably inking the letters. I used a brush pen (actually two since my first one ran out) to ink the art, as well as a regular brush dipped in ink for the dry brush. Hard to get good dry brush with a cartridge brush pen.

Luke Healy is helping me make my InDesign Doc.

Running through my pages while Jon Chad looks through the printed covers that we are getting ready to screen print.

All done! And two comics to show for it. Not bad

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Portland zine symposium

Abe and Angela will be plying their wares at the Portland zine symposium. It is in Ambridge Event Center from 10 to 6.
They will not be there tomorrow, so you better come today. They will even have a special preorder available for Angela's comic about her time at cartooning studio in Vermont at the Center for Cartoon Studies. You don't have to show up to get that, but they will have a free preview comic of it.
We will go into more detail about how to preorder tomorrow or Monday, right here!
Hope to see you in Portland!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Cartooning studio

Angela's back from cartooning studio, a 5 day workshop at the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont. She learned lots and had a blast.

She made two mini comics! "Skate Board Champ" was a goof on one of the teachers, Jon Chad. That was just to practice old school production with glue and paper on a photocopier.

The other was a sci-fi story written by Abe, "The Short Furry Life of Reggie Bishop." She spent most of the week on this story, practicing thumb nailing, penciling, inking, lettering, and production. Even screen printing for the cover!

She learned loads, meet awesome people, and had a great time. She plans to make up a comic compiling the two mini comics and an auto bio comic of her time, so keep an eye out for that here.