A long, long time ago, in a lecture theatre far, far away, I was keeping a sketchbook of notes and doodles for a CCS 100 class, and at the end of the year as we prepared to part ways for horizons unknown a friend of mine asked if she could keep one of those doodles. I cut a piece the size of a business card out of the first page and she's kept it in her wallet ever since. We've talked occasionally in the years since she moved away, and that piece of paper with the face on it always comes up in conversation and makes me smile. Which is funny, because I can't even remember exactly what it looked like. It was a great connection to have, though, a token of that first year of art school. But she got in touch with me today and said with great lament that she'd lost the wallet. Replacing her debit card, she said, was no big deal, but the face is gone forever. Another piece of the past passed away. Such is life, I suppose.
And now, for your daily dose of M.O.C.K.
Here's a couple of morning panels for you, your daily dose of M.O.C.K.. I should have Kelowna comic jam content up and published digitally sometime soon; keep an eye out. In the meantime, though, check out the stuff posted from the Vancouver Comic Jam, where tricorns are killed by the Statue of Liberty.
"...and if you figure out what the hell is going on, let me know, okay?"
There was a lot of that going around the first Kelowna Comic Jam today, because everything that ended up on paper was wacky, twisted, and more than a touch absurd. Perfection, in other words. We had a blast slinging ink late into the afternoon, laughing, passing pages around the table at The Alternator and chuckling at the antics of our characters. The Implements from Clue escaped and set out of their own accord, only to discover severe emotional baggage; a frustrated director makes an epic about a village defending itself from a menacing aerial salad moth (yes, you read that correctly); and Hank, the monster under the bed, attends to his...duties. With the inspirational assistance of a word generator we plumbed the depths of the absurd, and boy did we have a blast. Not to mention, we churned out some 9 full pages of art, and several partials. In colour! I was impressed. We're there again next week; if you happen to be in the area, please, come join in the madness!
More quotes from the comic jam: ""I didn't expect us to anthropomorphize the varnish so quickly"
I was dusting off some pads of paper from semesters gone by this morning, and uncovered these two gems. Cannot for the life of me remember when I drew them, but they made me chuckle.
Good morning! Here's two panels for you, from M.O.C.K.. I have a hunch it's going to be a good day; I have an interview later on with CBC Radio West regarding the Kelowna Comic Jam. So stay tuned; I'll toss some details up here for you, time and such, when I have them.