Sunday, January 22, 2006
This is a page from one of those projects that's been on the backburner for quite some time, slowly simmering to perfection (I hope).
The story is about a young woman who's having trouble sleeping, and so she gets up, and starts reflecting. She eventually goes out onto her balcony for a smoke, and looks back in to see a different version of herself, one much happier and nurturing. I'll leave the rest as a surprise, but the main theme of the comic is renewal in a place that has become tired and withered.
It'd be hard to call this a 'comic book,' I think a more accurate description would be 'comic poem.' Right now I'm thinking of self-publishing as soemthing akin to a chapbook. Thoughts? Advice?
Posted by Mike Sgier at 10:45 AM
Monday, January 16, 2006
Sunday, January 15, 2006
So, one of my latest obsessions has been the latest version of King Kong. I don't know what it is, but I love this movie, as soon as it was over I wanted to see it again (mind you, it's a 3 hour movie!) Well done, Mr. Jackson!
Of course, my fandom is going to seep into my artwork, and so here's my plan: a possible series of woodcuts with the feel of a 1930's poster, but with clear references to the new movie. I figure it's about time I move beyond the linocut and start dealing with woodcuts in serious way. And since I just sat down to work on this today, I don't have much more than these sketches. As always, I'll post new designs and sketches as they emerge.
Posted by Mike Sgier at 6:31 PM
Saturday, January 07, 2006
It's been a while since I posted something for Illustration Friday, but it also helped that I was a bit inspired by the theme for this week. Just a quick sketch, hopefully somewhat humorous.
Also, for those that have been regular visitors to my blog, check below for an actual Lost illustration I completed (finally!)
Posted by Mike Sgier at 4:46 PM