Saw posters for the series walking home from a fringe play - this is the second i've seen. The other was of book 1's cover announcing the series.
Due to give Sof a call, and get copies of K4 from the publisher. Will have to ask how it's doing, get some numbers. Hope it's good. Happy with the way the art's coming out. Need to get more of it done faster this month, but yeah.
Also this week worked on the first of a new short format comic series, seen here on the left.
This is just a rough draft with only crude sketch art, but i'd be curious about how it strikes people, please let me know by writing or commenting here or on flicker.
The theme is to try to help re-frame the way people see science and how it can apply in a non-dogmatic way to understanding their own worlds and lives.
Spent part of the last week volunteering for the Montreal Fringe as a runner, an in house Bike Currier.
Lot of fun, got 16 hours of exercise, 4 free plays, and opportunities to go to some fun sounding after parties. Mind you after all the biking i was not as energized for the after parties and only went to one for a short while. Getting to be an old man. Saw a young Ex lady friend recently and mentioned being almost 39 and I caught a far from subtle look of Disgust. Wow, so that's ageism. Fuckem'
Felt good getting all sweaty like that and three of the four plays i saw were really good.
'Red Bastard' was great and intense and i got him good with a Marry Poppins joke, he told me to shut up! He he. Great show, catch him if you can, sit in front, get touched.
'Reflections on Giving Birth to a Squid' was lovely, think it would make a very cool film. Think something by Wes Anderson. Met two of the cast members while doing my rounds. Mikaela Dyke is delightful in the lead roll. I had the pleasure of getting to say so to her while doing my rounds. She's far too self effacing and very believable and fun to watch on stage. And the full cast was really sharp - they had some cleaver props but it was a black box play using a lot of mime, costumeing and simple props. All three players were wonderfully animated but Sebastien Heins pops on stage like a cartoon character - i mean that in a good way. Ran into him in the street and shook his hand, even then, the boy has some intense presence. Jessica Huras was great as well and has a great monologue as a wana-be baby sitter. The story is brilliantly told. For sure a must see, glad i caught that.
'Dracula in a Time of Climate Change' is a very entertaining vaudevillian romp with silly dance sequences and all. Very entertaining, Scott Kettles as Dracula is dead on dead pan; Susanna Jones as Renfield is a scene stealer; and Cassandra Wittman as Lucy plays an interesting Tim Burton-esque character until spending the night with a pack of vampires and the lead comes in to the story, at which point she seems to take a back seat as a wall flower to the Dames-in-charge which was a little odd. The rest of the cast hold their own well, and the story is snappy and silly timely satire. Very good fun.
Both the later two for sure will be at the Toronto Fringe, worth the shekels!
Some footage from this years MoCCA. http://www.moccany.org It was hot, huge, and packed. I really only shot a tinny part of it, overwhelmed by the humidity and all the people & books, i just kind of frazzled out after walking one and a half isle. There was just so much stuff to see.
Good panel from MoCCA 2009 in New York City, with Alvin Buenaventura (Buenaventura Books), Mats Jonsson (Gallago), Tom Neely (2007 Ignatz Winner), Brett Warnock (Top Shelf), Julia Wertz (www.fartparty.org), Dylan Williams (Sparkplug Comics). Chaired by Heidi MacDonald (The Beat).
Ok, about to take the weekend off and head south for a few days, got some drawing to do tonight and a few errands to run, then catch a train in the am.A quick weekend trip to NY to check out MoCCA for the first time! Woohoo.
Was just at the publishers office, K2: Le dep' eclaire a des milles a la ronde is on the stands! There's also another introductory video on the site with author Sophie Bienvenu!
This is the interior BD i did for that, it printed pretty nicely i think.
Was at TCAF, the Canadian version of this, but i've wanted to go to MoCCA for a while, haven't seen the museum since the early 90's, and the festival seems to promise much! But you know at TCAF i really only got to have real fun in the evenings, the days were work. Didn't want to do too of those in a row so didn't think I'd go this year either. But then i decided i had earned a hobo's weekend.
This time it's strictly for kicks, see some freinds and look at comic books. Not sitting anywhere or have a single thing planed. Looks to be fun. May spend a lot of time in panels.
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