Here are three sets of robots I made last year for fun, and some examples of the reference material I used for them! Ugh I love robots!!!

I got a whole ton of sticker sheets of these 12 robots made; they are very nice and shiny and I have too many. I will just give you a bunch of robot stickers if you order a book or something in the next few weeks.

At least a full set of robot stickers. I gotta get them out of my life. Thank u.

Here are some excerpts from the Adventure Time: Candy Capers story I drew for BOOM! Studios last year, and some bits of Heironymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights that I used as inspiration for riffing on Adventure Time’s Land of the Dead. I had pretty free reign to design places and creatures that hadn’t shown up in the show so that was very cool!

I just remembered I drew this thing and wanted to show u

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The Cowardly Lion was much pleased to hear that the Wicked Witch had been melted by a bucket of water, and Dorothy at once unlocked the gate of his prison and set him free.  They went in together to the castle, where Dorothy’s first act was to call all the Winkies together and tell them that they were no longer slaves.
Chapter 13! Dorothy triumphant! I loved drawing all of these Winkies. One more chapter takes place in Winkie-land, so I get to develop it a little more, and then we’re back to the City and then to the south. Over halfway done with the illustrations.

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The Cowardly Lion was much pleased to hear that the Wicked Witch had been melted by a bucket of water, and Dorothy at once unlocked the gate of his prison and set him free.  They went in together to the castle, where Dorothy’s first act was to call all the Winkies together and tell them that they were no longer slaves.

Chapter 13! Dorothy triumphant! I loved drawing all of these Winkies. One more chapter takes place in Winkie-land, so I get to develop it a little more, and then we’re back to the City and then to the south. Over halfway done with the illustrations.

VATTU WAS NOMINATED FOR AN IGNATZ AWARD!
How about THAT! I’m very excited about this! The Ignatz awards are maybe the most significant in independent or small-press comics, and I am in really excellent company. I will be at SPX in Bethesda this year (table W33!) where the winners will be announced!
Some other work that’s been nominated that I love:
Sam Bosma's Fantasy Basketball! The Qu33r anthology! This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki! A story from Octopus Pie by Meredith Gran! Cathy G. Johnson's entire ouevre! House of Women by Sophie Goldstein! aaaaaa!!!!
Thank you to the jury for making such excellent choices and including my work among them.
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VATTU WAS NOMINATED FOR AN IGNATZ AWARD!

How about THAT! I’m very excited about this! The Ignatz awards are maybe the most significant in independent or small-press comics, and I am in really excellent company. I will be at SPX in Bethesda this year (table W33!) where the winners will be announced!

Some other work that’s been nominated that I love:

Sam Bosma's Fantasy Basketball! The Qu33r anthology! This One Summer by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki! A story from Octopus Pie by Meredith Gran! Cathy G. Johnson's entire ouevre! House of Women by Sophie Goldstein! aaaaaa!!!!

Thank you to the jury for making such excellent choices and including my work among them.

cool!

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Now the Wicked Witch of the West had but one eye, yet that was as powerful as a telescope, and could see everywhere.  So, as she sat in the door of her castle, she happened to look around and saw Dorothy lying asleep, with her friends all about her.
Finally we get to some dramatically different Oz vistas! As usual there’s not a ton to go on as far as specific descriptions in the text, but I tried to develop an architectural style that’s distinct and works with the designs for the Witch and the Winkies, and stick to the yellow color-scheme Winkie-land is given.
Pretty happy with this one. One more chapter opener takes place in Winkie-land, and then we’re off.
All previous chapter illustrations here.

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Now the Wicked Witch of the West had but one eye, yet that was as powerful as a telescope, and could see everywhere.  So, as she sat in the door of her castle, she happened to look around and saw Dorothy lying asleep, with her friends all about her.

Finally we get to some dramatically different Oz vistas! As usual there’s not a ton to go on as far as specific descriptions in the text, but I tried to develop an architectural style that’s distinct and works with the designs for the Witch and the Winkies, and stick to the yellow color-scheme Winkie-land is given.

Pretty happy with this one. One more chapter opener takes place in Winkie-land, and then we’re off.

All previous chapter illustrations here.

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The four travelers walked up to the great gate of Emerald City and rang the bell.  After ringing several times, it was opened by the same Guardian of the Gates they had met before.
"What! are you back again?" he asked, in surprise.
And we’re back! I just finished the first half of my webcomic Vattu and I’m taking a break on updating that for a month; one of the (several) things I’ll be working on in that time is the Wizard of Oz project! Halfway done; expect more soon.
I skipped ahead for this one because I wanted to draw more Emerald City stuff (previously). This is Chapter 15, when Dorothy and friends return to the City from Winkie-land.
Got some fun ones coming up.

excited to be working on this thing again! It’s the biggest ‘side project’ I’ve done so naturally I underestimated how hard it would be to keep going at a consistent speed

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The four travelers walked up to the great gate of Emerald City and rang the bell.  After ringing several times, it was opened by the same Guardian of the Gates they had met before.

"What! are you back again?" he asked, in surprise.

And we’re back! I just finished the first half of my webcomic Vattu and I’m taking a break on updating that for a month; one of the (several) things I’ll be working on in that time is the Wizard of Oz project! Halfway done; expect more soon.

I skipped ahead for this one because I wanted to draw more Emerald City stuff (previously). This is Chapter 15, when Dorothy and friends return to the City from Winkie-land.

Got some fun ones coming up.

excited to be working on this thing again! It’s the biggest ‘side project’ I’ve done so naturally I underestimated how hard it would be to keep going at a consistent speed

DONE

Started out with my normal multiply-layer-over-flats tactic, and tweaked it a bit to make the grass and water kind of glowy. The layers of distance separated in the previous post were used to create atmospheric perspective: each one has a successively more opaque layer over it set to hard light.

I’m happy with this thing! It’ll be a print at some point, and I’m putting in the order for a convention banner today, so I should have it in time for SPX!

previously

Ok I went through and updated the colors for every single page of Vattu, and re-uploaded them to the site. Site colors for book 1 now match colors in the print edition, and some contrast issues throughout book 2 have been fixed. A lot of stuff that isn’t noticeable, but is much more readable now!

Did you know book 2 is finished? Did you know I’m about halfway through the biggest thing I have ever made and you can read it for free right here? Now u know