baumbydahm
baumbydahm:

For three days Dorothy heard nothing from Oz.  These were sad days for the little girl, although her friends were all quite happy and contented.
Chapter 17! Skipping around a little here. This is actually the very last drawing I made for the Oz book: I finished it last week and now the book is DONE AND READY TO GO VERY SOON. I’ve been posting art early on the Patreon.

this is the last one I drew but I still have a lot more stuff to post! on the Inter-net!

baumbydahm:

For three days Dorothy heard nothing from Oz.  These were sad days for the little girl, although her friends were all quite happy and contented.

Chapter 17! Skipping around a little here. This is actually the very last drawing I made for the Oz book: I finished it last week and now the book is DONE AND READY TO GO VERY SOON. I’ve been posting art early on the Patreon.

this is the last one I drew but I still have a lot more stuff to post! on the Inter-net!

vattucomic
vattucomic:

Just wrapped up SPX in Bethesda, and I WON THE IGNATZ for Best Online comic!!! SPX and those awards (and the comic for which it is named) mean so much to me and really appreciate the award.Vattu book 3 begins today. This one is a big one, and we’re starting out with the first look so far at the absolute upper echelons of Sahta’s government. Thank you all for bearing with me during the break. I’m looking forward to getting into the thick of this book.The Oz project is wrapping up and a book is happening soon. My Patreon has cleared 300 a month, so everybody who pledges within the month will get a ton of sketchbook pdfs. I’m feeling good and optimistic about the things I am working on, and I really appreciate you reading.

WE’RE BACK Y’ALL
I WON AN AWARD

vattucomic:

Just wrapped up SPX in Bethesda, and I WON THE IGNATZ for Best Online comic!!! SPX and those awards (and the comic for which it is named) mean so much to me and really appreciate the award.

Vattu book 3 begins today. This one is a big one, and we’re starting out with the first look so far at the absolute upper echelons of Sahta’s government. Thank you all for bearing with me during the break. I’m looking forward to getting into the thick of this book.

The Oz project is wrapping up and a book is happening soon. My Patreon has cleared 300 a month, so everybody who pledges within the month will get a ton of sketchbook pdfs. I’m feeling good and optimistic about the things I am working on, and I really appreciate you reading.

WE’RE BACK Y’ALL

I WON AN AWARD

benignkingdom
benignkingdom:

ALL RIGHT EVERYBODY ARE YOU READY FOR SPX THIS WEEKEND.
Benign Kingdom has a table all its own, at table W32 against the back wall, whence it may hold all of the independent comics community in its gaze and pass righteous judgment upon it. Right between Becky & Frank and Ignatz Nominee Me (Evan).
Artists we have published and worked with who will be at the show include:
Yuko Ota & Ananth Panagariya - W89
KC Green - With Topatoco, W23-W29
Anthony Clark - Also with Topatoco!
Phil McAndrew - K5
Danielle Corsetto - W30
Emily Carroll - W84-87
As well we’ve reblogged some other SPX hype posts by friends of the show over the last couple hours (or as many as I could find to queue up before I gotta head out of town), which may have been obnoxious but Everyone Is Very Excited About SPX.
Thanks Becky for this just cute-as-hell map.
ok xoxo
evn

It is really happening

benignkingdom:

ALL RIGHT EVERYBODY ARE YOU READY FOR SPX THIS WEEKEND.

Benign Kingdom has a table all its own, at table W32 against the back wall, whence it may hold all of the independent comics community in its gaze and pass righteous judgment upon it. Right between Becky & Frank and Ignatz Nominee Me (Evan).

Artists we have published and worked with who will be at the show include:

Yuko Ota & Ananth Panagariya - W89

KC Green - With Topatoco, W23-W29

Anthony Clark - Also with Topatoco!

Phil McAndrew - K5

Danielle Corsetto - W30

Emily Carroll - W84-87

As well we’ve reblogged some other SPX hype posts by friends of the show over the last couple hours (or as many as I could find to queue up before I gotta head out of town), which may have been obnoxious but Everyone Is Very Excited About SPX.

Thanks Becky for this just cute-as-hell map.

ok xoxo

evn

It is really happening

Book 3 of Vattu: The Lantern & the Shadow begins on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 15! You can keep abreast of updates by RSS or Tumblr or Facebook or (with a somewhat lower signal-to-noise ratio) Twitter.

I’ve also put up Monday’s page earlier on Patreon, for backers at any level. I plan to keep doing this, whenever I’m ahead in the comic at all!

Book 3 is some of the most complicated writing I’ve ever done, so this break has been very good time to work on it (also worked on this). Very excited to get it out there.

baumbydahm
baumbydahm:

The sun shone brightly as our friends turned their faces toward the Land of the South.  They were all in the best of spirits, and laughed and chatted together.  Dorothy was once more filled with the hope of getting home, and the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman were glad to be of use to her.  As for the Lion, he sniffed the fresh air with delight and whisked his tail from side to side in pure joy at being in the country again, while Toto ran around them and chased the moths and butterflies, barking merrily all the time.
Chapter 19; leaving the Emerald City on the last leg of their journey. Tried to show a perspective on the wall distinct from this one.
Really in the home stretch, now! I finished the last of the drawing, and everything should be colored this week, before I go to SPX!

baumbydahm:

The sun shone brightly as our friends turned their faces toward the Land of the South.  They were all in the best of spirits, and laughed and chatted together.  Dorothy was once more filled with the hope of getting home, and the Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman were glad to be of use to her.  As for the Lion, he sniffed the fresh air with delight and whisked his tail from side to side in pure joy at being in the country again, while Toto ran around them and chased the moths and butterflies, barking merrily all the time.

Chapter 19; leaving the Emerald City on the last leg of their journey. Tried to show a perspective on the wall distinct from this one.

Really in the home stretch, now! I finished the last of the drawing, and everything should be colored this week, before I go to SPX!

fourstringfingersting asked:

Hey Evan! Curious about your work, and if you're fully supporting yourself on just your artwork, or if you have to work a separate job to continue making your work. It's inspiring to see you put out work the way that you do, and being an artist myself I'm definitely looking for pointers on how to keep yourself going as an illustrator who can support himself on his art alone. Thanks for the wonderful art, every one of your updates brings a smile to my face!

This is my full-time job! I’m very fortunate to be able to have it as my main thing, but it is hard and inconsistent, which is part of why I am spreading myself thin over several things at once most of the time. Thank you for liking what I do!!

I always struggle with Advice questions, because the audience I have that allows me to be self-sufficient mostly came to my work in a very different internet. Things are different and always changing, but: make as much work as you can, make the work that is uniquely important to you, and keep abreast of wherever internet culture is at the given moment re:spreading the work around. Don’t think of yourself as owed anything, don’t compare yourself to other people, just make your stuff and make it easy to find. Also for illustrators in particular, I still think webcomics are very important as a platform to publicly develop a voice and get people invested in what you’re doing, even if comics aren’t necessarily your end goal.

that’s what i got for ya

baumbydahm
baumbydahm:

Before them was a great stretch of country having a floor as smooth and shining and white as the bottom of a big platter.  Scattered around were many houses made entirely of china and painted in the brightest colors.  These houses were quite small, the biggest of them reaching only as high as Dorothy’s waist.  There were also pretty little barns, with china fences around them; and many cows and sheep and horses and pigs and chickens, all made of china, were standing about in groups.
Chapter 20, on the way south. This one is a weird one; one of the little episodes that feels kind of out-of-place and begins and ends abruptly. Very fun intricate drawing that took forever!!
I’ve been posting Oz stuff on the Patreon a bit earlier than here, if you’re interested!

baumbydahm:

Before them was a great stretch of country having a floor as smooth and shining and white as the bottom of a big platter.  Scattered around were many houses made entirely of china and painted in the brightest colors.  These houses were quite small, the biggest of them reaching only as high as Dorothy’s waist.  There were also pretty little barns, with china fences around them; and many cows and sheep and horses and pigs and chickens, all made of china, were standing about in groups.

Chapter 20, on the way south. This one is a weird one; one of the little episodes that feels kind of out-of-place and begins and ends abruptly. Very fun intricate drawing that took forever!!

I’ve been posting Oz stuff on the Patreon a bit earlier than here, if you’re interested!

topatoco

topatoco:

TopatoCo will be returning once again to SPX located in Bethesda, MD! We have a variety of guests with us this year, and many Friends of TopatoCo will be tabling as well!

TopatoCo will be at tables 23-30, with feature guests such as:

It’s me, Ignatz Nominee Evan Dahm

I was going to make my own little SPX-map but this one’s better and it has a good number of SPX’s Webcomic Contingent listed as well. That’s me along the back wall with Benign Kingdom compatriots Becky and Frank!

Thank you Topatoco friends for making a swell map.

If you’re around I hope you can make it to SPX it’s one of my favorites!

I started a Patreon! If you’d be interested in pledging a coupla bucks a month, it would be just lovely, and you’d have access to as much sketchbook stuff and pre-release art as I can get to you. I don’t think there’s ever been a platform like this before, and it presents a very exciting opportunity for people with weird jobs like myself!
I will not put Vattu or any major work behind a paywall. I am committed to making much of my work available for free. Patreon allows you to support my work if you’d like, but it’s personally and professionally important to me that you can read it without paying anything, too!
I don’t really know what to expect, but I have some cool things it would allow me to do, if it does well enough. The first one is the Rice Boy Rerun Blog, which I’ve mentioned before…
Thank you so much for reading!
- Evan

I started a Patreon! If you’d be interested in pledging a coupla bucks a month, it would be just lovely, and you’d have access to as much sketchbook stuff and pre-release art as I can get to you. I don’t think there’s ever been a platform like this before, and it presents a very exciting opportunity for people with weird jobs like myself!

I will not put Vattu or any major work behind a paywall. I am committed to making much of my work available for free. Patreon allows you to support my work if you’d like, but it’s personally and professionally important to me that you can read it without paying anything, too!

I don’t really know what to expect, but I have some cool things it would allow me to do, if it does well enough. The first one is the Rice Boy Rerun Blog, which I’ve mentioned before…

Thank you so much for reading!

- Evan