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

baumbydahm

baumbydahm:

Illustrations for chapters 9 through 16 of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. 1 through 8 are here. Eight more to go!!! Posting them here a couple of times a week.

Also did you see I put up a new sketchbook on Gumroad? This one has a bunch of Oz-related stuff. The full collection is available too.

(also I have exciting book-related things to say soon)

Ok bye!

I like seein em all at once like this

This will someday soon be something other than an Oz reblog blog I promise

baumbydahm
baumbydahm:

"It is kind of you to like a Scarecrow," he replied.  "But surely you will think more of me when you hear the splendid thoughts my new brain is going to turn out."  Then he said good-bye to them all in a cheerful voice and went to the Throne Room, where he rapped upon the door."Come in," said Oz.The Scarecrow went in and found the little man sitting down by the window, engaged in deep thought.
Chapter 16. This is the first time we see the Throne Room in full, and I thought it would be nice to have little Oz on a tiny folding chair as a counterpoint to the throne.

baumbydahm:

"It is kind of you to like a Scarecrow," he replied.  "But surely you will think more of me when you hear the splendid thoughts my new brain is going to turn out."  Then he said good-bye to them all in a cheerful voice and went to the Throne Room, where he rapped upon the door.
"Come in," said Oz.
The Scarecrow went in and found the little man sitting down by the window, engaged in deep thought.

Chapter 16. This is the first time we see the Throne Room in full, and I thought it would be nice to have little Oz on a tiny folding chair as a counterpoint to the throne.

baumbydahm
baumbydahm:

You will remember there was no road—not even a pathway—between the castle of the Wicked Witch and the Emerald City.  When the four travelers went in search of the Witch she had seen them coming, and so sent the Winged Monkeys to bring them to her.  It was much harder to find their way back through the big fields of buttercups and yellow daisies than it was being carried.  They knew, of course, they must go straight east, toward the rising sun; and they started off in the right way.
Always tricky to find something compositionally interesting to do with these “walking in a direction” chapters. Happy with this one though, and it’s the chronologically first time we’ll see everybody in their New Outfits. I like big meaningful costume changes and it’s something I pay a huge amount of attention to in my own work (or I guess the work that is more fully mine, let’s say).
I’m also working lately on some mockups for the cover of this thing. More as situation develops.

baumbydahm:

You will remember there was no road—not even a pathway—between the castle of the Wicked Witch and the Emerald City.  When the four travelers went in search of the Witch she had seen them coming, and so sent the Winged Monkeys to bring them to her.  It was much harder to find their way back through the big fields of buttercups and yellow daisies than it was being carried.  They knew, of course, they must go straight east, toward the rising sun; and they started off in the right way.

Always tricky to find something compositionally interesting to do with these “walking in a direction” chapters. Happy with this one though, and it’s the chronologically first time we’ll see everybody in their New Outfits. I like big meaningful costume changes and it’s something I pay a huge amount of attention to in my own work (or I guess the work that is more fully mine, let’s say).

I’m also working lately on some mockups for the cover of this thing. More as situation develops.

brikit asked:

Your work on The Wizard of Oz is amazing and I can't wait to see it finished! It's got me itching to return to my own classic-children's-lit-adaption project. Are you planning on any of the other Oz books once this one is complete? (Just curious, since there are so many Oz books.)

Very unlikely! I have only read the first two, but I feel the first one stands on its own way better than as part of a series. Also any sequel to something as dreamy and weird as Wizard of Oz couldn’t help but over-specify and nail down all the charming stuff of the first book. So I am trying to present the one book as its own thing. Also it’s a huge amount of work and I got other stuff I want to do.

Glad you like the project thank you!