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.

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!

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.

baumbydahm:

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.

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

Book 2 of Vattu ends tomorrow. Book 3 starts in around a month.

These are updated images for the site. The Book 3 image is sort of a spoilerless stopgap; still thinking about what to make it look like without giving too much away. It took me a while into book 2 to figure out what its title would be, but I think I already have a pretty tight hold on what 3 is thematically about, so that is the title almost 100% for sure.

Tying it together. Inks are done now; the whole drawing is about 20 by 30 inches. Tried to push the linework in the foreground to make it bolder and more foreground-ish, and I think it reads the way I want it to.

I looked real hard for a large-format flat scanner in NYC and can’t find one that will cost me less than $100 to have this scanned, so I’m going to scan it in several parts and stitch together myself. Colors are the next big step! I have some ideas but might do some quick mockups to see what looks right.