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.

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

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!

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