I finished my series of little island drawings, and the whole set is available as a PDF on Gumroad for two dollars, as well as a similar project from last year called Aftermath.
This project was almost hypnotic for me, and I guess represents my first attempt to make something purely “about” the particular sort of escapism that feels like the most fundamental thing that makes me want to make things. Some of the islands are empty and some have large abandoned structures on them, and there’s meant to be a nice sort of rhythm through the book.
It will be in print for Spring 2014, also! I hope you like it!!
She was surprised, as she walked along, to see how pretty the country was about her. There were neat fences at the sides of the road, painted a dainty blue color, and beyond them were fields of grain and vegetables in abundance. Evidently the Munchkins were good farmers and able to raise large crops.
Opening page for Chapter 3! This took a long time. Munchkins are all about the color blue and their buildings all have domes. In the back of my head I’m working out how to construct all of the different settings to look distinct, because there isn’t much textual description to go on. The text first gives the impression of Munchkinland being bright and charming and rural, so that is my priority for these first few pictures.
The chapter 4 illo is inked and I should be able to get it up in about a week. My goal is to get one of these done every week, so the whole book will be done inside half a year.
Quick drawing to finalize upcoming costume changes for Vattu. The story is turning out to be all about identity and self-representation, so I’ve been trying to emphasize clothing and how it changes and reflects characters’ places in the world. Internet comics.