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!

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.

I collected 41 comprehensible pages of material from the almost 1000 pages of notebooks I have filled planning Vattu. They are available as a PDF for 3 or more dollars. Spoilers for books 1 and 2 only, so if you’ve read what’s currently online you’re fine. You can buy it here!
Book 2 is ending very soon and I’ve got a few more things to show you as we approach that turning-point. If you haven’t read Vattu…. it is right there for you to read….

I collected 41 comprehensible pages of material from the almost 1000 pages of notebooks I have filled planning Vattu. They are available as a PDF for 3 or more dollars. Spoilers for books 1 and 2 only, so if you’ve read what’s currently online you’re fine. You can buy it here!

Book 2 is ending very soon and I’ve got a few more things to show you as we approach that turning-point. If you haven’t read Vattu…. it is right there for you to read….

Thinking about costume changes for Junti from the comic I am making. I’m on her last scene in book 2 of the comic!
I’ve been trying to put a lot of emphasis on clothing and how it signifies status among the Surin, to the point of many of Junti’s scenes beginning with meticulous focus on her putting on or adjusting her uniform, etc. I like motifs.
The second book of Vattu is ending very soon!!!! Stuff is HAPPENING!

Thinking about costume changes for Junti from the comic I am making. I’m on her last scene in book 2 of the comic!

I’ve been trying to put a lot of emphasis on clothing and how it signifies status among the Surin, to the point of many of Junti’s scenes beginning with meticulous focus on her putting on or adjusting her uniform, etc. I like motifs.

The second book of Vattu is ending very soon!!!! Stuff is HAPPENING!

I put up an enormous art book on Gumroad. About 100 pages; practically every piece of Overside-related promotional art and illustration I’ve made over the past eight years. EIGHT YEARS! There is also a pretty lengthy section of commentary on every piece in the book, from the perspective of bitter, wizened 2014 Evan.

It was strange and weirdly emotional pulling this stuff out of the last three computers I’ve used. Overside and what I’ve been trying to get out of it haven’t been extremely internally consistent, but I don’t think many people get to have such a clear throughline for so many years through practically everything they do creatively. Not done yet, either.

It would be lovely if you’d help me spread the word on this thing, and let me know what you think of it if you decide to get it! Thank you!

Overside Miscellany 2006-2014.

I put up a couple new originals on etsy! Keep an eye on the shop if you’re interested; I’m going to try to keep a handful available at all times.

Very weird looking at my inking from 2006 and 2013 at the same time! A lot of early Vattu looks a little too meticulous to me now; I think I’ve figured out a nice, bolder middle ground for inking in the last couple hundred pages.

I don’t post very much here about the project that takes up the vast majority of my time. Vattu is nearing the end of Book 2, and I’m very excited about some things that will be coming together in the near future… This page initiates one of those comings-together; finally we approach the Imperial Tower that has been looming in the distance since page 204.
Started this thing in summer 2010 and about halfway through it now and I think you should read it if you’re interested.

I don’t post very much here about the project that takes up the vast majority of my time. Vattu is nearing the end of Book 2, and I’m very excited about some things that will be coming together in the near future… This page initiates one of those comings-together; finally we approach the Imperial Tower that has been looming in the distance since page 204.

Started this thing in summer 2010 and about halfway through it now and I think you should read it if you’re interested.