|Updatin' past my bedtime.
||[Sep. 11th, 2012|12:35 am]
There's a new Stop Paying Attention comic!
It's been a few months since I updated Stop Paying Attention, but this one is 3 pages long (though stacked in a single column, for reading's sake, online). I love making this comic, getting the thoughts out about art, memory, psychology, humanity and age. But I also love that I don't feel pressure to update it all the time. I love and admire my comics pals that stick to a strict updating schedule, but this comic wouldn't work well updated often. I have the good luck to get to make comics that come out a little more sporadically, and I might kick myself around for occasionally falling off the grid a bit, I'm comforted by the fact that I have so much work that has yet to be seen-- destined for books to come and projects to be unveiled. Stay tuned.
I wrote and illustrated a piece for The American Reader, about The New Life of the Comic Book. I'm excited to work with them, and will be doing a series of graphic journalism!
I do a lot of freelance illustration, but illustrating your own writing allows the artist to really convey quite a bit in the relationship between text and image to say more than what the text and image can say separately. A nice change of pace from trying to make a visual statement that the author may or may not groove to.
Anyway, The main image was a fun draw, and so I thought I'd post some process stuff about it!
I knew that I wanted an image of a paper that was suspended in such a way as to show both sides, so I ended up taking some really unflattering photos of how paper might contort in such a way, featuring my morning bed-head in a prominent light.
I did the sketch digitally, so I could move things around:
Then I printed the sketch so I could ink it using a lightbox on paper, because I will never ever ever be able to quit you, pen and ink:
And then colored using a variety of lightboxed hand-watercolors and digital futzing:
Shh, I'm going to be at SPX next weekend, but I won't have a table. I... I don't even remember the last time... if ever... I went to a convention where I didn't have to work my table all weekend. I'm positively giddy! I'll just be milling around, oohing and aahing. But if you want to buy a limited edition print run of "Snack Love," I will have those in my bag if you spot me and ask. It's a full-color mini comic of 50 food illustrations, so think about lightening my load and flag me down!
Great comic Lucy, your colour pallets are brill.
If the world could see all the goofy reference photos I take...
LOVED that 'Stop Paying Attention' \o/
I'll be at SPX, and I'll help lighten that load.
I'll be at SPX too, let's please see faces! :D
The mp3 was so cute! Do you have more?
2012-09-12 02:29 am (UTC)
Your illustration makes me say:
OW, that's weird. I used to think that same kind of stuff... Actually, I still do.
Permission to make an icon out of he panel about wanting a recorder for your brain? I have *always* wanted one of those - especially now that the MonSter (MS / multiple sclerosis) is eating away at my memory…
I like it!
it's been a while since I've been visiting your site ... Her work is very cool!