Lovejoy Proof

High draw-ma in Noah Van Sciver's The Death of Elijah Lovejoy. The above pic is a rough proof to catch any tom-foolery like mirror-flipped pages in the guts prior to dropping it off at La Mano. The book should be seeing print the end of March or early April. Keep your fingers cross-eyed for a debut at the Chicago Zine Fest on the 25th of next month.

Oh, those requiring regular nourishment of info on Noah Van Sciver may wish to check out the NVS interview saga over at Itchy Keen. It's a 1 2 3 parter, partner. Gettyup on all that already.


Noah Van Sciver on Itchy Keen + new book pre-order ready

Well it's late into the night or early into the morning and I've just finished re-organizing the Itchy Keen blogsite.  There's more work to be done, but, I gotta a whole lot of other things to take care of, know what I mean?  Anywho, as the title suggests, I have also put up the first part of that Noah Van Sciver interview I've been working on.  Parts 2 & 3 come next week.

Oh, the weird illustration.  I hate prep work.  Sometimes it works to my favor, sometimes not.  These are some attempted doodle's for the interview.  It's supposed to be Noah.  Not sure that it looks like him.  I think the final one included in the interview does all right though.  They were fun to do in any case.

Here I am quoting myself, from an email to Noah 2 months back:

"Last year and early this year I re-read a bunch of the single issues of Yummy Fur, and seeing/reading Blammo definitely put me in mind of Yummy Fur. What you are doing Noah is some of my favorite comic work right now. Your push of the traditionally sized comic single and the regular out put and how quickly you are growing-- if I could I afford it I would do my damnedest to steal you and your Blammo series."

Although I cannot (yet!) steal Noah, we will be doing a number of books with him in the coming years. The first one out the gate drops late next month. The Death of Elijah Lovejoy is now available for pre-order!


Yearbooks made it in Drawing Words & Writing Pictures Notables for 2010!

Nic's work was recently mentioned as a 2010 notable on Drawing Words & Writing Pictures ran by Jessica Abel and Matt Madden. I'm happy to see Nic's Yearbooks get a shout out. I'm obviously a little biased, but if I didn't think it was quality work I wouldn't have worked so hard to see it published. I also really enjoyed colouring it, and will be colouring about 130 pages of comix before the year is out. 100 of those pages are comix by Mr. Breutzman. This is going to be a packed year. Hopefully y'all will keep an eye or two on some of the projects we got coming up. Thanks!