Mine, All Mine!

I've been doing a lot of research and thinking work for this comic I have in mind. It's fun and exciting having ideas clumping together in my conscious and subconscious minds, just like when I was writing novels.

Especially reassuring is having a personal project I actually want to work on, because for a long time nothing stuck.

...But I'm not going to talk about it here. Not yet. I believe it's really important for me to draw this thing just for myself, and not jump ahead to considering what anyone else would think of it.

So, instead, I present dog pictures!! That's what the internet wants, anyway.

First, the test-run of Doug's winter jacket.

picture: Doug's jacket

Is it me, or is his face saying, "You're kidding, right?"

Unfortunately, it also covers up his willy, and he spends much of our walks peeing on things, so that doesn't work. I'll need to make some sort of adjustment to it -- though I don't know how we're ever going to do a fitting with him.

Second, I present The Amazing Douglas, who has the uncanny ability to detect a buried piece of bread at ten paces (and finds bread where one would not expect there to be bread).

Doug digs for bread

Starting Something New

I better post what I drew at last week's Comics Club before I go again tonight!

comic: time off comic: taking Doug along comic: dinner with Dad comic: starting my graphic novel

Holiday Sketches

There's so, so much I didn't capture from our recent trip abroad, but I had a little time this week and wanted to at least do a few sketches -- and use ink, because pencil was fine after the accident, but it's really time to commit to something more finished, even if it's scarier.

comic: Madrid apt

comic: Minnie grandma

comic: Madrid architecture

comic: The Shambles

comic: York Castle Museum

comic: visitng Wick (Sorry, honey, this is a terrible drawing of you.)

comic: travelling 1

comic: travelling 2 (Geez, haven't done calligraphy in a while. I started in here, and had to continue, even though it looks like a thicket more than letters.)

comic: travelling 3

comic: travelling 4

comic: travelling 5

Gotta Have Faith

Craig's got the cold, so I went on as his understudy for last night's Playing with Choir.

Playing with Choir, Faith