Halloween 2014

halloween2014beastI did this today, I suppose, for festive reasons. Or maybe because the time was ripe for a slouching beast with intergalactic headphones. Whatever. The drawing was done on India ink. To get the black to be black was two layers of India ink applied with a brush. The paper is 14″x17″ bristol, which is pretty big. I know I could have done it a whole bunch less time with the magic of the computer machine, but there’s just something about doing things old school sometimes.

I guess while I’m here, let’s check out the other two pieces I did in the last, let’s say, 36 hours. These are much different, stylistically. These were originally India ink (bear) and technical pen (fox) on bristol, but were obviously put through the Photoshop ringer.

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Also, I guess, I should mention my kickstarter project that’s ending in two days.

There you go.

 

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Accountant Banker Clerk

I’m furiously working on some new stuffs to have out by the holidays, but in the meantime made myself laugh at the thought of this alphabet book, so I did this drawing instead of being responsible last night.

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It’s not a real book or ever planning to be, just a silly notion. The original line art is India ink on bristol. Colored by Photoshop, naturally.

What IS a real book is Day of the Fuzzlebugs, the new Harmony Boom novel, which you can back/preorder through my kickstarter. It’s so real, I’ve got the actual physical proof here at my house right now! Okay, that ends my court-ordered mandatory plug.

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New Kickstarter!

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Hey you handsome internet, you, we (Harmony Boom Industries) have some new books coming out, which we are running a Kickstarter campaign for. The biggest is the second Harmony Boom Island novel, Day of the Fuzzlebugs, which is the sequel to our first book, The Adventure of the Mysterious Adventure. If you don’t have the first, you can also pick that up through the Kickstarter. You can also get the just-released Jon the Mormo Met a Cow, plus preorder the new collection of the Harmony Boom Island comic strip, Crazy Dangerous. These books are all either here or will be here and delivered by the holiday season, so get some HB for all of your loved ones this year. Do it do it do it!

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P.S. I’ve also got a whole slew (40!) new monster paintings for sale over at Gallery Boom, and if you purchase one, then when the book collecting all of them comes out next month, you get that, too. Wee-ow! Probably more on that in some other post.

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Jon the Mormo Met a Cow

I just had the first printing of the new Harmony Boom book delivered to my door. Yow!

jon_webThe book will be available starting this Thursday at Gallery Boom in Tumwater, and maybe also on the web if I ever get my act together and post it for sale anywhere ever.

After this I’m finishing up the penultimate edit and layout for the new Harmony Boom novel, Day of the Fuzzlebugs, and then collecting together all of the Harmony Boom comics to be released as a nice complete comic collection. There’s more stuff, too, but that’s it for this post.

 

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New Halloween Bopes Mug!

Hey internet, I’ve got like a million new projects in the pipeline right now, including at least three new Harmony Boom books on the docket. Yow! But in the meantime, I just yesterday had my new coffee mug delivered. Sweet!halloween2014photo

This is the third in the Bopes mug series. They all feature zombies, which I should get away from, except that they’re fun to draw. I’ve got a magic one all lined up, with no zombies, except that with Halloween happening right now I thought that I should go this route.

Anyhow, it will be available at Gallery Boom in Tumwater starting tomorrow (Fri, Sept 26) for those who want to celebrate the season in style. In fact, if you go to Gallery Boom this weekend and spend $25 on other stuff, then you can buy one of these mugs for $5 instead of whatever I usually charge. If you spend $50, you can get a mug for $3. If you spend a hundred dollars, then you can have a mug for free! Yow! This weekend only. Come October they go back to full price.

Also, since we’re talking Bopes mugs, I found a few remaining of mug #2, from last Xmas. These were super hard for people to get because I didn’t make enough, apparently (or even ever post it on this website even), but right now I’m bringing the final six mugs to GB to sell, so I guess hurry on down if you’re interested. I may reproduce these later this year, or I may not. We’ll see how demand feels or if I have time to do another new one or whatever. Let me know your thoughts, I guess.

xmas2013photoThat’s it for today. Watch for new things coming really soon, including a new Harmony Boom book which should be delivered next week, and 40, count ‘em, 40 new pieces of art for Gallery Boom’s first themed show for the month of October. Woh.

 

 

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Forest Life

This is pretty much a companion piece to the one I did a few days ago or last week or whenever. Same procedure: Micron on bristol, color and such by Photoshop.

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Four different colorways, just to try out some stuff. The initial pink version matches the Sea Life pink from the last post. The robot bear has shown up a number of place before, but I’m too lazy to see if I can find the post to link to. I know there are some serigraphic prints out there with him. Or her. Whatevs.

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Sea Life

I did this this morning instead of work. Just wanted to do something a little different. The original art was done with a fat Micron pen on bristol. I colored it on the computer a few different ways. Vote on your favorite style and I’ll either make a poster, make a print, or forget about it entirely forever!

sealife1So first was a pretty normal color palette, black outline.

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Next was an all-blue motif, because: Ocean.sealife3

 

I was going to try all pink but with a blue outline, but got sidetracked.sealife4

And so here, finally, is that all-pink, though I’m undecided about some of the facial hair and accessories remaining white, so I may touch up some beards and swords later. We’ll see. Anyhow, Sunday morning. Whatcha gonna do?

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Some Monsters

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11″x14″ India ink and drawing ink on bristol.

I sort of imagine these guys as the result of a yeti having marital relations with a peanut. Whatevs. They amused me.

 

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Raccoon

raccoon July2014This speaks for itself.

Don’t forget to come to the Gallery Boom Grand Opening tomorrow (Saturday, August 9th) in Tumwater, 1pm. There’s a chance I’ll be there and an even more solid chance that a bunch of my stuff will be.

 

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Gallery Boom Grand Opening!

Hey, did you know that I own a gallery in Tumwater, WA? Neither did I! But it turns out that I do and that we’re having a grand opening this Saturday, the 9th, at 1pm.

openingflyerWell, technically the gallery is owned and operated by Harmony Boom, which I am also an owner of. Wait. How does that work? Is the law of transitive properties, like, a thing for things? Huh? Anyhow, come on down and see if I’ve gotten any sleep, then get me to sign books and stuff. Even other people’s books. Especially other people’s books!

 

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