It occurred to me that I haven’t really uploaded any of my non-comics art before, so I thought I would, in case it’s interesting to anyone.
Here’s an acrylic self portrait from early Carleton, when I was still learning to paint.
My first pixel portrait.
My preferred pixel portrait.
Oil self portrait, which doubled as the cover to Issue 28 of the Carleton Graphic
A sculpture I made senior year – a simplified, Bridgeman-inspired arm repeated 5 times.
Here’s a shot of its base, which I was very happy with. The whole things was connected by some pretty delicate dowels and springs.
The hand was contoured to fit a hand about my size, giving it a pretty satisfying feeling.
Here I am, shaking hands with my creation.
This was an installation piece I did. Another “self portrait” – this one less flattering than my usual. A person would come up to these two vending machines in the basement of a campus building. Next to these machines are a couple chip/snack machines.
Between the machines you see a pair of legs?
To the right of the machines you see some chip bags/loose change scattered around.
You circle toward the back, increasingly curious.
This is what you see! (Yes, he is anatomically correct.)
His face, with flash.
This was the sketch for that piece.
Sadly, I was only able to keep the head. Here’s Andreas of Pussy Goes Grrr modeling it.
Otherwise, I’ve been reading a lot. Highly recommended things I’ve read recently:
-Prince of Cats by Ron Wimberly
-Infinite Kung Fu by Kagan McLeod
-Adele Blanc-Sec by Jacques Tardi
-Nonnonba by Shigeru Mizuki
(Re)read Fantagraphics’ first volume of Segar’s Popeye reprints – incredible cartooning.