#fishbones #supanova (at Squishface Comic Studio)
David here. I drew this at our Drawing Night this week. You should’ve been there! it was good fun.
There’s tons coming up, Squish-wise. Sarah’s doing her kids’ holiday comics class this week, on Thursday 11th from 12:30-2. If you want to book your child in, just e-mail Sarah.
We’re going to be at Supanova next weekend, stretched across the Squishface table, the Canson table and the Milk Shadow Books table!
Plus, later in the month, Ladies Drawing Auxiliary, a big comic launch in South Yarra, Home Cooked Comics Festival… then Free Comic Book Day…
If you go to the Melbourne Museum from today ‘til Apr 14, you can see a nice little interactive presentation for kids about traders on the Silk Road! It’s written (and performed, if you go on the right day) by Melb comics’ own Bernard Caleo and illustrated/animated by Squishface’s own David B!
It should be 20 minutes of fun, especially for the childrens, who’ll get to touch some lapis lazuli.
Shout-outs also to the voice actors, Adrian Calear and Geoff Paine, both delightful as a Roman and an Indian respectively.
12:30 - 2pm Thursday 11th April.
Cost: $14 per student
Materials supplied. Students are also free to bring their favorite pens to use.
First half of the class focuses on drawing skills, including a step-by-step body proportions exercise (as seen above)
Second half the class drawing and story challenges are set which students are free to tackle in what ever style/genre they see fit.
To book email email@example.com and attention to Sarah Howell.
It’s been a while, but I’m back doing funny comics for Dark Horse Presents, and the first of this new batch, a 4-pager called Villainman, appears in ‘ish’ 22, OUT NOW at all respectable comic book shops.
The cover of issue #22 looks something like this:
I don’t know how they got the…
Iron Bard Ballisto confronts the Dead Nineties. Click each frame to enlarge!
Genius. Rather than create something new, one of the self-confessed geeks here at Squishface decided to use his raw talent to create some badass fan art! Words can’t describe how awesome these customised Breaking Bad stationary art supplies are!!!
1. What do you get when you cross a bottle of water based adhesive with Walter White? This is what. This is basically the best thing ever, of ALL THE THINGS (that’s what geeks say) It’s almost as amusing as ironic pictures of unicorns, references to Kthulu, and bacon, which is also funny to say over and over again.
2. It was the most awesome moment in the history of awesome. When the evil Gus Fring got half his face blown off by a chair. And what better way to capture that moment than by drawing it on a pencil case. Imagine that. I can’t believe someone drew something from a TV show onto something else. Geek overload! I wish it was for sale because I love buying things that remind me of shows I’ve watched.
3. Finally, this small jar of white ink has been customized into a Hank Schrader jar of white ink! Unfortunately there was no room to draw his face, so he just changed the label to read “Hank”. Genius.
Now that my graphic novel draft is all done, it’s time to resume work on this cool 20-pager I was working on about five years ago! Iron Bard Ballisto is a warrior and music lover, who uses musical instruments as his weapons of choice. His main arsenal includes a banjo, a halitosis-infused microphone, and well, I guess this snare drum. Drums are bloody tricky to draw. Seems a bummer to ink it in, nearly. But I might do one of those fancy live videos when I do. Who’d watch that, eh? -Ben