And if you are new to Squid Row, look through archives! There’s a lot of Squid Row history there! In fact, that’s really where you ought to start before you head to RandieandRyan.com…
Hey… It’s Big Wow Weekend! San Jose Convention Center, San Jose is where it’s at… I will be doodling, drawing, fun-having and chillin’ with Betsy Streeter at Booth 725. Harold will be there… and did I mention there will be fun? New stickers… new buttons… books and FUN! (…and this picture is soooo last year… I’m no longer blonde).
Okay, so I had a nice chat with Jess Goulart (that’s DJ Jess) the other day. Jess is a regular contributor over at Breakthruradio.com. She asked some great questions and I babbled on about stuff at great length concerning Squid Row, my excellent readers, … and Harold.
I also encourage you to poke around at Breakthru… there’s some great music (much of which is new to me) and lots of interesting programming.
If you wanna give a listen to her podcast (with your’s truly) called “Biology of the Blog” it is gonna post on Thursday (April 23). (I think that link will take you to the right area… or at least close).
Big Wow! Comics Fest is on the horizon… This coming Saturday, friends! Again, I will be booth-sharing with the amazing Betsy Streeter! Booth # 725… right smack in the very middle of the hall of the San Jose Convention Center.
This year, I will be doing artist trading cards at the table. I’ll also have an array of hand-drawn buttons. That’s right… each 1.25 inch button will be original… drawn and markered up by me.
Here’s a few pictures from last year’s festivities (minus the button photo… that’s new!) I was a tad more blonde last year…
It was asked recently (over at RandieandRyan.com) about my 4-fingered Randie (pictured on the site).
Quote: Why does Randie have only four fingers? Answer… Because, that’s why.
No, that’s not what I replied. The REAL answer is this… I learned it from a Walter Foster Book. When I first started cartooning I had a few books that I taught myself with. This one here had a great influence on me.
In any case, seeing as our heroes are wearing wedding rings now… it seems to make sense to provide them with the correct amount of fingers. So I’m working on this. Hands, as most people will tell you, are tricky to draw. I’ve gotten so used to drawing lesser digits that this is going to take some practice. You can see some hands I did in my sketchbook here recently.
Couplehood isn’t always kind to friendships. It’s a difficult balance balancing your relationships sometimes. I’m lousy at the whole concept of balance in my own life. We will have to see how Randie handles it.
In the meantime, here’s some sketches I’ve been working at. Recognize anyone? (Nod to Real Spill and her artwork…i.e. the crowned one).