Well, I promised sneeky peekies… and so here’s a few sketches of Randie and Ryan from my sketchbook(s).
My “drawing board” … As many of you know, I work in Photoshop… I draw right into my Intous 4 and create things all digital-like. With the new comic, I’m doing the same thing, except I’m using lots more layers and tons of new brushes to get that “artsy look.” Gone are the bright pinks and purples and tooney colors; they’ll be more subdued. You’ll see much more texture and grit in these new comics.
I will not be saying goodbye to Squid Row. No. I shan’t say goodbye to any of yous! No. I will say… come along for the ride! I will be updating and keeping the blog active here. So you may either keep a checking back or subscribe to eh RSS feed and let it come to you! That way you don’t miss a thing!
IT being MONDAY… Happy Birthday to one of Randie’s heroes, and mine… Van Gogh! Tonight, I will toast our favorite somewhat disturbed artist and Squid Row at the Former Penny Farthing, which is now Salinas Sports Tavern. It will be a reminiscence of Squid Row past… and a discussion of things to come… and it takes place at 5:30. I can’t just let the day pass without some celebration. No. Contemplate some Squid over a glass… Harold will be giving away a few things… he’s that kind of Stufftie.
Well, I thought I’d leave you all with a cliff hanger of sorts, for the weekend. Will Randie? or won’t Randie? Will there be a…? or won’t there be a…? Guess you’ll have to wait until Monday.
If you live here in the Salinas area… I will be doing a sort of impromptu Last Day of Squid over at the Salinas Sports Tavern (former Penny Farthing) on MONDAY, March 30th. There, I will toast our Squid Row Gang… I will have some free goodies (Squid Row stuff)… and I’ll be talking Squid. It’s super informal and very drop-in able… 5:30 fun start. Probably a couple of hours of good times talking. Harold will be there. He’s off the wagon. We’ll toast Van Gogh, too. (It’s his birthday that day, don’t you know!).
So here’s some photos from the last event … the Ghostbuster screening at the Steinbeck Center last Saturday. I nabbed a few photos from Alex Carrillo. These are his boys, River and Reese.
Is it any coincidence that Squid’s last day is also Vincent Van Gogh’s birthday? A happy unplanned instance where it worked out that way. Van Gogh, of course, is one of Randie’s favorite artists… so I am pleased by it.
In any case… this is the last week of Squid Row as you know it. Things will change… Randie will cut off her ear (no, just kidding… however…) I hope that you will enjoy seeing the sneak peek changes via this blog (right here). Follow along and see what’s in store! And raise your glasses to Van Gogh and Randie and her pals…. Monday next.