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Gone sailing…

Managed to get a little sailing in but have cats and Louis Wain on the brain:

Starting on the sixth and final chapter of Grant Morrison’s ‘The Smile of the Absent Cat.’ As of right now, I’m still in the, “How the heck am I gonna pull this off?” stage. But that’s half the fun.

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And let’s not forget:

When I know where my table is, I will post it here.

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chapter 5 complete!

I’ve finally finished chapter 5 of Grant Morrison’s ‘The Smile of the Absent Cat.” Here’s a couple of the pages:

Without the word balloons, of course.
You’ll have to buy the book to read it.

I have the script in hand for the sixth and final chapter. I’m going to start plugging away at that now. It’ll be nice to finally put this thing to bed.

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And comin’ up in three weeks:

Now, with added John Travolta! (Shelley’s very excited.)

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Done pencilling…

Here are some panels from chapter 5 of ‘the smile of the absent cat’ by Grant Morrison. The story has taken a very ‘Morrison-esque’ turn. I would expect nothing less.


I can start inking now… well, not RIGHT now… the boat’s in the water! Time to go clean ‘er up, get the mast ready for steppin’ and put everything back where it belongs… THEN I can start inking.

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Pencilling chapter 5…

…of ‘the smile of the absent cat’ story by Grant Morrison.

Here are a few selected panels:

And in other news:

There was finally enough of break in the weather to go up and take the tarp off the boat!

We’ll see how long it takes the marina to get ‘er in the water, since most everybody is still in the parking lot.

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Photo references…

I’m working on all 8 pages at once for chapter 5 of ‘smile of the absent cat’ so I don’t have anything but scratchy preliminary pencil drawings just yet.

So here are a few photos from the 148 pics I took for reference.

Shelley does a great job at acting out the required poses.


And here I am…

…turns out that portraying Louis Wain, a 65 year old, destitute, insane artist wasn’t much of a stretch.