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Take On Me download

Through no small effort on Brian Coppola’s part, the ‘Take On Me’ (or ‘Little Carson’s Adventures in Cerebus-land’) tribute story and extensive director’s cut commentary is available as a download or e-book through his website.

Check it out:

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No inking yet…

At the boat we were greeted by a biblical-style plague of gnasty gnats:

Despite this, the mast was stepped:

After much vacuuming, scrubbing, unpacking, organizing and re-attaching, we are set for the summer:

NOW I can start inking chapter 5 of ‘the smile of the absent cat’.

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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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Road Trip!

On Friday, we’ll be hittin’ the road for Saturday’s show:

Check out their website HERE.

If you’re in the neighbourhood (that would be Southern Ontario or Northern Michigan) come on by!

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Here’s a couple panels from the inked ‘absent cat’ pages:

Now, on to colouring!

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Got my Fiddler’s Green

I just received a copy of Fiddler’s Green which contains my illustrations for Eldred Wormwood’s ‘The Confederacy of the Green Door’. It looks great!

The magazine, billed as: Art & Magic for Tea-Drinking Anarchists, Convivial Conjurors & Closeted Optimists, is printed on luscious paper and features copper foil titling, and 52 pages of art and magic.

Check it out and buy a copy here.

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And coming up fast:

Click here for more info.

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Spring has sprung! (at last)

Here is the weather out our window for the last two months:

Clearing up just in time for the start of the spring session at Pride Stables:

And now back to work on ‘smile of the absent cat’, the Grant Morrison story for Heavy Metal. I have the script for the next 16 pages and am working on those while awaiting the final chapter.

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Dino Card & More Monsters!

Jake asked me to do a card for his birthday.

His only instruction was, ‘I like Jurassic Park.’

So (after spending a long time in postal limbo) this is what he got:

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In other news…

Greg Hyland is launching another Monster Atlas!

If they reach their next stretch goal, some of my art will be included in the book. Here are some examples:

Pledge now, pledge often!

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Family Portrait

Since I had my paints out, I finally got around to colouring CB’s ‘Martital Bliss’ piece. Here it is as I received it:

There wasn’t much I could do to the backgrounds Dave had put in, so I came up with this:

CB wanted it coloured, so I then had to carefully peel off the dot-tone from the Cerebus figure. Some of the tone was barely attached and other parts were hanging on for dear life but I managed to remove the dots with minimal damage to the paper and then set to colouring:

Okay, now to colour the ‘Take On Me’ pages that were featured in previous posts. Brian continues his musings on the subject. Here are the relevant posts (so far) in order:

page one

page two

page three

page four, panel one