Sketch a Day: 2

My cat Ash, a little 30 second doodle to test out Sketch Pad.

Final verdict: I prefer Corel Painter Sketch Pad to Autodesk Sketchbook Pro. I think Sketch Pad has a more user friendly interface, and its pencil tool mimics a real pencil better, while also being easier to make adjustments to, than the pencil tool in Sketchbook Pro. If you sat me down and told me I only had enough money for one of the programs, I’d choose Sketch Pad, hands down.

Fraggle Rock Exciting News!

I can finally talk about this! The Jim Henson Company and Archaia Press have teamed up to create a Fraggle Rock comic book series. I was invited to pitch for it, and I’ve written the lead story for the second issue of the series.

I can’t really express how proud I am of this story, and how grateful I am to have had the chance to participate in a project like this. It means so much to have someone like Brian Henson say he thought my story was great. It was also a wonderful opportunity to work with my original Faerie Path editor, Tim Beedle, and to reconnect with characters I loved as a child. I watched something like 15 hours of Fraggle Rock while I was working on this — praise be to Netflix Watch Instantly! I’ve been bursting with excitement about this for awhile, but I didn’t want to announce anything until I was sure it was all right to do so.

Here’s a splash page from the first issue — the art is by the same artist who will be drawing my story!

Faerie Path Manga – Sad News

Faerie Path Vol 2

I have some sad news on The Faerie Path front. Harper Collins has decided to discontinue Book 1 and not release Book 3. Luckily, they have decided to release Book 2. It was looking like maybe they wouldn’t for awhile there, and I felt terrible for Alison, because she had completed all the art. If you want a copy, I’d advise you to order one while you still can. Maybe drop Alison a line, too, and let her know what you think. The quality of her artwork consistently blows me away.

I’m disappointed, but I can’t say I regret the experience. The editors I worked with, both at Harper Collins and Tokyopop, were amazing, and I learned a lot from them. Plus, all the checks cleared, and that’s the most important thing of all! :D

Bunnies!

I’ve been tapped at my day job to contribute some illustrations to a book we’re producing about rabbit care. I’ve been doodling, getting loosened up. This is some of what I sketched today. FatBunny is my favorite. ;)

FatBunny

Fat Bunny

Sleepy Bunny

Sleepy Bunny

Thinking Bunny

Thinky Bunny