Finally, I finished inking the first page to The Chronicles of Amanda Miller: The Christmas Story. After three long days of work. I sure hope this won’t be the norm for every single page. Amanda and I would like to serialize about six pages every weekend during this month of December. The page isn’t completely finished. We have decided to make the comic tri-colour. I really want to do it the old fashion way, using multiple layers of vellum and composite the layers in Photoshop. Amanda wants me to go completely Open Source with this comic and use Gimp and Scribus for the compositing/colouring and layout. I’m far more proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite so we shall see.
I have been busy at work on The Chronicles of Amanda Miller: The Christmas Story. The story was written by Amanda Miller herself, and I have been taken to task to draw it. I am hoping to finish it before the Christmas Season. We will serialize the story on Carnet de Voyage, as well as print an small edition for sale. Keep posted for updates on the comic book.
Amanda Miller and I are busy working on a story for The Chronicles of Amanda Miller. We are producing a Christmas story to send out to all of our friends. We will also print an edition to sell on this very blog. These are some pages from the breakdown. Keep posted. The very first The Chronicles of Amanda Miller is coming your way.
As I have been transcribing the script for The Seduction of Alfred Sandoval for Amanda Miller, she has been asking me to look at Jack Kirby. We love Kirby’s work. I went online and pulled some examples. There are so many Kirby homages out there right now, it’s kind of hard trying to find an original Kirby.
We also love Walter Simonson’s and Neal Adam’s work. I think I will be doing some research for the composition of the images in the graphic novel. When Amanda and I went to see Dark Knight Rises, she made me study the compositions shot by shot. We can totally see Kirby and Adam’s influences in the compositions.
Last Thursday Cypress College Art Gallery opened its door to present the work of the students in the Fine Art department. I have been on hiatus from work over the last few weeks and haven’t had the chance to see our faculty nor our students. It was a nice way to reconnect with everyone again.
I was incredibly impressed by all of the work in the show. The work came from all disciplines: Ceremics, sculptures, printmaking, illustration, painting, photography, video, and computer graphics. We have a burgeoning scene going on in the department right now. I love the people who teach there. They are all accomplished artists and historians in their own right.
Over the past year, the students had had the chance to work with the artist Kiel Johnson, whom I, along with Paul Paiement, included in the show Intersections four years ago in this very same space when he was our gallery director. I remember fondly that Kiel had done a painting specifically for the show that we both curated. In fact, the painting is featured in the video that I have included below.
Kiel worked with our students to create a short film, which was screened in our theatre after the opening. It was nice to see the finished film shown to our community. I know that it was something that the students have been looking forward to experiencing. The students worked very hard to produce the film. I was happy to hear that it will now make its rounds in the film festival circuit.
I really have to give it to our current director Sarah Jaffray for putting together a really nice show. I have had many experiences of putting together shows, and I can say that they are quite arduous undertakings. Kudos to all involved.