Archives for 2009
Erasing is a pain! Erasing 40-odd pages, making tiny corrections (with more to be made later), while trying not to spill toooo much coffee because your table shakes… it’s all a pain. Anyways, that’s what I’m doing right now. In New Mexico, the hometown from whence I just was (?), I finished inking Chapter Two [...]
Sorry, guys. It’s been far too long! So I’ll do a little thing here. I’m inking page 79 right now. For reference, Chapter 2 has 81 pages, so JUST THINK WHAT THAT MEANS! It means that I’ll likely be done with Chapter 2 by the end of the year. It won’t be out quite then, [...]
This post is going to be totally unrelated to me, so I’ll begin it by saying “I’m penciling page 72-73, and I might be 10 pages away from finishing Chapter Two.” Okay, now, the speculation. Kerry Brown, producer, etc of the new Pumpkins album, “Teargarden By Kaleidyscope,” just tweeted (I can’t believe I just used [...]
All I do is a few things. Read a blog about Bowie, listen to pre-Hunky Dory Bowie, read about either Hunky Dory or 1977-1981 Bowie, and now, I guess, listen to John Cale covering LCD Soundsystem? Whatever. Point is, I try to continue work on songs, have ideas. Think they’re great. And they might be. [...]
Some illustration samples I recently did to see if I get a job or not (in color!):
Show coming up, y’all! 9pm on Saturday Dec 5th Elastic Arts (2830 N Milwaukee, 2nd Floor) $10 Renee-Louise Carafice, Pool Holograph, Granny Frost, Violet Mice. This is going to be the very best of shows, everyone!
It’s a time of being confused and wondering where to go. As for Birds & Wolves, I’m slowly starting again, and I’ve just inked page 65. My keyboard is terribly disgusting from my inky dirty fingers. I’ve been waiting to hear back from people. Not my fault (it is my fault). I don’t want to [...]
“Intentional detail in everything although sometimes you had to dig for it. Budget dictated reduced quality in many choices, endurance preferred over luxury or eye appeal. Compromise, and like most compromise, satisfying no one.” —Reverend Mother Superior Darwi Odrade, in Frank Herbert’s “Chapterhouse: Dune.” The reason, though, that I find this quote from Dune (above [...]
I don’t think I ever shared this with you. If I did, that’s cool, too. Here’s a loop that I made. It’s one track, no overdubs, all looping. I left the microphone on so it would feedback sometimes. It’s all made with the microphone, the sound it makes when you turn it on and off [...]
Punishment: Now, what exactly is the tragedy when something like this happens? Is it the hard work that went into the penciling being lost forever, right when I was feeling that I was getting back into it? Is it the hour or so of time that is now lost and wasted? Is it the loss [...]
Which means, of course, “David Robert Jones 4 Life.” Sorry I spend so much (all) of my time blogging here about David Bowie, but the man is fresh on my mind. I do owe a lot of my personal and intellectual freedom to the man. That freedom to be yourself, and all. In high school, [...]
Mine is in grey. And missing somewhere in my apartment.
Occasionally I still check BowieNet, David Bowie’s official website. Over the many years since Reality, his last album, and in the light of his increasing doing-nothing (of which I can not fault him for, the man has done more than 10 of us non-superhumans put together), I’ve let my subscription lapse. It’s a shame that [...]
So, now it is time for an update on Birds & Wolves! To be brought up to speed, B&W (Bee an’ Dubz? No thanks you) is the book I am working on right now, which is looking to be something of a 400-page epic. The way I came to that estimate is: seeing as the [...]
I have forgotten to mention! I will be participating in Challenger Comic’s 24 hour Comic Book Day extravaganza this weekend, starting Saturday at 11AM. Boy howdy! That’ll be some crazy stuff no doubt. My friend Joey Jacks is also participating, so that should make it that much more pleasant! Since I’m forgoing the Fever Ray [...]
Over the summer I played A show. I think it was one, I don’t think I played any more than that. Anyways, it was a fun show! I played some songs I’ve never played before (which i try to do at every show), and some covers (that always seem to sneak in). Soon I’ll put [...]
Olympian from Ian McDuffie on Vimeo. and remember: www.violetmice.com/Olympian.zip
So! I said I was going to update this website often with, you know, updates
Typing that title makes me want to listen to Genesis. Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, of course! Now that I am a man (which I’m defining as “done with school”), I must keep my blog up more! I’ve got the time! You want to know! (Don’t you? Yes.) So I’m going to try to do a few [...]
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THAT IS A) COOL and B) TRUE? Garfield in Chains, available at Quimby’s, yo.
Hey, everyone! So, as you may know, I recently published (with Lulu) the first chapter of a long long story I’m working on, called Birds & Wolves. Well, luckily for you no one but me got a copy, because it was missing a page!!!! That was my fault, but I’m here to tell you that [...]
Now available at Quimby’s is Garfield in Chains, a first volume containing 38 strips (out of a countless and ever-growing number) spanning from two years ago until now. Wow! 38 strips! Full color cover! Garfield-book shaped! Here’s a bit of backstory to it: During the week of Halloween in 1989, Jim Davis’ popular comic strip [...]