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Inktober Day 17

Hair.

Inktober Day 17

Hair.

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Inktober Day 13
This guy brings good luck if you spot him

Inktober Day 13

This guy brings good luck if you spot him

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Inktober Day 11
"Mr. Trout" from The Boxtrolls

Inktober Day 11

"Mr. Trout" from The Boxtrolls

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Inktober Day 9* "Mr. Cleary" from The Knick


*yeah I know I’m late and starting at day 9 but shhhh

Inktober Day 9* 

"Mr. Cleary" from The Knick

*yeah I know I’m late and starting at day 9 but shhhh

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Blast Furnace Funnies by Frank Santoro
I got this at SPX over the weekend. Just finished reading it now. It’s really great. Has me thinking about my own childhood, the locations and environments that I grew up around. 
It’s printed on newsprint. Large. You open it up wide and the spreads fill your field of view. You’re in there. 
We don’t read comics in this size really. Newspaper comic strips were presented like this, sure. But never a single narrative. Just tons of different comic strips and styles fighting for your attention.
It’s very different (for me, anyway) to have a single comic be this big. I remember seeing that huge Little Nemo book that printed McCay’s comics at the large original size. Seeing the art at that size does make it feel different. Just the physicality of reading it changes how you experience it.
I found myself scanning over each large panel, my eyes doing dolly moves and pans, looking at the fields and houses Santoro drew. Perhaps the large size helped dictate the speed I read it. Or the narration broken up with “silent” panels of landscapes, trains, skies.
Whatever it was, I really dug it. 
I recommend you buy a copy and read it. Preferably late at night/early in the morning when you’ve got the world to yourself. (That’s just my romanticized opinion of how you should do it…But I’m right!)

Blast Furnace Funnies by Frank Santoro

I got this at SPX over the weekend. Just finished reading it now. It’s really great. Has me thinking about my own childhood, the locations and environments that I grew up around. 

It’s printed on newsprint. Large. You open it up wide and the spreads fill your field of view. You’re in there. 

We don’t read comics in this size really. Newspaper comic strips were presented like this, sure. But never a single narrative. Just tons of different comic strips and styles fighting for your attention.

It’s very different (for me, anyway) to have a single comic be this big. I remember seeing that huge Little Nemo book that printed McCay’s comics at the large original size. Seeing the art at that size does make it feel different. Just the physicality of reading it changes how you experience it.

I found myself scanning over each large panel, my eyes doing dolly moves and pans, looking at the fields and houses Santoro drew. Perhaps the large size helped dictate the speed I read it. Or the narration broken up with “silent” panels of landscapes, trains, skies.

Whatever it was, I really dug it. 

I recommend you buy a copy and read it. Preferably late at night/early in the morning when you’ve got the world to yourself. (That’s just my romanticized opinion of how you should do it…But I’m right!)

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I got my Ledr Tool Roll this week.  I had backed their Kickstarter. 

So far I’m loving it. Great size. Leather feels and smells good.

Coupled with my larger pen/brush roll and sketchbook cover, I think I’ve got enough leather items in my kit and should probably slow down this madness.

Maybe.

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comicsworkbook:

Aaron F. Gonzalez - aaronfg.tumblr.com Made for Comics Workbook

comicsworkbook:

Aaron F. Gonzalez - aaronfg.tumblr.com 
Made for Comics Workbook

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Still sneaking in sketchbook stuff when I can

Still sneaking in sketchbook stuff when I can

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At the Museum of the Moving Image for a screening of "Love is Strange" waiting for the movie to start.
Those are chairs on the stage for the Q&A after.

At the Museum of the Moving Image for a screening of "Love is Strange" waiting for the movie to start.

Those are chairs on the stage for the Q&A after.

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Quick sketchbook comic update