I usually try not to post inside jokes on the internet but I really felt like this was necessary. Eric draws his comic in the traditional style. He pencils everything, then inks it and adds ziptones to his work. The lettering is done by hand, and it’s done with great care and skill and I really admire it. I draw my comic 100% digital. I have a font for my lettering, I use a tablet and layered art programs and it has become second nature to me. Whenever we draw together he always teases me about not “really drawing” and I always tease him that I’m “drawing with fire, you won’t understand old man” but as far as I know it’s only in jest and we both mutually respect each other for the sake of the craft. Seriously though, come to Arizona and buy as many copies of all the Ocho books you can find. They are awesome³
You might have remembered a stint of me being unemployed because even though I have some amazing skills, not all of them are skills that help me get employed. I lucked out and ended up with two part time jobs. I won’t get into details about the work, but I have one job I really like, and one job I really tolerate. I won’t post about them because I’d like to keep one of these jobs after the holiday season.
It makes me feel like comics are taking a back seat but I’m working on keeping with my update schedule and hopefully finding time to start making some bunny vomit books because I think that’s what you guys really want. I’d love to wax poetic on a few things but I’ll save that for another time. Hopefully I’ll get back to posting more so you guys can know what’s up. I still tweet occasionally via @so_birdilicious (I can’t get it to show on the site yet) When I have a day off again, I’ll look into adding a few more features to the site (after I finish the comics you love so much).
Thanks for your time and sobriety
your ever drunken birdie
Yesterday I participated in the annual event 24 Hour Comic Day. The idea is to draw a twenty four page comic in 24 hours. It’s not easy and I want to write more about my experience but I’ll leave you with the comic I drew yesterday and finished at 7am this morning (two hours ahead of time). Enjoy and share it with your friends