As many of you know, this blog is called SpoolComic. There’s another one called Spool-Comic, same thing, minus a few random posts, but I’ll always be sure to post the actual art of Spool the Comic, on both.
I got a little burnt out on the comic after working on it so hard last summer and then school started up and with all the stress and deadlines, I wasn’t able to work on my passion: a jackrabbit, in a patchwork spandex suit, fighting for justice with his voodoo power to wield fabric.
You may have noted that I’ve put some really bizarre posts on here that were probably annoying and made no sense, because at my school, we’re required to have a blog and post responses to required reading on that blog as well as homework assignments (which I thought would at least be SOME kind of art while you were waiting so patiently for the actual comic to reappear [I can dream]).
Luckily, my artwork has improved considerably over the year [exaggeration]! And I’m happy to announce that I’ll be putting new pages for the comic up SOON! I’ll be posting a few sketch dumps of my boy Spool later today. You’ll notice that his design has probably changed a bit, but the spirit and my usual style is mostly still there.
Thank you all for following. I truly, truly appreciate it and hope to get a compelling story out there eventually for you to read on the can or when you’re bored at work.
Have a good mothers day. It’s sunny! Eat pie!
WIP for Rabbit Stripper Performance at the Cornish Gallery
Hey Dudes, so here’s just a few of the many many photos I took of the Rabbit set. I’m editing the movie now and it should be pretty cute. It’s edited on 2s, but it’s still super super fast, so I’m going to have to have some holds here and there, which may make things look weird. We’ll see. Oh and also, this was shot on a Canon 2ti using Dragonframe.
So, I haven’t been working on Spool lately. Life gets in the way sometimes. Needless to say, there will be more spool in the next couple of weeks and there will also be the Sexy Farts, Cap’n’Tink, and Og Mini Comics, so watch for those.
Until then; here’s a preview of what’s to come. Patrick drinking his sorrows away at a Tiki Bar.
Anything Bunny is Always good
Here are some drawings to keep you guys occupied, while I work on more pages. Been busy with school.
WARNING: Do not eat drawings. If consumed swallow large amounts of almond milk while playing Twister in your parents garage with a bunch of cosplay’ nerds while listening to the Avatar Soundtrack and screaming at your mom to “BRING MORE HOT POCKETS!”
P.S…..I will draw anything for the person who can think of the best stereotypical gamer/cosplay/comic book/Renaissance nerd food. I have a few, but if you make me laugh out loud I will draw whatever you want.
Also; yes I can make fun of these people. Because I am one.
Here’s the Father’s Day card I made for my Dad, while you guys are waiting for the next comic.
SPOOL Page 9: What Are We Going To Do?
Ok, so…I realize this page is pretty heavy. I fully acknowledge that it features rape and murder. And not just murder, but the torturous murder of baby caterpillars in a boiling pot of water.
After drawing the frame where Janice is holding her baby, I realized I probably shouldn’t have made it look so human.
I apologize if I’ve offended anyone, but it is just a story and the story actually does have truth to it.
Bombyx Mori cocoons are indeed boiled and used for many things. One being for their silk. But also, the extract from these cocoons is used for medicinal purposes. There are other ways to get the silk besides boiling; such as allowing the cocoons to go through full term, but I’ve read that this can actually be worse since a lot of the caterpillars are starved afterward to decrease overpopulation. It’s all very sad, actually.
The Bombyx Mori moth is also extremely cute. Check out how cute they are: http://www.flickr.com/photos/megz/224671107/
Also, I’ve heard that some moths are stronger than butterflies (*not necessarily the bombyx mori; they can’t even fly) and some of them are more beautiful in my opinion: http://magicoflife.org/butterfly_photos/Antherina_suraka.500.jpg
SPOOL Page 8: Eat Your Jacket
Pashmina, in its purest form, is one of the most expensive wools on Earth. I learned this, when reading about the world’s most expensive suit by Alexander Amosu.
“Using the world’s most luxurious fabrics is paramount to the quality of Alexander Amosu. One such fibre is Vicuna; a rare wild South American Camelid which only produces enough wool for shearing every three years. Another fibre used in the collection is Qiviuk; the world’s most expensive wool, gathered from the Arctic muskox, which sheds its coat once a year. Together, blended with Pashmina from the high mountain plateaus of the Himalaya’s they create the world’s most luxurious cloth: Vanquish II.”
Well, certainly, Patrick isn’t wearing a Vanquish II gold threaded suit, but I didn’t want him to wear a barrel with suspenders to the fashion show, did I?
You can read about the world’s (now second or possibly even 3rd since it was done in 2009) most expensive suit here: http://www.luxurylaunches.com/fashion/worlds_most_expensive_suit_priced_at_102500_is_up_for_grabs.php
Spool Page 6: Fashion Shit