*does a crime*
YO I FORGOT FEBRUARY 1ST WAS HOURLY COMICS DAY AGAIN. Didn’t it used to be October 1st or something? Or is that 24-Hour Comics Day? Whatever, I have a seven-hour shift at my day job today anyways.
I DID SKETCH THIS the other night for the “Witchsona Week” project going around, though. I’d like to think that, were I a witch, I’d be sort of an adventurous magical researcher type. Maybe you can pretend we live in that universe, and I’m drawing hourly comics about my day doing experiments! (Actually, that isn’t a bad idea. Maybe I’ll do that later anyway?)
Hey guys! In case you weren’t aware: Today is January 6th, which means it’s Epiphany! Depending on which flavor of Christianity you might ask, the Feast of Epiphany (or, alternately, Theophany, which would’ve also made a good name for a webcomic) celebrates the visitation of the Magi to the infant Jesus OR adult Jesus’s baptism— two separate acts that both signify his manifestation to the world as the Son of God. It also has dick-all nothing to do with comics. UNTIL NOW.
This week, to celebrate the holiday that shares a name with my webcomic (though not really anything else), I’m holding a WEEK-LONG SALE on my online store at ianjaysupercomics.bigcartel.com. Just type in the code “EPIPHANY" when you check out and get 20% off a printed Epiphany copy. That’s $20 instead of $25! Surely a single slim Jackson is a worthy price to pay for over 200 pages of quality quasi-spiritual teen adventure graphic novel.
If you’re unfamiliar with Epiphany or just haven’t read it in a long time, you can try before you buy and read the whole thing for free online at epiphany.ianjay.net. These books are fresh as heck, and supplies are limited, so order now before the sale ends next Monday night!
Reblogs encouraged! Even if you already own a copy of Epiphany (or don’t want to buy one for some inscrutable reason), spreading the word about our sale is always appreciated.
SOME SKETCHES from the last couple months. I don’t post INSIDER GLIMPSES INTO MY GENIUS PROCESS very often, so hey: enjoy!
ALSO HEY here’s a link to my boyfriend’s new webcomic, Carnivore Planet: http://carnivorepla.net
REPOSTING TO THE ART BLOG, because why not!
A while ago I backed Ian Jay's Epiphany kickstarter (you can read it for free at epiphany.ianjay.net!) and I’ve only just now gotten around to taking pics of the backer rewards. I paid for the book level, but won a SPECIAL PRIZE which was getting the highest tier rewards for free, plus a super special MYSTERY PRIZE. (be warned I am bad at camera)
1) The comic itself in softcover and wonderful sepia ink, plus some cool sketches and guest art
2) Buttons! 3 glow in the dark (I think), one gold plated
3) A candle, wax possibly edible (do not eat the wax)
4) Sick Totebag for Sick Book’z’
5) GNASHVILLE T-Shirt (doubles as mini green screen)
6) An original inked page from the comic! (plus some doodles on the back but my camera is too crappy to capture that)
7) The SUPER SPECIAL MYSTERY PRIZE: A VHS copy of Disney’s Flubber starring Robin Williams, circa 1998 or w/e. This is a very powerful object and I will do my best to use it responsibly.
Thanks again to Ian for sending me all of this stuff, and go check out his comics and shiz over at ianjay.net
IT’S FLYING RUBBER
aka How A Deer Named Eli Kinda Stole My Sister’s Heart
This is a slightly older story, but one I’ve been wanting to tell for a while, so here we go. But first I want to say thank you to Ian Jay.
So I have a younger sister. She’s 12 years old, and while she loves drawing cartoons, she dislikes reading most things that aren’t graphic novels. But if it’s illustrated she’ll be all over it. I had gotten a copy of Epiphany from the kickstarter in the mail a while back, and of course, that’s the first thing she sees when she looks in the car after we pick up the mail.
JUST A HEADS UP, this is the most adorable thing I’ve read in a long, long time. I’m really glad you and your sister have gotten so much out of the book!!
ILLUSTRATION PIECE I did for the new Abraxas Chessmaster zine I put out recently, “CRYPTOZOOLOGY FOR DUMBASSES”. I REALLY like how this piece came out, but it also has some stiff competition from the 29 other REALLY GREAT pieces also included in the zine. Download it (and maybe pay a little cash for it) if you haven’t already!
Thunderbirds! Gotta love thunderbirds.
Reposting here because COOL ART.
With thirty beautiful illustration pieces by some of the world’s most spiritually accelerated artists, CRYPTOZOOLOGY FOR DUMBASSES is the only guide you’ll ever need to explore the wild and weird world of cryptids— animals that haven’t yet been recognized by conventional science.
Finally, learn the REAL, TRUE FACTS about cryptid superstars such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, as well as discover lesser-known cryptids such as the Ningen and Burrunjor. THE WORLD IS STRANGER THAN WE COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED! Download CRYPTOZOOLOGY FOR DUMBASSES today, and let Abraxas Chessmaster and his brilliant team of artists lead you on the only safe path through it!
PDF, 44.9mb, 66 fantastic pages. PAY WHAT YOU WANT! If you enjoy what you read, however, feel free to donate— everyone who contributed gets an equal slice of what you give. Everyone worked really, really hard on this zine, and the results are pretty astounding. We hope you dig it!
LAST IN MY COMMISSION POSTS (for today) (more coming soon though). This isn’t really a conventional commission project, but it’s something I have been working on for a while: I’ve been doing some ancillary card art for Furoticon, a rated-M-for-mature furry card game. I’ve been using their assignments as a starting point to try some neat new things with color and composition, like the cool environment piece above.
If you’re into Furoticon already, or it sounds like something you’d be interested in, I have two cards coming out in the “Di’Ahla’s Awakening” pack coming out soon. I also have a handful more coming out in the deck after that, which I don’t know if I can talk about due to the NDA agreement, so I’ll keep things tactfully vague for now about it. I’m really proud of all the stuff I’ve done for them so far, though, and I look forward to collaborating with the Furoticon team on more projects in the future!