I woke up this morning with an itch! Well, it's officially been scratched. Part of that new hotness I've been working on. Stay tuned!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Long time no... read? Sorry for the brief hiatus, things have actually been hectic. But then, when aren't they. They say the spirit always wants what it doesn't have, swinging continually to and fro in an endless ping-pong dance of desires. I may long for solitude at some point, only to grieve the loss of chaos later on. For now though, contentment is key.
Tucked away from the serenity of my blog, I tussled with the usual demons that build character, and consequently, a portfolio. August found me knee deep in penciling assignments for Adidas, Bailey's, and the usual suspects in film. My book came out from AfterShock, to the frenzied glee of friends and family. And though I missed the Toronto Comic Con at summer's end, I made myself available for a small Montreal show at the Palais Des Congres convention center in the heart of downtown. I reminisced with longtime peers and met new comrades in the trenches. A healthy assortment of ex-students and friends took the opportunity to show their appreciation. Thanks gang! And sketches galore of The Sire for everyone who bothered to ask, and even some that didn't! Enjoy folks! To Olivier, Adamo, Alex, Mabika, Carl, Dave, Flo, and Andrew, thanks, dudes!
As it's about time I get caught up with the strip - I'm posting two newest instalments of my freehand epic, along with a link to a podcast I did at the show for Sire, and a trunkload of drawings from the book and elsewhere.
Business for the future involves knocking out the rest of TSR#3 in good form, and setting myself up to do more smaller projects as the year runs out. Anyone interested in owning a signed copy of The Sire: Revelations 2 can check out http://www.mikebooks.com/ or hit me up at my e-mail address. The Sire sketchbook is also up for grabs with penciled panels from the book that were all drawn originally lettersize and scanned in. Mucho detail.
My podcast for Toboom on The Sire and the Montreal show:
More ZERO for the masses. Episode #4.
A common thread that will pop up throughout the ZERO series is the fact that everyone calls each other the same name, or a rendition of it. Simm, Simacraw, or Simaraq. In essence, although there is a societal hierarchy, there exists no division between gender, family, religious denomination, economic classes. All are one.