wattersmith part 1: reflections on drawing bill watterson

Starting back in December of 2013, I began a daily drawing practice focused on environments by some of my favorite comic artists. By now I’ve accumulated a sketchbook on Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes) and Jeff Smith (Bone). Taking on the tools, working processes, and styles of two other artists has been a challenge, butContinue reading “wattersmith part 1: reflections on drawing bill watterson”

new (remix) comic: a predicament

As part of a graduate seminar, I’ve been asked to tear apart and reconstruct work of my own with that of others. I’ve cut up one of my semi-recent comics (which followed an R. Crumb-esque format) and supplanted it with quotes from notable thinkers and writers I’m reading. I’m not sure I understand it. ButContinue reading “new (remix) comic: a predicament”

jeff smith sketchbook: week 7 (final)

Above: Smith: OK. I’ll Go. And so shall I. With this piece, my Jeff Smith drawing series comes to an end. It’s been a rewarding ongoing challenge, the impact of which I think I have yet to see fully in my own work. Drawing Smith has given me a sense of just how tight andContinue reading “jeff smith sketchbook: week 7 (final)”