Our latest CCS project was to create a dummy for a kids book. I had a really hard time trying to come up with a good idea for a kid's book. In the end I used one of my joke ideas I had come up with during the brainstorming process. I'm not sure what kind of audience this is for and it's pretty morally ambiguous. But it is what it is! So without further ado...
The story follows our plastic bag and styrofoam cup heroes as they move to the Real Big City where they encounter the thoroughly disagreeable Canvas Bag and the very snooty Canteen. Yet in the end they find kindred spirits with the lonely Global Warming. They all move into a trash can together and spend the rest of their days singing and dancing together. Yay! I think they could be the Frog and Toad for the new generation.
As soon as the second semester began at CCS we were thrown into the gigantic Golden Age project. We were each put in groups with different themes and advisors. The goal was to make a 1952 full color comic of our given theme. I was put into the superhero group (yessss!) with Paul Karasik and Alec Longstreth as advisors (double yesssss!). Here's what we came up with.
The premise is that Earshot is a boxer by day, vigilante by night. Earshot has super hearing which he uses to fight crime with his boy sidekick Sonar. In our group we were put into pairs to create a 10 page story for Earshot and Sonar. Here's the splash page for myself and Jesse Durona's story about Earshot facing the hideous Earwig! (Note: There is text missing. So don't complain to me about it. I already know)
Group Photo! (Paul Karasik, Jon Fine, Beth Hetland, Alec Longstreth, ME!, Jesse Durona, Corey Middleton and Carol Thompson) We didn't leave each other's side for the two weeks we had to complete this project. Surprisingly no one wanted to kill anyone. Hooray!
This group photo was taken just before we started printing. We're all a little delirious due to 2 weeks full of work, little sleep, work, lots of coffee, work, pizza and more work.
After many CCS projects I was ready to do something of my own creation. But I didn't want to make some huge life long comic. So I decided I would make a short, stream of consciousness story. I gave myself four panels on each page and used characters I had doodled in my sketchbook. While listening to Sammy Davis and looking over my sketches I came up with the character of Pinky Palms the world's coolest lounge singer. I will definitely be making more Pinky stories because... well look at him! Here's a few pages to indulge.
Being busy with school and other of life's hiccups has led me to neglect this poor blog. But that is coming to an end TODAY! From here on out I will be regularly posting anything and everything I can. Here to start off this monumental post are parts of my CCS anthology project Nymphonomena: A Retrospective.
The theme for this anthology was different stories surrounding a fictional gender bending, romantic, scifi rock opera from the 70s called Nymphonomena. I contributed two stories. My main story is about an overly obsessed fan being pushed to the limit of sanity. The second story is the origin of how the idea for the movie came to be. Enjoy!