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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Monday, December 10, 2012

Martha B

Another new comic from an old thumbnail sketch.  The thumbnail was drawn about 4 years ago.

Monday, November 26, 2012


I have a whole folder of old thumbnails for comic pages I never finished drawing, and it is my intention to make it through the folder and complete them all.  This one puts me one comic closer to that goal.  I thumbnailed it years ago, and because of that had to adjust some of the wording and things to make more sense. :)


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Swash-Bucketing Tale -- Gerb's Quarterly 10

So, this blog is suppose to be for my other comic, DRAWING BREATH as the title suggests, but Gerb and the other characters that I draw keep showing up instead.  I'm thinking I may need to give them their own page or blog.

Meanwhile, This is the tenth installment of a mini-comic I used to draw but haven't now for a number of years.  I do not know if it will make much sense if you don't know what's happened before, and it's an odd issue anyway because despite being the 'star' Gerb doesn't even appear in this one. If you would like to be caught up on what plot there may be, I have collected the first nine issues into a single book which you can order here (with my bountiful gratitude):     The Collected Gerb's Quarterly Vol 1
For now, please enjoy this latest issue, and stay tuned for the next exciting  adventure!                                                  



Saturday, November 3, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Occasionally Quarterly

Just to follow up my last post and to demonstrate (mostly to myself) that I'm serious about continuing to work on my comics, here is the cover for the 10th installment of my mini-comic Gerb's Quarterly. It is long awaited, at least by me, since the last issue was drawn in 2004 --Which has prompted me to consider renaming it Gerb's Occasionally. 

Now to finish the rest of the issue...

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sketchy Future

There has been a lot of stuff going on in my life lately, and through it all a resounding message has been ringing through -- Above all else I am a cartoonist.  That is my bliss, my vocation, and what I have (and no exaggeration!) always wanted to be.  It gets laid aside sometimes as other things such as my shamanic practice and teaching take the forefront, as new lessons get learned, as I fall back to sleep into society's 'survival-mode' dream of reality, but cartooning is always what I return to. 
Recently through a series of shamanic death and rebirth adventures, where I've had to face my own mortality, the most prominent thoughts, after worrying about what would happen to my 2 cats should anything happen to me, were, "But I didn't finish drawing those comics!"
These are my children, my creations, those things most unique to me, my legacy and what will remain in the world after I'm gone.  These are the things that bubble up from my very essence with a demanding insistence on being brought into the realm of physical existence. It is the thing that most makes my heart sing in the thralls of ecstatic realization.  In other words, it is the thing I most came into this life to express. 
As a demonstration of these revelations, rather than experiencing a lack of creativity in such a trying time, my inspiration has been on an upswing.  In fact I find myself a little overwhelmed as to what to work on first as a number of projects have resurfaced or introduced themselves, and I find I'm working on four or five of them at the same time.
Knowing that this particular blog has been neglected, below are some recent sketches from a variety of comics I am working on currently, and hope to post more work with more consistancy in the near future.
For the moment the future is a bit sketchy... ;)

My character Wormy as the Morrigan for a comicization of an ancient Celtic tale.

A character study...
...and a scene from the next installment of Gerb's Quarterly
(The previous issues having been collected in one volume and available here)
A preliminary character sketch for a bigger, long-term comic with warrior/monk rabbits who caretake the various points on the wheel of the year

And finally, a character sketch above and a scene below from a comic that's been in the works for years.  Since I work mostly in black and white, I wanted, and came up with, an excuse to experiment with color.

This scene, incidentally, was inspired by a message I recieved during a soul retrieval earlier this year.
Stay tuned!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

This was inspired by a recent SJ Tucker concert at Soul Food Books in Redmond, WA.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012

And so it begins...

2012.  The year of prophecy.  The year of the Dragon.  And  this year I am renewing a contract with myself to work, however little or lot, on my comics every single day.  Above all else I am a cartoonist, and above all else a cartoonist cartoons.  Further, it is my goal and intention to publish at least one new comic here every week.  So far so good!  :)

And so it begins...