A Day of Drawing

February 1st was Hourly Comic Day. Once a year, amateurs and professionals alike draw an hour-by-hour account of their day (ideally as the hour to be drawn is coming to a close). Some people ink & colour their pics later, while others just scan their doodles.

This year, I joined in for the first time. You can click the below image to view it.

Carl Mitchell's Hourly Comic Day 2011
Like Hansel, i’m so hot right now.

The forum for this years event, where you can see dozens upon dozens of hourly comics, is right this way.

In other news, this site’s asthetic was bugging me, so i’ve upgraded it again!
To provide more visual interest and definition I introduced a coffee colour, shuffled things around, changed font sizes. Gradients appeared as I learned the wonders of -moz-linear-gradient and -webkit-gradient. Code’s been cleaned up.

Finally, I added a little Geek-ster egg which is easy enough to find (hint: less than 200 pixels down), but not that easy to figure out 100%. Tee hee.

Ghostbusters, Monkeys and Smoking Jackets

Did you think you’d see those three things together this morning?

Recently I joined a small group of candidates, applying to illustrate an “epic poem”. The ringmaster sent each of us an excerpt, requesting a couple of sample images in return. Here are my two submissions:

Old Egon (thumb)

Suave Monkey (thumb)

Why you’re seeing them now? Well, the email I received last night states that I didn’t get the contract. At least that means these images are totally my property.

3,000 DA views!

Hey hey! My DeviantArt account just ticked over 3,000 pageviews this morning!

I had been preparing a special little comic to mark the occasion, but by the time it was finished the count read 3,007. It’s still good – here’s to 4,000!

3000 page views comic - Click to visit
If you’re asking “Who’s that Short Round accompanying your handsome self on the hill?” it’s my old character Super Turnip: He hasn’t been in anything for a while.