evandahm
evandahm:

YO I’M GONNA BE AT SAN DIEGO COMIC CON!
I will be at table 1232 with Monster Milk friends! I will have many books and stickers and trinkets and I will draw you pictures! I will wear nice shirts! Benign Kingdom stuff will be there too!
COME SAY HELLO!
sincerely evan

Hey that’s me, I’ll be at this thing! If you’re at SDCC I hope you will say hello!
(Working on too many things again, but I should get back in the swing of the Oz project in the next couple of weeks! Thank you all for bearing with me!)

evandahm:

YO I’M GONNA BE AT SAN DIEGO COMIC CON!

I will be at table 1232 with Monster Milk friends! I will have many books and stickers and trinkets and I will draw you pictures! I will wear nice shirts! Benign Kingdom stuff will be there too!

COME SAY HELLO!

sincerely evan

Hey that’s me, I’ll be at this thing! If you’re at SDCC I hope you will say hello!

(Working on too many things again, but I should get back in the swing of the Oz project in the next couple of weeks! Thank you all for bearing with me!)

"You are a wicked creature!" cried Dorothy.  "You have no right to take my shoe from me.""I shall keep it, just the same," said the Witch, laughing at her, "and someday I shall get the other one from you, too."This made Dorothy so very angry that she picked up the bucket of water that stood near and dashed it over the Witch, wetting her from head to foot.
Last illustration from Chapter 12! I’ll get the full-page opener for that page up soon, too, but I’m going a little out of order on those.
If you are in or near Toronto, I hope you can make it to TCAF this weekend! It’s right downtown and free to attend, and it is probably my favorite comic show I go to every year. I will be there, with a table and books and other trinkets. I’m at table 271 on the second floor of the library!!!
See yooouuuuu

"You are a wicked creature!" cried Dorothy.  "You have no right to take my shoe from me."
"I shall keep it, just the same," said the Witch, laughing at her, "and someday I shall get the other one from you, too."
This made Dorothy so very angry that she picked up the bucket of water that stood near and dashed it over the Witch, wetting her from head to foot.

Last illustration from Chapter 12! I’ll get the full-page opener for that page up soon, too, but I’m going a little out of order on those.

If you are in or near Toronto, I hope you can make it to TCAF this weekend! It’s right downtown and free to attend, and it is probably my favorite comic show I go to every year. I will be there, with a table and books and other trinkets. I’m at table 271 on the second floor of the library!!!

See yooouuuuu

After he had eaten he would lie down on his bed of straw, and Dorothy would lie beside him and put her head on his soft, shaggy mane, while they talked of their troubles and tried to plan some way to escape.
Captives of the Wicked witch! Also about Dorothy’s costume changes— she’s given a dress in the Emerald City which is green, and when they leave the city it appears white. And Toto’s collar, too.

After he had eaten he would lie down on his bed of straw, and Dorothy would lie beside him and put her head on his soft, shaggy mane, while they talked of their troubles and tried to plan some way to escape.

Captives of the Wicked witch! Also about Dorothy’s costume changes— she’s given a dress in the Emerald City which is green, and when they leave the city it appears white. And Toto’s collar, too.

The Chapter 11 illustration is probably the most ambitious one yet so I thought I would make a post about the process! People like that stuff, right? I hope you like that stuff.

I had a vague image of the city as a complicated, squarish M.C. Escher-looking place, and did a lot of obtuse little thumbnail drawings to figure out how to convey that in a way that made sense. Sticking to every single detail of Baum’s elaborate description of the place probably wouldn’t make a very readable image, so I tried not to do anything that deviated from the text too much, and focused on what I saw as the most important aspects: shining stone and metal and general opulence, a sense of total otherness from every previous location, and some shops and people walking around. Also a sort of sterility makes sense, in light of the characters’ experiences in the city and discoveries about it. A kind of interesting paradox I’m figuring out: if an illustration is to serve the story, it isn’t always the best thing for it to illustrate every single detail as written in the text.

I penciled and inked the final drawing at 8 by 12 inches— I pencil very loosely because I don’t like things looking too neat, usually. The inks are done with india ink and G-nib, which I have really only started using with this project and I like it a lot.

Inks are cleaned and colors are done in Photoshop in several layers: flat colors to designate everything its “local” color, and then one Multiply layer for general shadowy stuff, and then a few layers of soft light, hard light, overlay, or any other sort of thing to be tweaked endlessly until I am sick of it. This version is adjusted a bit from the previous one and I think it looks a little better! I will probably mess with it again.

A couple more chapter illos will show the City, so we’ll see a bit more of it. And it is really fun to draw, so I am looking forward to that!

Did you know! I have a new book out!

It was, indeed, a great yellow Wildcat, and the Woodman thought it must be chasing something, for its ears were lying close to its head and its mouth was wide open, showing two rows of ugly teeth, while its red eyes glowed like balls of fire.
Opener for Chapter 9! This is an unusual one: they’re off the road and separated from the Lion, and it starts abruptly with the wildcat and the mouse. The red haze in the distance is the poppy field from Chapter 8.
Did you know I have a new book out? It’s the first book of my fantasy adventure comic Vattu and I am pretty pleased with it. Also a few originals lately, and more to come. Holding onto the Oz originals until the book is done, though!
See you soon! Might try to get some spot illustrations done in the next few days.

It was, indeed, a great yellow Wildcat, and the Woodman thought it must be chasing something, for its ears were lying close to its head and its mouth was wide open, showing two rows of ugly teeth, while its red eyes glowed like balls of fire.

Opener for Chapter 9! This is an unusual one: they’re off the road and separated from the Lion, and it starts abruptly with the wildcat and the mouse. The red haze in the distance is the poppy field from Chapter 8.

Did you know I have a new book out? It’s the first book of my fantasy adventure comic Vattu and I am pretty pleased with it. Also a few originals lately, and more to come. Holding onto the Oz originals until the book is done, though!

See you soon! Might try to get some spot illustrations done in the next few days.