No. 415: SALT MINES #2 [3]

I might change that cover for the real life hold-in-your-hands object version.


No. 414: WALT 7-12

No. 413: WALT 1-6


No. 412: Who Am I Speaking To?

PRODUCTION DIARY, FALL 1937. I've been working on a comic lately that is really meant as a minicomic and I would feel awkward posting pages from it before it's done. So there will probably be little content in this space for a while. This comic is basically a musical. I've always wanted to read a Disney musical in comics form. I know it's usually annoying to read song lyrics in comics but I can't resist doing this. I'm really excited about it, which is a huge rarity for me. I've penciled 17 pages in a few weeks, steadily working on them, which is also a huge rarity for me. Hopefully it will not be overly obnoxious as a musical; I don't think it particularly feels like one. It just has songs in it, so far about spring, birds, and decaying dogs. Later, probably in the second issue, there will be a song about being a horse boy, tending to horses and keeping them fed. Still lots of characters wandering in environments but I think I'm (slowly) learning how to control it. I'm just really drawn to characters standing on an invisible vaudeville stage. It will be the downfall of me. I've been spending a lot of time looking out the window at birds lately. For some reason many beautiful blue-jays and robin red breasts visit this disgusting treeless lawn. I've discovered they are really mean and vulgar, sort of how I imagine rats to be. They fight each other and swallow insects like rascals. So the birds in "Trouble At Beagle Lake" are very hostile and mean. They wear gangster hats and speak like deese and dose river men. They sing beautifully, though, naturally.


No. 411: Garbage Factory

I started a separate blog for scraps, doodles, unfinished comics, scribbled-on public library receipts, angry mistakes. I'm just going through a giant pile of drawing garbage and scanning anything that doesn't look too unhealthy or disgusting. Available HERE.


No. 410: BEN

No. 409: I'll Never Let My Old Pals Die

No. 408: Replacement Mom

No. 407: More Abandoned Comics Memories

No. 406: Writing Fake Songs for "Beagle Lake"

No. 405: Luck Leaves

No. 404: Pain of the Thumbnail

No. 403: Thoughts That Claw

No. 402: Augustine

No. 401: Abandoned Comics Memories

No. 400: Lying to the Flowers

I finished penciling page eleven of LESSONS AT BEAGLE LAKE today. It feels good to be doing a straightforward, self-contained story. I feel like a real boy. When I'm done with a little of page 12, I'll go straight to that dusty Midwestern restaurant and demand that dishwashing job. O blessed life, charm me as I make the cop finally stop reciting his poetry and begin to be tormented by the lilac swallows and robin red breasts.

Above: Chancellor Dog running through cool waters.


No. 399: In Progress - VESTIBULE (pg. 2)

No. 398: Prison

No. 397: Mr. Puddlemyer

No. 396: The Rain Boots Remember

No. 395: Roll