Friday, May 20, 2011

Professional Wordage

More talking cats for you! These three got their words courtesy of several professors here in the SEQA department at SCAD. Never a dull moment. :) I now have strips for three books of talking cats; be looking for them if I make it to a convention near you!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Adventures in screenprinting

Okay... If you've been around me in the past several weeks, you'll know that I've been screenprinting an entire book, like a good little masochist. now that I'm near the end of production on these things, I thought I'd share a bit about them!

The book is called "That's Amoure!" and is based on a true story. Elves included. So, I got the idea to screenprint the whole thing from Duncan last quarter - it's all his fault.

The biggest problem was getting this:

successfully onto a sheet of brown paper; two colors. my biggest trouble arose from just getting the two colors lined up. by the bye, a HUGE thank you to SCAD's working class studio for letting me use their pressure washer and exposure table!!

I went through a LOT of transparencies for the guts of this book, as you may well imagine.

And, having THIS happen to my scanner while I was printing;

courtesy of THIS silly creature:

complicated things, but TO NO AVAIL!!! I was able to complete enough good pages for 29 copies of the book. here are the covers, laid out to dry:

Just seeing that monster stack here is enough to make me proud, but once they're really finished...

Ah! it is a lovely feeling. Mind you, I still have 15 copies of this to board and bind, but they'll get done. hooray for PVA glue! and THANK YOU to my awesome roommate Renee for letting me borrow her drill!!!

And nooooooow my brain is shutting down. If you'd like to buy a copy of the book, shoot me an email at Laurendsparks (at) gmail (dot) com. woooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhooooooooooooozzzzzZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cats Talking

So, for many, many years I have been in the habit of writing words down that my friends have said. Words are a recording of a person's brain! and, when taken out of context, can be sometimes amusing.

So lately I've been listening to my friends, writing down their words and making cats say them. because somehow, to me, this is funny. I'll be making a series of minicomics out of these; very short and fast. so that I can sell them at a low price. :) I've already got enough panels for two books, so why not have a sample? Why not two? :D

Also here's a journal comic.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Book of Elf, Vol. 2

This blog has been neglected this last month, and I am sorry readers! Whomever you may be! ;___; This is my last quarter at SCAD, and it has been hectic, to say the least. but nonetheless, I am still producing work for page and screen, and hope to not neglect posting any more.

Here are a couple journal comics from what will be The Book of Elf, Vol. 2. Hopefully I'll find some cons up in the Ohio/Indiana and Northeast area that I'll be able to sell at once i graduate and move back north. :)