On Saturday, I stayed up all night working on a 24 hour comic with Miss Mary Bee!
She wrote the words, I drew stuff!

We holed up at the Comics Outpost for a full day of drawing, along with fellow 24hour participants Doctor Popular & Mike Hales.

What is 24 hour comic day?

put simply: 24 pages in 24 hours.
Here’s my second page (the first is the title page, and I’ll be posting that last):

Page 2

It was a departure for me. I’ve been pushing the amount of textures and collage stuff in my work for a little while,
partly influenced by the non-digital work I’ve been doing (which deserves a post one of these days)
& I did a few sketchbook/collage things digitally recently that people responded well to….
So for the challenge, I decided to really embrace that collage aesthetic and let go of illustration a little if the page or time limits called for it.

I’ll be posting this comic a page or 2 at a time over the next couple weeks.

I am both satisfied and shocked that I made it through all 24 hours, and left with 24 pages in hand.

Extra thanks to my writer, Mary Bee! I couldn’t have done it without you!

Following in the footsteps of Miss Marie, I spent this weekend at the Madonna Inn posing for and taking photos.

I really can’t describe the place any better than Umberto Eco, who says:

“the poor words with which natural human speech is provided, cannot suffice to describe the Madonna Inn…Let’s say that Albert Speer, while leafing through a book on Gaudi, swallowed an overgenerous dose of LSD and began to build a nuptial catacomb for Liza Minnelli.”

It will take me forever to finish editing and uploading all my photos and video, but here’s a taste of my weekend in the form of a couple candids I shot, and one of me by the amazing and wonderful Flip Cassidy.

[by Flip Cassidy.]

Mary plays accordian


& the winner is:


That’s right guys, it’s a tie.

Voting happened both on this blog post, and on Aimee’s flickr page.
And the tally was closed at 15 votes each.

So who designed what?

As if it wasn’t obvious, the left design was mine:

star st.germain

Detail shot here.

and on the right was Aimee’s lovely design:

aimee thorne

This was a whole lot of fun, and I’m planning on doing more design challenges like this in the future…this time with more participants.

Thanks to everyone who voted, and let me know if you’d be interested in submitting if I held another design contest of this sort.

the great helvetica challenge and go head to head in a helvetica-off.

the challenge: using only Helvetica Black 72 point, 14 point, and 6 point, and color, create visual interest only using the dummy type "lorem ipsum"

For the purposes of fairness, we will be voting blind.
We’ll let you know tomorrow who designed what!

vote in the comments for the one you like best! (LEFT, or RIGHT)
Voting ends tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12 pm PST.



We will tally now!