I am officially announcing that I will be appearing at Baltimore Comic-con this coming weekend! I will be in artist alley sharing a table with Dawn Griffin of Zorphbert and Fred fame. We will be at table A94 doing sketches and handing out comic related stuff. Dawn has promised candy, but I promise no such thing. I may (shipping gods willing) have copies of my new print comic Bullfinch #3: Godsmach 1462! It will look like this:
This issue prints every comic from when KC and Captain Stubing were transported back in time at the end of my last collection. Using the time platform to escape their first confrontation with Oscar and 42, KC and Stubing were sent back to 15th century Europe. You can check my archives on this site to see the story. It will be a whopping 36 pages long and in full color. I’m going to wait until I have them in hand to set up pricing and online orders, so we’ll find out either later this week or on Monday.
Looking forward to a great show! I’ll be doing full color and black and White sketches for fifteen dollars and under, so if you’re in town stop by!
My fellow web-comic creator Brock Heasley whom we all know from the popular Superfogeys has been steadily working towards a gigantic plot conclusion for years now. We are only a short time away from the big reveal and I wanted to help everyone know what a big deal it is. Most of you know that I have been thoroughly invested in the fantastic world of the Superfogeys for quite some time as one of the Superfogeys:Origins artists. I’ve had the esteemed pleasure and honor of fleshing out character backgrounds and histories and even introductions. Getting a chance to work in Brock’s playground has been a tremendous artistic achievement and always revel in the chance to tout his story-telling (which dwarfs my own) anytime I can.
Here is the actual words from Mr. H himself:
If you’ve never read the SuperFogeys or it’s been a while since you have, now’s the time to check it out! Launched in September of 2006, the SuperFogeys has steadily developed into a hilarious and dramatic saga that’s far and away from its gag-a-day roots. Throughout its nearly four-year run, one villain has loomed over the residents of Valhalla-Home for the Supertired more than any other, the Third Man. We now know he’s secretly Dr. Klein, the founder of Valhalla, but what does he want? Who is he, really? And how do Spy Gal, Captain Spectacular, Swifty, Dr. Rocket and all the rest fit into his plans?
Everything has been leading up to the bomb creator Brock Heasley will be dropping on Thursday, August 19th. Early reactions to the revelation (by those lucky few) have varied from “That’s a total mind screw” to “Holy Sh—!” (Okay, so that’s not a lot of variety. Reactions are pretty much the same across the board!)
To celebrate, SuperFogeys will be running four updates August 16th-19th, Monday-Thursday. Then, in the week after that (after everyone’s had a chance to calm down!), seven consecutive daily updates August 23rd-29th, Monday-Sunday.
It’s time to catch back up with SF. What are you waiting for?
Most comics, be they web based or otherwise, have a cat in them. It’s an easy character for people to identify with whether they currently live with a pet cat or have fond memories of a cat from their childhood. Cartoon cats are some of the most popular icons of American entertainment. In fact there are more than a few cartoon cats with some of the same personality quirks as Bullfinch’s own Oscar, whether it’s being mean or abrasive or even megalomaniacal. But few take it to quite the extremes as Oscar. Much like his frequent oddball drug abuse, you know mixing live pixies and catnip and such, he doesn’t seem to know when to quit. We’ve seen him go from petty drug pusher to squirrel horde usurper to flat out super-villian in two years. That’s some serious evolution.
Oscar’s visual character development has undergone a similiar evolution as well. As Bullfinch progressed from a four panel black and white comic strip to full color half page comic pages I’ve had to add color and shading and form to my characters. Oscar is one of my characters who makes regular story line appearances but doesn’t appear in every strip. His look is tweaked every few months or so as my art style improves. KC on the other hand changes subtly every day making his appearance changes harder to pin down.
Now that Oscar has fully embraced his path to super-villain, and possibly lost his remaining sanity, we see that he has created a mask and outfit to mark this. His classic red and yellow jumpsuit follows his earlier color scheme and now he’s added his own logo. His mask is more expressive and his face is rounder and more three dimensional with an animated quality to it. (At least that’s what I’m aiming for!) His fur color is a little lighter and slightly muted to offset his costume.
With this little vignette revealing that Oscar and Squirrel Designate 42 have been lost in time I now have an entire story to delve into whenever I get the chance. Keep an eye out for the further adventures of Oscar and 42!