It’s been a busy month. Lots of stuff floating across the work table. If I’m being honest right now, I’m kind of tired and not feeling too talkative, so lets jump my verbal wanderings and get to the work. I’m not sure at which stage I can show, so for now lets just stick with pencils.
A preview for an alternate cover, for you can probably guess what book… that is all I will say for now.
And… some pages in progress from my Oni Press project. I should really start posting about this once a week, so you beautiful dinosaur enthusiast can get an idea about the type of book we’re building. Hmmm, yeah, I’m gonna start trying to do that. Not every page, but at least with a good chunk of them.
Imagine how good the new Jurassic Park movie would be with no park, no people, just dinos doing what they do best! Building that dream and it’s the best feeling in the world. “Strong” with the Tyrannosaurs, so strong.
OK, I originally was only going to do this for supporters of the, eventual, “Backwoods” patreon, but I thought: nah! I need to keep that shit free, not everybody has loose change to throw around. So I thought it would be cool to do a process post showing all the sloppy stages that go into creating the (most of the time) weekly pages. Here it is, if you like it, awesome. If not tell what I could do to make it more palatable. I’m like a fine chef of camp’ and lowbrow storytellings.
That’s it for today. Missus Galusha (Sorry ladies, I’m off the market. I know, I know. Dry your starry eyed tears.) is yelling at me for eating most of her cooking cheese. Thus, I must go purchase more; she’s making lasagna.
How’s it going everybody. Apologies on the the delay. We’ve been going through some technical difficulties over the last week, so I fell a bit behind with pretty much everything. Obviously, if you click the link above you can check out the latest installment of “The Backwoods,” but if you stay here a little bit longer you check out the two new announcements that I’ve got queued in the ol’ noggin. First, I can proudly announce that Ulysses, Wendi, bigfoot and the rest of the strangeness have recieved their first sponsor, Mr. MoodSwing! Mr. MoodSwing is a new premium coffee company born right here in Portland’s own backwoods (yeaaaahhhh). Bullmoose aside, it’s the best coffee I’ve ever had and I drink a lot of gawd damn coffee. I wouldn’t have asked them to be a sponsor if I didn’t believe it. Don’t belive me (how dare you). Go to the site, order the beans, grind them, brew them in your coffee contraption of choice, and prove me wrong. You can’t. I know you can’t. Namaste sucka’!
Second, there will be more “Backwoods” content being posted. Behind the scenes type stuff breaking down my process and showing a little bit of what can be expected in chapter two, which is still at this point “unnamed.” Also the patreon is almost set for any of you wonderful darlings, out there, who want to see this little web comic become bigger and badder in the best of ways.
Thank you, you wierdos and go check out Mr. MoodSwing. It’s ridiculously worth it.
Well, well, well, look what we have here. The first post of 2016. All I can say about two, zero, one, five is thank alien overlords it’s over. But hey, it’s cool brother. Cause we’re getting deep in “The Backwoods” and things are only going to get crazier. I’ve got, well I wouldn’t say big plans, but I’ve got plans for chapter 2 as I grind it out early in the mornings… for me, for you, for the dog (her ego). Chapter two will be a bit different; better I like to think. Still completely rediculous (of course), but with a bit more structure and developement. Also, there is a Patreon page being built at the moment. All of The Backwoods content will still be free (for ever and ever) just gives you fine people a place to contribute if you really want. Original pages, may go up for sale here in the store, but we’ll see. Honestly, I hate parting with original work and I don’t like over pricing due to my sentimental nature. I’m still figuring out the details. Hey, if anyone out there in the existential cosmos that is the internets have any “swell” ideas, don’t be shy, and let me know.
Christmas, ugh, that day of the year when the majority of Americans, and probably Canadians too (great people), resume the practice of ancient Germanic and Siberian rituals of long forgotten tribes to celebrate the birth of a 2000 year old dude and his overwhelming impact on civilization. It’s pretty impressive if you think about; the amalgamation of the two social constructs, old and new. Gettin’ a bit existential all up in here.
Well, while the masses have been battling it out in the swarthy aisles of your local mall, the table here at the ye’ ol’ studio has been piling up work. Not sure what can be shown and what is to stay hidden in the shadows until release, so here’s just a peek into the gnar workshop.
We should really ancient with the whole Christmas celebration, I mean supper old school. How does this sound… (wait)… X-mas… Mammoth…. You’re welcome. I just stuffed your mental stocking, with care. It is cool to see culture bring back some of the classics, I mean look at the Krampus. That dude’s made a strong comeback this year, like Andre “the Giant” strong.
Speaking of strong, I’m making a strong finish on the dinosaur project for this new year of 2016, until I start the next volume that is, which is going to be intense. You’re probably sitting at home thinking, “Yeah, Bambi was a great story.” So take that memory inject with gallons of steroids and replace the lovable childhood animated buddies with giant terror beasts that want to crush your face and eat your entrails and there you go, Volume Dos. But Volume one, it’s been a long arduous road, but so close. It took way too long. Time, the source that feeds the dream well (there’s a shit ton of other factors but lets not get into that, lets just look at the preview).
Oh, and kids, don’t worry The Backwoods isn’t going anywhere. The holidays just funked things up a bit again with posting and what not. So here is a little preview.
Gnar the greased Christmas Pig
Howdy folks! Sorry I missed you last week. Sometimes life happens and it happened hard as of late. Anyway, “The Backwoods” is back on track for your viewing pleasure. Things are going to start getting pretty crazy as we start nearing the end of chapter one. You could say heads will roll, at least in this page (puns away).
Gnar the late Pig