Thursday, August 25, 2011

Whip It Good.

After a week long hiatus from working on Dust Bunny pages (and wrapping up some freelance loose ends), I'm finally back on track. And with that, I thought it might be fun to give you amazing followers a little visual spoiler.

What you're looking at here is the introduction shot of Dust Bunny's ride, the Dirt Demon - a modified 1960 Cadillac Eldorado Seville merged with a handheld vacuum cleaner. The rabbit has swagger.

I also found some old Dust Bunny art from about 4 or 5 years ago. The character of Dust Bunny was born from a class assignment I had in college, and the two full comic pages I produced for that class included most of the characters in the current story. I think I may post those at some point in the future.

Anyway, here's a shot of the old Dirt Demon. Oh, how far we've come.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Dust Bunny Vlog 1

Woo! Dust Bunny's first video blog!

This vlog highlights some of the challenges I've come across since getting deeper into the creation of, not just the book, but everything that surrounds the book as well.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Back Track to The Future.

I think the coolest, and simultaneously most frustrating development for the story right now is that yesterday, I pieced together one of the most important thematic variables of the book. Up until now, I had reluctantly settled on how to handle this particular story element. It wasn't something I wanted to settle on, but I needed to get cranking on pages, and time was ticking. Then yesterday the solution hit me, and I now face the challenge of working my new development into the pages that I've already completed. I think it'll be fairly easy to do. And I'm careful to not complain about such things. I mean, if those are my biggest problems in life, then I think I'll be ok (note: those are not my biggest problems in life).

Inspiration can be a funny creature. It comes and goes as it pleases. At times, it only leaves a little bit of milk in the metaphorical fridge, and in your irritation, you don't take the final sip on sheer principle. Maybe yesterday I was just too thirsty, and that last gulp was exactly what I needed. I'd be happier if inspiration found a job and started helping pay the bills.

Still with me?

So, today I go back to the beginning of the story and preface everything I've done with 3 additional pages to set up a pretty important piece of Basement City's communication network...or...their "gnatwork." Aren't you curious now?

Speaking of gnatworking, have you buzzed about Dust Bunny with anyone today?