Monday, 17 September 2012

Eilean Mor Lighthouse: Grayscale

I've redone the Eilean Mor story with some Grayscale (in Inkscape). I'm not sure if I like it better or not, but here it is. 

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Life with an Outhouse

I grew up in a one room shack with no running water or electricity (no joke). We, of course, had an outhouse that was about 50 meters further into the woods, which made getting up and going to the bathroom on a cold winter morning very interesting. This is a short comic (one take) that I used to illustrate this to my daughter...the last caption was added afterward!

I've toyed with the idea of coloring this.... here is an attempt to do panel 4. I used Inkscape, because it's free, and I'm still pretty new to coloring in this way.

Saturday, 15 September 2012

The Eilean Mor Lighthouse

 I've submitted this short story to Hic & Hoc Publications for their Unsolved Mysteries Anthology. It is about the disappearances of three lighthouse keepers on the island of Eilean Mor (in Scotland's Flannan Isles) in 1900. This is my first submission to an anthology, so we'll see how it goes. I found out about this only two weeks ago, so I had to keep it short. Most of the text comes directly from the logbook left by the lighthouse keepers. I've learned a lot going through this process, and there are a lot of things I'll do differently next time (I'm most dissatisfied with the lettering). Speaking of next time, I might submit something to the next Chainsaw Comics Anthology...