Hey, everybody. I've got more BPM love to share!
Here are just some of the reviews so far --
"...Roxy is a fully formed character, complete with self-doubt, determination, and a palpable euphoria when a night of music, dancing, and a great crowd all come together. Highly recommended for older teens and adults." —Eva Volin, ICv2. Rating: 4.5 Stars Out of 5
"...Call it a mashup, call it a remix, call it a day-glo pop love letter to a misspent youth: B.P.M. is brain candy in the best sense of the word." —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"...It is an amazing transformation that unfolds for the reader. Starting slowly, tentatively, Sizer brings the story to a feverish pitch and when the graphic novel is over, the reader is energized, wanting more. Like a good techno set (and yes, they do exist), Sizer elicits the emotions that he wants." —Lee Newman, BROKEN FRONTIER
Plus, there's a new interview with Paul at Comic Geek Speak.
BPM hit stores last week, so you can buy it from your LCS, order it from any chain store, or get it direct from Paul here.
I know I've been talking about this a whole lot lately, but given that between the two of us, Paul and I only produce a comic book about once every two years or so, this is a pretty big deal. Go Paul!| Comments (0)
Crossed a minor milestone this weekend: I finished page 50 of Clockwork Game. May not sound like a whole lot, but I've managed to keep myself on track for a full year, and have made more art, and faster, than anytime since I was in college. Not all of it is my absolute best work, but it has been on time, and I'm fairly pleased with the balance of quality and speed I've been able to maintain.
And speaking of speed, today's page involves my first attempt at speed lines. We'll see if they actually work.| Comments (0)
I haven't made a good Hallowe'en costume in years and years, mostly because I'm usually spending all my time working on comic books. This year, however, Paul and I got invited to a party over at Katja and Steven's house -- and since they're both costumers, the bar was set pretty high. I knew I'd have to come up with something decent, so I decided to be an air pirate.
Then the jacket I ordered made me look all goofy and not cool and menacing at all. Then I couldn't find a cheap aviator helmet (or anything that looked close enough to an aviator helmet to count). And then after going through my basement and visiting both toy and craft stores, I couldn't find enough junk to cobble together a convincing Rocketeer-style jet-pack.
So I had to come up with a new plan: The Backyard Aviatrix.
Inspired by this awesome Instructable, I decided to make a set of daVinci-glider-looking wings. I'm enough of a klutz, however, that I knew I couldn't rig them to open and close as my arms moved, or people ten feet away would lose their drinks. Talk about widening my spill field. After a few adjustments, I settled on a pair of handles that I could use to spread and retract the wings, and they worked pretty well until the foamcore gave out. Unfortunately, I didn't get the angle on the wings quite right, so at full extension they were at waist-height instead of shoulder height.
Still, they were so much fun and such a neat challenge that I'm thinking of making a better set for next year's Hallowe'en out of more sturdy, permanent materials. Lightweight wood like basswood probably wouldn't weigh much more than the foamcore, and a stretch fabric between the wingbones instead of a solid sheet would allow the wings to collapse up much closer to the body.
Yay for costuming! I forget how much fun this stuff is. Anybody else got Hallowe'en pictures to share?| Comments (0)