Thursday, August 25, 2011

Bonus Art: the Calico

Issue 2 made mention that the newly christened Calico would be repainted, ostensibly so it won't look like the same ship. Anyway here's a sneak peek at what it'll ultimately look like, in color no less! This was pretty much the design I had planned from the beginning largely because I like the Flying Tigers-style shark mouth design even though it probably looks more like Banzai Bill.
Other news, if you're going to be in the Alberta neighborhood I'll be at Virgina Paine's Popup shop so stop on by. Also, in case you haven't heard Dylan Williams of Sparkplug Books has been having some health issues. If you'd like to help, buying comics directly from Sparkplug will actually really help him pay his medical bills, you can read more about this here.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Guest Comic, by Everett Patterson

Today's guest comic is from Everett Patterson. In case you were ever wondering how Jack would choose to recap events this is pretty accurate! What I think I love most about this is the signal flare, which apparently is made of some kind of super-explosive. Hey, a giant explosion would certainly get people's attention!
Everett does a comic called Savage Nobles in the Land of Enchantment, which without giving too much away is about a punk rock band lost in the desert of New Mexico. It's also an insightful story about self-discovery, seriously good stuff! Also coming out in book form soon!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Guest Comic, by Amanda Harpold

Oh my! Is he coaxing her into selling her organs? That's literally selling your body! Going by her expression it looks like Alder has too much self-respect for that though.
This funny little single panel was provided by Amanda Harpold, perhaps best known for her photo comic But Not Really-- which is also very funny. Thanks, Amanda!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Guest Comic, by Keith Taylor

Our next comic is by Keith Taylor. I confess that my knowledge of black holes is somewhat dubious but as I understand it, it's true nobody knows exactly what happens to an object after crossing the event horizon. Though I think it's generally agreed that there's a lot of crushing involved. Apparently it involves some skull-face action too!
What's pretty awesome about this page is that there was a first version of it where the colors were slightly off, considering that it's a guest page for a comic that's in black and white I didn't think that was a problem. Keith then took it upon himself to go back and fix the colors, 'cause Keith Taylor don't half-ass nothin'!
Keith Taylor's best known for drawing The Devon Legacy Prologue, which was posted on Drunk Duck in its entirety before the site crash and is now posting on Comic Fury. So hey, if you're ever in the mood for a Sci-Fi action series go ahead and check out the Devon Legacy.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Guest Comic, by Vickie Boutwell

Our first guest comic is by Vickie Boutwell who also does a comic called Used Books which by the way inspired the TV show Alder was watching a while back. Vickie also does a comic called Gelotology which is humor strip about SCIENCE!
I love all the attention to detail here, the vest hanging on the wall is even there! Tiny Sue is now my favorite character.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Issue 2 page 24

Who are these mysterious people? Other pirates? Well, this is the last page of issue 2 so stay tuned for the next issue to find out!
Thursday I'll start uploading guest comics, and I got some great ones!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Issue 2 page 23

Last CAT! page for a while. The ship gets a name other than Butterworth and thank goodness, also the comic title probably makes a little more sense now.
For those of you in the Portland area I'll be sharing a table at the Portland Zine Symposium with the awesome Everett Patterson, so I'm sure that I'll be seeing some of you.