Friday, August 30, 2013

One more week till Open Book Comics Fest!!

One more week till Open Book Comics Fest!!
I will be selling my comic, Gofu at the show, and I'll make any left over copies available for sale on my website after the show.
GOFU
"Hunted to extinction, the last gofu must flee with his only friend, and find a new home..."



Monday, August 26, 2013

Two Weeks Till Gofu Time!

Things are Open Book Comics Fest crazy at the moment! There's less than two weeks to go before the show, and I am still pumping out pages for my comic, Gofu.
The end is in sight, though, and I cant wait to show everyone this book!

For now..it's back to the drawing table for me!


Check out http://openbookfestival.co.za/ for more info about the show.

Oh and I just saw that they have a pdf map on the website - The comics Fest will be at The Homecoming Centre (#4) on the map here: http://openbookfestival.co.za/wp-content/uploads/Open-Book-Diary-Map.pdf

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

New Gofu panels

RUMBMBMBRBRBBMB TAKA-TAKA-TAKA-TAKA

Sometimes I think adding the lettering and sound effects at the end when the page is done is my favorite part about making a comic book.

Here's another little sneak peek at my comic, Gofu!

Gofu will be for sale at the Open Book Comics Fest in Cape Town. September 7-8! Be there!
Lots more info at their facebook page!


Monday, August 19, 2013

Private Art Commissions

I've been taking on some really nice private commission illustration work lately and I'm open to almost any sort of commission in inks on bristol board.
Of course my preference is always to do my own original characters for you, but if you want a specific character as a gift, maybe a caricature or portrait of someone, perhaps even your cat, I'll be more than happy.
I'm open to doing wide range of subject matters, really, just ask!

Email me any time at deon(at)jumpsuitart(dot)com for rates, and to discuss your commission requirements.

This example is a triptych of 5.5" x 8.5" comic characters on bristol board, mounted and matted and was commissioned as a birthday gift.

There's nothing like hanging original hand-drawn art on your wall!


Friday, August 16, 2013

Three weeks to go to Open Book Comics Fest!!

We've got three weeks to go to the Open Book Comics Fest!
I honestly cant wait.
For those of you who dont know, the Comics Fest is part of the Open Book Festival in Cape Town on the 7th and 8th of September.
Its going to be a great even with many amazing South African comic artists and writers participating such as Zapiro, Lauren Beukes, Joe Daly, Rico just to name a few. There is a full list of attending artists and events on the Open Book website here: http://openbookfestival.co.za/comics/

I will have my own table there, and I'll be selling my comic, Gofu, along with limited art prints, and posters etc. I might even be selling some original comic art of mine, so come visit me and check it out!

So if you're in Cape Town then, and you like comics - you HAVE to come!! That's an order!

Here's my unofficial mash-up of Peter Woo's Comics Fest poster...



Monday, August 12, 2013

Gofu! Gofu! Gofu! Comic inks and midnight bristol board adventures.

I've been "igniting the midnight petroleum" as Data would say, working on my comic, Gofu.
I'm a bit behind schedule, but I seem to be making good progress and catching up as I get faster.

Originally I was going to do the comic digitally, but at the last minute I switched back to traditional. Good ol' inks on bristol board. Even though I can draw both ways, I'm a lot more comfortable drawing traditionally, and, it seems, faster. Plus, digital just doesn't seem real to me...it has its place and several advantages, but at the end of the day I feel disconnected from the work somehow.

I do, however do all my layouts and roughs digitally before I transfer them to board.
So I think I am using the best of both worlds.
There is just nothing like holding a finished comic art page in your hands.



Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Gofu Sneak Peek Comic Page!

Hi all - I'm in uber hermit mode at the moment, working on my comic, Gofu.
So today's post is a little late, but it's a goodie, I think!

Here's a sneak preview page from Gofu. As you can see, Tatsu's house is a mess!
Gofu will be available in September at the Open Book Comics Fest!


Monday, August 5, 2013

Double Page Spread for Velocity Anthology Issue 4 is done!

Caution! Giant battle scenes take longer to do than you might think!
Check out the double page spread that I was asked to do for Velocity Magazine issue 4!
Velocity 4 will be available in October at Rage. (Velocity just hosted a panel on about local comics at San Diego Comic Con!)
Go check out this awesome magazine guys and support all the talented South African and Australian comic artists that are published in this unique mag: www.gaining-velocity.com
It certainly seems that the South African comics scene is growing fast with support from awesome people like Moray Rhoda from Velocity and Open Book Comics Fest, amazing people like the Reader's Den crew, and local comics communities like Legion Ink.

In other news - check out my new comics website where I will be publishing my webcomics and everything to do with my own comics universe, Unknown Origins Comics, towards the end of the year.