Thursday, March 19, 2009


The next page for the Great Comics Race...

And here's some doodles, where I wanted to go straight to ink (I used the pentel brush pen):

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

So, I wanted to mention this in my last post

But I didn’t want it to get lost within a jungle of text.

I’ve talked about one of my inspirations in comics, and I wanted to ask you readers a couple of questions (particularly cartoonists, but feel free to apply this to whatever it is you do). Don’t worry about writing too much. I love long comments! And I love short comments.

1.Which artist(s) influences your work the most? Feel free to talk about comic artists, comic writers, fine artists, authors, poets, musicians, etc.

2.Why do you want to make comics, or are currently making comics? And at what point in your life did you come to this realization?

3.What is your favourite thing about comics (storytelling, the accessibility of it, the sense of community among artists, etc.)?

These are all questions easily applicable to any field, so feel free to talk about whatever it is you do! Post anonymously, or under your name, and share your own art, writing, etc.

More art...

Hmm. So, I still have about a page to do today to catch up with yesterday’s slacking off (it was so nice outside and my little dog was just begging to play with him in the backyard).

Here’s another page:
comicsrace 017

I should mention, that I end up cleaning up my pages a bit later on. Right now, I’m just set on getting a page a day done for “the Great Comics Race”.

I have a lot more I could share, but I figured that I would just spread it out. That’s all for now!

--Kate D.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Great Comics Race!!

So—it’s been awhile since I updated.

News: I got the Silas H. Rhode scholarship for SVA, which means I will be able to attend the cartooning program! I’m really excited to go and see some of my friends and just to be in the city again.

Speaking of friends, my friend
Steph and Sally are visiting me in Toronto mid-May for TCAF (click on names for links to art or TCAF info). I’m unbelieavably excited.

It’s spring break for me right now. And, as it turned out, for Sally as well. We decided to start (as I call it) The Great Comics Race. Basically, we’re penciling a page a day and posting the progress for the other one to see.
Here are my first two pages (a lot of the picture will be inked black, so it might look a little weird right now):
Kingdom Come - Part Two - Page One

Kingdom Come - Part Two - Page Two

Ah, and I got my entry for the MCR Venganza contest done today. Although, all my acrylic ink kept on tipping over, so my carpet is horribly stained (even more so than before). The price of progress.

Photos of my room/studio (although there’s only photos of the workspace part of my room) on my flickr,

Waiting for Sally's post now. She's sent me some sketches and I'm super excited to see this project of hers unfold!

--Kate D.