Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Comic #36

Okay, getting lazy with the comic strips, but trying to work on several projects at once, so I hope I'm forgiven!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Comic #33

Written with Holly, thanks to Jamie Balousek.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Here the first in a potential new series of Some Town Interviews, this one with one of my favourite cartoonists, Julia Wertz...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Comic #31

The first comic strip appearance of Trudy Skidoosch.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Comic #29

Actually being "topical" for the first (and possibly last) time. (Note the portrait of a lone Neuftuplet on the wall in the second panel.)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Comic #24

Written with Holly.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Comic #23

Written with Holly, with apologies to Dr. Seuss... Also, although it has nothing to do with it, R.I.P. Harvey Pekar.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Comic #22

Written with Jenny.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Comic #20

One of the two strips written in Colorado, this one by Jenny. Below is part of her original bar napkin sketch. (I wanted her to try and draw the strip, but I ended up doing it myself, following her original very closely.)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Comic #18 and update

Soooo... Got it started, but it's slow going on Robot Banjo, and certain life events aren't helping things much... I'm thinking of possibly taking a break from Some Town to work on a new animated film, The Vermeers' Even Death Gets Lonely Sometimes, based on a concept album written by me and Holly. Never fear, though! Some Town will always be there for me to work on, we have at least four more episodes with dialogue already recorded, so they will eventually be done. But after spending over a year straight working on it, I'm thinking maybe I need a little break of sorts from that world... The comic strips will still continue to appear here every week, and if you like Some Town, you should like Even Death Gets Lonely Sometimes as well... After all, Honey and Jelly got their start with an appearance in the last Vermeers film. (Maybe I'll even sneak in a cameo or two...)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Comic #16

Well, I'm off to the Rocky Mountains to see and help Jenny move back home, so expect even more cartoony goodness in the upcoming months!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Comic #13

Also just started on episode #7, Robot Banjo! Regular update coming soon...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Comic #10

(Written with Holly.)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Comic #9

So looks like if all goes well, the next episode should be done in the next couple of weeks! As far as fake documentaries on alcoholic beavers go, I'd say it ain't half bad...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The first appearance of The Deli Guy in the comic strip, and the first time he's spoke since Musician Audition... Not to worry, he's got a couple one-liners in some of the upcoming episodes... And speaking of upcoming episodes...

Trying to get back on track with it, but got a lot of projects going on, plus fighting a cold right now... I'm gonna predict a May release... And later this year (and possibly into next)? Robot Banjo, Crime Stoppers For Hire (Jenny's first script), Blind Date (Holly's first script), and Behind The Scenes! After all that, maybe a DVD release will be in order?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Comic #7

(Written with Holly.)

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Comic #6

Getting kinda meta here... Although I am pretty proud that I snuck Klaus Nomi into the local paper...

Making some progress on Behind Boozy Beaver, getting a lot of work done this week, filming some live action sequences on the weekend... I'll probably post some more images soon...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Comic #5, and bonus strip

Okay, the bonus is "online only" because newspaper readers who haven't seen the animated series would most likely be scratching their heads... I'm also abruptly ending the "story" strips and just doing "gag" strips from now on because nobody likes these...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Comic #4

Also, here's some artwork from Behind Boozy Beaver:

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sketchbook, Part I

Just thought I'd show some stuff from a sketch book that traveled around with me, Jenny, and Holly to the various music festivals here in Michigan... Most of these were done at the festivals, and several while under the influence, so keep that in mind...

More to come, along with some screenshots from the next episode...

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Comic #2

I think this might be the first time Frat Dad's full name was officially revealed...

In other news, just started drawing the Boozy Beaver documentary earlier this week---stay tuned!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Character development

When we first started the cartoon about a year ago, I was unsure about how a couple characters should look...

I knew D.W. would be an overweight sweater-wearing bespectacled "classic" nerd, but to what extreme? Should he have bad acne and sweat all the time? I think he was originally supposed to be repulsive, and in the end I think the girls thought I made him too "cute", but I'm used to the design now... Oh, and just to clear something up, a lot of people think he's old, but he was in the same high school class as Frat Dad and Stella...

I originally went with the third Granny design, because she was supposed to have a pet dodo bird that looked just like her. She appeared this way in Musician Audition, but by the time I animated the opening credits, she looked a lot more like my first design, which I believe Holly and Jenny had wanted me to go with in the first place.

I wasn't too worried about Stella, as originally she was only supposed to appear in Frat Dad Says Goodbye, but I think we all liked the character and liked the way Jenny played her, so she stuck around. Based on Veronica Lake, I'm glad we went with the design we did.

On the other hand, there was no real question about the Neuftuplets... This was the only drawing I did of them before beginning production on Bucket Babies.

Frat Dad (although he had not yet received that nomenclature) had already begun life in The Vermeers' 2007 music video for Just Killin' Time. (Whether or not this video is considered canon is up to the fans to decide...)

Same goes for Honey and Jelly, who appeared as Delilah's back-up singers "Lilith and Jezebel" in The Vermeers' Samson & Delilah in 2008, and it was this film that got the ball rolling for Some Town. They were the easiest characters to come up with because they were, of course, just caricatures of Holly and Jenny.

Oh, and by the way, all The Vermeers videos are available on DVD... (How's that for a plug, eh?)