Monday, October 22, 2007

Sugar Daddy / Babies

Here are some illustrations I did last week for the Miami New Times for an article about the south Florida sugar daddy scene. It was sort of a tough conceptual nut to crack because of how easy the targets are so I did a whole bunch of sketches: I ended up going a different direction, playing up the candy packaging / product character angle I stumbled upon with my last sketch. Here's how the lead illustration to the article turned out (ink & vector):And here are the two interior spots (ink & graywash):

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Case Study / Caber Toss

I did this illustration (above: ink & wash on copy paper, 11" x 8.5") last week alerting readers of the RFT to the Scottish Games and Cultural Festival held annually in Forest Park. The subject matter seemed familiar and then I realized I had done an illustration about the exact same event two years ago, only worse (below: ink and vector, 3" x 5"). Maybe it's interesting to see what in my style has changed (tartan patterns in Illustrator) and what has stayed the same (woodgrain, sweatles).

Friday, October 05, 2007

Big Read Festival Saturday Oct. 6th

If anybody is planning on going to the Big Read Festival tomorrow in downtown Clayton, I'll be doing a panel and talking about comics with my pals Ted May (Injury Comics), A.J. Trujillo (Star Clipper) and Cliff Froelich (Cinema St. Louis). Apparently there is also a "demonstration" involved but I'm not sure what that's gonna entail. Anyway, come find us at the Big Bee Stage (on South Central & Carondelet) at four o'clock! I should also have a fresh out-of-the-oven batch of silkscreened Schematic Comics available for purchase and/or personalized doodling.

Monday, October 01, 2007

One Last Voyage

Hey everybody! If you don't know, my pals Kevin Huizenga and Ted May and I have run a little online shop for minicomics & zines for about 6 years - the Catastrophe Shop. It was fun supplying the world with (what we considered) worthwhile and enjoyable little home-made & self-published booklets, as well as being able to sell our own.
There was a point though, where it just got to be too much work and was really slowing down our own comics productivity, especially mine. The good ship has been steadily sinking into disrepair, so sorry for that. But here's a last chance to do any last minute shopping. I'll be filling orders like crazy for the next couple of months, hoping to send our remaining books to good homes.
A million thanks to our loyal customers and amazing artists whose books we have carried. It's been great. If you have questions about orders or whatever else, email me at danzettwoch (at) gmail (dot) com.
Finally, it should be known that there are several places who do a similar thing that we do / did, only better. Here are some of 'em: The Poopsheet Shop, Bodega Distribution, Global Hobo, Secret Acres.