100 days of making comics (week 8)

This week brings a medley of my daily diary, a Yiddish fairy tale, and the diary of the Queen of the Underworld, and ends with a comics announcement about the end of this project and the start of a new one. As always, I hope you enjoy! Daily Diary Note: ‘Cholent’ is a hefty slow-cooked …

100 days of making comics (week 7)

Much of this week was taken up with the animal diary. I found the result really powerful, an expression of this strange Covid-weary moment in time. Animal Diary Each day, for four days, I wrote a page of whatever was on my mind. On the opposite page, I drew a picture of an animal and …

100 days of making comics (week 6)

Week 6 already? Time is certainly speeding by! This week began with one more character from last week's character jams and then moved on to different ways of exploring diary comics. Here's what I've been getting up to in my composition notebook... The Firefighter I love this guy and he loves what he does. A …

100 days of making comics (week 5)

Wow! I can't believe we are already 5 weeks into the 100 day project. That seemed to go super fast! This past week has been a wonderful bonanza of new characters. Character Jams In this character jam, we had 60 seconds to draw each character, preferably showing the whole of their body and preferably with …

100 days of making comics (week 4)

Wow, 4 weeks of The 100 Day Project has already gone by! Much of this week was spent developing the characters that appeared in last week's Face Jam. First up: colouring in the panels. It’s amazing how different these look when they shift out of black and white into colour! Photo booth We moved on …

100 days of making comics (week 3)

It has been another super fun week playing in the world of comics, with Lynda Barry as my guide. Here's what I've been getting up to: Speed drawing Lynda Barry calls this exercise ‘Faster, faster Ivan Brunetti!’ In which you have less and less time to draw something. Here’s are my ‘faster, faster’ versions of …

100 days of making comics (week 2)

It's been a wonderful week of making comics, following along with the exercises in Lynda Barry's 'Making Comics'.  Here's what I've been getting up to and some of the wonderful characters I've been meeting along the way. Monster draw near This monster appeared in last week's Monster Jam. In this exercise, we get to meet …

100 days of making comics (week 1)

The 100 day project  began on January 31 and I decided on the spur of the moment to dive into  100 days of making comics using Lynda Barry’s ‘Making Comics’ book as my guide. I wasn’t planning on taking part in the challenge but with all the digital art I’ve been making lately I have found …