The timing could not have been more perfect. I was just talking about wanting to get back into painting and then I was invited to participate in the Stumptown Cartoonist show this month at The Pony Club Gallery.
I was stoked!! I love The Pony Club. And there were other artists who's work I love in the show as well. If you are in Portland you should do yourself a favor and get down there and see the show. There is going to be a Stumptown Comics Fest after party at The Pony Club the last day of the festival, April 17th from 6 til 10. Perfect time to come by, talk to some comic creators and see the art.
And now I am painting again. There's something about slinging paint around, correcting mistakes, throwing on collage or spray paint and stencils, drawing in areas with pencil... I love it all!! And it gets a better response from people than my traditional comic work, which I feel is sometimes passionless. I'm looking forward to doing more painting, showing work at Last Thursday and getting back in galleries as well as painting comics.
Here's the first "page" I did for the show. It was a little bigger than my scanner. I'll have better pics of both pages once the show is over.
You'll have to go to the gallery to see what happens next!!