As far as completed work I worked up my sliver of a design for the Pulp 21 crew and their upcoming t-shirt endeavor.
Not only that but the Zine Fest Houston 2017 compilation is coming up and there's a call to all the local recurring exhibitors. I do a two-pager every year, usually with nothing to do with my current work but as a separate entity, but as I've been charged with a butt-load of creativity as of recent and have been moving ahead with the main story for Screw Comics! 4 I decided to send in a two page Preamble of sorts setting up the one of the worlds of the story. Of course, here it is!
Quite a set-up eh? Of course this is just one of the tropes of the story and it's not even the biggest one. As you can see I've been having a good old time with my white gel pen, that's been allowing me to lay the white ink over the solid blacks apparent in the stars and the "to be continued" text.
8 pages penciled and written in 3 days. See what I mean burst? Sure pencils are really rough; I do most of the work in the inking process. Here what counts most is the writing. I'll read and read thru the new pages and make amendments as needed, usually simplifying dialog or emphasizing points and attitudes leading to more convincing character development. You know, how writers work! At this rate though, I'm sure to have Screw $4 out by this Autumn. Here's hoping!
EDIT: We managed to record audio from the memorial which I'm compiling into a podcast for friends that couldn't make it. There was a lot inspiring stuff and touching stories about Shane, and he will never be forgotten. Along with this I've also expressed interest in helping with collecting, archiving and putting together a Shane omnibus, a fat book of all his (self) published works to be sold at events and whose proceeds will go to a charity, possibly to help other artists and writers start their own zines or maybe help those who need it pay for their insulin. Of course it's all speculative, but in light of his passing we all feel inspired.