This fall I’ve been working on a little Punchin’ Bag project to have ready for next “con season”. Here’s a preview of some of the panels.
I’m trying to be better about posting on theslimjames. Here’s a collage of the Punchin’ Bag I’ve done in the intervening months. I’ve begun to experiment more with layout and technique. In particular, inkwashes for shadows give me a little more control over light and dark.
PS – The Punchin’ Bag’s “home” is on Tumblr.
PPS – The Punchin’ Bag #1 is on comiXology.
In addition to print issues for sale at cons, you, my remote reader, can read the first 24 Punchin’ Bag strips on comiXology for a scant $0.99! Check it out here!
Also, sorry I haven’t been posting for 6 months. First I was busy, then I forgot, then I found WordPress wasn’t working on Chrome, so I have to use Bing (ugh) to update. I should be in more of the swing of things going forward, or I’ll forget again. Either way, the world keeps turning.
The gang at Gentleman & Scholar Comics had a pretty good showing at the MASSive Comic Con down in Worcester last weekend – we broke double digits for items sold!
In addition, I should have a big announcement on The Punchin’ Bag coming soon (hint: think ‘x’)
And right now a quick preview of the next Punchin’ Bag comic:
See ya soon -Jim
Here’s some catchup for the next few Punchin’ Bags over on thepunchinbag.tumblr.com:
For the upcoming print edition of The Punchin’ Bag, I decided to do a full color homage to Avengers #4 (or Captain America #337 for the more frugal among us) for the back cover. It’s pretty cool to see the color schemes I have in my head when I’m doing these black and whites actually come to life. Left to right, Flag-Bear-er, Dividing Dude, Tex Arkana, Dr. Sigma, and Blaxtreme.