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.
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.
I’m working on a little short featuring Etienne, an anthropomorphic Canadian goose. Here’s a sneak peek.
As cliche as the title is, it at least has double meaning, as Punchy quits the Elite Team and I try out a few new stylistic flourishes for the “season 2” of Punchin’ Bag (to be collected in the second print edition at a later date).
The last three that will be collected in the first print edition of The Punchin’ Bag. With Tex Arkana and The Fabulous Fiero.
Because sometimes people on your team aren’t actually your teammates.