I had a busy art weekend. However, as one should always open with a joke, here is an art supply joke:
"I just can't seem to stop using this stuff!"
Now, the news. AndreZero asked me two things. One: if "The Beast" is Obscure Tales #2, what is #1? and Two: would I post the first story that we worked on together so that he could get some writing critiques? The answer to both is the same thing. I created a cover for Obscure Tales #2 and it features our first story: "Last Respects" featuring a character AndreZero created, Mr. Twilight.
Where can I see this fine story, you ask? Good question.
The answer? Here in my new Sequential Art Repository. This little gem and its banner was the second arty thing I did this weekend.
The third thing was that I've started work on a third Obscure Tale. It's based on a story that I wrote about three or four years ago that I'd intended to animate; I actually had a dream of drawing the storyboard. I got as far as a cool title sequence and then realized my animation skills were not up to the task. So, the story has lain dormant, until now. Here's a teaser of the cover. I won't guarantee regularity of posts, but I'd love to really do this right.
To keep in the mood, please give a listen the music I composed for the animation, who's original title was, for some reason, "Vingette No.2: Thursday". The short and simple made-to-be-seen-with-images Title Theme (45 sec) and the longer, more complex Love Theme from Thursday (1:50 sec). Enjoy!
Also in the Sequential Art Repository you can see a comic I did for a contest Viper Comics held. Mine was better than the majority, but they lost my entry. Not that I'm bitter.
Listening to while posting: "Love Theme from Thursday" by me. I like it much better than the Title Theme, it's much more interesting. It was the original title theme, but was way too long, so I had to make the new, shorter Title Theme.
UPDATE 2132 EST: Sweet Enemy thought that the Thursday Title Theme doesn't stand well on its own and I should post the last animation I did for it. Here it is. It's from July 2004 and you'll be able to see why I stopped.