It’s a busy week coming up, so the next Ellie comic won’t arrive until Thursday. But here’s a little treat: Good friend of Mission Control, Jay Fosgitt, drew a little steam-punk Ellie in my sketchbook. And since it’s my sketchbook I decided to color it and share it with all of you! See you on Halloween for a brand new comic!
I just got back from the Kent Comic Arts Festival, so I don’t have a new Ellie comic ready to go yet. Instead, enjoy a few pics from the con – my table, some commissions, and a page from my sketchbook! Ellie will be back Tuesday morning!
What a lucky day! I was checking out Facebook this morning and saw that Dinotopia author James Gurney was at Greenfield Village yesterday. Greenfield Village is a historical museum-like village built by Henry Ford and not too far from Ellie Mission Control. So I checked out Mr. Gurney’s blog to see what brought him to my part of the world. Seems he was giving a lecture at Cranbrook Institute this very evening! I bolted on over there in record time, got to meet the man himself, have my 20 year old copy of Dinotopia signed, and watched an engaging lecture. I even ran into a few other comickers ta boot – Bruce Gerlach and David Petersen!
Hi everybody! It’s been a while since I’ve been at a convention, but I’ll have a table this Saturday, October 19, at the Kent Comic Arts Fest (or KentCAF) in Kent, Ohio! I’ll have an Ellie comic sampler for sale, plus a little sketchbook featuring a lot of Ellie preliminary drawings, and new for the grown-ups – a sketchbook of burlesque drawings from the Dr. Sketchy sessions I participated in! Plus I’ll have some buttons and bookmarks and stuff. Stop by and visit! It’s the first year for what’s sure to be an awesome con!
And here’s a couple pics of some fans enjoying their Ellie comics! Guinevere & Illyria (best names EVER)!
Today’s comic is running late, so instead here is a couple of views of another native of the Jungle Oasis. This is an Indigo Wooly Wogglyjig.
Wogglyjigs live on the forest floor. Unwilling to feed themselves, they sneak up on unsuspecting diners and lick their food. Hoping that the eater will be so disgusted by the Wogglyjig’s actions, he’ll wait until dinner is tossed out. If that doesn’t happen, he’ll gobble it up as soon as he gets the chance and then he’ll run like the wind. This particular Wogglyjig is named Alonzo.
Check back Tuesday in the a.m. for the next comic!