I didn't mean for this to happen, but my #inktober turned into a story about friendship:
In a perfect world (one where I realized I wanted to follow the story of koala right from the start), I would have built up the story between koala and bird a little more before bird took off on his own...
...and left koala feeling a little lost.
Because I wanted to express what it feels like when you seem to have lost something or someone...
...and show how you can overcome that sad feeling.
Some of this art will eventually make it into my Kickstarter sketchbook. I have the entire book in layout and in 7 days, I'll be ready to hit GO! I'm very excited and just a little hesitant because I am realizing as I'm laying it out, how much emotion I put into everything I draw. I'll be sharing all of that emotion with over 100 people who will hold my book in their hands.
It's a crazy feeling!
Stay tuned for Week Two of my #inktober koala story.
I'm just writing up a little post over here on the blog to help promote my Kickstarter project in it's last two weeks!
I mentioned a while ago that I was toying with the idea of printing a collection of my sketchbooks... and I can't even believe it, but thanks to so many generous folks, it's happening! There is still time to order one if you're interested...for just $15!
52 page perfect bound booklet
Full color cover / black and white interior, with color pages mixed in!
Size: 6.625" x 10.25" (standard comic size)
Paper: 100lb. Silk Matte
Ships in December of this year
And to those of you who have already backed the project...I, along with all my cats, hippos, pigs, cows, and bears thank you from the bottom of our hearts.