Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Get ready for Spring

No new episode. My apologies. I've been working very hard on finishing my thesis so I can graduate this year. I've been accepted to PhD studies in Comparative Literature at the University of Alberta and so I need to get that M.A. thesis finished. Will be done by the end of this week, so you have my word that April will appropriately be the full swing beginning of Magik Beans Book 2. It would have been pretty cool to have started on March 20 or 21st, but I was busy with family things. My wife and I have another little one, head over to the Gotthammer blog to see what Dacy looks like (and the other reason Magik Beans has been on hiatus).

In the meantime, I hope you'll enjoy my first crack at coloring/painting with my new Wacom tablet. I've got a long road ahead of me for getting used to it, but so far I'm head over heels in love with the unit. This picture was colored in under an hour, and my wrist doesn't feel like it's on fire, something painting with a mouse always ended in. The original sketches are from the days when Magik Beans was going to be a web comic instead of a flog. I'm hoping with the aid of the Wacom tablet to include the odd or perhaps semi-regular piece of art to accompany the week's episode. We'll see how that pans out. I'll need some models for it first...