Imaginary Beings

The finished cover image...

The finished cover image...

Imaginary Beings  is a mini comic that I created earlier this year for the Camden Comic Con.  Since my table was given for free, I really wanted to do a special piece for the con, and I came up with a series of short folk tales.

This little book was a twofold exercise.  For one, I did the art to size.  That is, I did not draw on a large page and shrink it down to print.  I did all my final art 4.25 x 5.5 inches.  I worked this way because I wanted to focus on form and shape and layout.  Also, I wanted those pages done quickly, as I had other deadlines looming.

I used brush pens to ink instead of brushes so I could get those teeny lines drawn quickly!

I used brush pens to ink instead of brushes so I could get those teeny lines drawn quickly!

I also decided to work without a script, drawing the boxes before I knew what I was going to be comicking about.  I've done little exercises like that before: where I write something stream of consciousness... but never with a theme in mind and never for more than two pages.  I was relived to find the larger stories take shape rather quickly.  I'm still not sure I would dare more than a six page story done like this, but it was fun.  Stressful and freeing at the same time.

I am hoping to take some of these minis and blow them out into larger one issue comicks.  I was really happy with The Boar, so expect that to appear in a more thoughtful form in the future...

You can buy this little comic, along with other zines I have done HERE.