Just relax

RPI Lecture

Friday, October 20, 2006 | 03:30 PM | by
Well, I'm back from New York, where I gave that "lecture" at RPI last night.

All in all I think things went well. I had lots of fun, and it seemed like the audience enjoyed it, which was the most important thing to me. I talked a little bit about what my comic is and how I make a living at it, and then gave some demonstrations on how one of my comics might be put together.

I was worried that it would terribly boring... I mean I do this day in, day out, so it's very normal to me. I guess I forget that sometimes when you see and enjoy something regularly, it can be really neat to see how it's made. But we had fun, joked around, I did horribly innapropriate things with the Cintiq.

I got to talk to a bunch of students afterwards, and they all seemed to have enjoyed themselves. And I chatted with some of the people who had driven hours to come see it, and they said it was worth the drive, so that made me feel really good.

I want to thank everyone that showed up, you were such a wonderful audience, it made my job so much easier. It was probably one of the larger audiences I've ever spoken to, but it went very smoothly. So thank you all, and I hope you had as much fun as I did.

Now it's back to work for me!

Other things

Friday, October 20, 2006 | 04:01 PM | by
Yep, I misspelled "Ritalin" in the comic today. Was rushing to get it done before I went to New York, and I missed the misspelling. It's fixed now.

Also, Terry Mesnard, one of our editors over at CADMedia, has posted an interview with Ragnar Tornquist, the creator of The Longest Journey.

The Prestige

Friday, October 20, 2006 | 10:26 PM | by
Just got home from seeing it. I loved it. I highly recommend it.

RPI lecture goofiness

Saturday, October 21, 2006 | 01:02 AM | by
The artwork that I brought along with me to demonstrate with at the RPI lecture was the material from today's (Saturday) BF2142 strip. I wasn't going to create an entire strip, I just wanted to walk the audience through some of the basics of how the comic is assembled at the RPI lecture. When it came time to show them doing sound effects and dialogue, we got pretty silly. There were a few iterations, but this was one of the first. I told them I'd post it after I had posted the actual finished comic.