I'm just sitting in my car and waiting
I'd better keep today's newspost brief! Storm's are a-raging outside, and I know the power is already out at my folks place. We're still fine here but I don't want to push my luck!
Still, I should take the time to once again link to the Friday Night storyline. If you are relatively new to Sam and Fuzzy, reading Friday Night will bring you up to speed on Sam and the rogue ninjas.
The more that I knocked, the hotter I got
Canadians! If you pay a visit to your local Chapters sometime around the second week of November, you'll be able to see the very first issue of YES Mag that I designed completely from scratch, from cover to cover. All of the old section templates have been replaced with my own. And now I'm hard at work creating all the designs for Know, a new spin off magazine for younger readers that will be launching in January.
A big part of the fun has been designing some mascot-like characters for both magazines. For Know, we have the Knomes: Knolton and Knoella. The editors came up with the concept, and based on that I created the designs below. I drew these pictures of them for a question and answer section about ice cream headaches and goosebumps:
For YES Mag, I was asked to create an entirely new character who could answer reader-submitted questions "in person." This is what I came up with:
It's Professor Pangolin! I tell you, the pangolin is an animal that was just waiting to be turned into a cartoon character.
Anything goes in this cosmic dare
David Hellman and Dale Beran, the talented minds behind A Lesson is Learned but the Damage is Irreversible, have joined the rest of us over at Dayfree Press! I'm very excited to have them onboard. I'm somewhat less excited about how much more frequently I will have to type out the full name of their webcomic, but it's a small price to pay. If you saw the amazing guest strip that David and Dale did for me last year, you know they are worth it pretty much any amount of typing you can imagine.