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Salgood Sam's Work Log

edited June 2011 in Work Logs

Start off this work log with a partial cross post from my blog, got a lot of stuff on the go right now.

I've been busy, doing shows like TCAF always take it out of me. Takes a while to get back into the routine and catch up. I warmed up by rebuilding my home web page, like the new look? Really converted to WP in a big way [have five sites working on the platform now] and i'm loving the themes from graphpaperpress.com [this is one with a few small mods and so is this and this]. I've installed wpStoreCart, working on building one now, wondering what kind of things to sell? Would love to have some feed back. I've got posters and some books to start. What other sort of things you guys suggest trying? What's worked best?

Ok, what it's all about, comics, comics, comics.

Dream Life, page 70

On Revolver, PIN CITY, with new lettering.

Also, The newest edition of Carte Blanche is up - I'm the graphic fiction editor there. 
For lucky #13 we are happy to present a special feature on CRISIS. 
There’s a lot of great stuff in the issue, including two excellent graphic fictions stories by some heavy hitters.

From the Eisner Award–winning creator of ‘Too Much Coffee Man’,
Shannon Wheeler, a classic gag comic, ‘Oil Spill’.

And from James Romberger, of ‘Seven Miles A Second’, ’2020 Visions’,
‘Bronx Kill’, and ‘Aaron and Ahmed’, we are very proud to present
a 16 page short story, called ‘Raymond’.

We had many other excellent submissions we couldn’t accept,
but i’m pleased to present a few of them on Sequential HERE instead!

That's two pages of my own comics and 5 other short stories!

PS: My editor In chief says we've not gotten enough feed back from the comics crowd yet so if you check out the site, take a second to tell carte blanche what you think about about it by filling out their short readers’ survey.

Comments

  • Oh yeah, so last weekend i posted these 

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    and got these done
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  • Fallen out of the habit of using the forum here, going to try to find time to keep at least this thread up to date. Here's a summery of what's been going on this fall/winter.

    2011 was a hectic year, mostly good, some infirmity - to be expected at 42 - but all in all it's been a year. Some highlights, blog links to read, i was in a cool book and a museum, an anthology i have a story in won an award,

    I started a site to publish my fathers amazing work, he wrote and took photos, go look now, see what i just posted last...

    I'm working on a project for next summer with Mark Sable. Published another issue of carte blanche and am working on the first print edition layouts now - doing some illos to go in it too.

    I remastered and self published RevolveЯ, wish it would have sold more over the holidays though, it's a great deal I think. It looks great in colour! Check it out and order yours here. Every sale goes to helping keep this artist in pasta sauce and veg!! I need my veg. And energy drinks...and, well...other things. THANK YOU!

    And all through that and more Dream Life has plugged on, just over 90 pages up now the story has progressed well i hope. Here's the last page to go up for 2011. Start here to read from the beginning. Another option, that i quite like myself - posted the whole thing on G+ to take advantage of their awesome gallery set up and navigation.

    Also, an ex-radio dj, i do have a soundtrack in mind.

    Ok, that's it for now!

    find me at the following,  Google+FacebookTwitterTumblrLinkedIn, and Flickr.


  • that page with the futuristic looking church is way awesome.
  • that page with the futuristic looking church is way awesome.
    And I bet if I put on 3D glasses, it'd be a trip.
  • yep that it would! 
    Not a church though, not that it really matters. the whole city is like that. It's a magical city.
  • @Max_Douglas - Where it says "Joseph Cotton," do you mean Joseph Cotten?  (Or it is misspelled on purpose?)
  • Accident i kept
  • edited January 2012
    Just finished a new build of the site on my own domain, i'll keep updating the TX collective edition but things are pretty quite there now. 

    Wanted to revamp the site and Ramón is really busy with his own stuff. Think the new site reads better, would love to get some constructive feed back on that.

    Working tonight on the last page of chapter 2. been suck a long haul but things will be picking up from here [the next few chapters are not as long]. Been thinking a lot about whether or not to use the same approach to Dream Life as i did with therefore repent. Which would mean at some point, maybe with chapter three, to not post the comic for free, but save it till the book is done, maybe sell it in three parts in digital form. We had a 60 page free preview for therefore repent, about a third. I'm at the one third point now for Dream Life, might be a good point to do that.

    here's the page i completed last night 

    image
  • edited January 2012
    I like the site, but the control buttons feel cockeyed to me, with the centers of the First/Latest buttons closer together than the Next/Prev buttons.  I'd suggest one of these layouts:
    image
  • edited January 2012
    hmm, I kind of like the cock-eyed pattern, but your second layout makes sense. the way it is now is an outcome of how they get crunched in the side bar - something to look into. will take some messing with code to do
  • Hmm, well it's a code thing and a bit hard to parse out right now, so given i do like the cluster the way it is i'm going to leave that be for now.
  • edited January 2012
    Favouring this for the cover/tittle card for act 3




    covermockupforbook3b
  • edited March 2012
    Right so i should probably update more often.

    Winter was long and busy, put together layouts for CB14 pod edition, solicitations for CB15 are done and my part is over, taking the next year at least off working on the magazine.

    Did an interview last week for a new local pod-cast based out of a small art school, will be interviewing them in return at my place next week for sequential -  Took a few days to take a stab at setting up a store of sorts, and one for the archive project. No one has beat down the doors yet but at least it's there.

    Right now, trying to ink this page but feeling rusty, grinding a bit.



    099-pencils

  • Good to see via Facebook - and elsewhere - that the work keeps moving forward.
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