Monday, April 23, 2007
“The Interview(s)” a mini-series of three strips.
They’re semi-auto-biographical - which can can said to some extent of many comics. I did, in fact, interview with Disneyland, CA three times before getting a summer job there.
Third time’s the charm - while I did not “lie” technically, I did make a conscious effort to present myself at my best. I remember telling a bad joke.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
My sculptor friend, Chuck Williams, started this about a year ago, right about the time I was starting to organize the book signing of Silver Comics No.5. He was able to get it to the stage shown here in time for it to be displayed at San Diego Comic Convention 2006 (July).
As per the process, there is a detail here and there which requires refinement. I have been dragging my feet on getting him comments in order for him to finish it. In the last nine months, it has been sitting in a place of honor where I can admire it - mostly, I think, because it tickles me to think, "Hey, that's my character!"
Click the image, and perhaps the animated GIF of the turning figure will work for you.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
TAGS was/is a daily comic strip project I started in 1992.
The series came after a number of other single and multi-panel comic concepts which I was putting out while I was working at a number of Disneyland restaurants. All of which portrayed theme-park restaurant business observations, inspirations and fantastic fabrications. Perhaps I'll expand upon those in a later post.
Here (above) are the first three strips, crude as they may be. The three together are more or less the pilot for the series, although the monikers of "Suits" and "Tags" would be quickly dropped, mostly because I rarely have any "Suits" in the strip, and without them, there isn't any reason to distinguish who the "Tags" were.
Almost one year ago to the date, Merrill (writer) and I sat behind a tiny table in the Atlanta, GA comics shop, Oxford, signing comics and meeting people.
This was all a part of marketing push of Silver Comics (see http://www.juanortiz.org/secondpage.html), particularly then current issue #5, which featured the premiere adventure of "Tuff-Girl", a little original sock-em tale by Merrill and me.
I mention this because this little flyer (above) used to be one of two lonely posts on this web-log. But now I've wiped it, and am giving the whole blog thing another go. I figure I've a handful of "Tuff-Girl" related stories gather over the last 12 months, so I'm guaranteed to a least surpass content of my first try.
"We'll see..." I guess.