am sessions

The things you can do when you negate sleep.

It's 5AM. Here's what I've done this weekend.

Painted, uploaded, tweaked, and reuploaded The Engineer.

Downloaded textbooks for this semester to my iPad.

Read the assigned chapters.

Made the final tweaks to Wayward #4, prepped and sent to the printer (it's done, by the way).

Made the cover for the fifth and final issue of Wayward. Here it is:


Once again, props to Devo for the initial photography that I've used for these covers. The covers took on something of a side story of their own, where a researcher/investigator of some sort goes back and documents some of the strange activity in the prison school a decade or so after the events depicted in the comic. I'm terrible at making up names, so thanks to William "Brodie" Netherton for the use of his name for the researcher.

I've ordered one proof copy from the printer. I'm not sure when I should receive it, but when I do I'll go over it, make sure everything looks right in print, tweak anything that needs it, and then make the official bulk order. I'll post updates as I receive them.

At this rate, it's looking like it should be available in time for C2E2, but I'm still not comfortable making promises just yet.

-jsb

The AM Sessions





That's a brief glimpse of what my horrible, horrible life looks like.

So a while ago, I realized that, if I were to actually have a table at the next Wizard World Chicago Con, I really need to have some shit ready. And since it's only a few months away, I need to get off my lazy ass and get to work. Since I'm such a fan of solving simple problems with needlessly harmful solutions, I decided to start a marathon of AM Sessions, a name I've given to periods of time where I negate sleep in exchange for production. Several days into the sessions, my stupid efforts were actually starting to show some positive results, much to my surprise.

Then Fallout 3 showed up in the mail and all that productivity went to shit.

It went pretty well actually, in just a few days I reviewed the latest proof for Wayward 2, fixed it up and sent it back for updates. I'm currently waiting on the latest, latest proof, which should hopefully be the last.

I also wanted to have more variety than just a couple issues of Wayward available for the con, so I set out to get some Bump in the Night prints finished, and surprisingly, I did. To refresh your memory, here's some basic lineart that I posted here five million years ago:

 



 

 

And here's the final versions, complete with improvised and terribly inappropriate watermarks:

I'm almost done with the The Toms print as well, but it's not quite finished yet. I'll post more as it comes along. Now I just have to find an appropriate printer for them, I'm wanting some kind of mini poster thing for them, but I need to find someone that does the appropriate sizes, is affordable, and is not CafePress. I'm open to suggestions.