Eleven days to go in the Jack Astro Kickstarter and his final physical manifestation is already assured. We are at 340% funded.
If you want to grab yourself a copy of the hardback comic book go HERE.
It was fun coming back to the characters for this silly little promo comic. But I’ve also been working on a side project involving Jack Astro. I’ll be revealing more info on that as soon as I can.
I’m planning on posting a lot more comics to my blog and also my newsletter which you can sign up for at the top right of my website.
I thought I’d share some process from the above comic page. Below are my thumbnails. I scribbled these out in pen on some old animation paper I have lying around. I have boxes and boxes of this paper, so most of my loose sheet scribbles – as well as shopping lists and work notes – end up on this type of paper.
I was trying to keep this very loose and spontaneous. And you can see that I matched the thumbnails pretty closely in the final artwork. I think it retains an energy that feels fun.
That sounds extreme. Ok, maybe my phone doesn’t hate me.
But it is messing with me.
The real life version of this is even sadder than pictured. Since my wife introduced me to sleep masks, I cannot sleep without one. Now when I wake up I nudge it up onto my forehead which I’m sure looks ridiculous. I look at the phone, and it of course cannot recognise me with the mask up there. When I realise that and remove the mask, it still doesn’t recognise me and I’m left with the same basic conclusion as above.
I must look so terrible first thing in the morning that I’m literally unrecognisable to this marvelous pocket super computer that rules my life.
I want to hate it back. But I need it. I’m not entirely sure why. I think if I expunged it from my life I may be happier. But that’s clearly never going to happen.
I must make peace with the blasted machine.
The Jack Astro Kickstarter is going better than I ever could have hoped. Check it out HERE.