Ernie, in process

Allo!  It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I wanted to give a quick update on a character some might remember from time past: Ernie the Philosopher.  As Ernie is in process of migrating to book form (all very grassroots for now), I thought I’d post a few pics from the ‘beta’ book. 🙂

It remains to be seen what’s next, but it’s been gratifying to witness a 3D Ernie, and I’ll be sure to post any news as it unfolds.  The original Ernie stories can be seen here: https://simonandfinn.com/stories/ernie-stories/

June 2015 Update: Happy to announce that the story, Ernie & The Forest of Envy, tied for first place in Toronto Writers’ Cooperative Helen Knight Short Story contest.

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S&F in Philosophy Now: Are We Naturally Violent?

S&F in Philosophy Now: Critical Reasoning

The following cartoon accompanied the print version of Marianne Talbot’s How to Think: Critical Reasoning (Philosophy Now, Issue 106). The full article can be viewed here: https://philosophynow.org/issues/106/Critical_Reasoning    —  enjoy!S&F Critical Reasoning small

 

Ink exercises

I’m taking a class with graphic novelist Fiona Smyth, and thought I’d post some in-class exercises we did from Drawing Words, Writing Pictures (relevant links provided below this post).

The concept was to first make some random ink marks, secondly draw whatever we saw in them, and third add some text.  The first one is meant to be read from right to left, starting from the bottom right.  The second is a bit more consecutive.

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Fiona Smyth: http://www.annickpress.com/author/Fiona_Smyth

Drawing Words, Writing Pictures: http://dw-wp.com/

Draft pages, illustrated story

I’ve been working on a story for some time now and have been trying out a few formats and styles. The first version was wordless, and seeing as that didn’t work out so well, I’m trying my hand at including words.  Here are a few draft pages, hopefully they aren’t too difficult to make out… I have a fraught relationship with my scanner as will no doubt become evident.  Some of you may recognize the character from previous illustrated posts on Camus quotes. 🙂

HM1 mod smallHM2 mod smallHM3 mod smallOther similar posts:

https://simonandfinn.com/2014/09/15/invincible-summer-camus/

https://simonandfinn.com/2014/08/28/camus-hold-them-at-a-distance/