S&F Nothing New Under the Sun

S&F New Under the Sun1 smallPS.  This cartoon was a bit delayed in getting out there, sorry!  The gorgeous weather this weekend made it hard to sit down at a computer.  On an unrelated note, I added a page with a couple of art pieces to the blog.  You can see it here.  🙂

S&F in Philosophy Now – “The Self”

This cartoon was published in the August issue of Philosophy Now.  This issue focused on how we define the idea of ‘self’, which was an interesting question to think about.

So, how would you define self?  🙂

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S&F – an ol’ story

As the previous five posts were taking up too much space, I’ve opted to delete them and simply put up one page with a sample of the content (this one!).  Basically, the five posts were installments of an old S&F story I crafted in 2001 – you can see the full story here.  Pretty amateur stuff but was fun to do at the time. 🙂

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Drawing a Graphic Novel – Colour? No Colour?

As I’ve been focusing lately on longer story projects, here’s the draft first page from Dark Horse Rising.  I won’t be putting the whole project on line (at least at this point) but have been playing around with colour with mixed results. The page below is a variation on grayscale with a fairly limited palette (black, white, gray, and a blueish gray).  As the overall mood is a bit sombre, I’m not sure I’ll stick with this exact palette just yet.DHpg1 - GREY file Below is the same page with some colour added (the peach colour is possibly hideous).

DHpg1 - yellowMy preference right now is for the grayscale version, however they both invoke such different moods.. what to do, what to do.

And don’t get me started on my tribulations with word balloon placement… 🙂

Dark Horse Rising – Cover for S&F Story

So.. some time ago, I vaguely threatened a longer Simon & Finn story..   As (a) I like to make good on threats, and (b) there’s a cover page theme going since last week, here’s the cover underway from this particular project – it’s a different track from the weekly cartoon commentary as the longer story takes place in a strange new world.

A few might recognize a nod to one or two childhood heroes in the cover design to date (hint: plus fours).

Still a long way to go before the finished project! 🙂

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Media memory loss

S&FPhilosophy&MediaThis is a rejected Philosophy Now submission from back in March intended to accompany an article around philosophy and the media.  Looking back, the drawing and the writing could have been better, I was tired when I did this one.  That said, I still agree with the premise of superficiality of most news stories – perhaps an S&F topic for another time.

Happy long weekend everyone!