Saturday, May 29, 2010

Plainville show tomorrow!

Cliff's got a show Sunday, May 30th (and sport card shows are on the 3rd Saturday of every month.) All of these shows run at the Plainville V.F.W. Hall- 7 Northwest Dr. (Route 10) from 10 AM to 3 PM.

99 CENT ADMISSION, CHILDREN UNDER 10 ARE FREE

Directions to the V.F.W. Hall: 84 East or West, take exit 32 and turn onto Route 10 North from the off-ramp. Follow Route 10 North for 4.5 miles, and turn right onto Northwest Drive. The V.F.W. Hall is on the left- follow the signs.

Free Lunch Comics will be there with their books and more!


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Friday, May 28, 2010

The Destroyer!


The Destroyer mini print is Up at Free Lunch Comics .com! I did this bad boy during one of the Monday Night Jams! I started it with a watercolor wash of just the gesture, then hit it with some India inks and then white out for a highlight effect. Go to http://www.freelunchcomics.com

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Classes and a Partial Page


Cartoon Anatomy is the basic 4 week course that will teach working lines and simple shapes, creating the foundation of character design, form, gesture, expression and a couple sneaky "tricks" we've learned along the way. Courses include our "Free Lunch" named after our comic company and studio. That will be pizza (purchased from our neighbors at New England Pizza (which is awesome)) and soft drinks, served before this class.

Create a finished comic strip or page in this 4 week course for the student who has finished Cartoon Anatomy. Work from a script or create your own story to work from in this exciting class. Dealing with slice of life, slapstick humor, elements of horror or the most intense action, make all of your pages works of art. Free Lunch and drink served before or after this 2 hour class.

Upcoming sessions begin: May 29th, Call and reserve a spot today!

Now for the Partial Page...but we have a problem. As you've noticed, the Partial Pages are getting smaller...I have to start being careful not to spoil anything for the actual story. I'll still keep scanning content from the pages as I resolve them. But don't worry, more big scans will be on the way soon!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Figure Drawing Sessions

NEW at Free Lunch Studios!! Tuesday nights at 7pm, come and gather to draw from a live model in our studio. Just bring your newsprint pad, canvas or sketchbook for these 2 hour sessions. We'll supply the easel and the model! Free Lunch Studios is located in the BACK of the Granby Commons. Call and reserve your spot today!

4 Sessions: June 1, 8, 15, and ...22 is $75
All eight sessions: June 1, 8,15, 22, July 13, 20, 27 and Aug 3 is $120


As promised...

Just worked my last day at the Raymond Hill School in New Britian. I'm gonna miss those kids. For our last day we played a little King Of The Monster Mountain! Now it's time for some dinner and then the Monday Night Jam...

But first, here's your Partial Page! I know, I know...I'm not showing you too much. Well...stuff is starting to get interesting and you wouldn't want me to spoil the story for you, would ya?

Crazy weekend!

Got some good work done Saturday! I guess Friday was "ride your bike to work day" but there's no way I could ever do that on a Friday right now...I decided to ride my new (to me) bike to the office on Saturday....whew....easy to say, not so easy to do (yet). And yes, before you ask, I did not wimp out and call my wife for a ride home...I rode back.









Sunday Steve Kanaras and I went to the Maine Comics Art Fest. What a great show, great guests and great attendees. Here are some pics courtesy of Mr Kanaras.

I promise at least one partial page today...stay tuned!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Partial Page? You got it!

Another page done...that means you get another Partial Page! Yay for everyone, right?!

Aside from that, I'm working on "Big Project" workshops to be held at Free Lunch Studios over the summer. Tomorrow I'll be teaching a private class at Free Lunch (yeah, we do that) and the rest of the day will focus on resolving pages. Should be a good one!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Show Sunday!


If you live in New England and want to go to an awesome comic art show, you should check out the Maine Comic Arts Festival! Free Lunch did this last year and it was a great experience, so we're going back. For more info, check out: http://mainecomicsfestival.com/

More stuff to show...


Had a good day yesterday-actually having a pretty productive week so far. Finished another page for the Guild Works peeps...so you know what that means...Partial Page! This story is coming together well.

New cartooning classes set to start at the end of May. Cartoon Anatomy and Comic Book Storytelling both start May 29th! We're also going to start a Figure Drawing session too! Check out www.freelunchstudios.com for more info.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Holy Cow too!


Still drawin'! Yay! I was able to finish this page and now onto the next! Only partial peeks allowed...you wanna see the whole thing (and I know you will) you're gonna have to buy the comic from Guild Works Publishing! Trust me, as soon as it's out, I'll let you know. Had a great meeting with Mr Kaminski (my partner on Black Roses) yesterday so I'll be peekin' some pages from that soon too! Yeah!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Holy Cow! I'm drawing!


Feel like it's been forever since I drew something! This is the first page from a zombie story that Steve Kanaras and I are working on. Free Lunch in the house! This story will be a part of a larger zombified comic that'll be coming out from Guild Works Publishing. I'll be sure to show you more peeks as I complete pages.

Friday, May 14, 2010

A great loan...

A local Connecticut cartoonist was kind enough dive into his vault to dig out and loan us here at Free Lunch Studios, TWO ultra rare, original editions of The Famous Artists Cartoon Course manuals. These beauties are chock full of awesome stuff including the talents of Milton Caniff, Rube Goldberg and more! You can come by and take a supervised gander at these gems on Monday nights during the weekly jam sessions (see www.freelunchstudios.com for more info). Don't wait too long on this one, they're only here for a limited time!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Have I ever told you...

...how awesome the Free Lunch Studios Monday Night Jam is? Every Monday night from 6 to 8:30, the Free Lunch Studios office in Granby CT opens its doors to the creative public to come in and draw or write anything they want. The "Jammers" come in with their stuff to either work on it more, show it off or even get feedback on it. If you don't know what to work on, Free Lunch has a healthy supply of materials for you to use to work on a project to start there. On top of all the creativity, there are also opportunities to network, roundtable discussions, projects for good causes and more! All in all, it's a great time and an even better way to start the week! Most people look forward to Mondays with dread...Jammers can't wait for 'em!