Thursday, August 26, 2010

New Britain Museum of Modern American Art (last day)

Official last day (I should say couple hours) with Elyse as my intern and with the kids from the Studio @ 4 class. We had a great time working on our last MC Escher themed piece. It ended up being the most difficult challenge during class but I feel like the kids really grabbed hold of the concept. They were all really thankful at the end of the session and one, sweet little girl painted thank you cards and gave Elyse and I her own handmade bracelets. Pretty awesome. I'll be heading back there this coming October for classes that continue to tie in with the Escher theme.


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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The end of summer

Well, if you saw the last post, you saw that today was the last day of Elyse's internship. Even though it's at it's end, we'll still have a place for her at Free Lunch. While she was here, she not only completed some really nice artwork, she helped with meetings, scanning, road jobs and more. It wasn't all hard work though...we must not forget the Twin Peaks lunch breaks, nerf football golf, punchdubs, streaming soundtrack radio, Russian see saws, grape lady, foreign dignitaries, world cup football, riding bikes to work and "ghosting" (look it up). It was an honor and a pleasure to have Elyse at the office and I'm really glad that she'll be with us for the gallery, The Shuffle, workshops and more. Have a great school year and I'll miss having you around all the time.

Matt


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Elyse Took Over

Hullo. I'm Elyse, the summer is coming to a close and that means I have to go to school. Which also equals no more internship with Matt at Free Lunch Studios. Until NEXT SUMMER! So, I'm going to inform you what I've been doing for the past couple months. I worked at the YMCA twice (including today), we did two different things. We did "Mad Science Cartooning" and "King of the Monster Mountain". The kids LOVED it. Also, for the past three weeks we have been traveling to The New Britain Museum of Modern American art to work with more children on impossible architecture themed pieces during the M.C. Escher exhibit. Along with traveling to all of these places I had the "pleasure" of scanning a lot of Matt's original artwork. I was put in charge of organizing a gallery event to be held at the studio, this fall. And another event is a Harry Potter themed workshop.
I learned a lot this summer, I learned a lot from Matt's lectures about why you shouldn't smoke and why the most important thing to do is be yourself. He also taught me how to digitally paint pictures in photo shop. But the greatest thing is how much fun I had. It's hard to describe it. My summer was saved by enjoying two out of the seven days at the studio.
See ya next summer,
Elyse

Monday, August 23, 2010

Comic Book Shuffle Returns!

This August 28th, Free Lunch Studios will host, The Comic Book Shuffle 2. The Shuffle is a creative challenge that takes random artists and writers to work together to complete a five page story in seven hours. For more info, see the Shuffle site.

I have hand picked a variety of creative contenders that so far include:
Writers: G Allan Holcolmb, David Kaminski, Greg Lallman,
Tim Elsishans
Artists: Pete Roohr, Chris Tiso, Aaron Wood, Corey Wright, James Rodriguez, Lady Pefron,


If you want to take part in the voting process, go to Cliff's Comic show August 29th! For even more info, go to his site: http://cliffscons.blogspot.com/2010/08/show-august-29th-and-return-of-comic.html Here's the cover for the Shuffle book to be released that weekend!

First off...

I wanna thank Larry's Comics in Lowell Mass for their great support and a great time for my promoting of the upcoming Sky Pirates trade. If you've never been to that store before...you NEED TO. The deals will knock your socks off! So thanks again Larry!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Come by Larry's Comics!

Promoting the Sky Pirates trade today at Larry's Comics in Lowell Mass! Visit larryscomics.net for more info!


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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Crazy day!

Like many of my days... I Worked on the road again today! I'm happy to say that all the pencils for the coloring book job are done! But, not without some sort of craziness...I cut my arm and bled a little on the script, got some spider guts on one of the pages after I smacked it off my wife's arm and ended up chasing the script across a mall parking lot in Danbury! The script had just an exciting adventure as the one it contained!


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Saturday, August 7, 2010

Y-M-C-A!


Elyse and I had a great time drawing with the kids at the Farmington Valley YMCA yesterday! We ended up working with 2 large, enthusiastic groups of kids (totaling at least 50). We tried a new class out called Mad Science Cartooning. It was a hit! I was happy to see a few familiar faces...Sara Longo and Kevin Hayden, two kids that used to work with me over at the YMCA. After that, it was back to the office and Drawing and Painting for Teens. The kids had a ton of energy so it was a little crazier than usual (which means I laugh a lot).

Thursday, August 5, 2010

New strip published!


Parcbench published another of our strips yesterday! Yay! Go check it out!

I want to thank Mason and Matt Herring (from Secret Identity) for being great hosts over at Most Excellent Collectibles in Enfield! Ava and I had a great time!

Elyse and I will be at the New Britain Museum of American Art this afternoon! See you there!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Most Excellent Comics in Enfield CT

I will be at Most Excellent Comics in Enfield CT tomorrow at 4pm promoting the Sky Pirates pre-orders. Free sketch for anyone that pre-orders while Matt's there! Directions and more at http://mostexcellentcomics.weebly.com/index.html See you there!