Today i decided to participate in a drawing challenge hosted by independentink and natesketch.  The caption was ‘A beer bottle with a drinking problem..’  I guess it spoke to me because i couldn’t resist jumping in.  I’m gonna try to be a little more active with stuff like this, but we’ll see what my schedule permits.  For now…..
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Today i decided to participate in a drawing challenge hosted by independentink and natesketch.  The caption was ‘A beer bottle with a drinking problem..’  I guess it spoke to me because i couldn’t resist jumping in.  I’m gonna try to be a little more active with stuff like this, but we’ll see what my schedule permits.  For now…..

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I’ve been quietly working away on this short story for a while now.  Back in February, i signed up for the Santoro Correspondence Course for Comic Book Makers.  The course is run by franksantoro who has been working in comics since the late 80’s.  He knows his stuff.  He breathes comics.  He’s nice as Hell.  This is a guy i wanted to learn from.  Frank basically gets you thinking about comics in a whole new light.  Writing and making this story, i took a different approach than normal.  I started by making short sequences and built a story around the actions.  I wrote the dialogue waaaaaay after conceiving and drawing the story.  Everything i did to make this story was pretty much the complete opposite of how i would have done it all before the course.  And he got me to make a story in full colour!!!!  Frank gives some really valuable advice and is really supportive of the projects.  And now i’m seeing comic making in a whole new light, and with a (somewhat) new approach.  This course was really invaluable and I really liked it.

If you are serious about making comics, and may feel like you need some help, or guidance, consider this course.  It’s a lot of work, but i think its really worth it if you keep at it.

http://comicsworkbook.tumblr.com/post/93234509557/comicsworkbook-the-santoro-correspondence

And here is my original post in case it’s too small to read on tumblr…
http://robbmirsky.com/2014/07/29/stevenson/

Z is for Frank Zappa…
The King of Weird himself is my last of the alphabands posts…. for now…. Rememeber when i only started at ‘M’ with Mudhoney?…. Yeah, well it’s kinda like cheating…. So, i plan on doing ‘A’ through ‘L’….. sometime….. Gotta take a little break from them for the moment, but i will finish this project eventually…
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Z is for Frank Zappa…

The King of Weird himself is my last of the alphabands posts…. for now…. Rememeber when i only started at ‘M’ with Mudhoney?…. Yeah, well it’s kinda like cheating…. So, i plan on doing ‘A’ through ‘L’….. sometime….. Gotta take a little break from them for the moment, but i will finish this project eventually…

www.robbmirsky.com

Over the weekend the last remaining member of the original line up of The Ramones past away. Tommy Ramone was the first drummer and their early producer. Their sound was largely due to him. I had to pay a little tribute, after all, The Ramones may very well be the most important band in my life. They opened the doors to punk rock and inspired pretty much everyone who came after them. Their songs are timeless pop gems that could only be made by them. I would have never stuck to playing guitar if it wasn’t for them. They couldn’t play when they started. They gave hope to people who just wanted to do something but didn’t necessarily know how. They are true originators of punk music, but they made it sound like bubblegum pop that somehow went horribly wrong.
Now that they have all passed (sorry Marky and CJ, we love you too!) i can’t help but think that maybe they are all jamming up in the sky together… Johnny and Joey didn’t really get along, but time (or death) heals all wounds? So this one is for the four “brothers” from Queens wrapped in leather. We love you and miss you…
excuse my sketchbook sloppiness!!
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Over the weekend the last remaining member of the original line up of The Ramones past away. Tommy Ramone was the first drummer and their early producer. Their sound was largely due to him. I had to pay a little tribute, after all, The Ramones may very well be the most important band in my life. They opened the doors to punk rock and inspired pretty much everyone who came after them. Their songs are timeless pop gems that could only be made by them. I would have never stuck to playing guitar if it wasn’t for them. They couldn’t play when they started. They gave hope to people who just wanted to do something but didn’t necessarily know how. They are true originators of punk music, but they made it sound like bubblegum pop that somehow went horribly wrong.

Now that they have all passed (sorry Marky and CJ, we love you too!) i can’t help but think that maybe they are all jamming up in the sky together… Johnny and Joey didn’t really get along, but time (or death) heals all wounds? So this one is for the four “brothers” from Queens wrapped in leather. We love you and miss you…

excuse my sketchbook sloppiness!!

www.robbmirsky.com