I worked on the piece from last week a bit more. I tried to make the face look more 3-D. I also wanted the spring to look like a spring. But I like the crazy energy of the 'Before' drawing better. Which do you prefer?
Put on your white gloves and get ready to indulge in the refined flavor of Circus Peanuts! I actually tried them for the first time this weekend. It was a very formal affair, as you can see.
I've always been curious about Circus Peanuts. Something about the color and the faux peanut shape appeals to me. And since childhood I've wanted to eat something the size and texture of an eraser. The texture did not disappoint; it was exactly what I was looking for. And although I would eat them again, the flavor was not what I was expecting. They were a tad too sweet and not at all peanut-flavored. I was hoping for something akin to Cap'n Crunch or a Clark bar.
My good pal Andy Fish is probably the most prolific graphic novelists I know. In the past two years he's written and drawn his own adaptation of Dracula, The Dead Travel Fast. Does that not sound like an undertaking-and-a-half? I believe Andy is the only writer/artist that could take on such a momentous project and pull it off to create a new re-telling of this story that's more fresh and suspenseful than any other. And starting today, he's running it as a webcomic on his blog every Wednesday and on weekends! So check it out!
But if you're like me and you need to gobble up the whole book in one sitting, check out Andy's The Dead Travel Fast site to find out more about the book in hard copy, Nook version, etc. There's also some amazing original art for sale!
I've been working like a fiend this week trying to finish things up on my book. I think I am making good progress, approaching the landing soon or at least it's in clearer sight. Here's a little corner of the cover...