Monday, March 21, 2016
The Grickle Shop!
I have severely lagged on keeping up on this blog.
But I'm here today! Primarily to give a heads up that there will be a brand spanking new Grickle Shop this Wednesday, March 23! It will feature a completely new and exclusive "The Smartest Dog in the World" shirt, along with some other exciting Grickle-y items! I'll be adding new designs in the coming months as ideas hit me. So keep an eye out for it! There will be a proper link as soon as the site goes live! But for now feel free to let the world know it's coming! Or you can just keep it quietly to yourself if that's more your thing.
Further updates! Life's been going well for the most part.
I'm deep into thumbnailing my first "Ernesto& Peter" graphic novel (which I will post progress pics on, I swear). So far so good, I think. I'm liking these guys and enjoying getting to know them and that's always a good sign.
I've been also quietly working on creating a Grickle Patreon account! It's nearing completion and I hope to launch it in the next month or so. Beyond just supporting me as an artist it'll offer the opportunity for you to become a patron of Grickle with such benefits as a secret, behind-the-scenes newsletter, sneak previews, ad-free content, and a chance to win original art! More on that as the situation develops!
I've been continuing to post doodles and animation on a daily basis to my Instagram account. So if you haven't checked it out you should! And speaking of animation I've been weekly updating a new Vine cartoon now for months! It's been fun to do and the 6 second parameter keeps my brain on it's toes!
Let's see, what else? Oh! I watched the new "Pee-Wee's Big Holiday" on Netflix last weekend. I'm a huge fan of "Big Adventure" and had thoroughly prepped myself to feel immense waves of disappointment while watching "Big Holiday." I was WRONG! "Big Holiday" did a fine, fine job! There are some really solid gags in it and Paul Reubens totally shone as Pee-Wee again. I was pleasantly surprised. Hats off to Judd Apatow and everyone involved in the production! I'd say my only minor beef with it is that I wished it had incorporated some nice stylized stop motion animation into the effects like the good old days. Otherwise, well done!
Okay. I'm putting down the mic now and getting back to work.
Thanks for reading everybody!