As has become tradition, I made it out to shoot Free Comic Book Day over at Off The Wagon.
It’s official: I will freelance for comics. But when Off The Wagon, one of my favorite local stores, offers me extra free comics and store credit towards more comics to come and shoot Free Comic Book Day, how can I refuse? I love shop, the staff, the free comics, the costumes, and the amazing people. I hope this event continues to grow since it’s such a fantastic way to meet great people and get more exposure for an often under appreciated medium. I haven’t had time to dig into my comic bundle yet because I wanted to get the photos edited, the post up, and get a few miscellaneous things done, but I’m going to wrap this up so I can enjoy my hard-earned comics and some tea.
My friend Anna has a birthday coming up, and since she was the one who taught me the basics of the live trace art I put on the site, I thought that I would a new design just for the occasion. Problem is though, I have a tendency to go overboard, and made five. Now, I need some help from you guys to pick the best one. Just place your vote in the handy poll box. The winning print gets the honor of being an extra special birthday gift this Saturday. So be sure to vote, and if you’re feeling extra participatory, leave a comment down below telling me what you liked/hated about the designs above.
The “Super Moon” that got hyped up around the web turned out to be a massive letdown. So, screw nature, I’ve got Photoshop! I’ll just make my own moon image. Admittedly, my composite skills are still very basic, so most of this was trial and error. I’m not totally happy with it, but it’s a start. I’ll just have to keep practicing with it.
Of course any suggestions for improvement are welcome. So, please leave any thoughts in the comments below.