Character Designs for a Comic

I've been busy working on a few projects in development but this is something I can share. My friend, Robert Iveniuk asked me to help him pitch a short comic called The Ruins with animals as the main characters. He knows my soft spot. 

Below are my interpretations of his characters: Kirby, a Schnauzer; Penny, a Beagle; and Gordon, an adorable Chow Chow, along with a group of hungry raccoons they encounter. I understand that the story is to be in black and white but I couldn't help but want to see what they would look like in colour. 

Update: Although our pitch did not make the final cut, (there were a large volume of submissions to the publisher) this doesn't necessarily mean that we won't do something with this in the future. In the meanwhile, I have been busy with other projects and commissions. I hope to share some of them soon. 

The Recurring Garden

It's funny where inspiration will hit. While weeding my backyard, two ideas for a gag came to me about dandelions and raccoons so I thought I'd also bring the second one to life.

In my enthusiasm to finish what I had envisioned, I noticed only after I had completed the strip that perhaps I shouldn't have added so much detail and should have considered how the end result would look to readers.  When I had to size it down to fit my blog, it was smaller than I expected. Ah well, lesson learned. 

There Goes the Backyard

Every year the hubby and I struggle  to keep the proliferating dandelions and other weeds at bay in our backyard or to keep racoons from digging up our front yard and I had this vision pop into my head of Groot and a raccoon encouraging it all. It made me smile and I hope it makes you as well. :)