Joseph Luster is a writer and illustrator from Louisville, KY. He is currently based in Hoboken, NJ. This is his blog.
Continued from yesterday. The majority chose [swim].
You hop in the puddle, which seems impossibly deep. An object shines below, and you can’t help but dive. Eyes barely open, you see a bone in the water. You don’t normally like bones, but it’s tempting.You can’t bark right now, so you only have two options.
The people have spoken. After our adventure kicked off yesterday, the majority of folks chose [dig] as their next move. And so…
You find the mound of fresh dirt irresistible and start digging. Before you know it you’re on the flipside of the platform. This end doesn’t feel as fun and now you’re thirsty.
Choose wisely from the menu!
Time to play a game. I’m posting this here and a couple other places and the majority votes will decide what happens.
You wake up in a strange place. Also, you’re a dog now. choose what you do next in the menu below.
I’m leaving for Dublin again in a few hours, so subhumanzoids will soon be broadcasting from overseas once more. In the meantime, I leave you with the watercolor painting below, which I did for a commission last month.
I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to write about this, but I ordered this Snow & Co. mini-comic last time I was in Dublin. It worked out nicely because I saw it posted over at the Eaten by Ducks blog and was close enough to make shipping inexpensive.
Pictured above is just the cover and a mish-mash of interior images I stitched together. You can see more at that link, but yeah, it’s a pretty beautiful little comic. The story itself is simple and fun, and the character designs are great. There’s a little bit of Adventure Time flavor in there, especially the look of Lady Birdwing.
After reading it I was really interested in what materials were used, because it has such a warm, painted look to it. Thanks to the wonders of The Internet I emailed the guy who sold it to me and he relayed my question to the author, Dieter Van der Ougstraete , who responded with the following:
Snow & Co. was painted in acrylic, watercolors and mostly gouache.
I used regular color markers for the text.
The pages are painted on big sheets of aquarelle paper.
I’ve then later added the text in photoshop.
Definitely recommended if you can get your hands on a copy!