snow & co.

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!

happy thanksgiving from subhumanzoids!

Today marks my first Thanksgiving ever outside of America, but the spirit remains intact. In a few hours I’m going to go stuff myself with a disgusting amount of food with a bunch of other yanks (and one brit), so everything’s more or less going as planned. They may not have Charlie Brown specials on TV here, but they have all the ingredients for pumpkin pie and, really, isn’t that all that matters?


the thrilling, savage conclusion

I know, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Daily watercolors officially ended as of Friday, so you can see the savage conclusion below.


All in all I ended up getting pretty comfortable with watercolors over the course of two weeks. I still have plenty to learn, but I’m happy with the way the majority of these turned out. Here’s the final roundup of all ten:


Now to tackle the next challenge. I think I’m going to dig into daily character designs, but I doubt I’ll be posting them every day here. Maybe weekly roundups would be more appropriate. Either way, thanks for indulging two weeks of watercolor experimentation!