Laying out the JTFH pilot episode as a comic book.
Well, I went ahead and did it. While it may confuse my followers to have yet another conduit into which I disseminate more information and ideas, I thought it would be best at this time, given the amount of work I am doing to breathe life into the Jed The Flying Head canon of material and keep potential employers from being confused by the mix of comic book content I post with some regularity to this blog, and my personal portfolio/art blog.
If you would like to check it out, you can do so by clicking this link to thepanellist.tumblr.com. I added the extra “L,” not because I don’t know how to spell, but for an added bit of wordplay and because the same title, which incorporates the correct spelling, has already been taken. So, anyone looking for that blog may stumble upon my own and be treated to an eyeful of comic book stuff that I find interesting, amazing, fantastic, uncanny, superior, spectacular, web of, and any other adjective regularly used to describe a comic book character and the content relative to their existence.
Thanks very much for stopping by, and for bearing with me through this splitting of the atom, as it were. This just ensures that I can continue to talk about the sequential art that inspires me while still providing you happy few with the unadulterated Jed The Flying Head content you have asked for by clicking the follow button.
Raiding the $1 bin at Ryan’s Comics in Murrieta, on this beautiful, seemingly unseasonably hot Southern California day. I’m thinking I may start a subsidiary blog to talk about the comics I buy/read, and would have done so right now if the tumblr iOS app allowed the creation of new blogs, but I’ll just have to wait until I get home.
Inking and painting some panels for the forthcoming Jed The Flying Head Free Comic Book Day Extravaganza!
What he (I mean, I) said!
I just made a similar post on my primary art blog, but stated there that I’d have more details here, where they rightfully belong, at the official Jed The Flying Head web presence. All things considered, Jed is also available at his official website, www.jedtheflyinghead.com, as well as at a secondary blog site, but the tumblr site is so much easier to update when legitimate news is in the offing. And this is most certainly news, so heads up:
Some of you may recall that last year, I had made made available a Jed The Flying Head Free Comic Book Day Extravaganza. This was met with a fairly modest reception from the viewing/reading/downloading public, or at least, it seemed to be, based off the amount of feedback I got on it, which was none. None at all. That selfsame Extravaganza may still be available for download to the canny user who has time enough to scroll through the archives of this blog, and you’re welcome to it. It was free then, and it’s free now, but that’s not what I came here to talk about.
This year, I am embarking on a similar endeavor. The above image is a rough page that I will be taking to clean up for the 2014 Jed The Flying Head Free Comic Book Day Extravaganza. I should state here if nowhere else that I am in no way affiliated with the Free Comic Book Day organization, however, I do stand fully behind what they are about and applaud their efforts to bring free, sequential art entertainment to the masses on the first Saturday of May every year. This will be my 5th year celebrating what is to me a national holiday, and, as in years past, I can think of no better place to celebrate than Ryan’s Comics, in Murrieta, CA.
I will of course be posting more as things develop, both about the new comic I will be releasing, and events and other stuff related to FCBD. At present, I am working on some short JTFH adventures that I can have ready for inclusion, and am inviting local artists and friends of mine to submit work—under the pretense that this will be a good portfolio piece for them—for this potentially goodest of good causes.
I have waxed on here long enough for now, but please stay tuned. And if you’re not inclined to do that, at least create a calendar event, put a note on your refrigerator, or ask Siri to remind you to check back here on Saturday, May 3rd, because there’s going to be something here for you. It’s going to be big, it’s going to be awesome, and best of all, it’s going to be free.
As always, thanks for stopping by!
This happened on April 1st, and was not—still is not—an April Fools joke. I hope.
From my art blog. As much as I’m about independence, I’m also about making cartoons, and I understand that Nickelodeon does that kind of thing.
Scanner is out of commission and trash can bound unless it gets its act together. Anyway, this is a photo of a character design drawing for the chief Number 2, the personal bodyguard of the odious (and odorous) Diarreacher. Backstory, I’m thinking this guy played a little college football, and whatever kept him from making the pros was the same thing that led him to a life of henching and crime.
The above verbiage explains it. All things considered, I might have posted it here first, but I’ve been directing a lot of traffic to my personal blog, so it gets priority on posts like this.
As always, thanks a metric ton for stopping by!
Yesterday, one of my former professors posted an image of his work station to Facebook. I was working with a similar arrangement with coffee at the 9 o’clock position and growing colder by the minute. I was using the iPad to work on a layout painting for Jed The Flying Head, an animated series that I’ve been working on for a number of years. Pictured at right is my workstation this morning, where I’ve set to thumb nailing the pilot episode of the aforementioned series. I picked up some sticky notes yesterday for revisions (and there will be plenty of those).
Also, and I speak of this often enough, if you haven’t seen, heard or detected with any of your various (and equally wonderful in their own way) senses, Jed The Flying Head, you can get all the latest at jedtheflyinghead.tumblr.com. The official website, www.jedtheflyinghead.com has gone love, but has not been as easy to maintain as the tumblr blog. If you’re heading over there now, no pun intended, you’ll probably get a feeling of déjà vu, as I’ll be re-blogging this post over there.
Thanks for stopping by, for peeping my picks and reading my writes!
A little re-blog from my main art blog, which you can check out by clicking the bloody gummed self portrait (current avatar) or doing it the hard way and typing in jschiek.tumblr.com.
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Only took a year of the “Superior” Spidertwat. Just when I was kind of starting to like him, too. Oh well.
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Thanks for the support, artist friends, and happy painting to all!