Wednesday, June 23, 2010

I'm With Co-Co

Here's another new SHC, y'all: Corey Stockley, of Huntsville. I discovered Corey when he did a guest strip for one of my favorite online comics - 1930 Nightmare Theatre, on Dumm Comics. He also does some fun little Flash animations, so check him out.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Recent Roundup

What's up, y'all?

I've just gone and collected a bunch of beautiful, somewhat recently posted work from some of the blogs and deviantART pages of our fellow SHC's. (You guys should come and post stuff here more often yourselves, just to keep the blog alive.)

If anybody has posted something else that they wish I'd included, let me know.

I can't take the time to turn all these names into links. If you want to see more from any of these artists, find them on the alphabetical list HERE.

By the way, Ed Abernathy has a pleasant, newly designed web page, HERE; Chris Adkins' Teddy Bear Trauma comics are still being updated on Tuesdays, HERE; Tom Briscoe's Small World is still going strong, HERE; Jamie Cottle's scripts are still being turned into ongoing comics, HERE; and Stephen Smith's The Spacebabes Sketchbook is now available in hardcopy, or as a download, HERE.

Now let's look at some art!

Jessica Campbell

Kirk Creel

Howard Cruse

Chris Fason

Chris Fason

James Hislope

Jonathan Hooks



Hal Jones

Lorenzo Kirkpatrick

Lee Long

Lee Long

Alison Marceau

Alison Marceau

Heath McPherson

Heath McPherson


Jason Shoemaker

Don Stewart

Scotty White

Scotty White

Hayley "Sio" Williams

Hayley "Sio" Williams

Andrew Willmore

Andrew Willmore

Monday, June 7, 2010

Salty 'Ham Slam 8 - On Reflection

Our eighth official meet-up went well. We were at the J again. Chris Fason, Ed Abernathy, Richard Haigler, and Tim Rocks were there. And me, Chris Garrison. Plus three guys who came for the first time: Ben Faucher, Chris Adkins, and Max Folsom. Awesome!

Chris Adkins was as quiet as a church mouse. But we all know from his comics that he's thinking about sexual abuse, drug abuse, alcohol abuse, and various other abuses. So I commend him for keeping it to himself!

We discussed short-lived 80's TV show The Powers of Matthew Starr, and also Max's job at Treetop Family Adventure.

I meant to take pictures this time, but somehow failed to get around to it. Which is a shame, because by a strange coincidence, almost nobody wore a shirt, and all of our magnificent chests were glistening under the green fluorescents.

Lovable grouch Ed Abernathy told us all how much he hates Rod Serling -- one of the greatest TV writers of all time! But it turns out that Richard Haigler is one of the world's leading experts on Serling, so he and Ed got into a fistfight over it. Haw! You REALLY should have been there!

Anyway, Chris Adkins drew his trademark bear in my sketchbook:

As you may recall, this comic jam was begun way back in January, at Salty 'Ham Slam 6:

We decided to continue it this time, so here's page 2:

. . . and we got a start on page 3:

Pretty good, eh? Perhaps the ongoing adventures of Yu-Jen: Samurai Flea! will pick up again at the next slam.

Yu-Jen: Samurai Flea! credits:
Page 1 -- panel 1 by Chris Garrison; panel 2 by Tim Rocks; panel 3 by Frank Cummings; panel 4 by Beverly Toole; panel 5 by Walter Simon; panel 6 by Lorenzo Kirkpatrick.
Page 2 -- panel 1 by Chris Fason; panel 2 by Ben Faucher; panel 3 by Chris Garrison; panel 4 by Max Folsom; panel 5 by Chris Adkins.
Page 3 -- panel 1 by Chris Fason

We also knocked out three pages on a new Ptooey & Loogie story:

We could leave that as is, but I think it would also be fun to start it up again later and find out how things go with Loogie in 1982. And we could also answer the burning question, what's Ptooey knitting?

Window In Time credits:
Page 1 -- panel 1 by Chris Garrison; panels 2 & 3 by Richard Haigler; panel 4 by Chris Adkins.
Page 2-- panel 1 by Chris Fason; panel 2 by Tim Rocks.
Page 3 -- panel 1 by Chris Garrison; panel 2 by Max Folsom; panel 3 by Chris Adkins. (And then, since that seemed a good stopping point, I wrote The End on there.)

It's hard to remember for sure who drew what on all these things, so if I messed up on any of the credits, y'all please tell me.

All tolled, everybody enjoyed the slam, and much chortling was exchanged. So join us, won't you, for the NEXT Salty 'Ham Slam! (as yet unscheduled) (official members and invited guests only, please)

And you can look back at previous slams, here:

Fire Side Man

There's ANOTHER new cartooneesta on our roster, folks: Max Folsom.

(pronounced FOAL-sum)

Saturday, June 5, 2010

That's fo' sho' ... I mean, fo-SHAY

There's a new SHC on the block, y'all: Benjamin Faucher

(pronounced fo-SHAY)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Ali's formspring

Our fellow SHC Ali Marceau continues her use of formspring to allow everyone to ask her whatever they want. Here are two questions I asked her recently:

CG: I gather on facebook that you're working on an 18-page comic, with the RockMunch designs I've seen on your deviantART page. When do you expect to finish it? Will it be in color or B&W? What will you do with it? Do you like it? Is it good?

Ali: The 18 page comic was done for 24hour comic day. I didn't quite make it, but did at least get all pencils done. I'm currently scanning in the pencils to be digitally inked. After that, I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it inked or color it in either B/W tones or color it. After that, I may get it published in a small made-to-order book. I do like it and think it's cute. It's not my typical artwork, but it does hold a place in my heart.

CG: What does BJD stand for? What's a Soom Glot?

Ali: BJD stands for Ball-Jointed Doll. They are unique dolls from various countries in Asia. A Soom Glot is a certain mold from a company called Soom. :)

Ask her anything

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Salty 'Ham Slam - Reminder

Hey, SHC members, don't forget -- Our 8th Salty 'Ham Slam is coming up soon. If you didn't receive your email alerting you to the secret time and place, just tell me. And click HERE for more details.

I'm hoping we'll have a good group this time around, but that can only happen if YOU arrive with bells on. Comment below (or email me) to let us all know if you're coming. Perhaps your enthusiasm will be contagious, encouraging others to show up as well. We've already heard from Christopher Davis and Richard Haigler.

Remember, if you're man enough (or woman enough) to run "The Gauntlet," bring something for that.

Read about the fun we had at SLAM 1, SLAM 2, SLAM 3, SLAM 4, SLAM 5, SLAM 6, and SLAM 7 -- then imagine that, only better!