Sunday, January 30, 2011

looking for portfolio hosting sites?

I set up an online portfolio recently at something called So far it seems pretty good, their free option has ads but they're fairly unobtrusive.

I was just getting sick of trying to figure out how to set up a gallery myself, using Javascript, so I decided to use their generic but decent template.

Right now it's just got a brief intro and some "yo mama" jokes I once illustrated. I recently colored them for purposes of this gallery:

Here's one:

Actually not sure how to caption this one.. Best I could do is "Yo mama so short-- she gets air just paying her bus fare!" But that sounds really awkward to me.

I would sort of like to sell them as greeting/insult cards if I could figure out how. Maybe some sort of print-on-demand thing. Or maybe I could print up a small number and take them to your weirder stores and see if they'd carry them.

Or go door to door...

Friday, January 28, 2011


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Salty 'Ham Slam 10

The tenth edition of the Salty 'Ham Slam has been scheduled! The exact date, time, and location are a secret, reserved for our official members and close associates only. If you haven't yet received the details by email, contact me and I will send them forthwith: cgarrison[at]

More info HERE.

The Phantom - for rilz!

Hey! This guy has been dressing up as The Phantom, right down to the skull ring! He's also been dressing up other folks as other characters from the Phantom comics, and taking lots of pictures. And this is evidently going on somewhere in the greater Birmingham area.

It seems like maybe he's making entire stories out the photos. They even have a white horse. I don't know if he's going to add word balloons and do a whole fumetti thing, but that would be awesome.

Check out his website HERE.

Maybe Salty 'Ham Cartooneestas should have a sister site for real live costumed heros and such. Somebody start work on that right away.

[Update: I guess we don't have to bother with that, because, as it turns out, THIS exists.]

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Inking in Manga Studio

You already know about my adventures in digital inking, if you've read these posts on my sketch blog: Inking in Flash, Inking in Illustrator (calligraphic brush), and Inking in Illustrator (art brushes).

Now I've been trying out Manga Studio. I have to say, I think it's pretty awesome! Here are some examples, with different settings on the brushes. With some more dabbling, I think I could figure out several more nice looking methods, too.

I definitely found it faster, easier, more fun, and more accurate to my intentions than inking in Flash or Illustrator.

I've been using the non-vector style, but it can also do vector inking, and I suspect it would be good for that, too. (But note: You only get the vector option if you pay for the expensive version of Manga Studio.)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I feel bad for not posting anything...

So, here's some Hero Happy Hour throwaway stuff; it's also my first attempt at completely 100% digital comic creation w/ the Cintiq (12", not the awesome 21" that Mr. Garrison has).

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

My Nightmare -- Again?!

Remember how I drew a guest strip for the web comic 1930 Nightmare Theatre? If not, go back and read all about it in this recent post, HERE.

And now look: I've done another guest strip for 1930 Nightmare Theatre, and it was posted this morning! Check it out HERE.