The opening page of chapter 3. Note the cartoonish braking of the truck – probably the only instance that artist Matt Reinke uses this style. I suppose you could argue that page 9 has a Family Circus visual reference, but I don’t think that was conscious on his part.
It’s been about 9 months since the release of Ragbox, Vol. 1. It’s time to get back to work.
It’s time to round up artists for Vol. 2. It’s time to start scripting the next book (a totally different storyline). It’s time to clean up this website. It’s time to find a really stupid picture (done!).
No, it doesn’t look like a comic page, but wait! This is the label that Braden designed for one of the beers advertised in the bar. He actually went through several drafts of it before settling on this one, and I love it. When it came time to layout the print version of Volume 1, I needed an extra page so chapter 3 could start on a verso page. So we decided to take the image and used it as a stand-alone spacer, like this. Sure, it doesn’t work all that well for online comics, but I want you all to get the full experience. So shut it.
My organization, the Boston Comics Roundtable, is holding a fundraiser on August 20th at PA’s Lounge in Somerville, MA. This promises to be a very, very fun time. We’re planning a lot of unusual events that we hope will kepp the crowd entertained and engaged. On the docket: “World’s Fastest Artist” contest, a huge audience-generated comic book, and a gallery of artists for live “speciality” sketches. The original press release is below:
WILD INK: Live Comics, Live Music Event – August 20, 2009
“Wild Ink,” a live arts and music event, will be held at P.A.’s Lounge on Thursday, August 20th. “Wild Ink” is a fundraiser for the Boston Comics Roundtable, and will include amazing live comics creation, artistic head-to-head showdowns, the world’s most unusual live sketch gallery, big raffle prizes, and live music from Rotary.
Created in 2006, the Boston Comics Roundtable is a collective of comics creators in the Greater Boston area. Its mission: to network, teach, workshop, encourage, and publish the best and brightest artists and writers in the creation of comics. All proceeds will benefit the upcoming publication of Inbound #4, A Comics Anthology, featuring local artists taking on the strange but true history of Boston.
The event begins at 9 p.m. (doors at 8 p.m.) at P.A.’s Lounge in Somerville, MA (345 Somerville Ave., 617-776-1557). This is an 18+ show. Tickets are $12, paid at the door.
For more details, and to learn more about the Boston Comics Roundtable, visit www.bostoncomicsroundtable.com.