Here’s a sneak peak at the line art for a Kid Universal die-cut Sticker I’m producing. Just need to finish colors and then it’s off to the printer. These will be high-quality, weatherproof, vinyl stickers.
Thank you Zack and Josh for entering this year’s art giveaway and spreading the word about Little Dog Comics. I’ll be contacting both of you about delivering your prizes. But nobody has to leave empty handed today. In celebration of Little Dog Comics’ first anniversary I’m giving away a free pdf of Kid Universal. You can download it to your tablet or phone or read it in a web browser. Just click on the Kid Universal tab at the top of the page or follow this link.
Thank you to everyone who follows this site. I have many things in the works for year two and I hope you stick around to see what’s coming next like the return of Agent Pickle in a fully painted story!
After taking a long hard look at my original cover for Kid Universal I decided I needed to a do-over. See the original for comparison.
The original art for this piece is up for grabs. To win it, tell your friends about Little Dog Comics on social media with the #LDCFTW14
It’s time for another installment of Vintage Dog in which I share my collection of vintage photos of dogs.
I’ve heard the saying the more time a person spends with a dog the more the two begin to look alike. This picture proves it was true in Victorian times as much as now.
More Vintage Dog here.
When I started Kid Universal I knew that he would need a mentor, someone to talk to, someone to fly a ship and have his back. Since Kid can travel through time I thought it would be cool to find an historical ship captain and have him be the pilot of a futuristic time traveling vessel. I did a few google searches and didn’t find any captains I connected with but then I came across an image that had nothing to do with what I was looking for yet was exactly what I needed. In the back of my mind I knew there would be parachuting cats in my story I just hadn’t figured out how to tie them in. And that image I came across provided me with a captain and a way to tie in the cats. Enter Louis Coulon. Not the French Canadian military officer famous for being the only opponent to force George Washington to surrender, I’m talking about the man with the eleven foot beard and what he carried within it.
Not much information is available about him in English so I only know a few details. He was born February 1826 and died in 1904. The legend goes that at age 12 he began shaving but could not keep the blade sharp due to constant use. By age 14 his beard ahas 19 inches long. (Just for context, I haven’t shaved in a year and my beard is just shy of four inches.)
By the way, you can now get Little Dog Comics related phone covers and other products. I just signed up with Nuvango who partners with various artists for high quality printing.
Inktober is upon us! For the last week I’ve been posting daily drawings on Instagram and Twitter. In between my usual posts I’ll post recaps from Inktober. I like this drawing so much that I think I’ll color it and make a print. He’s Ba’Gel the cosmic deity of creativity. I plan on introducing him in Little Dog Comics in the future. Think of him like the Muse from Greek Mythology.
The Little Dog Comics Giveaway is still going on. Only two people have entered so far so your chances of winning are nearly 100%. Check out the Win Original Art post for more details.
Last thing, I could use a little help keeping the site going. I love making art and comics and will keep posting them here for free no matter what. But there are some costs associated with doing this. If you want to help please subscribe to Little Dog Comics at Patreon for just $1 a month. The best thing you can do, though, is tell your friends about the site.
Well, I finally wrapped up this Kid Universal short story but fear not, Kid and the gang will return. I learned a lot about making comics from doing these few pages. Soon I’ll repost all of them together along with a self critique. After all , you can’t grow as an artist if you can’t see what you need to work on.
Next week it’s watercolor portraits of Monsieur Coulon and his cat. Now that I typed that I realized there is a typo on this page and possibly on other pages.
A big thanks to everyone who’s been coming back month after month. I’ve been watching the stats and they keep going up so, again, thank you and please spread the word. The Little Dog Comics anniversary art giveaway is still going on. All you have to do to be entered to win is post about Little Dog Comics on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #ldcftw14.
Inktober is in full swing. Follow me on instagram to see what I’ve been posting.