Sunday, October 30, 2011

playing ketchup

well hey there, you guys.
i know what you're thinking... "that vicki nerino is a total asshole. she doesn't post on her blog anymore and she's totes too busy to let us know what she's doing and i dislike this".
actually, i don't think any of you are thinking this. you probably didn't even notice that i was gone. siiiighhBUT GUESS WHAT HERE I AM. with a buttload of updates on what i've been up to since june 18th.
FIRST OF ALL!! i just finished a painting for Toronto Draws! it is a month long gallery show held at Steamwhistle Brewers where so so so many awesome artists have contributed to. AND, there will be an auction too! all proceeds are to support the Canadian Comic Legends Legal Defense Fund. so you should all check that shit out!!
anyhow, here's the piece that i have donated! (and a couple process peeks for fun)

next up, i've done two, that's right, TWO mini comics since we last saw eachother!
here's the lowdown:

well there they are!
first up is "1001 nights, the woman with two coyntes".

it is an ACTUAL story from the arabian nights tales, retold and comicked by myself. you will find the original story HERE (about 2/3 of the way down... just search "coyntes" on the page). aaand of course, i went ahead and substituted all of the characters in the story with Ted Bear dudes. classic, vicki. classic... here are some peeks at that bad boy:

the best part about this one is, not only is it in minicomic form, it's also being published, IN COLOUR, in the Seven Stories Press anthology "The Graphic Cannon", due out this spring!
(here's a peek at colours)
next up is CRUD!

this is something brand new for me. my good pal ted has gotten tired and needs to take a break, to i ventured off with another project that i'm really excited to see where it goes.
essentially, CRUD is going to be a small collection of stories about mutated underground dweller people and their daily happenings. this is the first chapter, a small 10 pager about poop (so predictable!). here's a few peeks at the making:

keep an eye out for the next edition, which i'll be starting up on VERY soon.
finally, i've done a few other little things here and there. i made a set of SUPER bookmarks (literally). i have a million of them. inquire within. (click here for more pics and Fan Expo business)
also, i did a little illustration for a story on OpenFile for a ditty that my big hairy and somewhat funny boyfriend jordan wrote (attn: torontonians) "When Doug Met Peggy"
well, i think that's all for now. i solemnly swear to post on this mabob more often, if only to post photos like THIS: