1. Oh! I forgot to mention — Fantasy Basketball won me an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist! SPX is always great, but it’s even better when you come away with an Ignatz brick. Very cool also that my friends Evan, Sam, and Jillian picked up bricks as well.

    Oh! I forgot to mention — Fantasy Basketball won me an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist! SPX is always great, but it’s even better when you come away with an Ignatz brick. Very cool also that my friends Evan, Sam, and Jillian picked up bricks as well.

  2. NOW AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE:

    -The Hanging Tower - My new 28pg Fantasy Western comic, that just debuted at SPX. Also available DIGITALLY.

    -We’re Not Dead Yet (Yet) pin - Super cool pin in enamel black and antique-silver. Cute photo by Nick.

    -New Prints - Polypheme & Odyssea, Critical Education, and Gatherers, all available through my Inprnt store. Super high quality prints in a variety of sizes. Free shipping through the end of the week.

    -Fantasy Basketball - Back in stock!! Probably my last printing until some cool event that I announce later.

    Click on the names to get to the places. Thanks!

  3. Hey guys,

    I’ll be at Small Press Expo this weekend in Bethesda, tabling with Kali, Andrea, and Jimmy, at tables W80-W81. My tablemates will all have great stuff to check out, so come see all of us!

    As far as my stuff, I’ll have a few new things:

    -The Hanging Tower, a 28-page Western set in a ruined fantasy world. I’ve been posting some development stuff from it over the past few weeks. The main character is an old knight who is navigating her way on a search for a lost girl. It’s got horses, rubble, bells, old timey language, vultures and I’m sure there’s some other stuff in there, too. In a lot of ways, it’s a story about place and purpose. I hope you like it.

    -Pins! I have these two pins, either in gold or silver and enamel black. They’re about one-inch wide and they sparkle up real nice.

    -New prints! I’ll have Gatherers, Polypheme and Odyssea, and Critical Education in 12x18” super nice archival editions.

    Older stuff! I’ll have some old classic prints, a few copies of Treasure Chest, and Fantasy Basketball, and some freebie postcards! Fantasy Basketball, I should add, is up for an Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist. If you come to the show, I hope you like it enough to vote for it. 

    If you can’t make it to SPX, fear not! This stuff will be available online sometime next week.

  4. Misc stuff from The Hanging Tower that’s been posted on twitter over the past week or so. Out on September 13th at SPX, and the following week online. Stay tuned.

  5. More from The Hanging Tower. These are about 3” and >1” respectively. I’m drawing super slow today but I like the drawings, so hm.

  6. Couple lil panel previews of The Hanging Tower, from my twitter.

  7. The Hanging Tower is the story of an old knight in search of a lost girl in a run-down fantasy world, while devils, shopkeeps, and brigands trouble her quest. 28 pages, debuting at SPX, September 13th, and available online shortly after.

    The Hanging Tower is the story of an old knight in search of a lost girl in a run-down fantasy world, while devils, shopkeeps, and brigands trouble her quest. 28 pages, debuting at SPX, September 13th, and available online shortly after.

  8. kalidraws:

    Sam and I were off in Iceland this past week with the awesome Light Grey Art Lab 2014 Residency, but now we’re back AND ALSO ENGAGED!!! Photos and iceland-based art to come! (and also a wedding at some point!)

    It was a really good trip!!

  9. GATHERERS, another new one for SooJin Buzelli at PlanSponsor. This is for an article about how healthcare and retirement planning can work in unison.

    I liked all my sketches for this, though, as usual, only one of them actually works for the prompt. It usually takes me a bit to really suss out the core of the article. There’s a balance that the working sketch strikes that none of the others do.

    When these projects pop up, and I can more or less draw anything, as long as it relates back to the topic, I almost always try to exhaust whatever current topic my mind is focused on, before trying different subject matter. Last time it was knights, this time it was strange animals. 

    I usually get a lot of color advice from Kali, but she had a bigger hand in this one than usual. Pretty much steered the whole ship for a little while.

  10. That tower’s built of bad news.

Last one, I think. On to the next part.

    That tower’s built of bad news.

    Last one, I think. On to the next part.

  11. Probably she knows the danger better’n you ‘r me. But she’s squared up, so that’s about all there is.

    Probably she knows the danger better’n you ‘r me. But she’s squared up, so that’s about all there is.

  12. Shopkeep and overqualified assistant. 

    Shopkeep and overqualified assistant. 

  13. You got a mind fer crossin this bridge I’ll take whatsin the satchel. 

    You got a mind fer crossin this bridge I’ll take whatsin the satchel. 

  14. World-building in illustration

    Got any questions about world-building as it relates to illustration? General? Specific? Put ‘em in the ask box: http://sbosma.tumblr.com/ask

    I think I’m gonna write a post about it, but I’d love to hear what people are curious about as jumping-off points. Can be about specific images I’ve made or about the practice in general. I don’t really do this stuff too often, but I’ve gotten several questions and it’s something I like talking about.

    Edit: I’ll compile some questions and my thoughts and write up a thing maybe later in the week. Thanks.

  15. CRITICAL EDUCATION

    New one for SooJin Buzelli at Planadviser magazine, based on the concept of “The importance of the right training/knowledge is power.” A pretty tricky phrase to illustrate, particularly since I needed to encapsulate both of those slightly different ideas. I like all the other sketches, but this is the only one that clicks with the concept. A nice thing with SooJin’s assignments is that I often get neat sketches that I can reuse later on for personal stuff.

    Bottom is the color study, which, in some ways I prefer, but it made me too sleepy. Flashbacks of falling asleep in overly warm classrooms.