Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Joe

I made this short strip last year for the proposed AfterWorks follow-up anthology book. Ted and Scott got side-tracked with Trickster and the book was never finished. My short story was based on an exchange overheard on the Emeryville shuttle bus to work. I'd see Joe often on his way to the Oaks cardhouse and imagined his story . . .








Rough layout pages & thumbnails










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13 comments:

Valerie said...

If this were facebook, I'd push the "thumbs up"

Kristian said...

I absolutely love it. Great stuff Matt!

Kenji Ono said...

Wow, Great stuff!!

Jampix said...

Sweet as :)

limbolo said...

Nice...

max said...

Beatiful, and deceiving simplicity throughout.

galvinator said...

excellent!

Stéphane Kardos said...

brilliant!

gur-B said...

sweet !

Matt J said...

Thank you my friends!

Michael Yates said...

This is great matt! I love the characters and I already want to know more about them and their lives just from these few pages! Awesome stuff!

Matt J said...

Thanks Michael- maybe they'll reappear one day in an animated short . . . ?

scott davidson said...

I went to a contemporary art fair in Shanghai recently, which was a real eye-opener. Chinese contemporary art has come leaps and bounds from the watery Zen landscapes to huge canvases of strange-looking beings. The prices being asked and paid were huge too.
Oriental, if not Chinese, my print of Jean-Léon Gérôme's painting, http://en.wahooart.com/A55A04/w.nsf/OPRA/BRUE-8BWS6R, bought some time ago from wahooart.com, is as lovely as ever.