Monday, September 14, 2009

Overdue

I know, I know! I'm overdue for a blog post, but things have been HOPPING around here! I'm finally in the finishing stages of the Zita the Spacegirl Graphic novel and I've been learning a lot more than I would have expected from the coloring process. Here's a page below with the dialogue cut (so that the book seems more mysterious and intriguing):



I've also been hard at work building a set of bunk beds for the girls. As a woodworker I'm slow and I have to plan for mistakes. But these beds are turning out pretty well, if I do say so myself. I'm particularly proud that they are made entirely from scavenged wood. The other sideline project I've been working on is preparing for an upcoming fire show. I'll try to come back with some good pictures.

Well, fall is in the air and, sadly, I'm afraid the summer is going to slip by without seeing me do a lick of real painting. And I had such high hopes...

7 comments:

Nick-dog said...

I am very impressed by the Zita Spacegirl comic. Looks excellent!

I will be on the bunk bed crafting train soon enough, I expect.

Tim said...

Hehe, she's being chased by an armored Voltorb! Can't wait to see the finished product. It looks very cool!

Abigail said...

Oh my gosh, I can't wait to see this in print! It looks phenomenal.

Ben Hatke said...

Thanks guys! I can't wait to see the finished book either. I have just a few more things to do and then I will be moving on to book 2.

By the way, Tim, you've reminded me that I should probably start posting some bios of the main characters. The guy following Zita is called One. He's the first of a series of H.A.M.B.O. units. (That's Heavily Armored Mobile Battle Orb).

Tim said...

You cannot lose with a sweet acronym like that! It is the whole package! Fun sounding name for an autonomous sphere of major hurt. I can't wait for more.

Daniel Nichols said...

Ben- When is this going to be published? I am looking forward to reading it...

Ben Hatke said...

Thanks Tim!

Dan, it's so cool that you're looking forward to this book. I wish I could say that it would be out soon, but it's probably going to be in production for a long time after i turn in the finals. ...but I'm hoping for some fun stuff between now and then.