Thursday, March 22, 2012

Less is More but More is Also More

Blog updates might become spotty these next few weeks. I’ve been writing writing writing, growing and developing the story for Zita 3 (and a couple other stories, truth be told). It’s coming along and I’m very much enjoying the process this time around. For this third graphic novel I find myself working with a little more confidence. That's a big deal for me. But at this intense stage it probably means fewer robot comics. Fewer, but not none.

In the meantime, and for today, here are a few odds and ends from my current sketchbook:







13 comments:

John Doman said...

Zita 3?

Wait wait wait, where's Zita 2? Where?????

John Doman said...

Whoop, never mind. just pre-ordered it. Wow, what a long wait. You should publish with Chesterton Press like me. THEY don't make me wait and also give me cookies occasionally.

Ben Hatke said...

Yes there is a long wait!

But I don't want to gloss over my own tardiness. I turned the second book in a good 6 or 8 months later than I had meant to. If I had turned it in when I was supposed to it would have come out last month!

I could go for some of those cookies though.

Ben Hatke said...

One of the reasons I'm working so hard now is so there won't be such a gap between books this time.

Gaelen Mibeck said...

Is that a Hamlet robot? Awesome!

Ben Hatke said...

ROBOT HAMLET...! Gaelen you are a genius.

Ben Hatke said...

I don't know if you've seen David Tennant Hamlet (recommended!) but Robot Hamlet... Oh to see that production performed live!

Gaelen Mibeck said...

Thanks for the recommendation! I'll have to check that out.

What about MechBeth? That's been on my list of future projects for a while.

Somebody ought to organize a comic anthology of creative Shakespeare adaptations...involving ROBOTS!

Tim Canny said...

I love the Robot Shakespeare idea. Here's a start for the Robot Hamlet version of the famous soliloquy:

To BLEEP or not to BLEEP, that is the query
Whether it computes in the positronic brain to experience pain response
From the lasers and plasma bursts of current situational circumstances...

Tim Canny said...

Also, smashed light bulb robot makes me sad. :[

Katy Manck, MLS said...

Please-please-please have the robot & cat sketch available as a print or a mug or a t-shirt (!yes!!) soon!

I want it for Mother's Day - for me.

Waiting for Zita 3, too.

Ben Hatke said...

Hey Katy,

I haven't started doing prints yet. I want to, but haven't decided how to go about it. I'd offer you the original but it's in the depths of a crowded sketchbook surrounded by other bits and bobs. :- (

geronl said...

Makes me want to draw. Broken light bulb robot needs to get a new bulb delivered.