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by Chris Schweizer
Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:06 am
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: Savannah & Georgia
Replies: 1
Views: 1351

This is really lovely! If you put this in a mini at a show, let us know, I'd like to keep an eye open for it.
by Chris Schweizer
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Recommendations - Literature
Topic: Where to start with the "classics?"
Replies: 8
Views: 14404

Regarding fun, the Carl Barks Uncle Scrooge stories are fantastic. The characters are loose and animated, and the backgrounds are realistic though depicted with marvelous minimalism. If you like Bone, Indiana Jones, etc, it's worth checking out - Barks is great. They're scattered all over the place,...
by Chris Schweizer
Sat Jan 03, 2009 9:00 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Artist recommendations
Replies: 2
Views: 3405

You should check out Pierre Alary and Rod Guen. Both have blogs that are updated regularly, and you can get sketchbooks and comics from Stuart Ng. Both have a similar animation-leaning style that's gorgeous.

I think Rod's got some stories in a couple of the flight books.
by Chris Schweizer
Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Bone: What am I not getting?
Replies: 5
Views: 4969

I agree with TmDurn about the blank slate designs. Even when Sith was in college, he was very well-versed in comics; he went to OSU, after all, which has one of the best comic archives in the country, with tons of original art by folks like Caniff and Segar. Though the whole McCloudian universal ico...
by Chris Schweizer
Fri Dec 05, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: How to publish an original graphic novel
Replies: 15
Views: 24981

Re: How to publish an original graphic novel

This is pure conjecture on my part, based on my very little experience, but I thought I'd pipe in. 1. Use it to get an agent in an attempt to get a publishing deal. PRO: A skilled agent may be able to get me a much better publishing deal, and possibly alternate media rights (online, film, etc), than...
by Chris Schweizer
Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Small Press Expo 2008
Replies: 14
Views: 8520

thedeafguy wrote:I wish I had gone to Mocca...oh well. next time.

As for SPX...i'm hoping there's going to be a bit more people than Fluke...
Hey, Tyler, you're taking Amtrak, right? Allen and I are both, it turns out, on the Thursday night train; if you're on it, too, we'll buddy up in the dining car!
by Chris Schweizer
Thu Sep 25, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: whats your favorite Podcast(s) to listen to while drawing???
Replies: 13
Views: 8405

I go back and forth between 3 - the aforementioned Indie Spinner Rack (through which I've discovered tons of great work I might have otherwise missed) and This American Life , and a new find, Decoder Ring Theater (do an itunes search). It's 30s/40s style radio dramas with really excellent production...
by Chris Schweizer
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:44 am
Forum: Storytellers Circle
Topic: *UPDATED ALL 30 PAGES* "...Modern Railroad Days"
Replies: 17
Views: 7346

Yeah, Tyler, as I said on your blog, this is REALLY good stuff. I can't wait to take a look at the originals.
by Chris Schweizer
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: comic shops in paris
Replies: 6
Views: 5619

Yeah, I think it's the first one from the river of Rue Dante that I was thinking about. The second one, at this weird intersection, is good, too, but a little more capes-and-tights oriented, but I did buy a sweet Seth poster there.
by Chris Schweizer
Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: comic shops in paris
Replies: 6
Views: 5619

There are two or three really good ones around the St Michael subway stop (just across the river from Notre Dame). The best one has an orange TinTin sign that hangs down from the awning, and they've got no end of great stuff - two stories (though one's below ground). If the rotten airlines weren't c...
by Chris Schweizer
Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Small Press Expo 2008
Replies: 14
Views: 8520

I'm gonna be tabling with Oni this time, partially because the new book is premiering, but partially because I really don't want to have to pay for a table. Not that SPX is all that pricy - for what you're getting (a very secific target audience, if you make the sorts of comics that the attendees li...
by Chris Schweizer
Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Small Press Expo 2008
Replies: 14
Views: 8520

I'm going... driving, actually, because the United merge screwed up my miles and Amtrak was sold out. So it's a thirteen hour car trip! Bleh.

I can't wait. Hey, have they announced the Ignatz nominees? The show's only a month away.
by Chris Schweizer
Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: How do people afford SCAD or other US Programs??
Replies: 13
Views: 8642

I went to Scad-Atlanta for graduate school, and wouldn't do anything differently. Hands down best decision I could've made. The teachers were passionate, well tied into the industry, and being around a core group of other students who really push each other was great. But the teachers are important ...
by Chris Schweizer
Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Bawdy Tintin book withdrawn from shelves
Replies: 2
Views: 3751

It raises an important question, I think: at what point does an artist's creation become so ingrained in the popular consciousness as to allow for variations/deconstructivism? Is it when it becomes public domain? Some of the League o.e.g. stuff - Fun Manchu, I think - is still under copyright, but e...
by Chris Schweizer
Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: Hotel Adriano
Topic: Mural ethics and copyright
Replies: 3
Views: 3830

I say it's fine, for a variety of reasons, the most important of which being that it's not used to market something else (unlike, say, Spider-man eating a slice on the side wall of a pizzeria). The simple fact that it's an interior residence makes a world of difference. Secondly, it's for a kid. Thi...