New Title Page today!
I know, I know. Title Pages are never the most exciting. Come back next Wednesday for the first page of Issue #15 and hold onto your seats. This one is a rollercoaster ride unlike any of the issues before it.
Watch Me Draw!
In the meantime, watch me draw! It’s been awhile since I mentioned that I also podcast and write a blog about How to Make Comics called Paper Wings.
This is the only time I’ve ever recorded myself drawing. I’m using the very same technique I use when drawing The Dreamer. In fact, the lovely lady in this video is Bea. This is done in Sketchbook Pro, which is the program I draw The Dreamer with.
This video is about how to draw clothes. It was very popular over at Paper Wings. I hope you enjoy it here.
For those of you who write or draw, Paper Wings is full of blog posts, tutorials and podcast episodes. My co-host is Chris Oatley, a Disney character designer. We did a jam piece for The Dreamer once: I drew the Issue #4 cover and he painted it.
All Grown Up.
And I want to give a shout out to two VIP Dreamers this week.
Susan Naramore who attended the opening of the Nathan Hale School House, wrote a lovely blog inspired by that event about The Dreamer, historical narrative, and applying what she’s learned to the historic site where she works, the Claremont State Historic Site in New York. Way to go, Susan!
And Sarah Searle, one of my Paper Wings Apprentices, recently finished up her online graphic novel Under The Apple Tree. Because most of the work Sarah did during that apprenticeship was behind the scenes, you might not know she helped with Dreamer layouts during issues 13 & 14. Under the Apple Tree is a WWII era story about a young girl who moves from busy Boston to rural Maine… and upon moving into her new (old) house, she meets a Civil War ghost. You guys will love it, and now that it’s finished, you can read it beginning to end. I’m so proud of you, Sarah! It’s beautiful.
See You Next Week!
Come back Monday to read about the rest of my time in Connecticut this past weekend. Spoiler: I got to meet one of my favorite people, but it might not be who you think…