Portfolio…

A cross section of my pencils / inks from the last few projects (ok, Fearless skips back a few years – and I recreated the pencils for the sake of the portfolio)
-pj

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Happy Valley #3 Preview

Here’s some places you can read a couple of pages of Happy Valley #3 – if you haven’t bought the series as it’s come out – and shame on you, you tradewaiter! You can order the trade of Happy Valley from amazon here Battlefields Volume 4: Happy Valley (also, there may be a hardcover coming too, which includes everything from the second series of Battlefields, but I don’t have a link -sorry!)

http://comicbookresources.com/?page=preview&id=4466&disp=table
http://www.buzzcomics.net/showthread.php?p=1008837#post1008837
(and there’re others, but, let’s face it, it’s the same few pages anyways!)

Ok, should be at your local comic shop on the 17th or 18th of this month depending on whether you’re US or UK.
That’s it for me and Battlefields (so far as this series). It’d be nice to do more, but we’ll see. Don’t forget you can let Garth know what you thought of it, via the Battlefields email address (which Garth then answers in the letter column of the comic – a lettercolumn!)

And that email address is: letters@dynamiteentertainment.com

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The working week

Every so often I'll document my working week on the blog, and here's how it shapes up in 2010.

First, I have two young kids – Nathan (5) is at school Monday – Friday and Thomas (1) is … home.

So, Monday – Wednesday I look after the kids until the wife comes home. With a bit of luck I can find a babysitter on Monday or Tuesday. Nath goes to school, but Thomas stays home. I'll try and get some work done at night, but, to be honest, by the time the kids have gone to bed my head is wrecked. So I'll sit and stew in front of the telly for an hour or two.

Thursday and Friday are my working week. Sometimes I'll get something done at the weekend, sometimes not.

If I work flat out, I can get four pages of art done over the week (Thur&Fri a page each, Sat – Wed the other two). And, sometimes, I can get more done (depending on how tight the deadlines are – in November I did 32 pages of finished art!).

Right now, we're STILL settling into a routine with two kids (yes, it's taken nearly two years to get into a routine) – never let anyone tell you two kids is 'easier' than one. It's not. It's much more diffclt.

At some point both kids will be at school and the opportunity to work normal(ish) hours will open up.

Anyhue, there you go, the life of a dad of two working as a comic artist.