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01 November 2010

Slugging it Out!

Pete Abrams has just announced that Book 10 of his popular webcomic, "Sluggy Freelance" is available from IndyPlanet.  The latest volume, long awaited by Sluggy fans, is titled "Ghosts in the Gastank".  What does this have to do with me, you may ask?  And well may you ask.

Go ahead...ask.

Well, I'll tell you anyway.  If you'll recall, back in June, I posted about some color work I was doing for Sluggy's Saturday strip, "Meanwhile in the Dimension of Pain", drawn by fellow inkslinger Ian McDonald (he of "Bruno the Bandit" fame).  Well, apparently the pages I colored for this set are being reprinted in this latest volume.  I was still a bit raw when I did these, and it shows in spots, but I had a lot of fun working on them, especially with some of the dimension hopping panel busting stuff Ian was doing with the artwork.  I credit these pages with having helped me move forward as a colorist, learning how to handle deadlines and maintaining a consistent look to a set of pages.

I've been a fan of Sluggy Freelance for a long time, if a somewhat irregular one.  Abrams is definitely the creme de la creme of webcomics stardom, and the fact that his strip has been running so long shows how well received it's been in general.  It's also helped set the standard for what a webcomics artist can achieve, although few have so far attained that height. 

I'm pleased to say that Pete has graciously gifted mine and Ian's self-publishing project with a mention at his site, but also with a pinup piece for the first issue.  Keep watch to the blog at AIM Comics for news on that front.

It's great to see the Sluggy machine keep rolling on...even if it does have "Ghosts in the Gastank".

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