Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Juan and John- a comic collaboration by Clinton and me

Been awhile since I posted here. I wanted to share some comics that my student, Clinton and I made last year. Juan and John are two characters that Clinton came up with over the summer of 2018. Clinton would usually come up with the ideas for the stories, I would pencil them, and then he would ink. Sometimes we would switch: he would make the rough script in pencil and then I would ink over his drawings. I really enjoy making this series with Clinton and always look forward to when he has a new idea for a story!

Monday, October 22, 2018

Writers on Cardboard

I had some drawings featured in the 16th Annual Cardboard Art Show at the Co-Prosperity Sphere, a gallery/event space right around the corner from where I live in Bridgeport. The show's theme is that all the art is made using or on cardboard. It's one of my favorite shows as it's open to all submissions and all the art is priced under $100.

Here are some of my leftovers from the show. They're all portraits of some writers I admire and have read this past year. Each portrait is roughly 4x4 inches and are priced at $15 a piece. E-mail alexnall0@gmail.com if you're interested in purchasing one.

Toni Morrison, author of 'Beloved', 'Sula', 'The Bluest Eye'

Robert B. Parker, the Spenser series

Etgar Keran, author of 'The Seven Good Years', 'The Nimrod Flipout' 'Suddenly, a Knock on the Door'

Harper Lee, 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

John Irving, 'The World According to Garp', 'A Prayer for Owen Meany', 'The Cider House Rules'

Lorrie Moore, 'Self-Help', 'Who Will Run the Frog Hospital?' 'Anagrams'

Han Kang 'The Vegetarian'

Richard Russo, 'Empire Falls', 'Nobody's Fool', 'Mohawk'

Linda Sue Park, 'A Long Walk to Water', 'A Single Shard'

Friday, August 24, 2018

Teaching Comics- Polar Bears

Here's another Teaching Comics strip. Kids do know things and are willing to tell you that they know them, just as long as it proves whatever you said is wrong.

I'm thinking I may go back and put some gray ink tone on the background of this one- looks a bit bare with just the black and white. Also it's coming straight from my scanner, so I'll need to clean it up a bit as well.

Also, I'm down to only the last few copies of my first book 'Teaching Comics: Volume One'. If you want to order a copy- or get a copy for your teacher friend who just started school this week and is already counting down the days till winter break, you can order a copy here. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Frank's Repairs

 I have started working on a new project called 'Frank's Repairs'. It's another small-town story in the vein of 'Lawns', but perhaps a bit darker. The story centers around three characters, a twelve-year old boy, Steve, his father, "Mack", and their friend, Joe. They all work at a repair store/ junk museum, and will have their own storylines in the book. I'm not sure how long the book will be or how I'll divide the narratives, but I figured sharing some of the work on here might give me a place to dump some ideas. Anyway, here's an excerpt from what I'm thinking will be the prologue and opening chapter.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

New Teaching Comics! "There's no wrong way..."

Here's a new 'Teaching Comics' story. I started doing these again out of the blue and thought I'd post them irregularly here. I may go back and color these later. We'll see.

I don't work with this group of kids anymore but sometimes moments come fleeting back to me and beg to be recorded. Working with any group of kids can be like this-there's always that one kid that's gotta prove you wrong. Well... I can't say he didn't...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

A sneak peak at my new book, 'Lawns'

Kilgore Books and Comics, one of my favorite publishers, is currently hosting a Kickstarter to fund their 2018 season. It includes some really great books and perks, including my new book, 'Lawns', a 100 page story about a small-town election gone haywire.

I'm posting the first eleven pages of the book as a preview for those that are interested. This book is a departure from the Teaching Comics stories I've been working on for the past few years, and it was a thrill to try something new. I hope you enjoy it!

If you're at all inclined to read more of this story, as well as pick up new books by Kilgore mainstays Noah Van Sciver, Emi Gennis, Tom Van Duesen and newcomers Mike Freiheit, Robert Sergel, and more, please consider donating to the Kickstarter today! There's about a week left to donate and we're very close to meeting our goal. Thanks!


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Original Art for Sale! Meanwhile poster, The Future, Pay in Blood and more!

Hi all. I'm selling some original art work in hopes of raising some money to buy a new laptop as mine has crashed. 

Available now: 

-the poster for the recent Meanwhile reading series I was a part of...
-some pages from a mini-comic about a grandfather and grandson contemplating the state of the world... 
-scenes of Midwesterners violently disemboweling one another over Black Friday deals...
-and some public transportation observations. 

Most of these comics have had a small print run or never printed at all. Prices vary as well as sizes. 

Please e-mail alexnall0@gmail.com if interested. Thanks!

Meanwhile poster- 12x9 in, $100
The Future Is Lookin' Bright!/It Ain't Gunna Happen!- 5 3/4 x 7 in, Both for $100

The #9- 5x7, $30
The Future Is Lookin' Bright #2- both 5 x 7, $75
The #9 No. 2- 5 x 7, $25

The Future Is Lookin' Bright #3- 5 x 7, $50
Pay In Blood #3- 5 x 7, $50

Pay in Blood #2- 5 x 7, $50

Pay In Blood #1- 5x7, $100

Pay In Blood #4- 5x7, $50