Merry Christmas! Hope you’re having a lovely day, wherever you are.
I try to cobble together a little Christmas comic or animation every year or so, and it doesn’t always happen. So here’s a few Octopus Pie Christmas specials from previous years:
It’s a Christmas Miserable - A short story from 2011 where Eve is dressed as a Santa for work.
Octopus Pie Christmas Special 2009 - Reach back into another decade with this animated artifact of time. This ruined the song for me, mostly, but that’s ok.
Octopus Pie Christmas Special 2013 - A little animation from last year. Eve is depressed! Wow!
During my two weeks in Denmark teaching at The Animation Workshop
, my students created these short stories and websites for their comics. They were based around a common mythical universe that the students designed.
The program was a very intensive one, where the individual needs and skillsets of the students were emphasized. I loved this method of teaching and hope to apply it to my own classes in New York.
I think the students did a fantastic job. You can read their stories here
Here are a few sketches for a comic that Mike Holmes
and I worked on together, which will be going into Wacom’s Pressure/Sensitivity
Pressure/Sensitivity will be available as a free, 32-page digital comic in January 2015!