I’m going to be in the Comic Village at MCM this weekend and these guys are coming with me.
Here’s me, rolling all over the ground in the graveyard taking photos for We’re Out.
Here’s the first 9 pages of Looking Out, which is a 40 page comic I did with Hic & Hoc last year.
You can get it from the Hic & Hoc shop but also at the moment it’s part of a set which comes with Three Stories by Ian Anderson, Bowman 2016 and Bowman Earthbound by Pat Aulisio, and Everythingness by Neil Fitzpatrick. You can get that here.
I sent this guy to Nobrow to be their assistant. One side eyeball, one side duck (like all good assistants should be).
I definitely don’t mind you asking (^•w•^)
It has stuffing round the back and sides of the head and little bit under the chin. I made the ears, nose and little face cheek things as separate pieces and joined them on as I was going along.
It was possible to turn it inside out before I stuffed it but not now.
Here’s a few pictures…
After I made the balaclava part for the inside I started crocheting into the stitches at the base of it and increasing loads so that the outside would be a big sphere. To join it to the mouth hole I put my crochet hook through the stitches in the outside sphere, and the stitches in the bottom edge of the mouth hole and then in the next round when I got to the mouth hole I put my stitches into the top edge of the mouth hole, leaving a gap in the sphere underneath. (and I did the same with the eyes)
Here it is before I stuffed it. I got someone to wear it while I was putting the stuffing in.
For those who wanted to know how long it took, I can tell you it took the duration of Series 1 of The Wire, plus two Harry Potter films and a few hours of QVC!
I know I haven’t explained it very well but it’s hard to describe! If I make another I’ll make a video or something.
Crochet character head (modeled by Luke).
The way I made this was to make a balaclava and then start from the bottom again and build up a big cat head around it, joining the front onto the eye and mouth holes as I went along. The mouth hole is hidden under the face-flaps.
New favourite comic alert! Mimi and the Wolves by Alabaster! (modeled here by Maxine).
The drawings are amazing, I love all the characters and it’s got a great atmosphere. Cozy but also pretty spooky!
I bought it along with Wool, which is a shorter story set in the same world.
If you want to buy them, heres the shop, but I think Mimi and the Wolves might have sold out already. Hopefully there will be another print run. It must be a lot of work making those silk-screened covers.
Also follow Alabaster on Tumblr for updates.
We’re Out art 4 starts on Monday at mycardboardlife.com
Here’s a photo of my desk from when I was taking photos for this page of We’re Out.
I had to make my gif black and white to get it to upload! It was either that or make it really small. Anyway you can see the full colour one on the My Cardboard Life website if you want to.
We’re Out Part 3 starts on Monday!