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preorder: falling rock book 6!

In anticipation of the release of Falling Rock 2012,
I’ve updated my Buy Books page.
You can now click on over and purchase your very own copy of the last-ever collection of Falling Rock dailies.

Let’s take a look at the cover:

Ready to buy?  If you’d like to have it signed and personalized, just let me know!

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falling rock book 6

Hello dear readers,
As you know Falling Rock has gone on permanent hiatus, at least as far as dailies go.  I’m going to begin working on the next iteration of Falling Rock, but in the meantime there is no need for despair!  For I’ve just sent Falling Rock Book 6 to Pinball Publishing.  Where would Falling Rock be, in print, if not for this great little press located in sunny Portland, Oregon?  Convention attendees across the country have remarked upon the cool chipboard covers all Falling Rock books, since book 3, with Carver sitting on a tree, sport.  There is no more fitting material for my drawings than the recycled paper and soy ink Pinball uses.

Falling Rock book 6 (or Falling Rock 2012, as it will be known henceforth) will arrive a few weeks before I jet off to my next convention in sunny Chicago, Illinois.  It will, of course, also be available for purchase from my website.  Check back for updates; I’ll have the form up soon for preorders.  I can’t wait for all of you to hold this last collection of Falling Rock dailies in your hot little hands.

As a bonus (“value added”), I re-drew a strip from last year that I hadn’t made in time for Scenic BywaysThis strip deserves to be in print; I re-drew it with a brush so it will look consistent with the rest of the strips in the collection.

Onward!

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this is water, by ian wilson

A while back I casually mentioned my friend Ian Wilson was releasing his first full-length album, This is Water.  I like making big announcements with an understated, New Englander nonchalance; I think it’s funny.  Time passed and Ian worked like an unpaid intern, tweaking a beat here and a backing vocal there.  Well, dear readers, Mr. Wilson has officially released his first magnum opus!
Ian asked me to return for album art duty and I wasted no time accepting the offer.  Listening to the demos, I was determined to draw something as grand as this was going to sound.  Ian added to the expectations when he dared me to dream in technicolor.  As you can see, I went with a muted, two-tone blue.  When you listen to the album, you’ll hear why.
The album has six panels, of which I drew six.  Here are the finished drawings before text was added.  I inked them using two (maybe three?) brushes of different sizes on Bristol board. Color was added using Photoshop.
And here is what the inside panels look like once text, including a quote from Mr. David Foster Wallace, was added.
There you have it, spoilers galore. Ian believes, like myself, that there is something inherently special in physical works of art, be they albums or books.  There are some things best enjoyed when not displayed on a screen.  Pop This is Water into your player (or, okay, put the CD on your ipod) and look at the album art while you listen.  It’s a fulfilling experience.

Purchase This is Water on CD Baby!

 

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alan rickman returns to falling rock

This blog would be nothing without esteemed thespian Alan Rickman.  His name has generated more views than any other single keyword or phrase.  I’m counting, of course, all the misspellings of Alan Rickman’s name.  Thank goodness for the intuitive nature of Google.  I’m not exaggerating by saying that you would not be here reading these words if not for Alan Rickman. Never one to disappoint, I hereby present Mr. Rickman’s triumphant return to Falling Rock National Blog:

Be sure to watch past 4:50. That’s when it really goes down.

Stay tuned for all the latest Rickmania news.