Hi there! These days I use mostly Pebeo Colorex inks, Holbein gouache, an old set of cube watercolors (I don’t remember what brand but if you want really nice ones, I’ve been eyeballing these Sennelier sets), and some Dr. Ph. Martin’s that I stole from my high school’s supply closet 13 years ago.
No art material is going to be magical (although I’ve had my suspicions about the Carbon Ink Pen) the most important thing is finding what works for you. Maybe you’re not a marker/pencil person, maybe you’re a paint person. Try it out! Get together with your artist friends and test out all their pens and paper until they ask you to stop.
Just don’t make art with food, I stopped doing that after a rotten banana incident in 99’. Turns out plaster is VERY porous.
I’m flying to Toronto tomorrow to attend the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. TCAF is a terrific event and it’s FREE to the public! My new book will be there.
Here’s my weekend schedule:
Saturday May 11
12-1pm signing at D&Q booth
2-3pm signing at D&Q booth
Sunday May 12
12:15–1:15 pm What’s Funny in the Funnies? Comics & Humour panel with Lisa Hanawalt, Ivan Brunetti, Michael Kupperman, Bill Amend, and Danielle Corsetto. (Marriott High Park Ballroom, this is at the Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, 90 Bloor St. E.)
1:30–2:30 pm Lisa Hanawalt Spotlight panel, hosted by Kate Beaton. You know this is going to be good. (Learning Center 1, Library)
3:30–5 pm signing at D&Q booth
On Monday I’m flying to Montreal to do this event with the comedic genius Michael Kupperman!
See you there, hey?