Hallo Spaceboy is chugging along! I’ve finished inking and the first round of digital clean up, most of the way through lettering. All that remains is adding the spot colors, making the cover, and layout.
Hallo Spaceboy will be 24 pages of story, broken into three movements.
I drew an inked all 24 pages in roughly two weeks, which I do not recommend doing. I ended up exhausted and close to sick. Next time I’ll plan better.
Hallo Spaceboy premieres at the Small Press Expo on Saturday, September 15.
I wrote back in May about revisiting my ‘Starman’ story.
That project is now in full swing. I’m creating a short memoir called ‘Hallo Spaceboy,’ which consists of three stories about me and David Bowie.
I’m working on it under the mentorship of Andrew White. His guidance will help bring this piece to life.
I’ve scripted these three stories, and I’m now in the design phase. Which means I’m now delightfully listening to loads of Bowie and drawing and seeing what sort of visuals evolve over time.
This one was drawn listening to lots and lots of the Five Years collection. I really like Tillie Walden’s ink drawings with their surrealist backgrounds, and pulled that in here.
And a glorious accidental composition, but I like how the three Bowies coexist and morph into each other.
I’m debuting Hallo Spaceboy at SPX! This project will be completed by August 18.