Category Archives: Crossposted

UVU Book Academy: Friday the 11th!

This Friday, October 11th, I’ll be on the Wasatch Campus of Utah Valley University for their Book Academy conference.

Kinda late notice, I know. Sorry about that!

I’m on a panel, “Grand Openings And Then What” (talking about beginnings of stories) at 11:00 am in room 202, and I’m teaching “Crafting Humor for the Page” at 3:30 pm in room 229.

Outside of those events, well, I’ll be at the conference all day. If you catch up with me in the hall I’m sure I’ll be helpful in some way.

Streaming Today: “Big Dumb Cover Art”

Today at 7pm Eastern (5pm my time) I’ll be streaming from my drafting table. Follow and subscribe at twitch.tv/howardtayler

Today’s project is the cover art for the next Schlock Mercenary collection, Big Dumb Objects. I’ll be starting with concept thumbnails, so if you show up early and join the discussion, you might just influence the final product!

I’ll also be taking suggestions for future streams, and I might even work on some Schlock Mercenary comics if I get stalled on the cover.

Streaming Like A Streamer

Look at this! You can watch me draw!

This video is 28 minutes long, and was created yesterday (October 2nd) for my Twitch stream. I’m experimenting a bit with streaming because they say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks and I’m interested in proving them wrong. Or maybe I’ll just be cited as an exception to the rule. Perhaps people will say it doesn’t count because I’m not old.

It doesn’t matter. All of those qualify as win conditions for me.

Follow and/or subscribe at twitch.tv/howardtayler.

I’m getting ready to stream again in about 20 minutes, because today’s #Inktober prompt is “Bait” and my brother told me that if I draw anything ELSE it would be “bait and switch” so now I need to do that.

So Very Busy…

The Schlock Mercenary Buffer (the queue of finished comics awaiting their daily reveal at schlockmercenary.com) has come under siege recently, and as of this writing it’s down around 5.

So, y’know… I have a bazillion things to talk about, but not much time to write, so for right now I’m just going to draw some comics. Maybe I’ll come up for air long enough to see if there are any movies playing, but let’s all agree in advance not to hold our breaths for that.