WHAT’S UP?

My Webcomic JourneyWhat’s up?

Okay- to be completely honest, I don’t usually say, “What’s Up?” But after slacking off on ye ole blog for so long it’s all I’ve got. (Uh- “ye ole” isn’t something I say either but I’m struggling here.)

I’ve posted the not-sure-it’s-the-final-image of the cover for my upcoming comic book. Cool, right?! Publish date is going to be late summer or fall.

Or next year.

I’m still having commitment issues. I’ve typed and deleted words for this blog post for a couple of hours. Ha- I should probably do a comic about it!

Anyway- I’ll keep you updated.

I’ve opened comments back up- so check in when you can and say hello. I’d love to hear from you.

Until next toon,

Pamo

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CARTOON FOR A FRIEND

My friend Richard and me with the comic I drew.

My friend Richard and me, Pamo.

A few weeks ago a friend asked me to draw his daughter’s favorite joke. Here’s the joke:

  • Two dinosaurs watch Noah’s Ark float away. One turns to the other and says, “Was that today?”

Seemed simple enough but I discovered the joke had already been drawn by another artist. You can see that comic by CLICKING HERE. (This comic shows up in many places on the internet but I can’t find a website for the creator. I just wasn’t comfortable reproducing it here without permission.)

I then decided to go full blown Pamo style with cats and a positive ending. This is where Jeff stepped in and earned equal billing in the creation credits. We talked it through over several versions until finally I was happy with it. Finally!

dino toon finalYay comics!

Until next toon,

Pamo

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SHATTERED ILLUSIONS

young blondeCan you say AWKWARD ?!!

Gotta admit that I took it personally for a few minutes. Then I shrugged it off pretty quick when I realized I got a great comic out of it! Hahahahaha!

Until next toon,

Pamo

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DEAR DIARY

may 14 2015 finalIt’s time for me to get back to doing journal comics. I’m bored with revisions. Truth is- revisions can wait. (Trust me when I tell you that no one is clamoring down my door awaiting a collection of my revised work.)

I’ve noticed that quite a few artists who create journal comics apologize for them- calling them narcissistic and self absorbed. I’ll admit that I’ve felt that way too. But recently, I’ve decided to change my thinking on that point. Perhaps journal comics are made primarily by us navel gazers but it seems to me there is an audience for the work.

In fact, during my short stint on Tapastic, my journal comics got the most views of anything I posted. Those ragged black and white quickly drawn scribbles had more appeal than my fictional comics about a clown or cats riding motorcycles.

I prefer making journal comics but I get scared by the process. Sometimes it feels too personal and I worry about how these moments of Pamo truth will be perceived. I thought about starting up another site with a pseudonym but really- I’ve never been good at keeping secrets.

Of course, my journal comics aren’t always ALL truth. I use the cats as a kind of creative license to tell another point of view.

Until next time my friends. Thanks for hanging in there with me!

Pamo

 

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REVISITING PAST WORK

Journal Comic for blogI’ve picked out a pile of comics from this past year and have begun the revision process for the Pamo’s World comic book. (Sounds really exciting, I know.)

I secretly hoped I’d revise one and magically realize the original was far better.

Here is the original before revision:

Journal 2While the black and white version has a certain unpretentious charm (can I say that about my own work?), I think the color version will translate better in a digital book format.

So the revision process continues.

This process is going to take awhile.

After a prolonged internal debate, I’ve decided to close comments here on Pamo’s World until I’ve made significant progress on this comic book.

I do plan on making regular progress updates and tell you about any bumps along the way. I’ll try to make it entertaining. Perhaps I could post photos of empty chocolate candy wrappers… the go to food for a stressed out Pamo.

If you need to contact me, you can always reach me HERE.

And of course, I’ll still be reading and visiting with fellow artists and friends online. I’m not a monk you know! Haha!

Until next toon,

Pamo

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