Monday, March 29, 2010

El Vocho #54


You can hit CTRL+ once you've isolated the page to bring it up even bigger.

Holy shit, just a couple more pages to go! Damn near a whole graphic novel stuffed in here. Next I'll give EL VOCHO a close edit, then get it out into the world as a printed graphic novel.

I guess I'll just post now as the pages are done, the Wednesday schedule worked well for a good half a year, but I'm putting it aside now.

To read El Vocho from the start, hit the archives, it's loaded all ass backwards in here.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

El Vocho update

No new page this week, between entertaining guests in Oaxaca, my adopted city, handling a slightly hysterical four year old, and playing too much Oaxacabilly guitar with too many musicians, I did not finish a page. I will say, the one in the works is a wild page! I'll post asap.
Meanwhile, my classic comic Dog Boy from the 80s has returned, via the online comics site CO2. The site is run by comics veterans Gerry Giovinco and Bill Cucinotta, and it's a total class act.
They are posting some great web comics in a visually dynamic format. I should mention they will also be posting El Vocho, and the first few pages are up.
Gerry and Bill are way smarter than I about web marketing, so this is a great chance for me to create buzz for these stories as I get ready to publish the El Vocho book.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

El Vocho #53

Just returned from five days at the coast in Puerto Angel and environs. What a great run of beach towns there! Gorgeous and laid back.
Now it's back to work, here is the latest EL VOCHO page.

Click on the art to see it large.

Just a few more pages to ink, then it's on to a round of revisions. Then I'll pitch this baby to a list of publishers I've put together, although I could always put it out on my own MANX MEDIA imprint too.

For sure, I will have a publishing event in San Francisco at the Mercury Cafe in Hayes Valley on July 22, if you happen to be in town just then. We're puttin' together a pickup band for the event, as the DICK NIXON EXPEREINCE, but the music itself will be puro Oaxacabilly.

Monday, March 8, 2010

El Vocho #52

Click on the art to see it REAL BIG!
I'm posting on Monday night instead of Wednesday this week, I'm heading to the beach!

New Comics posted every Wednesday. To read El Vocho from the start, check out the blog archives.
©2010 Steve Lafler

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

El Vocho #51

Another preposterous page of comics from El Bocho.
Click on the art to see it much larger!!!
I'm still digging into my supply of ratty brushes to see what emerges on the page. It's a cool technical challenge to make good looking comics with THICK Mexican ink and ratty, beat up brushes. I'm diggin' it.

New Comics posted every Wednesday. To read El Vocho from the start, check out the blog archives.
©2010 Steve Lafler