This time around it’s all snippets from a comic I am working on. I am painfully aware that I don’t actually have much in the way of proper experience in drawing sequential work (or to be more accurate I have drawn a meagre 24 pages to date). In order to get a bit more practice in before I start work on an ongoing series this fall (more on that later), I’m taking a leaf out of the book of Becky Cloonan and drawing a mini-comic with a view to having it available to buy for those of you attending Thought Bubble this November.
You will be able to see that all my favorite tropes are covered - beards, boats, skeletons, the sea and it’s mysteries - and there will no doubt be more snippets posted between now and November.
Jon Klassen is a Canadian writer and illustrator of children’s books and an animator. Born in Winnipeg and grew up Toronto, he studied animation at Sheridan College and graduated in 2005. The Los Angeles-based artist might have made his first big splash as an animator, working as a concept artist on high profile animation projects including Coraline and Kung Fu Panda 2This Is Not My Hat, which he also wrote. He is also well known for his 2011 picture book I Want My Hat Back.