Tag Archives: Shakespeare

To Be Or Not To Be!

Web comic king, writer extraordinaire, and all around fun guy Ryan North wrote a choosable-path adventure version of Hamlet that has been getting some sweet press (most profitable publishing kickstarter ever, Slate.com review, picture in Time magazine as photographed by my friend Doody) … and MORE IMPORTANTLY, I have an illustration in this book. 

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I have modified the illustration using the most popular photoshop filters to entice you to buy the book, to see the original unaltered majesty on page 634.

Glowing edges!

glowing edges

Graphic Pen!graphicpen

Halftone!Halftone

Plastic wrap!Plasticwrap

JUST JOSHIN’! Here’s the real deal:

Hamlet_WrkgFile.72dpiTo buy the book:

In Toronto: Go to the Beguiling. It is awesome there!

Anywhere Else: Nag your local comic store to get the book in. Or  Amazon.  As much as I dislike an e-reader (I dislike an e-reader SO MUCH), this is an optimal book for this format, with all of the choice-making and page-turning.

ibard Romeo & Juliet

It has been a very busy spring and summer! Part of that was my bill-paying job, exciting visitors and weather than insisted I get outside. The other part was made up of some pretty wonderful projects. One of those was this, that just turned up on iTunes New & Notable:

Two amazing women offered me the extremely rewarding opportunity to illustrated their iBook edition of Romeo & Juliet.  I have always loved Shakespeare thanks to some great teachers in high school, so I bit on this in a big way. Teachers of the world take note, for this is an excellent way to learn these works  – there is video from a young Shakespeare scholar, a reenactment by some Stratford actors and OF COURSE some illustrations. Something for the whole family. Or classroom. Or whatever.

I’ll post some process work soon, as well as the finals on my Official website.  But if you have an iPad, it’s only $9.99.  Buy it why don’t you?

Should I have done this whole post in iambic pentameter?  I am a Shakespeare nerd living the dream?  Yes and Maybe… in the opposite order.