OK Everyone, First up, I want to let you all know that I am working on some new stuff, but it's slow goin' at the moment. In the meantime, I've got a little story for you!
A few months ago, I got to meet one of my favourite Australian Comics artists: Andrew Fulton. We met up at Camp Chugnut. Andrew is this very quiet, soft-spoken ping-pong playin' fiend.
During this weekend, I witnessed him burn some butter while trying to make pancakes and thus made a comic about it:
Andrew asked me later if he could buy the original artwork of the comic. I thought about it, but felt kind of guilty about charging him for a comic based on something he did anyway. So, I decided that I'd much rather have some original artwork in return! And not just any comic... I wanted a FIGHT COMIC!
Now, just so you know, Andrew has made some of the greatest and funniest "fight" comics I've ever read. They're like these little two-dimensional ballets. You'll see what I mean when you see what he drew for me.
So, after this agreement, I went back home to Tassie and I don't get anything for like, a MONTH. I started to worry that he forgot, so I drew him a little egging on picture and emailed it to him:
That must have riled up his haunches, cause a few days later, he kicked my ass in that sweet Andrew Fulton style. I call it, "Andrew-Fu".
I love how the last row of panels actually read backwards. See what I mean about ballet?
Oh, and if any of you guys who read this want to do some sort of fan art, draw yourself kicking my butt to kingdom come. I think I feel a theme coming on.
Send it to: cjdownes AT tassie.net.au and I'll post it up on my blog!