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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Best Popeye Panel Ever!

I've been selling minis and posters at the UC Davis Campus and reading the new Fantagraphics Popeye collection (3rd volume) to pass the time.

And I found this...



Picasso always did like the funny pages...

The staff has been very kind at the UC Davis campus, and its been nice to meet everyone. I've even sold a few mini comics! (Usually the posters and prints do better than the minis) It's been seriously windy but my signage has been holding out well. UC Davis has been so kind as to provide an actual living cashier complete with cash register in exchange for their small percentage of the profits! All the cashiers (3 shifts worth) have been very friendly.

I'm 3 pages shy of my new 13 page wordless strip, and since I won't be getting much done this week, it might be a little while till you see it here. I've been putting everything I've got into this one, and have been slowly eking it out at the rate of about a page a week. I don't think I've ever worked so hard on a funnybook story before.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Events!

UCD Campus!

On the 25th, 26th, 28th, and 29th I'll be appearing on the University of California Davis campus in the Quad near the bookstore. I'll have posters, mini comics and stickers, and I'll be glad to sign anything you'd like me to sign.

The Pence Galery!

I'll have two pieces at the Pence gallery in Davis for a bicycle themed show in February. I'll post the date as soon as I know for sure. I'll be selling "Yes We Can!" stickers, and possibly more.

Edit:

The Pence will be carrying my postcards, but not the stickers, since they're a non-profit and carrying the stickers might be seen as endorsing the president. The Bicycle show will be from February 1st through the 15th, and I'll be selling my bicycle tree posters at the opening.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

New "Yes We Can" All-Weather Stickers!

Our new screen printed all-weather vinyl stickers just came in, and they look really great!



Check them out!

The colors are really brilliant, and the printer guaranteed them for 5 years of wear and tear.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Love From www.barack-obama-now.com

www.barack-obama-now, the oldest obama website (2006!), has just given us a plug.

We also have a new retailer, Bizarro World here in Davis CA who will be carrying our "Yes We Can!" posters. Bizarro World is a comic book store, and has apparently been selling the bejeezus of of the recent Obama meets Spider-man comic, and hopes to pick up on the new traffic of Obama enthusiasts.

Get yours today from one of our retailers, or direct from jedalexander.com!

This just in:

A recent plug from Brett Warnock, co-publisher at Top Shelf on the Top Shelf blog!

Top Shelf is one of the very best comics publishers around.

Brett mentions that we met 10 years ago, and at first I thought that couldn't possibly be true, and then I did the math, and realized that it was in fact very likely 10 whole years ago! How did I get this old?

Addendum: The Nose

So, Google Analytics makes it so I can see how many people visit what pages--it's totally anonymous--it just gives me a general idea what people like to look at.

So it seems like someone is trying to access an image they've probably bookmarked that's no longer on the site, an image called "the nose" based on a famous story from the writer Gogol. That image represents a direction I'm no longer pursuing at the moment, but here it is on my blog:

The Nose!

So if there's any picture that's not on the new website that I've done in the last three years, it's probably in my blog archive.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The all NEW jedalexander.com!

After our earlier posters sold unusually well at the Alternative Press expo, I asked Ethan Miller, the designer of my previous site and a childhood friend, if he could design a site for us where we could sell our posters online.

Yes We Can!
Shortly after Obama made his inspiring acceptance speech, Regina described this poster and asked if I could make it in the style of the famous Shepard Fairey portrait. Happy with the results, we decided to have the poster printed and to offer it for sale on the new website Ethan was designing for us.

This is the first time we've offered the poster, and with the launch of the new jedalexander.com and in celebration of the upcoming inauguration, we'll be selling it at a special reduced price!



And here's some free "Yes We Can!" wallpaper for your desktop:



There's more to see and buy on the site: posters, mini comics, online comics and galleries. We're excited about the new site and Ethan's easy to navigate design, and hope that you can check it out!

jedalexander.com

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Penumbra revised

Here's an image that never quite looked right to me, but now I finally think I got it to where I want it.



The line art for this one was entirely done in illustrator with curves, and the color on photoshop. My new, ultra secret inauguration poster is also vector, and I'm thinking of messing around with more vector images for posters. It has a sort of Mucha, Polish poster art look now I think. I've had a long time love of Polish poster art, especially 70s and 60s Soviet era stuff. I wish there was a good book on it somewhere I could get.

I've especially always been fascinated by this guy here. Just ignore the giant phallus at the top, and keep looking.

I remember in school finding a book that had this one,

and

this one here.

I recently scanned another old piece:



It took about 12 scans. Scanning seems to be the only way to get high quality on these larger images.

Still working on my new comic book story. The holiday slowed me down, so now I've just started page 9 of what should be a 13 page story. I feel this story represents some of my best drawing, and I'm really having fun with it.