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Bloop Kickster

Steve Conley Kickstarts his BLOOP Webcomic Graphic Novel

Eisner and Harvey Award nominee, and Eagle Award winner Steve Conley is launching a Kickstarter campaign to help produce the first print collection of his webcomic graphic novel BLOOP

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Celebrating 10,000 Facebook Fans with Bloop’s Sketchbook

Celebrating 10,000 Facebook Fans with Bloop’s Sketchbook

To celebrate 10,000 “likes” on Facebook, I’ve put together a downloadable sketchbook featuring behind-the-scenes art just for you fans and friends!

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Building Bloop’s Tree House

Here are the initial sketches for the page where Bloop is building his tree house.

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And now… color!

Here’s a look at the color (so far) for the title page…

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Finished inks for the title page

Here’s the finished title page for the Bloop graphic novel. This is a cleaned-up version of the sketch previously posted here. I’ve also included a few close-ups so you can see how much I overworked this.

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Inky Squid Response

One of the 217 things wrong with having a squid-like entity stuck to your head is the occasional flood of ink.

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The Interview Process and The Tentacle Limit

With the last-minute addition of a squid to the villain’s head, we had reached our Tentacle Limit. Our more literate readers will recognize the Tentacle Limit as the standard first established by Jane Austen in Sense and Sensibility, early drafts of which had tentacles everywhere.

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I’ve drawn some stupid things…

…but I think the addition of a squid stuck on the top of the villain’s head might be the most absurd thing I’ve come up with. And it’s way more fun to draw than it should be. Here are two more sketch cards featuring Pinion (that’s his name) and his squid-do. On Monday, I’ll be

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Captains and Pirates

Warm-up sketches done on Sunday, January 2, 2011. Sketch card size 2.5×3.5 inches.

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Some Bloop Sketch Cards

Each day, before working on the next page, I warm up by drawing sketches on artist trading cards. These are small 2.5 by 3.5 bristol sheets. This latest batch solidified some final thoughts regarding Bloop’s appearance. I’ve decided that I prefer to not close the shape around his jaw – you can see the two

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