Spotted this piece in my buddy Zach’s sketchbook and loved it. After begging him to scan it in for me, I colored it up as this mornings Warm-Up piece.
2011 was an awesome year. I helped out with the colours on a hit book* for a brief period. The Li’l Depressed Boy went from being a webcomic with a handful** of readers to a monthly comic book with a slightly larger handful*** of readers. My favorite musician****, Kepi Ghoulie wrote and released an EP based on my book. After years of asking, someone finally made me an LDB doll*****. I spent my first con behind a table for the first time in a long time, and got to meet so many wonderful people in person******. I went on road trips with friends and got to see bands I love******. I even got 14 year old work of mine in print. Most importantly, my wonderful girlfriend, Jenna, became my lovely wife!
So, yeah. 2011 was pretty good********. You’ve got a lot too live up to, 2012 — but I got faith in you. I know some of the stuff we’ve yet to announce and our plans are pretty good.
If you picked up Sina and I’s book this last year: Thank you! You’re playing enabler to our dreams. You are a vital part of all of this. We couldn’t do it without you. We appreciate you more than you’ll ever know.
* John Layman and Rob Guillory’s Chew. Great book. Read it.
** 1.6k readers in January last year.
*** I don’t know if I’m allowed to say what our sales are on the book, but let’s just say we have many, many more readers than we had last year.
**** And I mean FAV’RIT!
***** Thanks, Vani!
****** Thanks for coming by and saying Hi, everybody!
******* Thanks for putting on an awesome show Andrew Jackson Jihad!
******** And by pretty good, I mean downright awesome. I just didn’t want to type awesome twice in the same post, but whatever. AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME.
Nerdlocker sat down and asked a few questions about the book!
The cover to the Li’l Depressed Boy, Volume 3… I think this may be the best cover I have ever been party to.
There are not very many photos of Sina and I together, but the one on our Authors page of Li’l Depressed Boy Vol. 2 is so awesome it makes up for that.
Photo by Davy Knapp.
The Li’l Depressed Boy Shirts are finally in. If you ordered one of these months ago — your order will likely go out tomorrow. If you’d like to order one, feel free to order now! Click here!
(this photograph betrays how awesome these shirts look in person, I’ll post up a better photo when I can get my hands on a half-way decent camera)
THE LI’L DEPRESSED BOY #11
story S. STEVEN STRUBLE
art / cover SINA GRACE
32 PAGES / FC / T
“THREE SKETCHES OF A WORKPLACE CRUSH”
New job? Check. New crush? Check. Know her name? Not making that mistake again. How will the Li’l Depressed Boy handle such close proximity to a girl he likes.
Colouring the Li’l Deprerssed Boy Volume Zero right now. It’s a weird walk down nostalgia lane, colouring it in the old blue-tone style. Weird and a lot of fun.
Li’l Depressed Boy # 10
Story by S. STEVEN STRUBLE
Art & Cover by SINA GRACE
32 PAGES / FC / T
The Li’l Depressed Boy’s new job finds him in unfamiliar territory. Fighting his more anti-social nature, LDB struggles to make it through the first day.