Sunday, August 13, 2006

Painting for freedom



New painting up for sale on Monday, start making a pile of pound coins if you think it might be what you want! I'd put it up for sale today but invariably they end up selling three times over in the night and I have to disappoint people.

17 comments:

MWBLesq said...

This is the best painting you've done to date ^_^

You are like some kind of good-art-producing machine...

With explosions!

...and...um...writin's.

Good work!

Cottrell said...

So sad... I'd have paid more. Would prefer an auction approach. But I'm new to SGR so maybe you have an aversion of which I'm unaware.

buffarms said...

the mantis is adorable! excellent composition.

John A said...

These things have a set price, Cottrell, auction leads to overpricing or shortfall. First come first served is much fairer.

It was a good... MANTIS. Thank you!

Quinn said...

Your water colors are my favorite thing you do aside from comics. I will always be ready to buy one.

I really wish you would do more so I could get myself a piece of your art. I never even see them until they've sold.

Kyra said...

Watercolor is fun, I really like this one. ^_^

Was it hard to get all that green in the praying mantis without it leaking?

And I was wondering, what's your favorite way to draw? I guess they call it a "medium"?

fingle said...

I will start watching for new art much more closely. Not quite fixating, but nearly...

Also, I liked The Boy's "Wales is OK!" shirt.

And your writing skills are mad.

Janshi said...

I do love Esther, really. She just is so cool. Which is why I do love the whole Esther run here...first ghost kraken, now this! More Esther, please.

Agrajag said...

The art really has gotten altogether lovely.

The Black Enigma said...

Esther= the win. The huge, incredibly enormous win. And I am so very glad she has finally conquered The Boy's enormous wall of cluelessness.

Cheers to you, Mr. Allison! You are a bright lantern shining across webcomicdom. And your light is pleasant, not garish like a disco ball.

Lacrimology said...

And finally, Esther and The Boy are together!

Maybe Im beign ridiculous but the past two strips gave me joy just for that n_n It must be important to cause such reactions among your readers.

Your webcomic is my favorite and I visit quite a few, including chigworth academy, hatesong, orneryboy, normal life, commissioned, vgcats and a long etc. But this has something that made me visit every day.

Great work pal.

mighty shifty said...

esther is the best new add in a long time. SGR is all the better for the little dark one.

Zaratustra said...

Hey, if you're not doing T-shirts, how about posters? There is a whole world of merchandising out there.

Tom Hardy said...

I've had people trying to convince me of the merits of the sappy will-they-won't-they plots in such entertainments as 'The Orange County' and 'The One-Treed Hill', but I could never give a toss because, well... they're shite. But The Boy and Esther seem to have been in that kind of bemused teen groove, and it's just been an absolute cut above. One of the most endearing portrayals of someone losing their virginity in Hip Modern Fiction involves going insane and turning a caravan into a boat, and it's all thanks to you. Cheers, Johnny A.

Drea said...

Hey John,
I can't help coming back to this site to look at your painting of Dark Esther. It's really mesmerising. Your painting skills just get better and better. Keep improving and I might start to like them even more than your comics! Anyway, I hope you have an excellent vacation and come back turbo-charged. I'll miss my daily scary go round very much, though.
-a fan

John A said...

Daily comics will continue!

mighty shifty said...

Was there a discussion at some point of the skull t-shirt...I would buy that...I guess in the absence of that t-shirt I will buy the wales is ok t-shirt, but I really like the skull (and I am boy type person)