Saturday, March 8, 2014

Announcing My Exhibition at MeCAF 2014

This year, I'll be attending the Maine Comics Arts Festival! There, I'll be promoting Wormhole, drawing commissioned sketches, and more.

The convention takes place on May 18th, 2014 at the Portland Company Complex, located at 58 Fore Street in Portland, Maine. For more information about the convention, check out their website (though it hasn't been fully updated with 2014 schedules and whatnot just yet).

I'll be exhibiting alongside Joey Han, my fellow ambitious cartoonist friend, who will be presenting and selling his own artwork.

I'll post more information about my exhibition (table location, commission prices, etc.) as the date draws closer. This will be the first convention of my career, and I'm very excited. So, if you're in town with nothing better to do, come on in!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Yeah, So That Happened.

Hello, friends. Strangers. No, check that, I don't think any strangers actually read this. Probably because I don't post anything besides sub-par bizzaro "Doodle Book sketches" and hints about my upcoming comic series you all know nothing about.

Which is why this year, rather than looking back, like I did last year, I'll be looking ahead.

Now that 2013 is over, I can break last year's "resolution:" to not give you expectations, like due dates, or anything. So, without further ado, here's what I've got planned for 2014:

  • An annual story publication of some form, be it improv shorts or exercises, or maybe an ongoing tale.
  • Essays, or ramblings, on storytelling, pondering the concepts of characters, dialogue, plot, and anything I happen to be thinking about at the time.
  • More art; I've got a good list of potential sketch ideas I can pick and choose from, and maybe I'll even bust out a Wormhole promo every few weeks.
  • I have other interests than comics, including filmmaking, TV, comedy, roleplaying games, and others than I'm eager to work on and you probably had no idea about.
  • I had one last thing... it was important, I remember. Huh. Well, I'll tell you when it comes to me, I suppose.
Have a happy new year, and thanks for sticking with me through all the nonsense that was 2013.

- John Rioux

Sunday, December 22, 2013

An Airship Thing

Here's the latest in the ol' Doodle Book. I messed up on that kid's hair, and it took a strange turn. Oh, well. To see all the other Doodle Book sketches, click here.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Some Joey Han Art

These are a few pieces by my friend Joey Han. He needed to put them online, but he doesn't have a blog yet, so he asked me to post them here. Enjoy.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Two Wormhole Characters and Some Clouds.

Here's another Wormhole sketch with two of the main characters.
And now for the News:

I recently learned that I could directly edit the code of my blog, rather than being limited to the Blogger template. Now I can use the power of CSS to edit the look and feel of the website even further. As you might have noticed, I made the border of the blog more sharp, and added shadows.

This probably doesn't interest you the slightest, but as a designer, I find it pretty exciting.

Now, I originally wanted to change the background to a sketch of some clouds, but it didn't look as good as I planned. Here they are anyway, in all their cloudy glory: