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A continuing comic book series about a girl and her flying boat.
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A Bear In A Bat Cave. This is one of my favorite drawings of Harry. It captures the sort of weird charm I feel he should have. Both friendly and a bit scary, because he's a bear. Of course, he&#39...
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You're too kind +melinda beavers ! And way too hard on yourself.
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Silvio In Trouble! Here's an older comic page from Maddy Kettle. I just noticed I've made his eyes bigger in the more recent pages. Still working on a book cover today, which I expect to be fi...
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Hall Of Bat Monuments. A scene from Maddy Kettle showing some of the mysterious things you'll find in caves. Especially in the desert. Julie and I are both fighting some sort of cold thatHenry pro...
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Ha! This is really fun despite creepy spider goblins!
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Starting today I'm open for commissions.Single figure,about 9x10 pen & ink & watercolor $50+S&H. Email me at eric.orchard@gmail.com Thanks!
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  Hey look! The cover I did for @topshelfcomix Free Comic Book Day comic:  http://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/top-shelf-kids-club-2014-fcbd/886 …
A TOP SHELF KIDS CLUB COMIC BOOK! by Eric Orchard and Rob Harrell Cover by Eric Orchard. For the first time ever, we're bringing you 26 pages of FULL COLOR free comics! The Top Shelf Kids Club is so excited about our newest book, MADDY KETTLE by Eric Orchard, that we're sharing part of it now ...
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Inky, Upside Down. Another panel from Maddy Kettle, this one is the scene where Maddy, Harry and Silvio, having already met in the desert and formed a sort of team, find themselves in an ancient bat c...
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great post!
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A three page comic starring Inky the bat. Mostly an experiment with textures. The spider goblins have changed a lot since this comic!
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It's great. Page 2 of this came up first for me and I thought this was an interesting look at peer pressure.
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The characters Harry and Silvio go back about five years. I was doing my second picture book and felt like I needed some other artistic outlet, something even crazier than a picture book. I was reading both a lot of Krazy Kat comics and North American folklore, especially of the tall tale variety, and that was my initial inspiration. The character Maddy Kettle goes back at least thirteen years but she changed quite a bit by the time she met Harry and Silvio. I published these stories as minicomics, a format I've been using since high school and still one I love. This all happened just before I started blogging and I din't have much of a web presence then. Comic books were still discovered primarily through comic shops and conventions and just word of mouth.

The stories were quite different at the beginning. In an early review in Broken Pencil they described it as "stream of consciousness" which is pretty accurate. I had an idea and just made the stories up as I went. I actually miss creating comics this way but I think working hard on the stories and layout makes for far better comics.

I'd like to talk more about the minicomic scene in the 90's here at some point, because it was so vital and brought so many people together. And there just isn't a lot written about it. Because it was physical rather than digital it was dependant on other scenes, I would be selling my comics at punk shows, which created a really odd and interesting dynamic.
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Thanks +paul stickland !

Thanks +Shane Gerlach , yeah, I agree. You can't underestimate the power of holding a handmade book. Even a dinky photocopied one. I still get orders for my minis, not many but enough that I find it interesting. I loved going to punk shows and cons and selling these. So much fun.
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A continuing comic book series about a girl and her flying boat.
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An ongoing all ages series of graphic novels published by Top Shelf Productions.