sawdust bear

sawdust bear

shing makes things, mostly monsters. (sawdustbear.com)

This dude is called Abalone Jones! Well, and a Coneheaded Larmish Dorbal. I’ve actually had Abalone Jones for a couple years…he’s been waiting around for me to finish him ever since I went to the Monterey Bay Aquarium a few years ago and got obsessed over abalones. I just…really like abalones. 

This also happens to be one of the pieces that actually is pretty on-theme for Dubious Beasts:Symbiosis!

Leslie’s work for the show is amazing, so check them out on her Tumblr!

getting into pencils for my beyond story! pencilling is so agonizingly slow.

getting into pencils for my beyond story! pencilling is so agonizingly slow.

Bad books on writing tell you to ‘WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW’, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.
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Joe Haldeman (via maxkirin)

I have said this a million times. “Write what you know” is bullshit.

LEARN THINGS TO KNOW THAT ARE WORTH WRITING ABOUT.

(via gailsimone)

I think shing is trying to tell us that she does not actually know otherworld science, which disappoints me.

(via flaterik)

Yes, but I’ve been doing internet research on weird blobs for like six years, so I’m now an expert.

Oh. Those are just pugs. 

Damn. 

Bad books on writing tell you to ‘WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW’, a solemn and totally false adage that is the reason there exist so many mediocre novels about English professors contemplating adultery.
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Joe Haldeman (via maxkirin)

I have said this a million times. “Write what you know” is bullshit.

LEARN THINGS TO KNOW THAT ARE WORTH WRITING ABOUT.

(via gailsimone)

I’m about one week away from getting on a plane to Oregon for the Dubious Beasts show and my mental state is hovering somewhere around “lost my marbles” and “aughhhhhhhh.”

My house is covered in art. My floor is covered in art. My studio looks like a craft store clearance sale threw up.

There is packing tape on my cat. 

Art is dangerous, kids. 

spiky gravebeast preview…

spiky gravebeast preview…

a larger gravebeast plaque. i’m really quite fond of this guy!

a larger gravebeast plaque. i’m really quite fond of this guy!

Wondercon 2014!

sawdustpress:

Wondercon was fantastic! We had a bunch of things going on at the table, so here’s a handy guide to what you may have been interested in!

  • If you’re looking for the awesome woman with blue hair, she is the wonderful and talented CB Webb, and you should read her beautiful webcomic, The Hanged Man. She’ll also be in an upcoming issue of Blood Root in late 2014.
  • If you are interested in Blood Root, submissions are currently closed, but will open again in late 2014. You can review the guidelines here.
  • If you were interested in the monster sculptures, that’s my art, and you can follow me on Tumblr here and read the comic they are tangentially connected to here - the Center for Otherworld Science. Also, my website is sawdustbear.com.
  • If you were really into the art in Marie and Jeanne, that’s by the ridiculously amazing James Neish.
  • And of course, if you wanted a digital copy of our books, they are always pay-what-you-can on Gumroad, and Marie and Jeanne is also currently available on Comixology

Thank you for coming by! I loved meeting every one of you and I am honored and grateful that you support our work! 

and rockbeast detail!

and rockbeast detail!