SLEEPLESS: SNOW ANGEL, the 24 Hour Comic

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My newest book, SLEEPLESS AND OTHER STORIES: DAVID CHELSEA’S 24-HOUR COMICS, VOL.2, was published by Dark Horse last month, and is available in stores now (and downloadable in e-book form here). I’m doing a series of posts about the six stories in it, starting with this one on the original 24 Hour Comics version of SNOW ANGEL:

David Chelsea is reading: Killing and Dying
by Adrian Tomine

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SANDY & MANDY in Dark Horse Presents #16!

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Today, Wednesday November 18th, 2015, is the day you can finally march into your friendly comics dealer’s shop, and buy a copy of Dark Horse Presents #l6. This issue of the award-winning comics anthology has a double cover by Brendan McCarthy and Mike Mignola, and features new chapters of Carla Speed McNeil’s Finder, Alex de Campi and Jerry Ordway’s Semiautomagic, and Shawn Aldridge and Julius Gopez’s Last Act! Most importantly for Chelsea fans, it contains the first installment of my three-part story, SANDY & MANDY!

David Chelsea is reading:
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink
by Elvis Costello

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It’s Wednesday- One Week To Sandy & Mandy!

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2015, one week from today, is the publication day for Dark Horse Presents #16. The latest issue of this Eisner, Harvey, and Stumptown award winning anthology features a Brendan McCarthy cover which FLIPS OVER to reveal a Mike Mignola Hellboy cover and a special eight-page Hellboy story!

David Chelsea is reading:
Never Goodnight
by Coco Moodysson

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Work In Progress: The Men Of SANDY & MANDY

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SANDY & MANDY, the story I drew as an upcoming series for DARK HORSE PRESENTS, was designed specifically to pass The Bechdel Test, cartoonist and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient Alison Bechdel’s set of rules for determining if a story is sexist or not. To wit:

1. It has to have at least two women in it,
2. Who talk to each other,
3. About something other than a man.

Some people amend the rules to require that both women have names.

David Chelsea is watching:
American Horror Story: Season 1
starring Connie Britton

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Work In Progress: From CANDY & MANDY To SANDY & MANDY

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I recently wrapped up work on SANDY & MANDY, an upcoming story for DARK HORSE PRESENTS, so here are some more preview images from it. The sequence of panels below shows my working method, from sketchbook rough to pencil to inks to watercolor to the final assembled frame:

 

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David Chelsea is reading:
The Invisible Bridge: The Fall of Nixon and the Rise of Reagan
by Rick Perlstein

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Work In Progress: Sandy & Mandy

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Here’s a story for Dark Horse Presents that I have been working on for over two years. I have mentioned it in passing in a few previous posts, but I haven’t done a full post about it before because I was making such slow progress. However, now that I’m at the two-thirds point (16 pages finished out of 24) I at last feel ready to offer a sneak peek.

David Chelsea is watching:
Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same (Special Edition DVD)
Directed by Madeleine Olnek

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