Thursday, January 7, 2010

Bird Brain 3 out for Indy Euphoria this Sunday

I am putting the finishing touches on the latest issue of Bird Brain (you can see the Gocco-printed covers above). This issue is all about local birds, spotted within the confines of San Francisco; but there are quite a few new sightings for me in there, from the elusive Brown Creeper to some sketches of two species of egrets, a Great and a Snowy, which I spotted within ten feet of each other on Crissy Field. Below is a photo I snapped of them by using my binoculars to do some very rough digiscoping with the camera on my iPhone! Pretty rough, I know, but I sort of like the effect:

Snowy Egret

Great Egret

This issue also features a first for BB, a full-color centerfold! I was so happy with my painting of a starling that I decided to do some more sketches and create a two-page spread about these garrulous, ubiquitous birds. Look for more color plates in future issues...

I'll be at the Indy Euphoria in Sacramento on Sunday 1/10 ONLY. I'll have all three issues of Bird Brain along with tons of other Family Style stuff, including a new (and very funny) comic from my pal Nick St. John.


Blogger Chloe said...

Hi Francois! Would love to carry Bird Brain at Reading Frenzy and catch you up on my current project but emails to your family-style address keep bouncing back. Could you email me at and I'll try replying and see what happens? xc

February 3, 2010 at 6:59 PM  

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