3 Colours – final animation

September 15th, 2012

3colours from Possum Press on Vimeo.

This is a short piece of animation that I animated for my church. It’s based on a strategy of explaining the gospel using 3 colours (black for sin, red for the blood of Christ, and white for our salvation). The concept was first introduced by Charles Spurgeon in the 1800s as he created “The Wordless Book” which consisted of a book with 3 pages (black, red and white). You can find out more about it at www.3colours.ca


Possum #6 update

August 2nd, 2012

Pages 1 through 20 are roughed out, and I’m currently inking page #3.  It’s been slow going with this comic, due to a hectic year, but I’m getting back in the groove and I’m hoping I can keep going with my momentum.  I’m still more excited than ever to get what’s in my head onto paper, concerning the larger story arc in this series.  I’m not happy with how long it’s taking me to get an issue finished lately, but given the circumstances of life, I’m doing the best I can.  Thanks to everyone who waits patiently for the next issue to come out.

The Possum likes soccer

July 14th, 2012


The Possum is a proud sponsor of the 2003 Flamborough Flames.

(My little soccer player is the one holding the banner on the far left)

LIFE: An illustration

May 16th, 2012

The important part of the game is to keep on getting up.

Kitchen Bros. Podcast has a website!

May 14th, 2012

Hey Comic fans!! Now you can listen to the Kitchen Bros. Comic Book Podcast at www.kitchenbros.com !
Bookmark it, and share it with all your friends!

Episode #005 is up now!!

The Kitchen Bros. Comic Book Podcast #004

May 3rd, 2012

Episode #004, now with fancy titles!!

Mike Kitchen and Blair Kitchen talk about conventions, and The Avengers Movie, and Creator’s Rights, and other comic stuff.

The Kitchen Bros. Comic Book Podcast #003 – David Branstetter

April 28th, 2012

Recorded live at the Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo in Columbus Ohio. This episdoe of The Kitchen Bros. Comic Book Podcast, Mike Kitchen and Blair Kitchen talk to David Branstetter, the creator of Straw Man.

Show note links:

S.P.A.C.E. – http://backporchcomics.com/space.htm
Lethargic Lad – http://www.lethargiclad.com
Savage Dragon – http://www.savagedragon.com
Max Ink – http://www.maxinkcomix.com
Blink – http://amzn.to/K5WoBU
Steve Peters – http://awakeningcomics.wordpress.com

David Branstetter – http://strawmancomics.com
Mike Kitchen – http://www.ultraist.net
Blair Kitchen – http://www.possumpress.com

Life Drawing

April 25th, 2012

One of the nice things about teaching is that I can sneak into life drawing classes.  I only had a chance to draw at a couple life drawing sessions, but it’s something that I will definitely try to take advantage of in the future.  Here’s a couple drawings from said sessions:



The Kitchen Bros. Comic Book Podcast #002

April 20th, 2012

In this episode, Mike Kitchen and Blair Kitchen discuss webcomics and other things comic related.

Show note resources:

Mark Oakley – http://iboxpublishing.com
Bill Kimberley – http://thedrivein.ca
Chris Howard – http://bit.ly/fEDpDd
Karl Kerschl – http://www.abominable.cc


The Kitchen Bros. Comic Book Podcast #001

April 13th, 2012

Howdy folks.  Hopefully this will be episode 1 of many.

The plan is to have a Kitchen Bros website to host the podcast, but for now keep an eye on our blogs, twitter and Facebook for the next one, hopefully coming soon.

Why should you buy AXE COP volume 3!??

April 9th, 2012

Well, other than the fact that Axe Cop is super funny and Ethan Nicolle is a really nice guy, there’s also a 2 page Possum and Axe Cop cross over, written by 2 of my children (Avery – age 8 and Jacob – age 6) and drawn by me!

You can read Axe Cop online at axecop.com and you can read the Possum Axe Cop crossover here.

2012 SPACE Anthology 3 pager

March 12th, 2012

Here’s the first page of a 3 page comic I just finished for the 2012 SPACE Anthology, which is a collection of original comics put together by some of the independent comic artists that will be exhibiting at this year’s  S.P.A.C.E.  (Small Press and Alternative Comics Expo) this April 21st and 22nd, which will be taking place in Ohio.  This is one of the more fun conventions to attend as an exhibitor because it’s a smaller show, with lots of socializing between the creators.


I’d love to show you the whole 3 pages, but I should really wait until after the convention, so for now, this is all you get:)

Over Worked and Under Paid

March 5th, 2012

Here’s a sneak peek at something I’ve been working on for the 2012 SPACE Anthology.  I’m a little late getting it in, but hopefully I’ll still make the final, final deadline.  The PossumThis will be a 3 page stand alone, Possum Short.  I haven’t forgotten about issue #6 though, so don’t worry.  My hopes are still to have issue #6 finished for later this summer, but at the moment I’m not promising anything, as I’m barely keeping my head above water with story boarding, teaching, and being a chauffeur to 3 hockey playing kids.

I’ll let you know how this turns out when I finish it (just a taste though, because you’ve got to get the SPACE anthology if you want to see the whole thing….. at least for now).

Merry Christmas from Possum Press!

December 16th, 2011

Every year, I tell myself “I’m going to make a Christmas card this year!”, and every year I’m so busy that I look up from my drawing table and realize it’s the middle of December and I haven’t even thought of an idea, thus putting an end to that year’s Christmas card aspirations.  Well not this year!  Behold!!!! a Possum Press Christmas card!!!!!!

Hopefully this will become a tradition, now that the first one is out of the way.

Merry Christmas everyone!!

More ‘in class’ animation demos (Featuring Steve Tacola!!)

December 6th, 2011

Here’s a couple more ‘in class’ animation demos I did during a couple lectures for the second year animation class I’m teaching at Seneca College. The first was done to explain the weight lift exercise to the students and try to get them to make their characters lift using the whole body, rather than just using the character’s arms.

And here’s one I did today, using good ol’ Steve Tacola, saying “Not me.” I was explaining how you can spice up your lip sync by putting in little head shakes, and showing them how to do it while keeping the character moving in a certain direction.

Both of these were done in about half an hour under a projector, on paper of course. I shot them later during the work class just for fun, and to see how they turned out. It’s kind of fun animating straight ahead and not having to go back and fix all the mistakes!