Back at it

The offseason is over. 

I spent the past couple of months experimenting with new Inks, Paper, Brushes, Pens and Textures.   I wanted to see if there was a better way to approach my new work without the self imposed limits I used to complete my graphic novel The Fate of Terrene.  To my surprise, I have mostly kept the same tools, with a couple of minor tweaks.   

Lots more coming soon.  


My home studio is awesome.  I spend countless hours in this room writing and drawing.  Most days I walk into this room around 5am.  


My wife got me the drafting table as a gift a couple years ago when we bought our home.  It is big and durable and I love it.  This room is an old converted garage, so it has concrete floors, giving it a kind of industrial feel.  On the right of my desk is my art supply rack. 


It is full of inks, bottle caps that I use to hold ink, all kinds of brushes and pens, circle templates, triangles, and a whole bunch of other stuff.   On the left hand side of my desk is a bookshelf full of some of my favorite graphic novels. 


I won't go into detail here, I will do some other posts about what I have on my shelf,   but I love having my favorite stuff easily accessible so that I can get inspiration whenever I need it. On the other side of the room is my wife's plant collection,  her painting easel, and my Epson 11X17 Printer/Scanner. 


On the wall behind it I have some of my favorite single comic issues ,  also easily accessible for inspiration.  next to that is an original comic page from Image Comics Deadly Duo #2.  This page has been on my wall since I was 12 years old.   Also on the wall is a cool beer coaster collage my sister in law made me for Christmas one year.   I really like all the different graphics and logos on each one.  

And that is my studio!   

First Blog Post


Thanks for checking out my webpage and blog.  This is my first blog post.  My name is Jaired Messing and I am an artist and illustrator.  I recently self published my first graphic novel, THE FATE OF TERRENE.  I am very proud of what I was able to accomplish with my first graphic novel, but I am super excited about what I can do moving forward. 

I have been a fan a comic books almost all of my life, and have been drawing in that style for as long as I can remember.  It is my favorite way to tell a story.  

I will be using this blog to talk about my love of the comics medium,  my own experiences creating comics and graphic novels, as well as any other subject that appears on my brain.  I am excited to talk about comics and creators that inspired me, my love of movies and cinema, my appreciation of other art forms (especially music), and I will also be posting updates on my new Graphic Novel.  Nothing to report yet, but I have a new sketchbook started, and the main story points hammered out.  Now begins the real work! 

Thanks for checking out my blog,  lots lots lots more to come.