I just woke up with my pal Claire outside the 2 story window yelling “TEEAA TIMEE!” and then dancing off when I stuck my face out the window.
This is my life.
So I’m awake now.
Last week I did the poster for the Stumptown con:
It’s got Claire’s dog in there (who was also in King city) and Marian’s Beast characters and my pal Farel’s Pop gun war character. The kid with the raincoat and word balloon is from a Stumptown poster Craig Thomson did some years back.
I drew it a big 18×24 and half way through inking it I decided I hated it and had to start over. Here’s the thumbnail and a photo of the restarted thing.
And here’s a T shirt I did for the show. I did a couple of color variations.
I always think of the Joji Manabe comic Happy little work shop when I finish a big drawing.
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(the manabe comic is up here–http://royalboiler.wordpress.com/2009/01/07/burn-slow/
More on Stumptown here:
I’m going to Stumptown and TCAF and Emerald city this year.
Multiple warheads is puttering along, I get to these scenes I think of as roadblocks or dams blocking up the comic flow. ‘ just gotta push through. Marian is good for grounding me and reminding me that the work being good is all that matters.
Here’s a not quite done page from issue 3.
I’ve got this human, mole, Sasquatch gay group relationship in the comic. I’m trying to show it all cozy. I like it in Heinlein books where he shows different types of relationships for different future or alien environments.
I wanted to show the photo thing I did in the 4th panel. (Tolstoy/chicken fucker fan fiction) As much as it’s got a bad rap I’m into the idea of photos mixed with comics working in a good way.
I’m thinking something along the lines of how they mix live with the animation in FLCL. Real subtle like–
I really like how Dave Sim used photo covers on Cerebus.
Showing a real version of a prop in the comic, then when you see it drawn in the book it connects it nicely. It ads some nice truth.
Mr Inkstuds passed a foot tall stack of Cerebus issues to me, such a good argument for how fun issues can be. It’s great to see all the back ups, letters and notes from the presedent.
Here’s a back cover I liked.
Just fucking around and having fun, It’s like getting a comics after party.
I like these photos they put in of them working on pages in a hotel room.
And these ads.– I like the idea of just taking that Guess ad and drawing Cerebus on her arm like–“this is mine now” On some take back the night.
The other thing I really like about old Cerebus issues is when he’d push new comics and artists he was into. I’m always looking for cues on how real adults comic artists should act– That’s it. You make good work and push the culture by showing new stuff.
Warren Ellis is like the Dave sim of this internet age in that sense. It’s nice, That dude has earned my respect over and over. We just need like 10 of him now.
Here’s a sketchbook drawing I did of Miki from Starking’s Elephantmen. I think he’s running this in the back one of the collections.