I went over to Marley’s place last night. Stokoe is on some weird deadline schedule to get more Orcstain out STAT. I borrowed one of her Otomo books to put up. She’s been drawing an Elephant issue that Marian wrote, it looks awesome.
I talk a lot about how important Moebius’s work is to me, it’s cool to see how influential he’s been to other artists I like. Here’s an old Otomo short called Flower– out of his book Memories.
There’s a review of the book up here.
that says “The first story Otomo created after reading Moebius” I get the idea Otomo was already well on his way before he did this–with all his earlier stuff like Sayonara japan that I can’t see any Moebius influence in.
But still it’s a nice thought the idea of Otomo getting some Arzach and being like “oh shit, it is on!”
Like in this Suntory old art he did (same stuff Bill murry was pushing in Lost in translation)
That drawing feels like if these 2 moebius drawings had a baby.
On a Moebius kick, Sean Witzke (whose writing on comics and movies is adamantium solid) put up a great post talking about The airtight garage.
Reading it reminded me of these photo’s I’d found on this internet long ago showing some of the photos Moebius referenced. — I added the Earhart one, I’m not sure if it’s as on point as the Patti Smith and Hendrix ones.
I like this Emily Carroll comic. She’s so good.
The whole thing is up here:
The way she drew the end is my favorite part.
I got this Multiple Warheads drawing from Liz Suburbia.
Liz is doing some of my favorite stuff in Norteamericano comic books. Her visual tricks all have a nice truth to them. It all reads like she’s been there and done these things.
I like the page on the left with the drunk panel and how she shows noise on the right page.
You can read the whole thing on her site;
Here’s an amazing drawing my old Meathaus homie Tomer Hanuka did.
I like to brag that Tomer taught me photoshop. He gave me a rundown in an afternoon on how layers and multiply works. I don’t think I’ve had to learn much about Photoshop since. He always has such a casual way of showing you some amazing drawing he’s done like it was nothing. I have good memories of going over to his place near alphabet city on my lunch breaks working at the awful Strand books shipping floor-. One time I got so caught up in seeing what he’d been drawing I made it back like 2 hours after my lunch break– no one noticed.
And here’s some more Moebius I hadn’t seen before.
And some Lemon people pages I like the colors and the 80′s manga stank of. Lemon people is like a porn anthology so this stuff seems weirdly out of place.
Man, I like that grumpy looking bird with his rainbow tears.
Also I’ve really been enjoying this interview with Sean Michael Robertson talking to Gerhard about his process on Cerebus. Cool to see all the diagrams and model he made.
Aight peace out, here’s some raps.