I’m staying up all night to jump on a train in the morning. I’m going to the Stumptown con in Portland. I should be fun.
Here’s a Sexica drawing I did today.
I went over to Muggles and Stokoe’s place to make sure they were fed and watered. James is finishing off this massive poster. I ganked this photo off of Marleys twitter ( Claire took it.)
Earlier this week me and James were looking through his pal Jhosephine Tan’s deviant art. She’s doing some really cool stuff. I really like the way she simplifies stuff –like on this first panel and the “you wonder” panel
And I like how she did the ending here, looking up through the street.
That last panel reminded me of this Tanuma Yuuicirou panel from his porn comic, Participet. I like all the ways you mess with how the reader views a scene.
Here’s some Toshiki Yui pages I like from his impressions of europe.
When I was in middle school I had an ad for this stuck on my binder. As played out as it can get something about flying fish reminds me of all the 80′s Dr Slump, Mario stuff I’m so in to.
Here’s some covers I like. (darrow on the top left and Heinlein’s Puppet masters on the low right)
I ran into a French site with some different takes on Tintin covers.
I like this one with old man Tintin and Hadock.
And here’s some stuff of the anime version of Heinleins Starship troopers;
Also I ran into a 2002 he man that I hadn’t seen before. That showed Skellitor’s face before he was skellitor (and gave him the awkward highschool years name of Keldor– along with an evil errol flynn face). It reminded me of the action figure they made showing Inspector Gadget’s Dr Claw’s always hidden face.
I find this kind of stuff fascinating but also a disappointing– It’s plumbing the depths of all the secrets of childhood. Some of the joy of this shit is that it never gets told and doesn’t always make sense. Plus Dr claw should clearly have a robot cat head.
It’s getting late I gotta run. Here’s this.
And some maps I’ve been looking at to plan my trip.
Here’s a talk I did with the Dancing Robot dudes.