stay hungry

Hello,

 My pal Robin who does the inkstuds radio show has set up a site to sell pages by me and Stokoe and Marian and Marley.

The site is here: http://www.mcconnellart.com/

email Robin if you want any King city pages or Marian’s Beast pages:

inkstudsradio at gmail dot com

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more importantly SPIRAL ZONE:

On the left is the Spiral zone stuff I was deeply into as a kid and the right is the japanese toys that seem to predate Dirk Courage and his Zone riders.

 I really like the idea of the vehicle that is just a gun mounted on a wheel you sit inside. What the fuck else do you need?

There’s a site: http://www.spiral-zone.com/

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Here’s some old xmen the Blacksad dude, Juanjo Guarnido drew in the 80′s.

and some Spanish edition Inferno covers he did. I always enjoy how much lounging around there was during Inferno. What a cozy crisis it must’ve been.

and some more recent stuff of him drawing other people’s characters.

Dude draws a mean spiderman.

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Here’s a Will Kirkby pages I was impressed by.  like just drawing a crazy map or insane city scape would be too easy.

His LJ–http://chamonkee.livejournal.com/

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One of the comics I picked up at the Stumptown con is this Expansion by Matt Sheean and Malachi Ward. Good cover huh?

It’s great solid SF, like something that would be in Heavy metal in a perfect world.

It’s about these sci fi soldiers that hide out in a black hole space thing that is occupied by a cult that’s hiding out there until the end of time.

they have sites. http://mattsheean.blogspot.com/  and http://malachiward.blogspot.com/

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Also when I was in Portland I saw this strip club sign that looks like they we’re looking at this old Dave Stevens, Betty page.

And I just found this on my computer, a year or so ago I thought it was funny to be photoshopping the clothes off the Stevens drawing while doing an interview.

Apparently I got bored when I hit the knees. You’re all class mr Graham.

another big part of Portland was getting to meet Lin Visel whose work I like lots. She drew me a Sexica drawing. soo good.

Her stuff is here if you haven’t read it:

http://thechipperwhale.com/

after the con I did some of her Effort comics characters in my sketchbook.

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Here’s some Yuki Akira Kitamiti cat stuff. I like the idea of printing stuff you can cut out and fold in comics.

and a comic on using an inkpot that I like the look of.

That and lots more good shit here;

http://homepage.mac.com/kitamichi_jp/iblog/index.html

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Here’s an Enki Bilal photo comic with him drawing.

someeee 80′s akira toriyama. I really like the colors on these.

and here’s some Dirty pair art. off the Studio JIPANG site. http://www001.upp.so-net.ne.jp/jipang/kei/

and some 80′s sketchcards– Iczer on on the left 2.

Aight– I’m off to watch a Doctor who. and later pages.

Also I got a twitter

http://twitter.com/#!/royalboiler

I’ve been thinking about how important it is to cultivate excitement about making comics, part of that is this site but also I’ve been trying to sometimes draw later in the day so by the time I get to it I’m hungry for it. 

Stay hungry.

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9 Responses to stay hungry

  1. Holy shit, Spiral Zone! I used to watch that obsessively when I was a kid but I could never remember what it was called until this post! I feel like a pop-culture Wolverine.

  2. Dorian says:

    That Guarnido X-Men is all kinds of awesome! Rogue has the most rad 80′s hair ever, and the long-tailed speech bubbles are ridiculous and charming. Even though I usually prefer manga-style nub-tailed bubbles, I like the idea of the bubbles having decorative aspects that add to the art.

  3. I recognize the panels in the Bilal Comic from these clips that look like they’re from a “day in the life” type documentary: Clip 1, Clip 2 with music, Clip 2 with voiceover. I could watch hours of this stuff.

  4. mmmmmike says:

    dude, your wordpress is hating me. can’t seem to post. I’ma try it from opera instead…

    aight…

    nice with the spiral zone. can’t wait to see what you pull up when you hit sectaurs.

    chamonkee is ill, as is that Juanjo Guarnido dude.

    …speaking of spaniards, you checked out juan bobillo’s stuff at all? fiffe did a really great interview with him last year , with extras at his site . Been hunting his shit down ever since.

    still pissed i didn’t get to meet Ms. Effort(>.<)
    next time i guess!

  5. mmmmmike says:

    nice with the spiral zone. can’t wait to see what you pull up when you hit sectaurs.

    chamonkee is ill, as is that Juanjo Guarnido dude.

    …speaking of spaniards, you checked out juan bobillo’s stuff at all? fiffe did a really great interview with him last year.
    http://www.comicsbeat.com/2010/05/07/fiffe-files-juan-bobillo/
    with extras at his site
    http://michelfiffe.com/columns/juan_bobillo/index.html

    …Been hunting his shit down ever since.

    still pissed i didn’t get to meet Ms. Effort(>.<)
    next time i guess!

  6. kelvingreen says:

    I have never heard of Spiral Zone. Maybe it didn’t make it here.

  7. mmmmmike says:

    sorry for the spam there :/

  8. Expansion looks bloody awesome! I am sometimes surprised my heavy metal, but often that surprise is what they choose to publish. I have a copy of a 1987 mag of Heavy Metal on my laptop, its pretty extraordinary. Its a pity things have changed so much

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