It’s been a good week. I’ve just finished inking the last page of the 3rd issue of my Multiple warheads. One more issue to go (28 pages) and then I’ll know when #1 will be out. Slow as molasses but I think it’ll be sweet.
Here’s a couple of recent sketchbook drawings.
This week has mostly been me watching british from the 80’s and going on walks with Marian. I drew this after one of our walks–trying to get how rain looks in a street light.
Here’s a one page Marian did about the first poetry book she got into.
The 3rd panel has her in the legendary backwards”wize guy” hat that she wore through her tough guy teen years.
And my dear sweet mother just put up a new sci fi short she wrote.
and missterr Stokoe just put a bunch of stuff up. (orc stain preview and more Spider Nam pages)
And a recent(ish) Marley drawing.
shayydayy the technocolor dreamcoat man.– Marley draws good hair huh?
And Some rad aliens by Simon Roy.
I ran into this Moebius drawing of Hugo Pratt’s Corto Maltese with Pratt drawn in there on the middle of the right hand page.
I’ve never dug all that deep into Pratt’s work. He’s a dude who I feel fondness for based on so many of the artists I’m influenced by being fond of him.
Here’s a thing Manara wrote about their friendship:
“When I met him, a friendship was born almost immediately. As he was Venetian, he had no driver’s license, so when he needed to go somewhere it’s always me who took him with my car. Southern Italy in northern France or Spain, we traveled a lot together. A total complicity is born. Whether it’s for the comic or women! (…) We intend to continue, but he died in 1995. We had almost twenty years apart, but it was for me as a father or brother. “
I like the idea of these guys driving around talking about ladies and ink on paper.
I like how Manara put Pratt into his early Bergman books as the guide.
on a similar kick here’s Paul Pope drawing some pages with Corto Maltese in them.
and a Manara drawing and photo: I like seeing what an artists chose to leave in or take out from reference.
Here’s the trailer for the Corto Maltese movie that I like the look of.
This Albedo photo stuff on the left is on that same kick I’m always aiming at when I think of Photo covers, like hints that can connect the reader with objects of the comic book world. And Matt Howarth Konny and Czu on the Right.
Here’s a couple pages from a One Piece porn short that the french artists Kevin “TRANTKAT” Hérault has up on his deviantart. I like how much height and distance he shows in these pages. and then there’s that flower in the last panel..man, watch where you step in that place!
Blade runner Spinner cutaway. all this design work lost like such and such in the thing.
and this –coolest shit ever. Bubble gum crisis and gundam up in the bitch.
and some mottoooo slave.
and Priss and some Gall force robots.
and some covers I thought were cool. Those look like exactly the type of frog and otter I’d want to take on my serious adventures.–I can’t vouch for the other guys.
some Gnomes– Gnome what I’m sayin?
I like that Arzach hat house — alright we need Smurfs.