Stuff’s been good. I’ve been working on getting the King city collection ready (woo!), Multiple warheads (so close) and Prophet (but of course).
So I’d written on here before that Prophet would come out 6 times a year but some cool shit has happened and now it’s going to be 12 issues a year monthly.
So here’s the schedule:
#21(number 1 in our hearts) -#23 art by Simon Roy (Jan’s Atomic heart), then #24 &25 are drawn by farel dalrymple (pop gun war) I’m drawing #26 and Giannis Milonogiannis (Old city blues)is doing # 27- 32. I think we’ve come up with a cool way to make this work storywize.
And Giannis’s site
Last week I thought it’d be fun to enter a poster contest for Yelawolf whose raps I like a lot.
I drew this really big so in retrospect it didn’t come out as detailed as I hoped but I had fun doing it. I put the names of all the songs on the CD all over this seedy drawing.
And here’s some recent ish out of my sketchbook.
I drew this after my pal Stokoe was bragging about all the ponchos he drew in Orc stain. The drawing on the right is a real poncho and the left is the tropical asshole vest he was trying to pass off. ABUSE!
I realize that by posting this I might be starting the great poncho war of 2011 but I’m just dangerous enough to risk a poncho in the face.
I was thinking about in comics how when you draw a convenience store or grocery store at all accurate it turns something so boring into something detailed and interesting. Where something like a tree you can choose to draw it as a simple stick thing or really detailed and beautiful and it’s more like how you might notice trees in real real life.
Maybe there’s some mini mart shelf style that I’m not thinking of that dashes my theories against the rocks.
and some moreeee
And I got a couple rad drawings of my characters from artists whose work kills me.
Craig Thompson drew me this King city, I think I’ve mentioned it on here before but his Habibi is so impressive.
And last time I was in Seattle I got to hang out with Meeester John Kantz who drew me some Sexica:
More of John’s stuff:
and here’s a drawing my pal Moritat did for the Emerald city con’s artbook.
Seeing him draw ish like this makes me want to drop everything and just do bootleg Heavy metal issues. I have such heavy metal isssues.
I was reading this 1987 Dennis Fujitake & Jan Strnad Retief comic based off the Keith Laumer books. Such good comics. I like all the open space he gets by leaving out some of the panel boarders.
When I was a kid my Mom was a big Retief fan I remember her being diisapointed when Fujitake stopped drawing it.
He has such a cool Moebius via american indy steloo. It reminds me of the same (franchmanga) feeling of the old Howard and Nester comics that Nintendo power ran.
more of that here:
Something about the Moebius influence in these comes off as nothing but charming to me even when it’s pretty obvious what he was looking at– like this space station on the left and the Moebius all Up-on a star page on the right.
I like that Fujitake borowed so much from the Moebius drawing but still came up with his own style of drawing the rock of the asteroid.
and here’s a drawing from Fujitake’s other series that I was into as a kid– Dalgoda. Man, I love this stuff.
Now if you’ll excuse me I’m off this to go fuck around on twitter while I draw more naked ladies in my sketchbook.
Oh and here’s a recent interview I did with Martyn Pedler for Bookslut: