Some sketchbook stuff I did this week.
It’s 5 in the am and it’s snowing outside my window, so stuff is good. I’m going down to Seattle for the Emerald city con in a couple of days.
The ECCC site.
I’ve been reading some Gun Smith cats. Something that usually bugs me in comics that are drawn on tight deadlines is this trick where artists will only draw things close or far away, to avoid drawing a lot of hard shit.
Sonoda kind of makes it work in this book– he does this thing where he seems to choose his battles on what to draw detail on. he’ll do a bunch of close-ups with no backgrounds but what I think makes it work is that he grounds it by showing all these real world objects .
I like what he did with this cover here too– showing each of the drivers in a 3 way race. With each face next to the car logo they’re driving.
I’m all about how he just throws the sound effects across 2 panels– he does lots of cool daredevil shit (multiple actions in one panel–NO FEAR!)
Here’s some more of that. I like how disposable those lower right panels are. I’m not even going to try to explain the groping on this. dude is loco.
I like all the bat shit insane action he puts in it too. Like when Riding bean shows up and has a bullet proof jacket– and then later he shows that he’s such a badass that he wears a bullet proof headband! serious shit.
And then there’s this ish.
Frank Teran put up some panels out of his CAMP comic. I’m so thrilled he’s doing comics again.
And homedude Farel did spider jerusalem. Apparently it’s cyberpunk week and I forgot to mark my calendar.
I like how he drew Spider’s shoes.
Farel will be at the Seattle con too. I maintain that he’s the nicest man in comics. I love Farel. http://fareldalrymple.com/
I hadn’t seen these before, but I like these Enki Bilal book covers.
and a girls manga cover — I saved this for future plan of taking that shirt for my own comic book needs. and this Spirou and Fantasio drawing that I thought was cool.
I got that one off of here— http://www.fabricetarrin.com/blog/index.php?2011/02/26/712-la-zorglinedite#co
Samurai Pizza Cats, or Cat Ninja Legend Teyandee–There are few things I enjoy on this planet more than the open eyes with closed pupils that that winged cat is doing.
I’ve been listening to this lots
I will never get over what I thought was cool at 16– so it goes.
I’ve probably mentioned on here before that the only reason I got into Faith no more in the first place was that Adam Warren had the Dirty pair singing it in an issue. (I also got into Merle haggard after Sin city.) Amazing how susceptible these kids are.
to bring it all full circle, here’s Warren drawing Bean from Gunsmith in the background of that same issue. Get out of my head dude.
And here’s a mia schwartz comic I like:
And here’s a recent Multiple warheads panel– It’s coming along.