It’s been a busy week(s) me and Marian expanded our Bathat empire this week with 2 apartments in the same building. now i’ve got more drawing space than I’ve ever had.
Today I tried to draw my new drawing room but I didn’t like how it turned out so I turned the page over and drew this instead.
and some sketchbookery. I drew some of this while watching a Dirty pair OVA.
I read some comics tonight too.
I’m all about care bears. I really like the idea of their cloud kingdom with cloud cars and a meter that lets them know how much earth cares.
I like how they sit in care-a-lot and stake out the emotional well being of earth. It’s like a cop drama with clouds and emotions and bears. and without fucking cops.
and in this issue: puns.
I think I felt the care meter move.
In this one the Sandman gets his bag of magic sleep sand stolen by a guy named the Night mayor who has a pet Drizzly bear that makes ir rain on these hoes whenever he growls.
And I got this DHP with a Pat McEown short in it. I’m always impressed by McEown’s art and the tricks he pulls off. — I like in this one he’s got a bonus comic running along the bottom of the pages that ending ties in with the ending of the main story. And I like how he draws ladies.
I found this John Workman comic when I was down in Portland. I mostly know Workman from his lettering –like on Pope’s vertigo stuff (Marian was looking at a lot of his stuff when she lettered Beast) I’d only seen a couple panel comics he’d done in Heavy metal.
I like how the shorts in this all read like they were done on the fly, like sketchbook comics but with all this work put into the art.
And my pal Mr Inkstuds loaned me an early Heavy metal with some vaughn Bode Sunpot comics.
Sunpot was the first Bode stuff I saw when I was a kid. He’s one of those dudes like Moebius or Shirow for me, when I go back and look at his stuff I’m reminded where I learned and picked up so much of what I do.
The main thing that always hits me is how much of this dudes personality comes through in everything he does. He’s been dead a year longer than I’ve been alive (1975) and his work still it reads like it was made tomorrow.
The Sunpot blueprints and I’m all about Belinda Bump’s Body bean five ship on the right.
Here’s some nemiri pages I like how contrasting to the Workman stuff these pages feel more like they were done lose like sketchbook pages. I like those colors too.
Some Genma Taisen posters from a cartoon Otomo did character designs on. Look at how Akira poster that ish on the left is dawg. E.X.P.L.O.D.E.
and an Akira cover from Young magazine. So fucking cool. I like the fancy chairs mixed with the motorbike and wires.
Here’s a Dr Slump porn Dojin I liked the art in.
It starts out with Slump having this tv that shows him all these different Toriyama characters making tasteful lust.
And then on the right Arale comes in and pushes a thing on her wrist that makes quickly her of age to avoid anything awkward.
I really like the take on Toriyama’s style they did this in.
The whole thing is up here:
Aight, I’m off to make sweet love to some goddamn comic books.