Here’s the cover of Prophet #26 that I drew this week. This is going to be the first Prophet issue that I write and draw by my lonesome:
And the thumbnail for it:
I like the idea of these Prophet covers to not just be rehashing what’s inside the issue but showing some image that hopefully make the reader think about the expansive sci fi universe we’re trying to set up.
I like these Japanese sci fi covers:
Here’s a sketchbook page I did today– with some drawings by my pal Emily carrollon the left. Tank girl, Harry dean Lantern on the right.
And a cat drawing I drew over breakfast for my pal Frank’s misses–
Recently I’ve been wrapped up in thinking about the bullshit side of comics, the awful pre watchmen, Marvel’s legal shitting on Gary Friedrich. bullshit on bullshit.
Today I just read some good comics to remember why I love this shit.
I got an issue of The Elsewhere prince #1 and skipped right to this 2 page Moebius comic in the back of it. No time to fuck around, today we need the hard shit.
This comic is my favorite kind of Moebius nonsense. Serious nonsense.
“and finally I hate your bathrobe!” nice!
I followed it up with these books:
mannn, I like Ken Macklin’s work. When I was a kid I got really into his covers on Critters, his Dr. Watchstop and my favorite of his– this one shot Summer special from 87: about 2 Contractors hired to rescue a bird from space pirates.
Here’s a couple pages, I like how the pirate hordes in this act like Jim Henson Muppets.
Such pretty pages.and here’s a sheet on the main characters in the book:
and then from Johny Chambers in 1973 –Little green Dinosaur. It’s about the last dragon in a forest in the middle of a future war between mice and pirate rats.
I like this scene:
and in the middle of the book it’s got an out of nowhere sex scene between the dragon and Sugar mouse. I love that level of whatever you want in old underground comix. ORK! ORK!
In the back of the book there’s a great short, BLOODLUST that was done by Chambers and local Vancouver comix hero George Metzger. It starts out as a Conan style barbarian comic whose main character breaks the 4th wall and asks the artist drawing for a break:
yeah, this is comic strip heaven.
I also read this Tony Takezaki AD police that Marian’s mom was nice enough to get me for Xmas (she got me contractors too)
I like this jerk of a Blade runner billboard turtle:
It almost reads like a fan comic with all the references to other cool sci fi and manga of the era– Here’s a robot that shows up looking like the post apocalyptic Akira Caretaker robots(even with #28 on it):
Later in the book there’s a chapter of the main AD cop lady having to fight her way out of a building that’s been taken over by terroristas with a Die hard nod:
That scene is like no bra cyborg lady cop fan fiction. and I like this Booomer taking over the building–
and here’s some Enki Bilal pages that I ran into on this internet– showing an unfinished page that eventually got reworked into 2 pages. I definatly prefer the newer version of her Alien manfriend being allergic to light and all bundled up.
My pal Frank Santoro was just in town to promote his Santoro Correspondence Course. he crashed at my place for a week and wrote about it on the comics journal:
and Frank’s site:
and we did a live Inkstuds episode that you can listen to here:
Also I should mention that my giant KING CITY collection will be out on the 22nd (in 4 days) along with Prophet #22– thanks.
if anyone needs me, I’ll be in comic strip heaven.