I’m getting ready to head out in the morning for the Seattle Emerald city comic con.I should mention my dear sweet Marian isn’t going to make it to the con. She will be there in spirit. I’m kidding, her spirit is off getting an expensive gentleman’s hair cut.
It should be fun. I’ll be at table C-05 and lots of panels (that I’ll type at the end of this hulabalooery.)
Stuffs been busy on my comic book island. Here’s a 2 page thing from the Prophet issue I’m drawing. #26. That’s a Jaxson robot who grows new parts when he eats living matter.
Prophet’s been really fun so far, I’ve been reading up on how radio waves work and trying to figure out the messes with faster than superman space ships and worm hole/Boomtubery. The series is making me work to do what I want with it.
We just sent off #24 with Farel drawing and Joseph Bergin III on colors. Here’s a page from that:
See the tail? yup. tail. I’m so thrilled with the work these dudes are doing.
farel’s site http://fareldalrymple.com/
and Joseph’s http://www.flickr.com/photos/sayunclecomics/
The back up for this one is by Matt Sheean Malachi Ward. (Teran will be back next next issue) Here’s a page from that.
Their websites are at:
I haven’t typed about my King city signing in Portland. It was cool, my pal Robin took a lot of photos of the thang:
Kahlil Robinson sent me this photo of his lady friend wearing a Justa phillips made Marmoset hat, for days like this:
There was also a lady at the Portland thing with a King city Earthing tattoo on her leg.
(I need to start bringing cameras to things)
Here’s a recent Marian post of things she wants (she wants them you see) I was drawn as a space hamster in this.
Marian’s site– http://hchom.com/
I read some comics recently too ( I do that)
I really dug E.K. Weaver’s road trip dude romance –The less than epic adventures of TJ and Amal.
I like this scene–
She pulls off such a smooth trick that the comic has sex but the characters and story seem to outweigh it’s importance. It’s part of the story, not the main event. Impressive.
After awhile she does a scene silent, and by then you know the characters well enough to understand how they operate. I like this page–
and there’s these great pages that bookend scenes–
I bow to this artists mastery of the art of middle finger jokes.
You can read the whole thing up here:
Also, I got a hold of Shirow’s Gun Dancing. A short cop comic he did that comes with a CD with a version the comic on it with added dumb sound effects. I think it stars a young Briareos from Appleseed and Deunan’s father is in it too.
It’s mostly just exciting to me because it was one of the last Shirow books before his soul got eaten by a computer that only makes porn. RAAAA beep!
The bottom panel on this one has one of my favorite tricks Shirow does– where he shows s half of the panel stationary and the other half in motion. I feel like it reads(right to left) like something is speeding up.
I like the geordi laforge cyberpunk dancing girls in the dark horse comics bar on this page:
And I like this sexy lady drawing on the side of the building and young Bri setting up some kind of claymore mine bathroom attack.
more on it Here:
And my pal Joe showed me this dude, Huang Jia Wei who I think is a Chinese artists making comics for France. I like the muted colors on these:
and a couple more:
Here’s some Sylvain Despretz Red Dwarf art of Holly and the Cat.
Here’s a Look out Yamato cover. I like those spacey glowing xmas tree hills and the Dirty pair on the right side.
And Here’s some old pencils by my misses Marian, back when she did a short Conan. Sooo Good.
Here’s a Moebius page from the Incal– I like that you can see the paste ups and white out on this–
Here’s the panels I’m in this weekend, I will be the dude in the Brandon Graham suit:
Image Comics – 20 Years of Creator-Owned Independence Saturday, 12pm, Room 4C3-4
Ed Brubaker (Fatale), Joe Casey (Butcher Baker, Officer Downe, Haunt), Brandon Graham in a Brandon Graham suit (King City, Prophet), Joe Keatinge (Glory, Hell Yeah, WRESTELING!! ), Emi Lenox (Emitown), Nathan Edmondson (Who Is Jake Ellis?, The Activity, Dancer), and Natalie Nourigat (Between Gears)
Comics Influencing Comics Influencing Comics Influencing Comics Saturday March 31st
Room: 3AB Time: 4:00 – 5:00
Me, Justin “Moritat” Norman, Nate Powell &Michael Allred Hosted by my homie Robin.
Sunday April 1st ECCC Spotlight Series: Brandon Graham and Adam Warren (and Brian Lee O’Malley) in Conversation (also hosted by Mr Inkstuds)
Time: 1:00 – 2:00
Ok I’m going to get ready for the roaddd- Wish me luck.