I’m in the end stretch of getting Prophet #26 done. Here’s how that page I put up half finished last time came out:
I did the stars by blowing sideways into the tip of a painters pen, and then making a negative image of it in Photoshop:
normally I do up the page in black and then use white paint. but now I live in the future.(also I’m on a deadline)
Here’s an old comic I did about the stars from the intro to my 1999 book. Universe so big.
I used to wear glasses you see.
Here’s the cover to that book. I did the colors by photocopying onto and then pasting together blue, brown and white paper and then using markers and paint over it.
I like that trick that Egon Schiele would do, poping out and image by just adding white paint over brown paper.
Here’s a schiele picture I like:
I like how finished it looks with just white red and black.
My pal Ludroe just visited, from his far away land. Here’s some stuff he drew in my sketchbook while he was here. She Ra’s Nemesis Hordak, some TMNT and Batman with a mustache:
Something I dug up that Ludroe drew on his last visit — one of his childhood characters– Butler butts. If anyone is thinking of getting a regrettable tattoo , I added some photos to help your decision along. Nuthing says butler with his butt on a platter like …
Here’s some stuff I drew in my sketchbook this week:
I went with my misses to a restaurant that had these Elephant chopstix.
and some fan art of Adam Warren’s Empowered:
Speaking of Warren, I got this Dirty pair page from him in Seattle. Which is a huge deal to me. It’s inked onto some kind of see through- frosted vellum.
Here’s Warren’s deviantart: http://adamwarren.deviantart.com/
also also someone showed me this Free comic book day panel by Gene Ha, with King city and Warheads graffiti.– he even drew Pete and the Ti fighter on his shirt– I am a huge fan of both Ha’s work and Graff.
I ran into this Quartet manga that I like the look of:
It was an arcade game originally, with 4 characters. A quartet even. I had the Sega Master system version when I was a kid. In that version They’d taken out the main hero protagonist dude and the mustache cop. Leaving us with the big black dude (Edgar), after he’s been shot with a honkey gun that turned him into Telly Savalas. and the lady(Mary) changed into Buck Rodger’s own colonel Wilma Deering.
How low rent is a 2 man quartet…
But I do like the idea of taking out the main types- the Lion-o/Mr fantastic and Tigra/Human torch, leaving the focus on the Cheetarah/Sue Storm and Panthro/The Thing characters.
Anyway, I loved the game– I like in the comic how at the bottom of each page they show items in the story that relate to the game. This one has different power ups you can get–
I like this creepy robot dude.
The whole thing is up here:
Here’s some Gall force and Dominion model kits: (and more here– http://www.gearsonline.net/series/gallforce/hitbit/
And a Frezzato image someone sent me. I was looking at Frezzato’s robots to come up with some of the Prophet mech– I like the Bode looking feet he drew.
and some manga covers: I like the Comic festival with the weight of all the characters climbing on the artists hand. “my hand is killing me/ I got neo Tokyo on it”
Also, Eric Stephenson, who runs Image has been writing some really good stuff about Kirby and the Avengers:
I’m really happy to be working with someone so outspoken about things I feel like need to be talked about in comics.
I get really snarkey about corporate comics, but it’s really nice to see creators, shops and publishers speak out about unfair treatment of our comic book heroes. I’m sure the Avengers is entertaining and I don’t fault anyone for going to see it or enjoying it and I don’t fault anyone making comics @ DC & M, (With maybe the exception of the Before Watchmen bullshit) but I want to spend my life in this industry and I really feel like the way the people who run Marvel and DC have been acting is fucking gross. We can do a lot better.
Roger Langridge just announced that he’s quitting taking work from them:
I like this what he said-“I think it’s beholden on the creative community to ask themselves what kind of industry they want and act accordingly.”
be excellent to each other.