Social media has me feeling like Joe Budden on some “you bought the music not the dude that made it”
The last few(?) weeks away from twitter have left me feeling like I have more time for my thoughts– and ideas like -baby rapper “50 placenta” die on the vine. I’m thinking a lot about how I interact with the comics community– If I don’t post about it on here, I’ll dig a hole and scream it into it. Don’t forget to like and subscribe that hole.
Tonight I finished putting together the extra stuff for my 2nd (and last maybe) Multiple Warheads collection–that comes out in June from Image comics. Here’s a new opening spread.
and the cover
Aside from that I’ve been putting together an artbook and a new series.
I haven’t got a name for my next series yet but I’ve got a chunk of the 1st issue done in a story called Elephant about a man who lives in a giant walking city.
I’ve been messing with piecing together reference in photoshop. For the interior of the city I put together a Frankenstein-image made from several different mall photos- to look at while drawing it.
and an apartment building with some elephant legs for the exterior
I’m still months and months away from this stuff hitting shelves. I made a sketchbook diary page about how the process feels.
Aside from comics I’ve been doing a lot of work with the porn parody company Woodrocket.
It started as a series of posters for movies they did and older movies they hold the licensees to
Here’s the roughs for the Debbie poster–
After doing those and getting along famously with the Woodrocket crew and their Voltron-head, Lee Roy Myers –he invited me to co write some stuff with him. So in an afternoon we wrote a porn parody of John Wick, JOHN WANK!
I went down to the set for the filming and painted a background for one scene.
(me painting it)
and it in the movie with Codey Steele acting up in front of it.
I also did some drawings for the title — One of Codey
and April O’Neil who played the villain
I took a lot of notes and drawings on the set that I might turn into a comic eventually.
After that, I worked on DragonBoobZ written by Vuko and directed by her and April O’Neil .That’s Casey Kisses, Daisy Ducati (as Prick-alo) , Brenna Sparks (as Go-cooze) Missy Martinez (as Vagin-Buu) and AJ as Vag-eata –I might’ve added some puns to the script, WHO CAN SAY.
Woodrocket hired my pal Casey Kisses (on the left) to play Ball-MA –Which was especially cool, both to have a friend on set and because she’s the first trans woman that Woodrocket has put in one of their parodies. So cool and cool.
I did some on set art– like glueing penis logos that I drew over things.
me and Lee Roy had a great hushed debate in a craft store isle full of moms about why I though Vag-eata’s shirt needed to say VAGMAN
and I did some drawings that were added to the video later.
My girlfriend, and Latin ICON Alejandra Gutiérrez came down there with me and did a week long diary comic for The comics journal about our week in Vegas. *you can read the whole thing here)
And here’s some sketches I did on set.
Next we’re working on a (non-porn) science fiction show called, Emperor of the known universe. Starring April O’Neil and Tommy Pistol. (here’s an early sketch)
When I get asked to work on screenplays it never seems as fun as making comics, but with Woodrocket — we can just make the thing ourselves and shop around a finished show rather than just a pitch. We’re aiming for a looooow budget 70’s UK tv feel. Plus I like the idea of making something like this with a porn crew and actors who do sex work. There’s been way too much shitting on people on that industry lately
Here’s some sketches I made to show the guys making the stuff.
The set is just being built now, and looks like this– so far. We’re gonna film it next month.
So that’s where I’m at. Next time I’ll get into some of the stuff I’ve been reading.
(I’ve been reading this)