From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe..
I just got most of another deadline out of the way. Soo my schedule is a mess now, sleeping at noon and waking up late into the evening.
This week I’m mostly getting my Walrus book together. Here’s the 1st page of it– I drew the neighborhood I live in.
And here’s a photo of the place
Also last night I finished a pin up for Ed Piskor’s Hip hop family tree book. KRS ONEEEEeee
The lower part of that picture I drew him at Denny’s.
“We be hanging out late night at Denny’s
Having conversations about every and any”
You can read Ed’s comics here
And here’s my layouts for Prophet #33 that came out recently: (that’s Simon Roy’s eye) There’s a couple pages in there that Giannis reworked to make more readable.
and he added some Greek writing to the robot lady who splits in two–which is more exciting than the made up languages I usually draw on stuff.
I noticed that I’ve got 2 really similar scenes in both the next Prophet (#34) and Warheads #4 (which will be out next week)
Here’s the Simon Roy drawn, Joseph Bergin III colored Prophet page. With New father John Prophet naked and catching a knife in his teeth.
and the same kind of one armed naked guy catching a knife in his teeth scene in Warheads:
I didn’t realize that I’d done it twice until I got the Warheads issues back. I always think it’s funny to have two books with clones going at once. Think of it as a theme month for books I’m on.
Yup, the starts have aligned and now It’s naked-one-armed-dude-catching-knives-in-their-teeth-month.
Also this week I was rereading Yoshihisa Tagami’s 1986 manga Grey–you can read it online here.
There’s this scene in the first issue where 2 soldiers are waiting for bad dude Grey Death to walk out of the desert.
It reminded me of a similar thing Pope did in his 2000 THB:M3 Mars mightiest Mek
I have no idea if Pope’s even read grey. But I always like seeing how different artists handle the same kinds of scenes:
also this week I got some more cool Warheads drawing by artists whose work I dig.
My pal Emily Carroll did this one: I really like that contrast between Sexica as a pretty lady and Nura as a bad dude-lady.
and this nice one by Dustin Weaver:
—Sexica’s jacket in that one almost reminds me more of something Stokoe would draw in old Wonton book.
annd speaking of Jammess Stokoe . he just did this cover for gentleman Robin Bougie’s Cinema Sewer.
I like the snake looking like it realized that he will be immortalized in that pose–as a Cinema Sewer snake dick “nooooo!!”.
I’ve been reading some cool stuff this week. I’m about half way through Heinlein’s Stranger in a strange land. I always like Heinlein’s books and it’s cool to see him play with alien ways of thinking of things.
I was thinking it would’ve been cool to read about the story of the astronauts first finding the man from Mars on Mars.but then Heinlein would have less of his fun showing how his characters deal with the bureaucracy and other Earth nonsense. He seems to like that stuff,
The cover threw me off, With Valentine Michael Smith looking like a soap opera dude.
Reading it I saw him Somethinnnng more like —
I’m sure I’ve pointed it out before but my all time favorite Heinlein cover is on Friday.
Also,I read some Lando comics. I got a package of his books that I’m slowly making my way through. Him and Stathis Tsemberlidis at decadence comics are putting out some impressive work.
The book on the left is part of a series all written in an unreadable alien language.
Here’s a scene I like, showing the birth of this alien creature that they launch into a soldiers head:
also, also Stokoe got a friend to pick up this Keita Amemiya book from deepest darkest Asia.
It’s got that nice mix of Japanese and European comics that I like so much.
also it has some games in it. a connect the dots and a cut up image to reassemble.
annnnd really good monsters:
Annd I’ve been looking at Evan Palmer’s work. Here and here. I like his dogs in robots.
and this nice trick with word balloons:
and here’s a Giant Gorg drawing by YAS
and here’s a topless M(L)isa Hayase
Thank you and good night.