Eurotrip

Some of us are in Amsterdam.

oh hellloooo

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Oslo was a blast. (I’ll type about it more when I can scan stuff) anyway I met some amazing people, got to visit a museum of ancient Viking ships with Mr Deforge, and got seranated by Paul Pope in an apartment full of Gremlin toys and Kiss posters- quite a trip.

So now Amsterdam, city of canals, lamp posts wearing crowns and endless bikes. Here’s a  bicycle birth defect.

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Since we’ve got here and my misses Marian are mostly just working on an art show at Gallery 33. Everyday we’ve been walking the length of the city up to the top and painting until night.

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We got to use this giant machine that beeps when it moves to paint up high.

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Here’s a blue bird god that Marian has been working on.

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high up

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A mountain climbing wizard/robot:

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And here’s the Sexica shirts we’ll have at the party, along with copies of Walrus, King city, Prophet, Warheads, prints buttons etc.

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Also in line with the show I did these Kuvva wallpapers

Also also, Melissa Gomez’s just sent me photos of the amazing King city stuff she made.

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And me and Melissa at the Emerald city con.

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ok, now to head off to a cafeee before getting this show finished. And if you’re around on Friday please stop by. Gallery 33

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distant lands.

It’s 7 am and I’m getting ready to go to Europe for the first time in my life. soo that’s cool. My misses Marian is even coming with me.

I’ll be there for the Oslo comics Expo

Here’s a poster that Mr Deforge did:

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I’m also going to be doing an introduction to The last unicorn, which was a big deal to me as a kid. Here’s the cover of one of my first comics, if not my first:

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And here’s a death scene:

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I’m going to be showing slides too. Here’s a cool image I ran into of Lester Abrams character designs for it. Lester Abrams

Thursday 6 June: Mangapolis presents anime movie The Last Unicorn

 

Saturday 8 June at 15.00: Michael DEFORGE and me are doing a panel.

and then onto Amsterdam!

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That’ll be a whole show with me and Marian drawing on a wall. and speaking of Marian. She just did a new Hchom birthday list: you can read here:

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and here’s some new stuff from a Sketchbook I’m starting on this trip. I don’t have a name for it yet, maybe something like Tetrahedron or Barnacle. It’s important to name sketchbooks.

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And I made buttons for the Tusk show:

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annd a shirt.

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Ok, I should find my toothbrush now and maybe find something to read on the flight.

hmmmmmm

Elementals

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All and all

Hey yo,

I’m headed to the Vancaf con in the morning in Downtown Vancouver. My pal Robin got 3 tables that I’ll be sitting at along with a bunch of artists whose work I like: Prophet dudes: Farel & Simon, Mr Orc Stain: Stokoe and Muggles, Steve Rolston & his mustache And Morgan of change fame– and a bunch more.

van I just did this cover for the Image reprint the Warheads Oni press printed in 2007, along with the original porn short and the MW short that was in Escalator (and some new stuff) it’ll be 80 pages and out in September. I was worried that it was looking too much like a Cosmopolitan cover. but maybe that’s not a bad thing–  take back the night and all.

 

 

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Here’s the table of contents for a Gossip girl themed anthology mr inkstuds put out. I watched a whole episode.  My Friend Marley looked at it and said “oh look you avoided drawing the hands and feet” —curses.

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I also didn’t like the dude in the show so I drew him as a ham. ham Solo.

I never thought I’d sink solo.

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My pal Emily Carroll did this self portrait one morning and I did one too. Comic book monsters. rarrrrr!

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And here’s a rough I started today for a poster I’m working on for my Walrus show in Amsterdam. (I’ll get it done after the con.) The idea was to draw a truck with tusks but it’s looking less like a truck.

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Here’s a photo of the Walrus books. See, It is a real printed thing (I don’t have any yet though)

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And here’s some of the back of pages for the 2nd Prophet trade. Some Farel sketches:

page 2 &3and some by Giannis:

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We’ve got 9 pages of back up sketches in this one.

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I’ve started reading Keiichi Koike”s  manga Ultra Heaven this week. About a future with these drug bars –called Pomp bars -(I assume there are also circumstance bars) -that make mood altering drugs.–so you can control how you feel all the time. I’m about half way through book 1 and I dig it so  far. It’s nice and meandering but still interesting– and I like the Otomo looking style Koike draws in:

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You can read it here.

 

And I just read my pal Corey’s Layered Jacket #3

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My favorite part is the Peng hackysack short.  PF

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His action stuff is nice. I like the 3 kicking panels with no boarders — and I like this panel in panel circles at the end of the story.

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It reminds me of the Buck Rogers intro:

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Also I got this Sam Vanallemeersch’s Big mother. He’s an artist out of Belgium. Really cool stuff.  It’s a big 11 by 17 giant of a book.

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His work gave me the same kind of kick as Paul Pope’s work in the 90’s.  I like the smoke and ink of this barber shop panel.

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The whole book feels like a perfect sketchbook.

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Anyway, I have more I wanna type about sooon but now I sleep and then the con and more drawing.Here’s some Aki Uchiyama early Sothern cross designs:

 

 

 

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and now zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I know now why you cry.

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Doo do dooo doo do

Oh helllooo,

Me and my pal Emily Carroll did a  thing this week where we each did quick comics based off a 5 page Betty & Veronica comic

Here’s mine:

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And here’s Emily’s

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Here’s the story we based them off of.  “Boo hoo Deja vu”

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The SunnySide mall reminds me of the food in Repo man.

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In panel 2 of my pages the song playing on the radio is Faith no more’s Epic> that I got into after Adam Warren put it in an issue of his Dirty pair.  Thus embedding it into my brain as the coolest thing ever. (because it is)

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Also also I settled into a new apartment closer to sweet sweet RX comics. With my misses a block away in her new place (separate apartments 4 lyfe)

I’ve been getting over a slump, I was going through some mild depression and ended up getting on medication for it.  I was just spending too many days moping around when I really have a blessed life these days- so I assumed it must be chemical.  The medication seems to be a huge help so far, I’ve been more excited about working than I have been in awhile. Somedays are still low but it’s a step.

I was talking to some friends of mine, I dunno if it’s just all humans or a life of being indoor kids but depression seems to be a common thing. hmmmm

also thanks for everyone’s nice nice words on the Eisner nominations. Awards are whatevrrrr but it’s great that people like what me (and the other dudes on Prophet) do.

here’s some recent stuff out of my sketchbooks.

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My pal Joseph Bergin III (who colors Prophet) has got some Tshirts he drew for sale. I like this one on the left a lot.

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You can get them here. 

And here’s some of Joseph’s colors over Simon and Giannis art for the new Prophet that we just sent off to print #35

Here’s a Simon page of the Empire Prophets fighting to over take the towers of Thauilu-Vah. It’s been fun revisiting the tower after a year.

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and a Giannis page of Old man Prophet’s team on Troll’s moon.

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That squid thing is the far future version of Supreme’s dog Radar. He wears the cape less these days.

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It’s nice having multiple artists in an issue. It speeds up how fast it can get done, I was thrilled with how well Joseph handled the different color styles. I think you can see it well on this page that transitions from the more worked colors on Simon to flats on Giannis.

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That issue comes out May 1st.

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Here’s some stuff from Megazone 23 part 2. I like this Silverhawks pinball machine the guy is playing. Or SHVERNOWK. with a Thundercats symbol in there too. sure why not.

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You can watch it here. 

Here’s some Yoshikazu Yasuhiko drawings I thought were cool.

I like the little Char hiding in Hiro’s jacket. A pocket Char for emergencies.

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annnd more Venus wars.

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also I like these Cat A log images.  Especially the fat little WADF ship.

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On the left here is some post it note balls Mr James Stokoe tried to stick on my head when I fell asleep on his couch. and on the right wearing Colin Upton’s cat tea cozy at a recent Rebecca Dart B day party. fun times. Also I need to shave.

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And here’s some T2 manga I found on this internet:

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Dooo do do da doo

And Mr Inkstuds just put up some more of my and my misses pages for sale on his site, here

I’ll be back.

Later,

Brandon

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Nightmare walking psychopath talkin Covers co-co covers

Hellooo,

Real quick I just wanted to put up the two new Prophet covers I sent off this am.

Helen Maier did this amazing one for #39

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Annnd my homie and Meathaus bruther, farel dalrymple did this fantastic cover for #40

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On my end I’ve mostly been working on getting my Walrus book finished. It’s soooo close. I gotta have it turned in damn soon. I am gonna get back to that now.

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Ourly Friday

 

 

 

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And sometimes when we touch The honesty’s too much

From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe..

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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.

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And here’s a photo of the place

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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”

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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.

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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. 

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and the same kind of one armed naked guy catching a knife in his teeth scene in Warheads:

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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and this nice one by Dustin Weaver:

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—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!!”.

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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.

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Reading it I saw him Somethinnnng more like —

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I’m sure I’ve pointed it out before but my all time favorite Heinlein cover is on Friday. 

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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.

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The book on the left is part of a series all written in an unreadable alien language.

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Here’s a scene I like, showing the birth of this alien creature that they launch into a soldiers head:

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also, also Stokoe got a friend to pick up this Keita Amemiya book from deepest darkest Asia.

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It’s got that nice mix of Japanese and European comics that I like so much.

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also it has some games in it. a connect the dots and a cut up image to reassemble. 

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annnnd really good monsters:

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Annd I’ve been looking at Evan Palmer’s work. Here and here. I like his dogs in robots.

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and this nice trick with word balloons:

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and here’s a Giant Gorg drawing by YAS

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and here’s a topless M(L)isa Hayase

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Thank you and good night.

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