Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
I met Richard Carbonneau online a while ago. He seemed to dig Invader, and was himself writing a bio comic about Jack Parsons. The few pages that were drawn impressed the shit out of me, and I've been looking forward to reading the thing. He's finally been publishing it, in installments online:
There are at least 25 pages up already, and it's surprisingly well done. Fantastic, even. From what I can gather, the artist Robin Simon hasn't really done much before this, but this is pro shit. It'd be a shame if this doesn't get published.
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Sketched this yesterday at work. This character is kind of difficult to nail down. I'm trying to find a balance between him being a pompous ass, and still managing to be accessible(sympathetic might not be the right word) to the reader. I also need to find the right balance between him being fashionably hip and attractive, but with an awkwardness that makes it all not really work. That sense that he thinks he's way more attractive than he actually is. And all this without plunging into caricature.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Day off, listening to Cannibal Ox while I juggle cleaning my house and playing with character sketches for the next comic I want to work on, The Yankee. Here is a list of looks that will mesh for the main character: Purple Rain era Prince, Alucard, Stardust era Bowie, Ichabod Crane, Phantom of the Paradise fashion sense, and what I call "dandy black metal". The only other thing I will say about it is that it involves anachronistic pimp philosophers. This is going to be fun.