Friday, November 30, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
If that happened now that would read like some news from Syria reads now, but now after playing video games for as long as I have it reads almost like a great setting for a game. So I drew some Germans as Orcs, because of course the Germans are Orcs.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Selling stuff in a church basement* actually went surprisingly well. Sold some t-shirts, which is new for me, it's not a thing I thought to try before and I got to give credit to my girlfriend for that. I'll have them up on big cartel at some point soon.
*turned out to be a parish hall across the street from the church.
Saturday, June 16, 2012
I'm selling art in a church basement tomorrow, and I'm selling art always at big cartel. You should really buy some.
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Sketches of research, composition for a comic I might finish. I say I might finish a lot of comics, but this one, for real, I really might finish. In there somewhere; a drawing of Loic Wacquant, a sociologist whose book Body and Soul I loved. It was about how boxing is actually very peaceful and monastic. Not in there: Joyce Carol Oates, whose book about how boxing is great and terrible and traces a line back to Roman gladiator matches and doesn't think boxing is a sport and also that it shouldn't be practiced. Her book is awful.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Wednesday, May 2, 2012
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Friday, March 30, 2012
*I should have at least one Roman Charity panel on this site. ROMAN CHARITY: read it, it's the most mature, strangest comic I've ever worked on.
*This comic went through a number of changes before it's current format and layout. Here is a deleted page I'll relegate to my blog, now that you've read (I hope) the original as it was meant to be read:
*And: I’m sure this observation has been made before, but one thing that distinguishes most great European action-genre cartoonists and great American action-cartoonists is the emphasis Europeans have on people having to navigate their way through environments. Superheroes smash and gesture their way through New York or science labs, location never seems to matter much to the super-strong and agile heroes of Frank Miller’s Sin City. The set-pieces in Tintin involve him making his way through boats undetected (I think this happens a lot), hiding behind doors, vents, running around cramped corridors. In Tardi’s West Coast Blues the action is dictated by the location, whether it’s at the beach or at a gas station or getting thrown out of a moving train like in the American book cover.
The American who most fits into the European tradition most is maybe Roy Crane, especially this Buzz Sawer sequence. The hero is presented with a goal, an obstacle, and uses the specifics of his location to escape his pursuers. He only reacts and uses what we know is there or assume is there, Crane doesn’t cheat by having a pursuer suddenly slip or anything.
So I tried drawing a quick scene like that; woman descends by rope to a rooftop, opens a door and goes down some stairs. At the bottom of the stairs a man enters a door she is about to open but she gets the drop on him. Just a simple exercise.