Mar 03 2014
Found a pamphlet in the subway, gonna put it back after some alterations.
Feb 23 2014
It’s sort of Joan of Arc…
As I drew this I was pondering the improbability of chainmail bikinis. They sort of perfectly symbolize the mistreatment of women in mainstream comics. It protects her tits and ass, because really those are the only things about her that matter. Whether any of the characters whose main design point is sexy actually wear one doesn’t matter; it’s the fact that their substance would be safe in one.
… Though in fairness to the originator, the Conanverse Red Sonja, her male counterpart is clearly only concerned with protecting his dick. ..And I guess as far as sexual stereotypes his character doesn’t really go beyond “break shit and bone”, which I probably need on a t-shirt. Well as long as we’re all objectified equally, right?
Feb 23 2014
I’ve finally been able to re-enter Japanese classes after a “too fuckin busy” hiatus. Drawing sad girls saying depressing things in a whole new language; aw yeah. Studying kanji really informs why ( I think, at least) Japanese comics are often more adept at storytelling. The language itself is entirely symbolic and pictorial. Like a vast amount of the complex kanji are just collections of simplified drawings of ideas and images, so instead of words and pictures, Japanese language comics are made more as a conglomerate of varying degrees of simplified symbols. IT’SSOCOOL. I’m sure someone smarter has written a paper on this that I should probably find.
In a surprising turn of events, I have been asked to draw a comic for an awesome anthology, which I will say little more about until it’s actually anywhere close to being done.
(see what I did there)
Feb 06 2014
high school involved a lot of lunches in the bathroom.
Dec 08 2013
More sketchbook things, some old friends. yay for semi-regular updates?
Nov 27 2013
showshowshowshow. Getting to write Mikey Erg’s name on a legit thing to be printed was a great achievement for me. Everyone should go to this show and buy UFN’s shiny new record, which will give you magical powers. Probably.
Nov 23 2013
Some sketchbook things for a personal project.