Anonymous asked: Would you ever switch to drawing comics on a computer/tablet?
Never! I will be the last person buying Bristol. I’ll have to scour eBay auctions for it in my last years in the middle century.
I would use a computer to draw comics if I felt a need to produce comics as quickly and machinelike as possible, i.e., if someone was paying me, and also if I could figure out a way to do it that doesn’t look absolutely disgusting to me, which will never happen. I draw in big, dumb swoops, not weird little zoomed-in scritch-scratches. Comics are 99% romantization and fetishization and enjoying the process of shuffling physical things around angrily. To lose all those things makes it completely not worth it. But I drew thousands of thousands of “pages” of childhood/teenagehood comics on a computer. I’ve done my time.
I want to frame this paragraph because it’s 100% my feelings.
Swamp Thing sketch.
Part of Character Wednesday, a collaborative of artists who draw a character each week. Open to all and fun!
Flattering self portrait.
R.I.P. Shirley Temple Black (1928-2014)
I was 6 when I saw The Little Rebel on Betmax (it came after an episode of Capitol Critters that my dad recorded). I haven’t seen the movie since and can’t remember much about it, but even as a six year old it shocked me to see a little white girl dancing next to the slave Uncle Billy (played by Bill Robinson). To think that for four years this little girl was the biggest box office draw in Hollywood, not to mention her contributions later in life after retiring at the age of 22!
I’ve had older people look shocked when I mention Shirley Temple (I’m 26) but her star power is lasting. My generation remember her just as fondly as my parents and their parents and my little sister (she’s 11) knows her as well so her memory will live into the next generation and probably forever.
"Crush Dr. Robotnik"
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
*note to self: clean scanner
"You’re wrong, Proton breath. I’ll be done with you and still have time to watch Oprah!"
examples? like where it’s used well?
I’m looking for theoretical material ideally, but sure, anything!
I don’t own anything that goes too deep but here are some excerpts from the book I mentioned The Watercolor Bible by Joe Garcia.
This guy sent me £20 and a photograph of some women (I assume he knew them?) and said ‘can you draw the woman in the dress licking the woman on the left’s shaved pussy?’ Done.