I went to the Sheboygan Children’s Book Festival this weekend, and had a very nice time. Some doodles from the trip: a short Superhero Girl comic for a worksho, and some sharpie doodles. Drawing with sharpies is fun.
My art feels awfully meager after that amazing artwork by Sam Bosma I just posted, but here’s a watercolour sketch I did today.
Shiro and Rat.
Sigh. These kids are so hard to draw, and they still don’t look right; their design still isn’t hitting my sweet spot. Designing characters for comics is hard and so important, and often I don’t think people take it as seriously as they should. The way your character looks defines who they are and how the reader responds to them. Designing characters for comics is different from designing them for animation (there are some factors you don’t have to take into consideration), but it amazes me when people don’t take the time to make their characters work visually on the comic page. It’s more than just putting a shirt on a body type, everything we wear says something about who we are and what we want and where we belong as a human being, and comics miss that SO DANG HARD sometimes. Clark Kent’s glasses & suit say just as much about him as a character as his Superman outfit.
Anyway. Some day I will get these guys right. Or die trying.
A birthday card for my grandmother. Spring is very … slowly … coming to Nova Scotia.
Holy cow, actual artwork! It’s been so long! Allison and Sean from my boyfriend Tim’s adorable webcomic, Mush a Mush. I drew this for him for Christmas.
Two more pieces of concept art from that reboot of my old webcomic Ice. The one on the top was drawn using reference of Brooklyn (I think, it was a while ago), and I remember it took two freakin’ days to draw. The structure on the left is a winter greenhouse which is where, assumedly, those lacking power and stuck in a environment of constant winter would grow foodstuffs. The bottom illustration is a barricade (modeled on a certain East German barricade, subtle :D) fencing off the powered government section of the city, where the rich folks live in relative normality. There’s also a third section of the city which is kind of a bootleg section; it has some power & heat, but it’s mostly run by criminals.
- Anonymous asked:Why haven't you pursued a career in the mainstream, like with the big two? I just really like your work, have for years, and I'd love to see you on one of my favorite monthlies!
thank you! :)
i have, actually! i have more failed DC/Vertigo projects than i can keep track of, i almost did Swamp Thing, Black Orchid, a Sandman...