I don’t want to sound like I’m not giving Archie Comics enough credit, but if you are somehow less progressively-minded than Archie Comics you really ought to reevaluate yourself
Considering how stuck in the past Archie comics are they have a pretty good track record of trying to be socially progressive and inclusive. That “Million Moms” group was trying to boycott them over a gay marriage story and their official response to the controversy was “We don’t care if bigots don’t read our comics”
Blueberry: Three Black Birds 1/3
A short sketched comic written and drawn by Gir in 1996(or as he signs it, his sort of third personae Jean-Gir). It was originally published in a Mojo Press collection called The Blueberry Saga: Confederate Gold, and later on its own as a black and white portfolio. Later still, he added watercolor to the pages and it was released as its own book, which also contained a history and timeline of the Blueberry universe.
I appreciate seeing these page comparisons. The b&w shows his line so well, and I love how immediate it looks, like he did it all in an afternoon. For the watercolors, the sun-bleached palette he uses for shadows and light add so much depth.
Hey hey, comics training “suite”…ok this is a much cheesy one, but, you know, just wanted to be “light”…At the begining this Superman was wearing a panty but my friend Gerald warned me about the new costume design…I miss the red panty.
Check the wonderful little animated trailer made by Christophe Ferreira for his french comic book “Le Monde de Milo”.
Christophe works in Japan since many years as animator (Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna and Lupin III tv specials, Genius Party, Uchuu Kyoudai, Magic Tree House, Bleach, Oban Star-Racers, Wakfu’s Nox and Ogrest tv specials …).
“Currently I offer two types of watercolor commissions. The simple type, running from $10-$20, quickly proved itself to be a popular option at this year’s Mechacon. Designed to be painted quickly and with a limited color palette, the Simple Watercolor commission is available in a smaller size and utilizes simplified forms to help speed up the time it takes to finish. While some may disparage this cheaper option, it’s a great solution that’s flexible enough to be done behind the Artist Alley table, an impressive feat in and of itself. The Original Watercolor commission option must be done at home, as it utilizes computer, scanner, larger watercolor paper, which requires stretching and longer drying times. The Original Watercolor commission is much more detailed both in drawing and coloring style than the Simple watercolor option, but both have their selling points. In this post, I’m going to go through the process and materials for both types of commissions, starting with a pencilled and stretched Original Watercolor commission, and a pencilled Simple Watercolor commission. Since watercolor is a medium that requires time for drying, I was able to work on both commissions simultaneously, and photographed them together.”
The SPX 2013 Program Guides Have Arrived!
How HOT are these! Many thanks to John Barli of Rosebud Archives who handled the layout and design and our 2013 special guest, Jon McNaught for creating that beautiful cover image.
I’m really excited for you to see these in person! They are huge - and they have to be to hold all the SPX goodness!
Emerald City of OZ 3 cover
The witch’s pantry
Sketches of comic pages i made during our unofficial 24hcd. I thumbnailed more, but while drawing i realized i would love to try colors on this, i had such a clear vision how it would look.
I don’t know if should feel “embarrassed” or something that i gave up on my 24 pages in 24 hours so easily or if i should view it as beginning for something new. Anyway, 24hcd was interesting experience though i won’t try it again. It’s just not my cup of tea, i’m too old to stay awake 24 hours. :D Also there is that working too tired is something i relate to serious working and deadlines and then i can force myself to do it. But just for fun and voluntary challenge? Nope.