Here’s my collaborator on the book I’m doing for Image right now.
tone-twilight-zone asked: Man, i really need a copy of toxoplasmosis
Aw, man! Currently, there are no plans to ever put that thing out again
(That’s why you have to buy everything I do the moment I put it out, dig)
(This is also why you need to preorder Masterplasty like right now)
(Ask for it at your local comics shop!!)
Folks! 3 hours left to go on our Little Nemo Kickstarter, if you want a copy of this incredible book. Or, if you’re cheap - like me - the .pdf.
Part one of my blog post about my piece for it is here. I talk about old comics a lot in this.
Part two is here. I talk a lot about story structure and dreams, and I accidentally hit on something pretty profound about dreams and how they inform the archetypal blueprint of story structure.
Part three is going to have to wait, I guess!
palimundo asked: Would you define digital art as using Photoshop bossly or drawing on a computer?
I guess for this discussion I’d define digital art as any art made solely on a computer.
When I talk about “the innate properties of digital art” I mean the things it’s much harder to do in other mediums- perfectly straight or curved lines, vectors, flat colours or perfect gradients, pixels, repeated patterns, truetype fonts, puppet warping, and that gloopy, frictionless feeling that stuff drawn on a tablet has.
Here’s just one example of digital art I really like, but of course there are many others. The artist is called Bunpei Yorifuji!
escorial asked: do you still work conventional? or went digital?
Hey! It’s a combination. I do all the lines conventionally and colour digitally.
I use real ink and real paint over digital ink and digital paint because I think it looks better, but that does not make me a cool or great person. Daft Punk made that album Random Access Memories using almost entirely analog means! And guess what: that album is pretty dull!
"Daft Punk have made a big deal of using only live drums on the record… it’s not like they’re alone in hating the likes of Skrillex — but it’s depressing that they’re dealing with their dissatisfaction by retreating into the past, rather than looking to the future.”
Digital is faster and cheaper and I’m a strong believer that one should hoist their sail to the strongest wind of their era, so it’d be fun to experiment with working purely digitally and embrace the innate properties of digital art. If I ever went full digital I don’t know what it would look like, exactly, but it probably wouldn’t have much to do with the things I’ve done before.
Daphny in Skullgirls
Whoa! I just found out the the character of Peacock in Skullgirls is based on my friend Daphny David. Me and Daphny made this comic together a while back. That’s cool!
Art by Chappy-chan.
Daphny’s website is here. NSFW (though if I was your boss I’d say the entire internet was NSFW (I’m not paying you to check Facebook and chat to your friends (slacker)))