Thanks of course to Fantagraphics, I think I just discovered something fabulous.
Blown away. Can’t even begin to express my awe. If you looked up the definition of “inspiration” in the dictionary, this would be the engraved illustration in the margin.
Right now: click the link and view the whole thing. Two minutes of your life, and you won’t be sorry! This isn’t some fancy digital touchscreen iPad app thinga-ma-jiggie. This is pencil and paper, light and shadow, and pure inventiveness. Bravo!
As I put the finishing touches on my next submission, I can’t help but celebrate this opportunity one more time.
So until I can post some more 70s Sitcom Portraits, I think it only fair to tide you over with some examples of life drawing from my sketchbook. Don’t remember what spurred me to start this late last year, but for a while there I had a goal to draw from life everyday. Then deadlines overtook my studio practice and poor artisthood overtook my cafe budget, so now I have new daily drawing goals. Still, I love drawing in cafes and go as often as I can. Headed to my favorite spot last week to air out and try something a little different. Got the idea to try drawing with cheap, felt-tip pens instead of pencil from Paul Hornschemeier’s portraits (that I happen to be in love with, by the way) and these are my first attempts.
Been working on some portraits myself lately (see the first two posts on this blog), so I’m especially attracted to these. I’ll be posting some more of mine in the next few days. Maybe I’ll give some color a try. Katja Spitzer’s colors are so killer in this work, entitled Quodlibet.
Check out some more of Katja’s work by clicking on the image.
Thanks to darksilenceinsuburbia for posting this!
I guess I can just thank Dustin Harbin for yet another contribution to my career. For the first time in about 7 years of owning the damned thing, I finally successfully used an Ames guide! The only downside was that I also discovered that none of my friends know what an Ames guide is, so I didn’t have anyone with whom to celebrate.
Ok, so it’s probably a little early on in my Tumblr career to start repeating myself, but in James Jean’s case I just can’t help myself. So kill me. This stuff’s awesome.
Just read it. Once you’ve started, you’ll feel compelled to read it all the way through though. Consider this a warning.
Ok. I’ll gladly read some exceptionally great comics. You??
Laura Park is making comics on Tumblr (and having them published elsewhere!)
Also, if you’re following SPX, odds are that you’re already following the very fine Fantagraphics Tumblr.
If you’re not, correct yourself.
comic for the Believer - sept on Flickr.
my comic from the September issue of The Believer