100 Story Building’s Pigeon Post #2 just went out recently, with a bunch of silly things drawn by yours truly. Oh look, here’s some of them now.
Just a little something I’ve been working on with my friend Eva. Yes, there was a brief and piss was mentioned. I don’t just draw sick kids holding jars of piss for fun, ok. That said, it was a lot of fun!
Other proof I’m not dead and am still completely out of my mind, is to be found here.
As you may have surmised, I’ve been busier than usual of late, resulting in the extended silence. I’ll try to rectify that soon.
Here are a couple more cartoons, because I love you.
The idea for that last one came from me eating a banana. I was gesturing stupidly with it and the banana broke off and fell on the floor. Good on me.
I’ll write a real update with some actual news soon, but for now not a whole lot to report.
So, while on the hunt for work, I’ve had a lot of time for drawing and the like, so here’s a bunch of new stuff.
My favourite would be the new cartoon/1page comic, probably because it took so long. Enjoy!
Click pic to embiggen. Comments encouraged (for all images).
I guess these two would be the ones that took the next longest amounts of time, following that system.
Technically this one took longer than those above, but I didn’t want to post it that size, so you can view it at your own discretion if it pleases you.
Continuing on the diminishing size theme, I shall now just post a link to the set on flickr for the sketches I did last night, while attending Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School, Melbourne. Great fun, great venue, great model, great music. Pity my sketches aren’t so great, but there’s always time for improvement. Anyway, I highly recommend it if you’re of an artistic/burlesque bent. My sketches from the night here:
Other than that, not much to report. Um… Yeah.
Here’s an idea for the next time you have people over. Leave a big (A3) pad and a pen or pencil around. Maybe start something yourself. I did this last night, not necessarily out of foresight, but because I felt like drawing while I was waiting for people to arrive.
Guest art mainly by Patrick, who did the majority, and Ross. You can probably guess what’s mine. There may have other contributors I don’t know about.
Click to enlarge.
This is the best recipe/tirade I’ve ever read. How to make Irish stew by a belligerent Irishman. I’ve never laughed so hard while reading a recipe.
Courtesy of the Engine, by a bizarre stroke of luck.
Lastly, this would’ve made my day, had it not already been pretty good.
Haven’t done this before, but I’m feeling inspired.
The new Australian version of Macbeth opened last night. Directed by Geoffrey Wright (Romper Stomper) and set in modern-day gangland Melbourne.
Best Australian film since The Proposition in my opinion. Looks great, the sound design’s great and the violence is intense. The thick Aussie accents doing Shakespeare’s dialogue and all the use of technology is a bit jarring at first, but that passes. Wright clearly doesn’t give a crap if he alienates people, which I admire. Some good cameos by local comedians and the leads are great. Powerful stuff and well worth seeing. I predict a cult hit.
I read a lot of web-comics, and there’s some very talented people making great stuff for free, so here’s some deserving of your love:
Elizabeth Genko and Adam Boorman’s Scheherazade, over at the Chemistry Set is outstanding. Great storytelling and great art. I’m also a sucker for a pirate story, so Neil Kleid and Kevin Colden’s Todt Hill is another standout from that crew.
The group over at ACT-I-VATE have ramped it up again with Wave 3, and they’re continuing to impress. Good to see the return of Dean Haspiel’s noir-romance Immortal, Leland Purvis’ mesmerising Vulcan & Vishnu and Dan Goldman’s Kelly. Kelly was on hiatus while he and writer Anthony LappÃ© produced the powerful Shooting War, a futuristic political thriller that requires your attention and will be completed in print form.
Jeffrey Rowland’s Overcompensating always makes me laugh.
Chip Zdarsky is pant-wettingly funny. His old strip, Prison Funnies. His contribution to act-i-cate, Zdarskyverse. His more serious, though still amusing Comics Trip.
This guy does some of the most bizarre sketches you’ve ever seen. Lewd warning for the timid.
And of course my attempts reside here, in the comics page and category.
Naturally there’s more, but that’ll do for now. I shall leave with some recent sketches. Enjoy!
I don’t know where I got this idea from. It could have been a dream. I sketched it up and, without much thought, inked it while watching tv, then added watercolours. It might have been a bit more coherent if I’d redrawn it, but like I said, I didn’t think too much. Enjoy.
I am drawing something involving robots, but it will be rather detailed and take a while, so to tide you over, I have some new drawings.
This guy came from one of the aforementioned robots. Now that I think of it, I suppose he’s inspired by Aaron Stack from Warren Ellis‘ Nextwave comics, and the henchmen from the City of Lost Children.
Next; a fighting possum/creature for your enjoyment.
And finally, something a bit more adorable; a girl with a possum. I have a fascination with possums for several reasons. We found an abandoned baby one in a park one day when I was young tried to look after it until it died a few days later. One urinated in one of my cousins’ eyes once. More recently I found myself waiting in a park for a while and watched a possum grabbing dinner out of a bin. There’s something very cool about hand-like feet.
I’m working on 3 new comic pages that I’ll drop here when they’re done. One mostly inked and the others just pencils. Should be up in some form next week. If I decide to colour them, longer. And just to prove I’m not lying:
Also, I have a new brush-pen-thing that should be a bit of fun. Saw it at the art supply shop in it’s crazy Japanese packaging and thought, ‘Why not?’.
I had a comic I want to do about a punching robot, so I tried designing many robots for the idea. This is my favourite, although he doesn’t look very useful for punching. More malfunctioning than damage inflicting.