Some recent workssssss:
Little previews of Marker Commissions I’m currently working on:
The requests of what to draw have been awesome. Pretty diverse assortment of things and stuff to draw. I got 40+ commission requests so they’ll be surfacing online and in people’s mailboxes often this month.
*** I’m not showing full views of these yet coz I want the people who bought them to be surprised when they get em! After they’re sent out I’ll put up the full ones for all to see ***
- I drew Azealia Banks
- Her song 212 and video are freakin awesome:
- Then I drew Kreayshawn & her pal Lil Debbie
- Inspired by her new video GO HARD which is also awesome:
So yeah I guess I’m drawing new-gen rap girls right now. I got a couple more I want to do.
- a couple preview images of this comic i started spontaneously drawing recently… .. . ..
it has a silly ass camel in it
and some other stuff
basically I was getting brain bubbles thinking about complicated comics mess, and decided I should just do something spontaneous, raw and natural. So this is me doing “meandering” comics. It’s similar to Layered Jacket in presentation… But I’m extra excited about the subject matter. More of this soon
- FREEZA (from Dragon Ball Z) gif
*invoking his spicy sassy side
- Oh and a couple Arabian Spider-Mans:
** I did an Arabic typo in the bottom one– forgot a DOT! need to fix!!! **
- I also got some STICKERRRRZZZZ which will be sent out with the above marker commissions
** and will probably be selling online soon… maybe with some new BUTTONS **
omggg so much going on so much to do life iz crazy
SHARKNIFE3STATUS: 80+ pages pencilled / inked .. need 2 start toning .. need to draw remaining pages
Some pals of mine in Portland were part of a group interview where they discussed their fav (and least fav) Superhero Films. Looked like good fun so I copied the questions and gave my own answers :] Enjoy!!
1) What’s your favorite film of a superhero comic book and why?
THE DARK KNIGHT. Endlessly watchable, densely packed movie. Perfectly cast. It hooks you from it’s first frames until the very last one. Also, it’s a unique interpretation of Batman; it doesn’t just strive to emulate the comics, it is it’s own animal and it’s a beast at that. Heath Ledger also completely kills it as the Joker, but that’s not news to anyone.
The Avengers is like the ultimate hybrid drug of perfect Fanboy Adaptation meets total Accessible Pop Culture Blockbuster, and I love it (really love it)– But I believe The Dark Knight will go down in history as being simply a great film that stands on it’s own. Not just an “event”. Like seriously, watching The Avengers on DVD in your room is gonna be so weird without an audience cheering every 2 minutes. Dark Knight though, it only needs itself to survive. YOU DONT WATCH DARK KNIGHT, DARK KNIGHT WATCHES YOU.
2) What favorite superhero comic of yours was, in your view, botched in its screen version and why?
Okay, although the first and 2nd movies are decent, and First Class is really good in it’s own way– I feel X-Men has yet to receive the big screen treatment it deserves. Mostly I want to see a more bombastic X-Men movie, not overly bogged down with the political subtext. I want to see 90′s X-Men on screen, in some crazy hi-tech suits (NOT BLACK LEATHER), killing some BROOD. I want some Days of Future’s Past, Cable, and time-travel. Maybe some Apocalypse? And for fuck’s sake can we get WOLVERINE in his SIGNATURE FOR-REAL MASK finally?? I know it seems really impractical and crazy, but look at Owl Man in Snyder’s Watchmen or Marvel fan films on Youtube– with finesse, IT CAN BE DONE! I’m sick of only seeing LOGAN in movies. We have yet to see THE REAL WOLVERINE realized in film!!!!
3) What superhero comic that you love hasn’t been made into a film and ought to be?
This probably doesn’t qualify as “Superhero”, but a BERSERK movie done well would completely own. Kentaro Miura himself cites Ridley Scott as one of his inspirations– Imagine GLADIATOR meets SPARTACUS but with demons and magic and freaking GUTS. I want to see it. (Yes, there is a series of animated movies coming out currently– but I’d love to see Berserk in live action)
Also, the Death Note movie was total balls. I’d like to see a more experienced director go at it, most likely with Zac Efron playing Light Yagami. He’s a dead ringer for the character and he’s GETTING OLD SO DO IT FAST, MAN. This proposed Death Note movie would probably have to be a Hollywood adaptation and I’m cool with that.
4) What’s your favorite non-superhero comic/graphic novel adaptation and why?
V For Vendetta. Along with the original Matrix, and Speed Racer, this is the Wachowski’s at their best. Awesome performances by Hugo Weaving and Natalie Portman, two of my fav actors. It’s nice to see Natalie P doing something badass in the vein of The Professional, too, post-Star Wars. Uhhhh this MAY almost qualify as “Super Hero”… But nah.
5) Why (besides money) do you think the movies and comics/graphic novels have become such a potent union?
COZ COMICS ARE THE BEST AND ALSO MOVIES ARE GOOD
IT IZ THE WORLD POST-DOUBLE Z…
Our heroes, Ceasar and Chieko have discovered and TESTED their DARING ABILITIES… The destined duel between SHARKNIFE and ORCASWORD has CLASHED THROUGHOUT THE COSMOS…
WHAT IS NEXT???
I CANNOT REVEAL 2 MUCCCCCH The Comix Godz have decreed…
But rest assured that Ceasar et al face NEW CHALLENGES… And NEW DARING ABILITIES MAY EMERGE…
OLD ENEMIES LURK IN THE SHADOWS…
For in COASTAL VANIA (the city Sharknife takes place in), DANGER LOOMS AROUND EVERY CORNER… Even the PIGEONS aren’t safe.
But our hero SHARKNIFE is a mere fortune cookie away…
But what if… Just what if… Ceasar is UNABLE to TRANSFORM for whatever reason?! WHAT HAPPENS THEN??? DEATH?? BETRAYAL???
FIND OUT IN THE PAGES OF SHARKNIFE VOL. 3 TRI********* (FULL TITLE TBA)
SOMETIME 2013!!!!!! (HOPEFULLY 1st HALF)
**** OR AT Oni Press Booth #1833 IF YOU ARE GOING TO SAN DIEGO COMIC CON!!!!! ****
BEEN DRAWING WITH MARKERSSSSS most of these were commissions for my Kickstarter campaign.
A HUGE MEGA EPIC THANK YOU to everyone who supported my last kickstarter project. Because of you, Layered Jacket #3 is able to exist. Sorry it took me a little longer than I wanted to send out some of them. I hope everyone was pleased.
WHAT AM WORKING ON NOW: Sharknfe 3. I was planning on doing more development updates for Shark 3– but I don’t want to reveal TOO much about this project. Anyway, I’ve got a ton of new pages and will probably do a couple more dev blogs before the book is complete.
Sharknife 3 fact:
- It is a triple-feature. 3 self-contained stories in ONE book. 2 “classic” Sharknife stories, and one brand new setting.