Last week I wrote this piece for Comic Book Resources about the new Teen Titans #1 cover. The point of the piece was hey, there’s a broad demographic DC *could* be hitting with this book but the cover is certainly not made for that potential demographic. Instead, it’s more of the same-old,…
This is why we can’t have nice things.
She definitely ripped that cover a fresh new a-hole, but Jesus H. Sebastian GOD, dudes…STAHP talking to women like this. STAHP. STAHP. STAHP.
Even if you disagree with her assessment - which was maybe a little rough on the art, but pretty on point concerning what should be the demographic for this book - Don’t get up in arms about feminist agendas, don’t use gender-specific insults, and FOR THE LOVE OF FUCK, don’t make rape threats you ass-hats.
If you think someone was unfair in a critique - say so, even be harsh back if you feel like it, but going about it this way? C’mon son. If the author of the article had been a black man would you (they) have started threatening lynchings? burning crosses? Would you start flinging the n-word around? IT’S THE SAME. Shit, dudes it might be worse when you start threatening rape. STAHP.
Everybody just fucking be EXCELLENT to each other. Be excellent to every god-damn person you encounter.
A Trio of Podcasts about Marvel’s Avengers and X-Men!
Get caught up every month on what’s going down in the flagship corners of the Marvel U by some guys who aren’t just fake, post-movie, Wolverine nut-riders. They call it like they see it, which can be funny and also informative. Give the podcasts a try. Then if you wanna know more go to their forums and get berated.
Can somebody say, “pull-quote?”
I wanted to do a re-draw this week, just for the fun of it, and I found this one on the old blog and thought it would be fun to to get a three-tier redraw going. I did the original when I was 16, and the second one at 26. I hope you like it.
I’ve still got a couple of these left from the con if anybody wants one! Send me a message or grab one at my store:
The Sketchy Store!
Another sketch I did at Captain’s Comics Expo 2014 – sorry for the potato. This is seriously one my favorite things I’ve drawn, like, ever.
A couple of Small Canvas ink sketch commissions from Captain’s Comics Expo 2014. These were fun.
A brand new Harley print for Captain’s Comics Expo 2014! Stop by the EMP table and get one! I’ll also be doing sketches and selling premium canvas prints of Dracula, the Wolfman, and The Creature!
Holy shit this made me laugh so fucking hard.
X-men! I mostly wanted to see if I could get Cylops’ new mask right, and then I thought Emma would look good on the other side there. Inked by hand in my Moleskine thingy.
A Captain Marvel from my pocket sketchbook. I really wanted to draw her hair the way I see it in my brain. I saw this somewhere online or on TV where this cool faux-hawk was put together this way.
Also – there is no quicker way to discover how much you use ctrl+Z than to draw something by hand for the first time in months. My brain is broken forever, thanks Photoshop.
Every now and then I get a commission that is highly questionable, and more than a little hilarious.
I could benefit from this advice probably.
Some weeks, I spend my days at work drawing monkeys and crawdads. It’s not a bad way to live, you guys. This little guy is highly influenced by Alex Toth.