Archive for February, 2009

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Robin Hood: A New Beginning

February 27, 2009

     Robin Hood pulled back his bowstring until it seemed to all watching that he could draw it no tighter; then he released, and the arrow shot forward until it did hit the target most nicily.

     “What ho, good Sir Robin!” called Friar Tuck. “Look at me, I’m breakdancing!” Ignoring this, Robin Hood continued to concentrate on winning the big archery contest, for the prize was six gold guineas- enough to buy eleven real guineas! Maid Marian was there as well, and her new friend Mild Marlon. As soon as the contest was over, King John would have Robin’s head chopped off, unless he had a good plan to avoid it, which he did!

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Return to 3D

February 27, 2009

 

Characters that protrude belong in 3D.

Characters that protrude belong in 3D.

What am I working on right now? Thanks for asking! This last week I’ve been employed by Driven and the New Yorker, and I’m finishing the coloring of the Thrizzle book. And- very exciting- I’m doing a new 3D strip for Nickelodeon magazine.

I’ve been lobbying them to let me do another one for a few years now. In the first one I had a bunch of characters throwing or thrusting things at the viewer. For this I’m introducing the concept of vertigo: Humpty Dumpty does a high-wire act over the streets of Manhattan.

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WMHITEWTTUTDHCE Part 5

February 27, 2009

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Art in the Age of Predatory Capitalism

February 27, 2009

blackcat3      Some years ago, there was an idea called “trickle-down capitalism.” The wealthy would make lots and lots of money, and be taxed very little, but in return they would, in the spirit of noblesse oblige, spread money through the lower classes, funding good works and so on. What a beautiful dream it was! Of course, it was more true then than it is now; these days what we’ve got now is basically the rich looting the poor for everything they can get. 

     I’m surviving, at the moment. That’s the best I can say. But many occupations have become somewhat toxic, and illustration (or comics) for print is one of them. To put it very simply, the amounts paid keep getting worse (they’re very close to what they were in the 1950s), and getting paid at all- by these massive corporations- gets harder and harder. To add insult to injury, the general ‘dumbing down’ of our culture means that it’s nearly impossible to do anything good in an editorial setup, although that’s true of pretty much everything now.

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WMHITEWTTUTDHCE Part 4

February 23, 2009

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Snake’N’Bacon

February 23, 2009

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WMHITEWTTUTDHCE Part 3

February 21, 2009

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