Friday, May 31, 2013

The Line: It Freaks Out Kids

From the Line: It Is Drawn, over at Comic Book Resources. 

The topic was children's books, and I pciked the indomitable Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, with its Stephen Gammell illustrations.  One story's picture, I remember, was so terrifying I couldn't actually finish it until I was 14.  That is worthy of kudos, and I based the cover off of that, doing my best bad impression of his work.  It's a shame I haven't seen more of Gammell's stuff since then.

Friday, May 24, 2013

The L: It Is D

V meets Q, on the way to M.  J and K will probably drop by later to clean up the mess.

From the Line: It Is Drawn.

The Line: It Is Stop-Motion

In honor of Ray Harryhausen passing, a little Raquel Welch/big rubber dinosaur action.
From the Line: It Is Drawn.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Who Likes Beer? Or Cheese? Or Both?

I did the art for a thing that's actually timely!  If you happen to be in Arkansas this weekend, you can go eat some cheese with beer at the Bernice Garden, just like that dapper fellow on the poster!  I wonder who drew him?  His handsomeness is surely indicative of the artist's own dashing looks.

Colors and design by Ellen B. Reyes.

Friday, May 10, 2013

In the Game of Watchmen... win or you die, or you end up in some sort of murky middle ground with no solid moral compass to guide your actions from here on out, due to the immensely incomprehensible complexity of the changing world.

I have read the books, seen a little of the show, and went about agonizing (not really) for two days which characters to mash-up, and why.  Silk Spectre as Daenerys was pretty obvious, as in the course of both stories she starts out as merely a girlfriend or wife for a powerful man, arranged mostly for political and military ends, and slowly comes into her own.  Nite Owl could have been either Ned or Tyrion, and I went with Tyrion, for his more active sex life, and his habit of being good at spending money.  Dr. Manhattan could have been no one but Varys.  They're both apparently omnicient. Ozymandias could have been a lot of characters too, especially Lannisters, most of whom seem to be very practiced in the art of scheming.  But when you get down to brass tacks, Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish is the only one whose scheming managed to pretty much ruin EVERYTHING, and unlike most other schemers, he's still on top.  I needed a Ned Stark, and Rorschach fit that bill, mostly because of their unwavering moral code, but also because both end up in multiple pieces at the end of the book.  The Comedian could have been a lot of characters too.  GoT has a lot of morally questionable warriors.  Bronn, Jorah, or Jaime all could have fit the bill, but if you imagine Richard Nixon as Joffrey (not hard) the Hound becomes the clear choice.  They even both have facial scars!

From The Line: It Is Drawn, over at Comic Book Resources.