'Model Village' - A comic collaboration by Miguel Martin and Stephen Maurice Graham.
Story and Pencils - Stephen Maurice Graham
Line and Colour - Miguel Martin
Getting in on the Black Friday / Cyber Monday business.
From now until Monday night, the Youth in Decline “Classic” t-shirt is only $9.00! No discount code required, just go get it! (While supplies last)
This is one of my favorite t-shirts, and $9 is kind of a crazy low price for it. Stock up, you mothers. Youth In Decline is a great publisher who I’m proud to rep with my skinny body, and having a Michael Deforge -designed logo isn’t too shabby either.
A Kickstarter and a Giveaway.
Hello internet, I just launched a modest Kickstarter for my next Yellow Zine. Rewards include original drawings, a secret nanozine about fountains, those Vogue bags that aren’t for sale, $1 PDFs, discount NPR calendars (with my awwwardwinnums illustration) and so forth.
Now. I pronounce this post one of these annoying giveaways that you love so much:
Reblog to win one of these TEN fabulous prizes:
6X NPR Calendar.
3X Picnic Ruined, signed.
1X NPR calendar, Picnic Ruined and an original drawing.
Thanks and apologies!
The $50 tier gets you two minis, a bunch of other stuff, AND an original drawing by a top illustrator AND maybe some other stuff AND anyway that’s quite a bargain.
SKETCHBOOK 07 - pages 06-07
A figure drawing sketch along with scribbled notes for a group of diary comics I’m working on in my spare time, some of which I’ll start posting once my website is fixed. Drawn with blue pencil and the Kuretake Bimoji Brush Pen (Super Fine). Sketchbook measures 6” x 7.5” and was handmade by the great Joe Lambert.
Read this before bed, woke up dreaming it again
The Man That Dances In The Meadow, 2013
SKETCHBOOK 07 - pages 10-11
I sat down and copied a bunch of heads and figures from the excellent Incidents In The Night, the new David B. book from Uncivilized Books, and then would use them as inking warmups over the next few days. David B. is one of my very favorite cartoonists—not only is his work gorgeous, thought-provoking, etc., but because of its subject matter—often dreams and legends—his use of abstraction, iconography, all that cartooning stuff is very tightly, inextricably woven into the fabric of his stories. It’s one of those things where you remember that comics is its own artform, and that trying to unravel word and image is a waste of time, because the connection—when a comic really is working as a comic, rather than an illustrated story—goes so much deeper than that. The right hand and the left hand working as one hand, with one purpose. Anyway. The book is great, and you should definitely buy it direct from the publisher right here.
Left side drawn with a nib (Brause 361 and Hunt 108) and Dr Ph Martins Black Star ink. Right side drawn mainly with pencils and Staedtler Triplus color markers, and some pan watercolor. Sketchbook measures 6” x 7.5” and was handmade by the great Joe Lambert.
initially had reservations about posting this super simple comic, but i think i’m okay with it now
click the read more to see it
I really like this comic… always delighted to see something by choodraws comes across my dash.
I had a pretty similar relationship with my grandfather, but substitute hindi for chinese. It was a few years ago. One of his last wishes was to see me married, which unfortunately didn’t come to pass before he passed.
I spent the day of his funeral working, which I think he would have appreciated.
What a great comic. Both of my grandfathers had died before I was born, but I have to imagine I would be exactly the same :(
YOUNG TIGER IN THE WILD. An “Hour Drawing,” drawn in between 1-3 hours or so. You can buy your own (not this one, it’s taken) here, and see the 200+ set of them so far here. Subject suggestion for this one was “smug tiger.”
Incidentally, that tiger’s t-shirt is from Youth In Decline, a comics publisher founded by the great Ryan Sands, with a logo designed by the great Michael Deforge. How could you not look great wearing one???