September 17, 2014

sbosma:

NOW AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ONLINE:

-The Hanging Tower - My new 28pg Fantasy Western comic, that just debuted at SPX. Also available DIGITALLY.

-We’re Not Dead Yet (Yet) pin - Super cool pin in enamel black and antique-silver. Cute photo by Nick.

-New Prints - Polypheme & Odyssea, Critical Education, and Gatherers, all available through my Inprnt store. Super high quality prints in a variety of sizes. Free shipping through the end of the week.

-Fantasy Basketball - Back in stock!! Probably my last printing until some cool event that I announce later.

Click on the names to get to the places. Thanks!

SAM BOSMA =

1) Best Guy
2) Newly Minted Ignatz-Winning “Best Artist”
3) Best at being Ridiculously Best
4) I haven’t read Hanging Tower yet but Fantasy Basketball was supremo and I *hate* basketball and love pretty much everything it looks like Hanging Tower is about soooo… high expectations.
5) Sam’s the best.

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September 5, 2014
DREAM OF THE ENDLESSSSS
A “Persons Of Interest” drawing. You can get your own here, as my schedule allows, and see all the ones thus far here. Short version is I’ll draw any famous/widely recognizable figure, fictional or historical or just popular, just once.

DREAM OF THE ENDLESSSSS

A “Persons Of Interest” drawing. You can get your own here, as my schedule allows, and see all the ones thus far here. Short version is I’ll draw any famous/widely recognizable figure, fictional or historical or just popular, just once.

September 3, 2014
AMANDA WALLER.
A “Persons Of Interest” drawing. You can get your own here, as my schedule allows, and see all the ones thus far here. Short version is I’ll draw any famous/widely recognizable figure, fictional or historical or just popular, just once.

AMANDA WALLER.

A “Persons Of Interest” drawing. You can get your own here, as my schedule allows, and see all the ones thus far here. Short version is I’ll draw any famous/widely recognizable figure, fictional or historical or just popular, just once.

August 25, 2014
THE HUNTER.
An “Hour Drawing,” available to purchase here, and the 200+ set of them so far here. Subject suggestion for this one was “Spider-Man villains.”

THE HUNTER.

An “Hour Drawing,” available to purchase here, and the 200+ set of them so far here. Subject suggestion for this one was “Spider-Man villains.”

July 26, 2014
From a series of diary comics that will see the light of day next year. Testing out some of Kyle Webster’s “Real Watercolor” brushes, which are pretty… righteous. Very impressed, and will probably use these for all my diary comic inkwashes going forward. Check them out for yourself here. If you use Manga Studio 5, you should also check out Ray Frenden’s primo brushes here. You deserve it!

From a series of diary comics that will see the light of day next year. Testing out some of Kyle Webster’s “Real Watercolor” brushes, which are pretty… righteous. Very impressed, and will probably use these for all my diary comic inkwashes going forward. Check them out for yourself here. If you use Manga Studio 5, you should also check out Ray Frenden’s primo brushes here. You deserve it!

July 18, 2014
studiojfish:

The Seconds team @radiomaru, @nathanfairbairn, @dharbin and me! Seconds is out in stores now! #secondgn #bryanleeomalley

There we are, gorgeous as the day is long! Seconds is a really amazing book that I was lucky enough to hand letter. It’s been a real pleasure to see people reacting to it, mainly like this: “!!!!!” If you’re near a bookstore or comics shop go get that thing stat STAT

studiojfish:

The Seconds team @radiomaru, @nathanfairbairn, @dharbin and me! Seconds is out in stores now! #secondgn #bryanleeomalley

There we are, gorgeous as the day is long! Seconds is a really amazing book that I was lucky enough to hand letter. It’s been a real pleasure to see people reacting to it, mainly like this: “!!!!!” If you’re near a bookstore or comics shop go get that thing stat STAT

(via studiojfishart)

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July 15, 2014
I wasn’t always such a nice guy.  (After Jack Kirby, from an isolated panel on jasenlex.tumblr.com)

I wasn’t always such a nice guy.
(After Jack Kirby, from an isolated panel on jasenlex.tumblr.com)

July 10, 2014
ananthymous:

royalboiler:

swrd-play:

d3-14:

sheahisself:

I talked comics with d-pi, and he gave really good answers to my questions. 

Thanks for chatting Shea. If you guys have nothing better to do than read another interview with me, here’s your chance to do so.

"Does being a black man who writes about black and Latino men and women as well as white men and women make race and ethnicity a defining part of my oeuvre? …or does it expose white supremacist hegemony in publishing and the perspective of those who see my work as “ethnic”?"
A damn good interview.

oh neat!

What a good read.

Love that quote! Comics need more people who utter the phrase “white supremacist hegemony in publishing,” many many more. Next time you look at something with a person of color in it and think “ethnic,” remind yourself that White =/= Default.

ananthymous:

royalboiler:

swrd-play:

d3-14:

sheahisself:

I talked comics with d-pi, and he gave really good answers to my questions. 

Thanks for chatting Shea. If you guys have nothing better to do than read another interview with me, here’s your chance to do so.

"Does being a black man who writes about black and Latino men and women as well as white men and women make race and ethnicity a defining part of my oeuvre? …or does it expose white supremacist hegemony in publishing and the perspective of those who see my work as “ethnic”?"

A damn good interview.

oh neat!

What a good read.

Love that quote! Comics need more people who utter the phrase “white supremacist hegemony in publishing,” many many more. Next time you look at something with a person of color in it and think “ethnic,” remind yourself that White =/= Default.

(via neo-rama)

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June 18, 2014

Anonymous said: When you draw, do you find yourself kind of 'feeling out' what you're drawing, as if you have a perception of the depth of the object?

doopliss:

It depends. A drawing professor once told me that skilled draftspeople look more at the subject than they do at their work, and when you do that, you are feeling along the contours of the thing with your eye as you replicate them with your hand. But at the same time If I’m drawing from life, or from a preexisting image, the process requires discarding intellectual information about the thing being drawn: you draw only what you actually see, not what you understand to be there. In that sense the depth of the object doesn’t matter, only the two-dimensional lines and shadows which the depth produces.

If I’m drawing from my imagination the process is a little different. Sometimes I’m kind of 3D rendering it in my mind in order to get the shading and foreshortening right, but years of consistent life drawing practice mean that I’ve more or less memorized convincing configurations of lines for thousands of frequently-drawn objects, and I usually don’t have to think it through that much.

This is just about perfectly stated. And reminds me that I have to do much much more habitual life drawing.

June 17, 2014
BIRDS. 
Andrew Neal, owner of Chapel Hill Comics, bought a $25 drawing but he’s such a sweet guy I decided to do a little strip for him instead. Also because I love birds (his subject request). 

BIRDS. 

Andrew Neal, owner of Chapel Hill Comics, bought a $25 drawing but he’s such a sweet guy I decided to do a little strip for him instead. Also because I love birds (his subject request). 

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