Last year (and part of this year!) I wrote an essay on games and comics called “Equip Shield: The Role of Semipermeable Cultural Isolation in the History of Games and Comics.” (I wanted the title to be a bit longer, but the world’s supply of lead couldn’t be melted down fast enough to cast the appropriate type.) It’s a chapter in Nina Huntemann and Ben Aslinger’s book Gaming Globally: Production, Play and Place. (According to reports, the book is either out now [present], or will be soon [future indicative], or was out habitually, but is now interrupted [past imperfect].)
A couple of weeks ago, I did a guest strip for Jeph Jacques’ webcomic Questionable Content. Here’s the first row of panels.
A triptych of illustrations, based upon The Hobbit.
I haven’t done one of these in a while. Number 4 or 5 in a series of attempts to do some political caricature.
A morning doodle: everyone’s favorite plutocrat, Donald Trump. While drawing this, I realized that he sort of looked like a troll from old books of fairy tales. Thus:
A recent illustration (and the initial sketch). It’s a bit of a departure from my usual style (no outlines!) and a bit of a departure from my usual colors (saturation!) Click to see the full version.
Have you ever wondered what goes into the making of an illustration?
No? Well, dammit, here’s your chance to find out. (I promise that it’s nothing like what goes into making a sausage.) Keep in mind, this is how I create an illustration. I’m sure others have much more refined methods for doing so; Probably involving lawn chairs, fine tawny ports, and orgone. Mine involves loitering at The Roost with green tea and a sketchbook.
So, here’s the final illustration. Two rival business executives: one with a steam powered shotgun and a sweet mustache, one with a laissez-faire attitude and psychic powers.
A recent illustration (depicting cross-cultural exchanges in the arts).
Click upon the image to see the much bigger version.
A commissioned illustration I did a while ago that wasn’t used…