Some sketches, a Toth study, and another sketch with some quick colors thrown on. I guess I was into drawing forests the last few days? It wasn’t a conscious decision.
Things I’ve been into this week:
Starting Over - Macklemore x Ryan Lewis
Engine - NMH
Wild Children - Ales Kot & Riley Rossmo
I finished drawing Bitter Liquid about a year ago. Feels like work on that book was eons in the past. I still haven’t really looked through it. blehrgh.
8:03 pm • 14 October 2012 • 5 notes
607345 asked: i might be applying for the pre-summer course at sva, not cartooning though most probably filmmaking or computer Art: digital filmmaking and motion graphics, it would be great if you could tell me a bit about your experience there :) as an international student (not living in ny or the states) i would have to apply for housing, were you apart of the SVA housing or did you have your own housing? thanks, and btw your art is beautiful :-)
Thank you for the compliment. SVA was a real great time. The program itself was kind of average, and not something I’d either praise or criticize. The people I met, however, made the whole thing really memorable. I had this really lovely family-like dynamic with ten or so other kids in the whole SVA building; this included roommates and just random kids I’d met in the lobby or on the way to class. It was really, really nice to talk to people that knew all the same art, music, movies, etc. I still keep in contact with most of my friends from SVA. I just got back from hanging out with one of them, actually. It was like no time had passed at all.
And I was a part of the housing, yeah. You’re a block or two away from where you work during the day, which was nice. On paper, the dorm I stayed in sounds pretty awful. Plastic mattresses and a busted phone/microwave/air conditioner. But I didn’t give a shit at all. I was having such a stellar time that nothing phased me for three weeks.
That’s my experience, anyhow. I’d reccommend you go for it. I don’t think I know anyone who was in the two programs you mentioned, but if I remember anyone, I’ll have them drop you a line. Hope this helps!
9:51 pm • 13 October 2012 • 1 note
Anonymous asked: where do you want to go to college?
Cooper Union and Risd are my top choices, but I have a general interest in checking out SCAD, Pratt, Cal Arts, and Art Institute of Boston. SVA’s my safety school, for sure.
11:42 pm • 7 October 2012 • 1 note
Some sketchbook stuff and studies of Searle, Columbia, and Toth. The first two guys were started as studies of pieces seen in MoMA’s book on german expressionism, but got kind of mutilated into something else as I attempted to draw them.
10:57 pm • 6 October 2012 • 3 notes
Aaand that’s where the book was supposed to end. Still more to draw.
I won’t be posting many comic pages in the next month or so, as I work on writing these last fifty pages. I’ll still be doing little illustrations and what not, so I’ll post those whenever. I’ve been fighting with a portrait of Alice Glass for the last couple of days, so I’ll post that, should I manage to get it right.
also, here are some things I’ve read/enjoyed/listened to over the last week or two, and I reccommend you do the same:
These Liz Suburbia zines (thanks for all the extra stuff, Kevin!)
The Adderall Diaries
This interview with Vasilis Lolos
This interview with Benjamin Marra
This interview with the Black Keys
Midnight City - M83
Daredevil: Born Again
Plague - Crystal Castles
4:58 pm • 30 September 2012 • 8 notes
The final panel here is a postcard he sent me in 1979.
1:21 pm • 17 September 2012 • 148 notes
Warm up from tonight, which was inspired by a verse from an Earl Sweatshirt song.
9:34 pm • 10 September 2012 • 6 notes
I’ve decided to add around 40-60 more pages to this book. Not because I want it to be longer, but because I have a story that’ll work much better in this book than in the third (and final!) book of the series. The book will be called Suburban Hunger. Also, my sincerest apologies to anyone who was looking forward to buying the book in the next month or so. I’m aiming for a early 2013 release for this one, and I am really excited to start drawing the new pages. I’ve got five pages left of the original ending to draw, and then it’s onto the newer, better material.
8:37 pm • 9 September 2012 • 7 notes
I don’t know what it means, I was just compelled to draw it.
4:36 pm • 8 September 2012 • 8 notes
Here’s a self portrait made out entirely of ripped up print-out’s of my comics. I did most of the work in an art class from May to June, but just finished it up today. The word balloons are mostly taken from this old Hunter S. Thompson comic I did. I think it turned out okay. It was certainly frustrating to do.
9:12 pm • 6 September 2012 • 8 notes