Monday, 31 October 2011
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Thursday, 13 October 2011
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Friend, Natalie Kim’s new web series went live today AND studio mate Reilly Brown’s
Creator owned series (owned with Kurt Christenson) goes on sale digitally today
See Super Twins here
You can see-buy Power Play here.
Here at Drawbridge the sketch theme is “Twins engaged in a Power Play.”
Hey, I tried.
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
All hail Augustus Kal-El.
The design of the first comics superheroes, with capes and shiny outfits, was taken from the most flamboyant miracle workers of the day. Circus acts. The Strong man and the Human Cannonball got their capes from the powers of the ancients. The first capes were Roman.
So the rocket carrying the infant Kal El dropped down in East Africa in 1920. The infant was adopted by some wandering pastoralist tribesmen. As the child came of age there was much consternation in the tribe as it was discovered that his skin could not be pierced and the boy could not be circumcised. So he could not become a Moran ( warrior ) of the tribe, despite being faster and stronger than all of his brothers. As his capacity grew he became known as Mtu Mwenye Uwezo Kupita Kiasi ( the man without limits ).
Draw Superman as he would look had he landed in a country and time of your choice.
My Super Man landed in London during the late 1880's where he
was raised by Oscar Wilde. Sound good?
Monday, 10 October 2011
Friday, 7 October 2011
Thursday, 6 October 2011
In addition to all his work shaping technology as we know it, Jobs founded Pixar, who, for my money, has been the most consistently excellent movie studio since the early days of Disney animation. I always particularly associated Jobs with the masterpiece Wall-E, and its far-off future of highly evolved Apple-derived robots. I drew the titular character himself, whom I have no doubt has, somewhere in his collection of 21st century memorabilia, a black mock turtleneck sweater.
RIP, Steve Jobs.
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
So I was very fond of the Marv Wolfman/ George Perez 'New Teen Titans'. The characters are great, as proven by how well they translated into a TV cartoon version. Starfire ( Princess Koriand'r of the planet Tamaran ) was obviously designed to be an an adolescent boy's fever dream. Gorgeous, with a spectacularly slutty costume , while at the same time non-judgemental ( unlike those real girls at school! ) , charmingly naive ( she's not from around here ) and devastatingly deadly! The perfect woman ( if you're a 12 year old boy! ) The combination of those attributes somehow kept it from feeling sleazy, but it was a fine balance. The problem arises ( fnarr!) when you try and turn her into the perfect woman for a 40 year old boy....
BTW I haven't read Red Hood & the Outlaws ( which has been so controversial of late ) so I've got nothing to say about what I think Scott Lobdell's intentions were with writing it. I think it's a bit unfair to turn him into a human piñata over this issue when he's only got one issue out however. The art on the other hand ( by Kenneth Roccaforte ) is utterly lascivious. Though I like the Tiki panel borders.