Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Self portrait?

I wanted to illustrate the phrase "Read my lips" with this stylized self-portrait. Unfortunately I wasn't too flattered by my attempt to illustrate my personal "look". I imagine I had the exaggerated and smooth lines of the Rolling Stones' logo in mind.

Wikipedia tells me that was the work of designer John Pasche, who has done extensive work designing album and singles covers for the music industry, notably several Art of Noise covers that I remember from my early twenties, working at KUOI, the college radio station in Moscow, Idaho, back in the late Eighties. All the same, there is much to recommend this sketch, perhaps I'll re-do-it.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Dirty Comics: an Art show

Jon Macy has put together an art show of comic book "erotica" for the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, California. He's calling it Dirty Comics and I've submitted a single page autobiographical piece for the show. I'm not sure what the etiquette for posting things that are submitted to a show is, but once the show is done I may share it here.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Artist Signatures: Jon Macy

Jon Macy almost needs no introduction as his work is all I've been talking about for the past five years or so, well, when I'm not talking about my own stuff.  He's published his adaptation Teleny and Camille was awarded a coveted Lambda Literary award this spring for erotica.  He's now working on his four part series Fearful Hunter, a fantasy featuring Druids and Werewolves. He drew the above portrait of his two protagonists Oisin and Byron for me at the Emerald City Comicon this spring. Below is the Wolf Master, who I've been pestering Jon to depict for me for some time. Hunky, isn't he!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Artist Signatures: Sean Z

I'd heard of the Myth comic books on several of the Internet forums I regularly read and I'd visited Rated-Z Studios before. But I was very pleased to meet Sean Z, the creator of these comic books at the Emerald City ComicCon this spring. He asked me first, "elf or human? I think elf." Then he proceeded to produce this "portrait". Who knows, this character could show up in one of his stories...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Artist Signatures: Christopher Lange

Jon Macy pointed out to me Chris Lange's artwork last year. I met Chris at the Prism Comics Booth at the 2011 Emerald City Comicon. He's been posting his web comic at Capitol Hillbillies since 2007 and had a small chapbook of his strips published by Northwest Press. His eclectic and graphic style stands out for its ability to engage the reader and yet the topics of his strips are definitely not work safe. Chris's humor is adult, sarcastic and definitely campy, referencing pop music stars, porn stars and Internet sites. What you get is a contemporary pro-safe-sex observation of "twenty-something" gay culture.  In the sketch above the comic strips character's names, as best I can tell, beginning in the upper right corner with Stu pointing his finger, then John in the lower right corner, William to the lower left and finally Clark in the upper left with the cross hanging from his neck...Hey Chris, let me know if I got their names wrong!