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Melt in you hands. - Brandon Graham
Melt in you hands.
So it's like 3:30 in the am and I came back to the city early because my brother is in town.
We went to a night market and ate $3 noodles across the water from big lit up crane claw machinery. now it's raining outside and I was drawing while listening to some rowdy Bukowski reading.
I'm just saying this is good and I like tonight.

One of the things I drew tonight was this idea for a possible Multiple warheads shirt.
based off that ice cream sketch i put up last time.

I think it'd have less colors as a shirt.

Also earlier today I hung out with James and Marley.
Here's a photo Marley took of me and James.


So awhile back gentelman artist Mr Steve Rolston,
drew this dolphin on a cell phone for a childrens book he was illustrating.

Look at that marine mammal, clearly chatting up an underage girl.

and then james drew this:

I love a dolphin in a Steve shirt.
There's more of it but that's all james has colored so far.

I think that's the kind of madness that helps you stay sane and keep this comic ish fun.
It's hitting me again this week how important it is to do it all for fun before you
do it for a living. I sit and quetly contemplate all this while Stokoe is drawing
dolphins riding on wheel chair patients. mutherfucker.

Also I really like these Milo Manara's designs for the defunked Barbarella movie

i know it's just a manara girl in space pants but just that it is Barbarella by manara
is enough to get me all "DUUDEE!" Also those knight shouler pads are pretty ill.

And some more old Adam warren stuff I ran into that I thought was awesome.

I had that Manga newswatch when it came out, I remember it had some of Warrens designs
for his Corey emmerson DP stuff.

I don't know if it's that I'm thinking more about covers these days, but I think
I prefer seeing cool art with logos and shit all over it.
I really dig the fancy E on this Blacksad cover.

and some old old Shonen jump Dragon ball cover. i can't even imagine anything looking cooler.

And I really like this comic store commercial with Rhymefest dressed up as a superhero.
Beating people and stealing infants to get them into a comic store.
He's got a good comic book run.

And now I sleeeeep.

Current Location: zzzzzzzzzzzz
Current Mood: zzz
Current Music: rainnnnn

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dragoninstall From: dragoninstall Date: August 10th, 2009 11:51 am (UTC) (Link)


This entry is like a re-entry fist to the FACE.

That blacksad cover is pretty thick. Man you could eventually make a ton of King City shirts with all the little references and details you've put around the place.
seanvdm From: seanvdm Date: August 10th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fuck yeah, I want a shirt of that image. maybe not white though.

didn't know Stokoe was so tiny or you so tall. His comic is awesome though! his he ever going to update his livejournal/deviantart site? I miss those awesome posts.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: August 10th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I was thinking maybe dark blue lines on a light blue shirt.

I am so tall. Stokoe is a normal sized man child.
Whenever I ask him if he'll do something on the internet again he just yells "I've gone dark!"
seanvdm From: seanvdm Date: August 10th, 2009 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
tssk. too bad! Like I said, I miss his art postings.

shit, dark/light blue combo sounds like a winner to me. but so would light on a dark shirt. I'm easy like that.

theresomewhere From: theresomewhere Date: August 10th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
i could do with some more dirty pair... wish there was an american doujinshi tribute book for 'em!

love the manara midriff!
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: August 10th, 2009 10:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I ever get a free month it will be all DP fan comics
From: parkas_4_kids Date: August 10th, 2009 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Definitely keep the colors on that shirt. With a white background inside the circle, that design would look BAD-ASS on a black shirt. BAD. ASS.

With as much as you've been talking about Masamune Shirow lately, I've decided it's time to re-read my copies of "Appleseed." I'd forgotten how well-laid-out all of his pages are, almost moreso than in "Ghost in the Shell." And I much prefer his older drawing style, especially when he draws people. There's just something about how much he uses computers on his pages that I don't like.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: August 10th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
word word.
I think Appleseed era shirow is as good as page layouts get.
Shost in the shell always just seemed like a version of Appleseed with everything cool taken out of it.

And yeah if I could ban one human from owning a computer it would be that dude. I read a thing recently where he said he coulnt do more appleseed because deuan wouldn't work in his digital style. man has lost his mind.

and Im glad you like the shirt drawing--thanks.
ability_normal From: ability_normal Date: August 10th, 2009 09:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Shirow has long since mind melded with the digital world. There is no going back for him.
From: parkas_4_kids Date: August 11th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Craziness! That's like Jim Lee saying he's not going to draw superheroes in '90s-style costumes anymore 'cause it conflicts with his personal code of ethics. Or Ross saying he's not going to draw scantilly-clad hot chicks with huge knockers 'cause he's so good at it.
sleeplessplanet From: sleeplessplanet Date: August 10th, 2009 03:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
do it, brandon. do that shirt. you know it!
aidosaur From: aidosaur Date: August 10th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't comment nearly enough on your posts. Each of these is like a long informative article for comics dudes. You're like an awesome textbook.

It took a bit for me to parse the characters in the BG of the shirt design. They might need something to visually separate them, I couldn't find Nik for a sec there. But gosh is Sexica h-h-hot.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: August 10th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, I like that.

Yeah, I think the shirt needs some color reworking.
I'll do a couple versions soon and hopefully one will pop out that elusive background characters.
joeyweiser From: joeyweiser Date: August 10th, 2009 04:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
Gimme that baby!
steverolston From: steverolston Date: August 10th, 2009 04:42 pm (UTC) (Link)

Every Day I'm Rolston

Dude, did you hear that Dark Horse is collecting the first three Blacksad books into one hardcover (including the third one that never made it into english)?


And I hear the new 4th volume is being released in France next year.

Also, that sign needs to be centered in the pic to better clarify that you're the Ass and Stokoe is the Rapist.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: August 10th, 2009 11:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Every Day I'm Rolston

Aw shit yes.
I love that blacksad.

And yes stokoe is a rapist.
chamonkee From: chamonkee Date: August 10th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Stokoe is a mad genius. energy just crackles of the page.
From: arlieth Date: August 10th, 2009 05:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would totally wear a shirt with the dolphin on it.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: August 10th, 2009 11:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
all i do is beg and plead with Steve to make cell phone dolphin shirts. I would have one for every day of the week and never wear anything else.
richmillerart From: richmillerart Date: August 10th, 2009 05:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
jamsie poo likes older and you look younger. have you been feeding off his life force?
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: August 10th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
I need his youthful energy to power my gennisis device!
I think it's cause he's older and im less stressed these days.
richmillerart From: richmillerart Date: August 11th, 2009 12:45 am (UTC) (Link)
whatever I still think your some kind of james life force sucking space vampire from dimension 9. also if you do that as a shirt design what do you think of using a halo around the outside?
richmillerart From: richmillerart Date: August 10th, 2009 06:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
also love the hidden background skull! yeah boy!
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: August 10th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I thought you would.
criticalmess From: criticalmess Date: August 10th, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, I was wondering how you learned inking, who were your big examples? I love how you make it look easy.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: August 10th, 2009 11:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I guess it would be Moebius and my pal David whose work is rare on the internet.

And my pal Tom Herpich does really nice lines too--
bougieman From: bougieman Date: August 10th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
The part of the Dolphin comic that made me laugh the hardest was when he rides on the back of the poor cat in the wheelchair. WEEEEEEEE! hahaha

I would buy that shirt, and I would also buy a "Every Day I'm Rolston" shirt. I would buy them both so hard.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: August 10th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
I guess when James drew the wheelchair WEEEEE panel he announced to Marley that it was the best thing he'd ever drawn.

Maybe we all need "everyday rolston" shirts to wear at some future con.
bougieman From: bougieman Date: August 11th, 2009 07:49 am (UTC) (Link)
He's right -- it could well be the best thing I've ever seen him do. I can't stop looking at those three panels.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: August 11th, 2009 08:40 am (UTC) (Link)
It gets so much better on the next page the dolphin gets ahold of a block of fudge.
jonathanchrist From: jonathanchrist Date: August 10th, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've always enjoyed your work. Do you mind if I add you to my friends list?
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: August 10th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Please do--and thanks.
From: (Anonymous) Date: August 10th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice picture of you two, and I'd totally buy that shirt

We should hang out when I come to Vancouver, I'll be in the city again from the 25th till the 31st
From: paulsakoff Date: August 10th, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
oops, that was me
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: August 11th, 2009 08:41 am (UTC) (Link)
Are you guys going to the con then?
ability_normal From: ability_normal Date: August 10th, 2009 09:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jesus, Stokoe is on some serious delirium comic sauce.

And I always wondered how to write ass rapist in Chinese.
yfrontninja From: yfrontninja Date: August 10th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ha ha ha! Ass rapist.

Adam Warren did some awesome covers for some Star Wars manga a few years back; I think it's the only stuff I like by him though. The way he draws teeth really weirds me out.

davario From: davario Date: August 10th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I nearly choked on my cereal reading James' comic, I could have died a happy man. Psst tell James the universe wants to see him bloggin' again.

You are definitely right about the "keeping comics fun" part, I've been running low this week and am trying to inject some fun back.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: August 11th, 2009 08:49 am (UTC) (Link)
It is always the strangest thing to me that it is work to I guess, keep fun stuff fun.

crazy comic books. I always forget that I can draw whatever i feel like.

I will harass James on your behalf.

ima_compooter From: ima_compooter Date: August 10th, 2009 11:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
i would buy a shirt for any of your comics in a second. like even a pillow fight shirt. maybe especially a pillow fight shirt.

i have this half real idea that ill get a tattoo of kid goku on kinto'un someday. sometimes im over it but when i see something like that cover im like, yeah, i could look at something like that on my body everyday until i die.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: August 11th, 2009 08:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah I think a BD tattooo would be a good choice.

What would be on a pillow fight shirt?
i was already worried about this ice cream one being too sleazy. But maybe thats the point.
ima_compooter From: ima_compooter Date: August 12th, 2009 01:38 am (UTC) (Link)
some butts, some boobs. nothin special.
neo_rama From: neo_rama Date: August 11th, 2009 03:21 am (UTC) (Link)
ahaha, for a second, the title "euromanga" confused the hell out of me. but...manga means COMICS! sometimes i forget.
pixoteandcupido From: pixoteandcupido Date: August 11th, 2009 03:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I think SELFISH DOLPHIN SURGEON is now the greatest comic book character of all times...
kevlar_ink From: kevlar_ink Date: August 12th, 2009 03:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
the lady eating the icecream has a wholelotta feeling, i tried doing one but the ice cream stains on her face look like a cumshot, and her hand is messed up, i guees it would be easier to explain if i had a pictah....

anyhowziez, me likesy!
From: (Anonymous) Date: October 29th, 2009 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

moebius/darrow print you asked about, the CITY OF FIRE print

ask and you shall receive... i have one, one of 100 - from MANY years ago...


i guess maybe you got your picture from the above link? if you've found more let me know... thanks


did the above to avoid spam, replace dot with a dot and cut out the parenthesis

i actually just covered up this print on my art saturated walls with a large print of CONJURE MAITZ...
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