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Kabumpo in Oz - Brandon Graham
Kabumpo in Oz

Oh hello, please come in.

I'm back in the folds of my Vancover bathat after braving Seattle and the Emerald city convention.

Seattle is my nemesis but I had a really fun time and got a shitload of work done.

Here's a Sexica commision I did.

And some sketchbook ish. That guy on the right has to check his watch since he can't see the huge big ben on his head.

And Marian has been up to some Ice cold cool--She did all the FF tactics style costumes.

and more on her HCHOM:

At the con I got to hang out with Angie Wang who I've typed about on here before. the stuff that her and her friends are doing is amazing.

The picture on the left is from an illustrated fashion blog that
Angie just started.

And Angie inroduced me to some friends of her's--

Natalie Nourgat's stuff is on some Becky cloonan via Miyazaki--
This is the cover to her book about an airplane obsessed girl in a
town that wants her to just get married and cook.

And here's some of her autobiographical comic.

I really like these pages about how she interacts with the cats
in the alley behind her place.

Her site's here:

And Emi Leonox---.I like that cat next to her screaming the logo--

The book on the left, Perfecto Lonliness is about a girl who
gets the power to shoot energy out of her finger tips.
I really like this part where her friend tries to convince her to
shoot all these innocent creatures.

EMI's site:

And they even were nice enough to put me in comics.
natalie's on the left and Emi's on the right--and she drew my pal Joe
Keatinge of Image comics fame too.

Also I got these new books from my Seattle homies--mr Corey Lewis
and Graffitti/Hip hop/comic book legend Mr Michael Hall

Here's a video Corey made about the con with me in it making some
sharkniffe zz crack.

Another dude I met at the con was D.J. Bryant who gave me this
rad preview book of a story of his.
It's like a classy Fantagraphics book but with porn scenes.

He's got a bunch of cool nods in this book like this scene
playingoff an old Steve Ditko story:

Another great thing he pointed out is that every car in the comic is
based off of a transformer-- That's tracks on the left page.

More of DJ's stuff here:


Also in Seattle I got this Urasawa book and a Sinner issue.

The Urasawa book mostly shows his layouts and photos of his studio.
I love seeing that shit.
I like this out of body experience shot of his studio.

In some other photos you can see that he keeps a shelf of Otomo books
right behind his head. I like to keep a copy of Dōmu over my heart.

And Sinner!
I don't type enough about that book on here.
I read the issues that
fantagraphics translated in the 80's and it was in some issues of Raw.
no detective comic has come close to impressing me as much.

I always liked the idea that the guys that made it --Munoz and Sampayo
started drawing a comic about NYC before they had even been to the states.

I like this hard boiled beginning with a Chandler book.

And my Pal Justin loaned me this new Moebius, Arzak book he picked up
in France. DUDE!

I guess this one is a black and white preview book of the color stuff.
But still even without the color--We walk this earth with comic book giants.

I like these pages, Arzak fixing his bird and a kid getting monsters out of a gameboy thing.

And here's a Manara drawing of josephine baker.
It's cool to see him do a pretty lady that isn't his usual steeze.

And here's some of the Garland cycle from Megazone 23

and a manga page I thought was cool--

3 by 3 eyes and a nausica poster I hadn't seen.

The Rankin Bass Hobbit.

And I got a stack of the old Conan magazines from my pal Devin--this one
had more of Wendy Pini as Red Sonja.
I thnk its rad that she was doing this even when draing her amazing early Elfquest work.

Aside from all that I'm back to puttering away on the end of King city. And tonight hopefully I'll get to some long overdue Barbarian Revenge page!

Also I should mention that King city 6 and Mr Stokoe's Orc stain 2 should be out as of this Wednssssdayyyy. today.

Current Location: bath hat
Current Mood: moodnight
Current Music: dirty pair the movie nerd shit.

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peachke From: peachke Date: March 24th, 2010 07:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Haha, I suspect that Natalie is going to scream with excitement when she sees this post!

Aw! Aw jeez though, I'm really honored! ♥ Thanks for the kind words and the link!!! Hope to see you at some of the other cons this year--talk comics, and not the business end either.
killsmanygopher From: killsmanygopher Date: March 24th, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
And then I did. xD
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: March 28th, 2010 09:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes, It was rad hanging out with you and yours.
Hopefully there'll be lots of non busness comics talk in the future.
daphaknee From: daphaknee Date: March 24th, 2010 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)

this is an oh daphny comic


royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: March 28th, 2010 09:44 am (UTC) (Link)
but which one is Stalin?
daphaknee From: daphaknee Date: April 3rd, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
hes the wind that carries the comic
chamonkee From: chamonkee Date: March 24th, 2010 12:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Those mini's look so good. I need american minis in my diet.

Also the minimal colours in the commish look pretty cool.
From: davids_life Date: March 24th, 2010 02:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
Looks like you picked up some sweet stuff at the con. Wish I could have been there.
From: ext_227981 Date: March 24th, 2010 03:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
weird- Evelyn Dalton-Hoyt looks just like Phoebe Gloekner

Also- new Arzack!? Such a great time to be alive.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: March 28th, 2010 09:46 am (UTC) (Link)
yes and yes Mr Herpich.
A great time.
rsjr From: rsjr Date: March 24th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Marian just gave me such a Tactics-boner I can't even hide my shame.
Also, you should pay those girls to draw you, like, all the time. You look like some kind of harem manga dude that all the hot chicks fight over. Only not short and Japanese.
(also not a total knob like Archie either...)

The guy doing the porno comic with the Transformers in it is a genius on multiple levels. If he keeps it up, Eric Stanton will probably crawl out of his grave and draw a new comic just to try and one-up him.

That Sinner comic has amazing interior art, but I would never know that to look at that cover.

And that Hobbit art...!

And that Moebius digimon!

And that kid from Adventure Time that Corey drew as a girl!

And... and.... and...
cinnamonpi From: cinnamonpi Date: March 24th, 2010 05:11 pm (UTC) (Link)


"Also, you should pay those girls to draw you, like, all the time."

gregthelen From: gregthelen Date: March 24th, 2010 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh hey, Brandon! Remember the guy you made sure got on the right bus after ECCC day 1? I can't thank you enough for that, man!

And I devoured all five issues of King City. Great stuff!
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: March 28th, 2010 09:48 am (UTC) (Link)
Cool, I'm glad you liked the comics.
cinnamonpi From: cinnamonpi Date: March 24th, 2010 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
dude the light hound!
i've been perfecting a glocat!
but its just a glowy green, not a proper mechanimal...
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: March 28th, 2010 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)
oo i like the sound of a glocat.
joelcarroll From: joelcarroll Date: March 24th, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aghhhh....I gotta get that Arzak book! AWESOME!

For the story I did in the first Flight volume, I was like the only Moebius guy surrounded by Miyazaki dudes...if that makes any sense.

Here's the old sketch I did of the different influences I wanted to go for in drawing the vehicle...I just dusted it off this week, thinking of maybe expanding the old story into a larger story...

There was an old Megazone 23 mecha guide that I died for as a kid....just didn't have the scratch for it...just loved the Garland design to death.
Then saw one of the movies and was bored shitless...ugh.
Still love the Garland, though!

LOVE seeing the old Red Sonja Wendy Pini pics....it helps burn out the image of seeing her and Richard on a late night sex enhancement pill advert....brrrr.
tormentedartist From: tormentedartist Date: March 25th, 2010 06:44 am (UTC) (Link)


it helps burn out the image of seeing her and Richard on a late night sex enhancement pill advert....brrrr. I don't want to ever see this, but what the fuck? That is nuts.

Edited at 2010-03-25 06:44 am (UTC)
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: March 28th, 2010 09:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice, I like that drawing.
It's like the flying vehicles family tree. (the nausica thing would be it's mom)
From: paulsakoff Date: March 25th, 2010 12:08 am (UTC) (Link)
It was great seeing you at ECCC this year, same with Corey and Jason
I saw pictures of Marley hanging out with Moritat in Seattle, did you hang out with her?

I have a copy of that Hobbit movie on VHS, I watched it not too long ago too. Pretty good stuff

orc stain #2 is longggg overdue
snar_fled From: snar_fled Date: March 25th, 2010 08:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Mazinger Z was in town? I gotta get out more.

That Angie Wang fashion stuff is pretty neat. Fashion is so important to comics. That's one of the many things I've always dug about your work- your characters have great fashion sense.

Sinner is an amazing book. Another detective comic that's worth a look is Nestor Burma by Jacques Tardi. I've always thought Tardi is one of the all-time greats. You'll probably still prefer Sinner but Burma is no chopped liver.

I haven't taken the Urasawa plunge yet. I'm a little bitter about Pluto because no one in the States seems to have read Astro Boy #3- which I felt didn't need an update. I can tell he's really damn good, though, and I really want to read Billy Bat once it gets translated.

Man, it's really neat to see my stuff up here- What a treat. As to the Gloeckner comment- that was not intentional but you're totally right. Judging by Phoebe's work (which I'm very familiar with- she's an amazing artist) she fits the type I'm attracted to.

And speaking of beautiful comic artists- Wendy Pini, I would have followed you into battle at your command.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: March 28th, 2010 09:54 am (UTC) (Link)
Man you missed Mazinger?!

I don't think Urasawa was trying to update Astro boy--but more show the same story from a different angle.
I really like his stuff, reading his comics has helped me appriciate plot more.

mr_esty From: mr_esty Date: March 26th, 2010 12:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Holy fudge; I gotta get me a copy of that Arzak book!
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: March 28th, 2010 09:55 am (UTC) (Link)
I think it comes out in color soon.
roostur From: roostur Date: March 26th, 2010 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Nice rundown, complete with hardcore, comic porn! ^_^ BTW, I left my info with you on your LJ. I'm best reached by email.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: March 28th, 2010 09:55 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks--it was rad seeing you at the con.
I'm behind on emails but I'll hit you up soon.
kelvingreen From: kelvingreen Date: March 29th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
That Gameboy/monster thing from the Moebius comic reminds me of FLCL and all that stuff coming out of the boy's head. Which reminds me that I must watch and read FLCL again, and read more Moebius.

That mix of sex comics and Transformers is subversively brilliant. Love it.
tomcated From: tomcated Date: March 29th, 2010 10:49 pm (UTC) (Link)

Pillow Fight.

I just bought Pillow Fight on Amazon.com.... I CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT!!! ............. ^_____________^ ' .. i bet your adult comix as just as great as your regularz.

MuchAmorandPaz. Ur.Supposed.#1.Fan.

Leidy Person. :3
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: March 30th, 2010 11:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Pillow Fight.

Nice, thanks for getting that.
I should warn you there is not a plot.
Hopefully the bad schoolgirl jokes will be enough.
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 30th, 2010 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

i should probably get an lj. sigh.

first, that video was amazing. second, wendy pini makes me feel funny. third, those FF drawings that your lady is doing rock me like a hurricane. last but not least, this is my favorite blog in teh universe. there is always great stuff here, and it's entertaining as hell to read. thanks for making my internet experience totally awesome, Brandon!

i just realized, you might like these drawings that i did. so if you get a chance, take a peek. http://roundtotheground.blogspot.com/2010/03/shroom-samurai.html
hughferriss From: hughferriss Date: April 2nd, 2010 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Angie's art reminds me of Henry Darger -- she's so fearless. Bow glasses. Urchin collar. Braid suspenders. I wish I could do that stuff.

She seems like a nice person, too!

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