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That's the opening 2 page spread of the new Multiple warheads #2 that I drew when KC was in limbo and just got to finished coloring this week.

Hello,

I've been buried in getting my head back into Multiple warheads.
I've got an avalanche of unread emails, so sorry if I haven't writen back to anyone
and I've got an unread comic stack that's getting past my knees.
That`s like being nerd rich.

Here's some sketchbook stuff this week.
The tintin on the lower left was drawn by my pal Moritat, I just colored it.



Stokoe broke his internet silence this week and came out of the water with a knife in his teeth and a wordpress site:
http://orcstain.wordpress.com/
sllleeeepppppp
He`s been working on all kinds of cool shit. Dude did a fucking 4 page Galactus comic that`s coming out in Strange tales (Deforge is in that one too.)


And dear sweet space Marian did up this awesome space ship for her space sniper.


It might be too small to see but she's got Brandon scott Graham space hamster in there.
You can see it bigger on her space site:
http://hchom.com/
I hope this isn`t her telling me she needs space.

And they announced Simon Roys story in HEAVY METAL.

here:
http://www.heavymetal.com/shm/images/channels/magazine/0111/08.html
Good buisnees is publishing Simon in HM--now if they only gave dude a whole issue.

And here's an drawing Marley did of Hellblazers Epiphany on the left
and my pal Farel has got a tumblr that I ganked the sketch on the right from.



Marley
http://shortfury.deviantart.com/
KITTY!

Farel
http://popgunwar.tumblr.com/

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I dug out a folder of old drawings, I used to do this thing where every year
I'd try to redraw the same page to see how much my drawing had changed and on
the back of the pages I'd write what I was up to and into.

I didn't put a date on the first one on the left (maybe 1990?)
the page on the right is from '93 so I was 17

The charcters are Akio Tak--hes like Joe from King city if he was a cat.
Syma was his sexy elf alien lady--anladorian.

So I was 19 when I did the left page and 20 on the right page.

On the back of the page I wrote that I was in a body cast from fracturing my L-5 vertebrete.
I was staring a comic called Sandpaper
I was reading Paul Pope's Dr Richarson and listeing to Diggable planets.


These 2 were done in the first and last months of '98 the one on the right looks pretty crappy and unfinished.

I wrote that I was trying to get my art less sloppy but retain the skat lines.
I was doing a window display for a hair salon and I'd just started Universe so big--
my 2nd 3 issue series.and my first porn comic was in print. (a short in Milk)
Listeningto Tribe and Public Enemy



The one on the left I did in 2000 when I was 24.
I was in nyc inking Moritats porn pencils and planing to submit to Heavy metal.
and I was listening to Pharcyde labcabincalifornia. I did the page on the right tonight--





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Naniiebim sent me a stack of her comics this week.
Here's the letter I got with it. Such a great earthling and Anna.
Good cat feet.

and her LJ
http://naniiebim.livejournal.com/

And Mr John ÌNkmo`Kantz showed me this Ghost in the shell drawing he did:


She actually says that shit--here's the panel:

Is that meant to be sarcasm?
We were talking about how batshit crazy Shirow can be, like he had no one watching over
his sholder-- and how much more interesting and rereadable that makes his work.

Here's some pages from a Kouichirou Yonnemura art book I got.
I think it's 90's RPG art. I really keys into that 90`s cyberwhatever that I love so much.


I like his thing of having hair turn into wings.


Here`s some comics I read recently:


The Corben book is nicely Corben. A dude with a sexy space mama lands on an alien world and
has to have sex with a sexy alien mama.

One thing I really liked in the book is this idea that time is moving so fast for the space travelers a year on earth passes in a day and the alien world they`re going to has time to set up a prophicy and religion for them before they get there.

Dragon Lance was a comic I was really excited about as a kid but I never read much of.
I was way too into the main lady as a kid--her name`s Riva Silvercrown.
It`s like D&D but with ass shots.

Nurse Nurse is all about space nurses going to venus, I really like the way Katie Skelly draws noses.
junny and Nina are tottal space bitches.
You can read the first issue here:
http://calicocomics.com/nursenurse_1.htm

Someone has started a Moebius blog where you can see a shit ton of his work.

I`m thrilled it exists.
http://theairtightgarage.tumblr.com/

And here`s a video of Enki Bilal working:


And I wanted to mention that I'm going onto the Inkstuds radio show again on thursday
starting at 2pm homedudes Brian Fukushima, James Stokoe and Marley Zarcone will be on as well
you can call in 604-822-2487.
http://www.inkstuds.org/

And King city 12 should be out damn soon.

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Current Location: space bathat
Current Mood: 6 am
Current Music: rapsss city

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harveyjames From: harveyjames Date: November 24th, 2010 02:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh wow, there's a lot of La City Feu stuff on that Mobius blog. That's cool. I remember not being able to find any of that online after you mentioned it on here.
mcgheeeee From: mcgheeeee Date: November 24th, 2010 02:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
ballin'. i should try that.

seriously, it's like you've been ronining since you were 12 or some shit. wtf!!!

also, I dunno about you, but i am copying every last file from that tumblr before someone pulls it lie they did that zaffino site.

also also, what parts of shirow strike you as crazy? i mean, i buy silly, sure, especially with dominion, but crazy?
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 25th, 2010 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, hopefully the Moebius thing will stay going for awhile.

I don't know if I mean Shirow is eating his own cat style crazy but the stuff that always hits me is how much detail and work he puts into the SWAT tactics but is kind of vauge about characters and relationships.
It's nice how off of standard comics storytelling he goes.
ninjasuperspy From: ninjasuperspy Date: November 24th, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, cool seeing your style develop like that. Also I am incredibly stoked for King City 12.

Marian's spaceship looks quite cozy. I remember working with a friend of mine a trillion years ago in high school writing up a anime concept revolving around gladiatorial space combat between star ships powered by their captain's breakdancing. One of those things that makes total sense when you are 16. And that's a completely unrelated anecdote.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 25th, 2010 03:03 am (UTC) (Link)
That Break dance powered star combat sounds amazing.
I think that would be worth making as a sober adult.

and thanks I hope you like how KC ends. Hopefully It'll be out soon, I don't know what the hold up is.
Dorian Legodick Lafferre From: Dorian Legodick Lafferre Date: November 24th, 2010 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)

Progress

It's always awesome to see Anime-influenced artists get less copycat and more subtle. Less Weeaboo, more badass original comics. Good stuffs!

That Kouichirou Yonemura stuff is awesome! Weird in a good way, reminds me of the first time I saw Moebius.
he_man_is_cool From: he_man_is_cool Date: November 24th, 2010 05:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's so cool seeing how you've progressed. I've still got a loada old comics I've done somewhere. I daren't post them anywhere though.

Stokoe's stuff just keeps getting better. The detail he puts in is unreal.

I love that Tintin pic too. I'd love to see you do a Tintin comic. With sex! That would be freaking sweet.
kelvingreen From: kelvingreen Date: November 24th, 2010 06:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
I read that as "I've got an avalanche of undead emails". Heh.

I love that one-page-a-year-thing -- quite different from Rob Liefeld's one-page-a-year-thing -- and I might give it a try myself, although I'm getting on a bit, so there may be no point at this stage.

I remember reading some Shirow comic and there was a whole page of characters going on about the rubbish not being collected or something, which any sensible editor would have whipped right out of there as being irrelevant. Mental, but that's the beauty of Shirow, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 25th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know about the Liefeld one page a year thing?
one year doesnt seem to change up my art style much these days maybe i should do one every 5 now.
mr_esty From: mr_esty Date: November 24th, 2010 06:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
Geeez, I think I had the whole run of Dragon Lance & Forgotten Realms comics back at my mom's place. I shoulda been reading Conan.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 25th, 2010 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)
There's always now for conan.
It'd be awesome to see some Dragon lance art from you.
I might have to do that too.
mcgheeeee From: mcgheeeee Date: November 24th, 2010 07:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
thank you so much for that bilal video, too. invigorating.
spectator_sport From: spectator_sport Date: November 24th, 2010 07:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remember the first time I saw a video of Bilal drawing and tried experimenting with the stuff he uses, it was like when you realise those crazy-ass natural structures are made by years of erosion like "whoah, someone actually made this".

In that second page of that first old comic, you're the same age I am now. BRB drawing until my hands hurt.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 27th, 2010 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, especialy seeing him painting/drawing pages that I've read over and over is bizare-- he actually made that with a camera on him?

17 for me was my year of making big plans that I'll be trying to live up to for the rest of my days.
jasonturner From: jasonturner Date: November 24th, 2010 07:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow I love that idea of re-drawing a page each year!
You and James Lloyd are making me feel like pulling out some old high school comics to post.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 25th, 2010 03:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah you should, that'd be great to see.
I was thinking I'd love to see James redraw his teenager comics with his current ability.
manwithjewels From: manwithjewels Date: November 24th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
It's really exciting to see the progress from hyper-manga furry style to where you're at now - a beautiful style that's really all your own. Thanks for posting those.

I really love the creatures and designs that you're working up for Multiple Warheads. The fluid quality to everything is super appealing.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 27th, 2010 04:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks a lot.
eddvick From: eddvick Date: November 24th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Watching the progression of your style year to year, man, that's just about the coolest thing ever.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 27th, 2010 04:08 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Edd, I think it was in the middle of drawing those that I first showed up in your Mu/Aeon office.
mizbelle From: mizbelle Date: November 24th, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Man, I'm so sad I missed the first few issues of Orcstain. Every time I see the new issues at the store I want to buy them but I think I'll wait for a trade or something. but really, that and King City are the only things I see at the store that really catch my eye. I'm glad you are posting about it and reminding me of it every so often :D
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 25th, 2010 03:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah the orcstain trade is on the way.--I think it's at the printer now. And thanks
westival From: westival Date: November 25th, 2010 12:08 am (UTC) (Link)
A friend of mine recently purchased some kind of digital download from Heavy Metal that had the content of like 200 scanned issues or something like that. He was kind enough to share all the Arzach and L'Incal content with me. I've never had so much Moebius in front of me before.

royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 27th, 2010 04:09 am (UTC) (Link)
That's awesome.
Have you read the waters of Deadmoon issues?
I really like those.
westival From: westival Date: November 25th, 2010 12:09 am (UTC) (Link)
PS: I really like seeing your old sketches.
tony_cliff From: tony_cliff Date: November 25th, 2010 02:24 am (UTC) (Link)
What a whole bunch of great stuff. Love the re-drawing business, too.
relaxing From: relaxing Date: November 25th, 2010 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Wanna tranquilize with some New Age music?
:D

(Page 115 in the Titan Books edition.)
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 25th, 2010 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)
YES.
and page 117 of the DH edition with the sexy sex scene in it.
calico_comics From: calico_comics Date: November 25th, 2010 05:06 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks brandon! i am glad you like my noses
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 25th, 2010 05:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh nice, I forgot you were on here.
The books are great! I've read the first 2 and I'm borrowing more from a friend tomorrow.
maudlinbone From: maudlinbone Date: November 25th, 2010 08:44 am (UTC) (Link)
orc stain blog! moebius blog! brandon graham style evolution! new age tranquilizing!

god, i love this blog. it's a great break from all the heavy academic shit i'm doing and always makes me super hyped to draw and make comix.

as they say on the downtown east side walls,

i love you <3
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 27th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC) (Link)
nice thanks.
It's all an elaborate scam to remind myself to get hyped and draw comics.

From: brhillman.wordpress.com Date: November 25th, 2010 04:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Artwerks

I really love that little tintin doodle, but those stokoe pages are a complete assault on the senses :)
yfrontninja From: yfrontninja Date: November 25th, 2010 07:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
WARPH! Now I need to start drawing Multiple Warheads fan art!

I done-did a King City for you (what we were talking about a while ago. I lost the drawing and then found it and sexed it with markers and will be mailing it to youuuuuuuu).

royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 27th, 2010 04:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Jordyn!

I don't think I type at you enough about how much I love what you do. Thanks so much for this awesome KC drawing.
the colors came out so good. I like his lips and eyebags.
musashinoelegy From: musashinoelegy Date: November 25th, 2010 09:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
This was an excellent post. It's great to see what your 17-year old self was drawing up.
And I would die to see John Kantz do some Bubblegum crisis-type shit.

I think Orion is like a testament to Shirow's batshit crazy brains. I can't imagine how that thing ever happened and got published-- but I wish more people did stuff like that.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 27th, 2010 04:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Giannis,

Yeah, Kantz really has tapped into the best part of manga in the same way you have.

Orion is pretty out there. Have you seen the Neuro hard pages he did?
nervousystem From: nervousystem Date: November 26th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC) (Link)
The space lady with the box and the book is my favorite Moebius thing I've seen. That knocked me over the first time I saw it. Wow.

The project you did--revisiting the same page annually--is a real eye opener. Most of us are content to bury the past and say "oh, what was I thinking," or "that was fun," or whatever. But this is something philosophical or something. Like some variation on "Groundhog Day" or that guy from Sandman who Morpheus visits every century to see how he's doing.

Comics as religious experience

royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 27th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC) (Link)
yeah that one is awesome.
I think I remember it being based off of an amelia airhert photo.

Yeah it was fun doing that page over, I've thought itd be cool to see something like that with different artists. a book of 30 comic dudes doing one page of a simple action.
From: (Anonymous) Date: November 26th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Love the Moebius stuff. It reminds me of Otomo for some reason. Both of their styles have this sense of depth and weight. I dunno, can't describe it any other way.

What would you, or anyone else reading this, consider THE Moebius book to read? I'm interested in reading some of his work, but I don't really know where to turn. Searching for him on Amazon doesn't seem to bring up anything that's still in print.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 27th, 2010 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah tottaly, I think Otomo was really Moebius influenced in his early stuff. He did some short stuff in the 80's that would have fit nicely in Heavy metal.

My favorite Moebius books are his Aedena cycle.
Books they're numbers #1 (upon a star) #5(gardens of Aedena) #7 The godess and 9 Stel that Epic put out in the 80's. But it's all good stuff.
From: ludroe Date: November 26th, 2010 08:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Nice to see you doing that yearly comic page again.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 27th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC) (Link)
It was hard to not scan our Outlanders battle.
we should do another something like that.
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