It's funny how in drawing you don't get steadily better. It hits you in waves. At least that's how it works on my end of the pen. I did my 5 pages this week but it was fucking uphill all the way. For the most part though even at the rough times I'm so much faster than I've ever been.
When I was in NYC doing the porn comics It was all I could do to make like 10 pages a month. Now I do 20 most months. Wich is nothing to some artists but it feels like warp drive to me. In that sense Tokyopop has been good. I had to learn to get fast. I think it was Dave Sim, unless he was quoting someone "first you get good then you get fast."
But it's such a turtles march. Just a little a day cause if you think of the whole book at once you go crazy or worse start to hack it out. King city tooo :page 121 tonight. 40 more to go. I'll throw the cover up next week.
DUDE THERE'S NEW CAREBEARS!!
This is a big deal to me. It never occured to me that it was weird until now. But I was pretty deep into care bears. Wich is funny because I clearly rememember refusing to watch my little pony because it was too sissy.
Look, I know it's easy to pick on care bears. But seriously Tender heart was my Optimus Prime.
Let's look at these new bears.
Harmony bear is obviously a rastafarian.
What kind of asshole bear calls himself Best friend bear when there's already a Friend bear. The same with Perfect panda , did he do that just to make the other panda feel inferior?
Fuck you America cares bear, you peice of shit. I hope grumpy mauls you. Why isn't there a good white bear. You could make a rad bi-polar bear or some shit. True heart bear looks the Ultra Magnus of this new batch. And by that I mean some lame step dad who has the matrix of leadership but will never be awesome. maybe he's just on some Perfect Panda shit.
And aren't pandas not really bears. Lets see some care bear cousins on this bitch. Cousin.
and here's a good care bear van thing from the future I found on this internet:
*ahem* .... It is true that a large part of the scientific community used to think giant pandas were homies with raccoons and kinkajous. However, genetic studies have since decreed that they are indeed true bears. They just don't hang with their bear brethren too much because of some rift in the family way back when.
Dang.. look at Perfect Panda's vain chuckle. It's like he thinks he knows something Secret Bear don't. Drawing upgrading slamming in waves is like , exponential .. like how tsunamis form... a tsunami of drawing power... shit
I think my parents got a good head start on fucking my brain up when they gave me a stuffed Grumpy Bear when I was a baby. Thanks, guys. Maybe if you'd given me Tenderheart Bear or Cheer Bear some shit, I'd be a kindergarten teacher who volunteers to save injured deer on weekends. Way to be, guys.
Do you suppose that you can mix and match carebears? Like, if you had to make a tag team picking two bears, such as 'wish bear' and 'birthday bear' would make an even more powerful 'birthday wish bear'. But the wrong combo would make an even weaker bear, 'secret' + 'best friend' = 'stalker bear'
These are the many important topics to consider in my life.
i still don't have copies of Water Baby yet, but i'll send you one when i get some. a lot of people seem to somehow have gotten the advance/galley copy, so if you come across that don't read it, because there were a lot of changes made between that and the final copy.
Pandas are really bears. For a while people thought they were on the same evolutionary strain as the Red Panda, a type of chinese raccoon thing, and that their resemblance to bears was actually just a coincidence / an example of convergent evolution. Since then, however, it's been decided that they are really bears and it's their resemblance to the red panda which is an example of convergent evolution.
I know a lot about this because I lost a really large bet to someone that a panda was not really a bear. Still, some museums I've visited still have placards saying the Panda Bear is really a big raccoon, so I guess I'm kind of absolved of my debt until the scientific community makes up its mind.
Also, did you know the Care Bears were a reaction to the threat of imminent nuclear annihilation at the height of the cold war in the 80's? It was designed to capitalise on the sense of 'WE MUST BRING OUR CHILDREN INTO A WORLD OF PEACE AND LOVE!!' parents had at the time. Their return at this time doesn't exactly seem timely... maybe closer to 2001 it would have made more commercial sense. Especially for AMERICA CARES BEAR.
Thanks-a-lot Bear sounds like one sarcastic motherfucker.
btw, pandas are bears. but they thought they were in the raccoon family because the circles around their eyes. which is dumb, that's like relating tigers and zebras cuz they both got stripes. my co-worker who loves pandas told me this, so he must be an expert (he did a report in like 4th grade on it).
does that future vehicle have a patio on the front? or is that like, to push cows outta the way like with trains?