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Here's a photo of my dads Dome and a picture he took out of an airplane.


I've been getting back into drawing Multiple warheads, I feel like I'm just starting to wrap my brain around the larger story 70 something pages in.

Here's a 2 page spread, the Waleing wall. Where the characters hang out for a couple issues.
Solve some mysteries and eat some pasteries.

here's the rough pencils for it.
I change a lot of details as I go.

I'm having a lot of fun with the hotel built into the wall they stay in.

Here's some art therapy out of my sketchbook and naked ladies.

While Marian was away dog watching at her Aunt and Unkles cabin I grew as much
of a beard as I'm capable of.
I like to think of it like at the end of Bill and Ted 2 when they have to
go off and seriously train and then they come back with Wyld Stalions beards.
This is my Multiple warheads beard.

My pal, Mr Sheldon Vella sent me his layouts for a porn comic he's been working on. It's kind of a cool process, he's doing these layouts and then they base photos off of them--then he draws around and over the photos.

Apparently in that last panel to get the pose right the poor lady had to stand on a bunch of boxes while someone blew a hairdryer up her skirt. I hope they paid her lots.
I hope mom could afford that operation.

Sheldon has an amazing looking Ghost rider comic in one of the upcoming strange tales books that Marvel is putting out. I have high hopes that him and my pal Farel who did a Spiderman story are in the same issue.

And Mr Dr Stokoe recently did this to go in his first Orc stain collection.
rolling in dick money.


Here's a rad Sexica Drawing that John Kantz did. I really like the painted hair and Shirow jacket. It's exciting when other artists drawings of your character make you want to try harder.


And Jovan Velkoski has been doing a bunch of pink portraits on his site.
He drew me and Marian. He really got Marian down and drew me way too classy looking.
I would have so many macaroni stains on that fine suit.
I really like the style he did these in.

More here:

And oh, ohh hoo hoo!
Frank Teran has a site I was unaware of.
So much good shit on there.

I got a stack of new comics and then left them at James and Muggles place
but I've been rereading some solid books.

Me and my pal Joe Keatinge are making a move to read through all of Cerebus. Years ago I'd only read up to Guys.
And as much of a bad rap as Sim has gotten I've never read anything in Cerebus that's offended me.
Me, I just want good comics.
"You could be a mack, a pimp, hustler or player---"

And I really liked reading this Billy Holiday book again. I'm more into the Alack Sinner aspect of the book than the life of lady day. But man, I love how much Munoz and Sampayo do what they do. It's comics that use the tricks of the medium without making it look like they're trying to juggle for anyone.

Like these pages here with the notes on the womans room on the top left panel (fake tits and Fake Graphic novels) and the eye contact panels on the right page.

And here's some city hunter pages where they lure Ryo into the rafter by fishing for him with underwear and then he gets stuck on the rafter by his boner after seeing a pin up girl.

I like how in tune with what teenage boys want the 80's Shonen jump was.
Boner humor and sci-fi/ fantasy fight scenes for 400 pages a week.

And some european covers. I screwed up and saved the verzion of this with a John steed face on it from some other ish I was up to.
I like the elephant A on the Spirou and that Manara cover is great--how much clothes can change up the idea of what a character is.

Here's some covers by Yuchi Hasegawa of Maps fame.

There's a bunch of his older covers here:

And another image from the elusive new Dirty pair manga.
I want this shit.

And some star wars DP

and Mark Pearce's Ronin dogs with Jen as slave Leia.


and some Space family carlvinson paper toys I thought were cool.
I liek how they did teh purple dudes mouth thing.

And the 80's Otomo Noah's Arc Canon ad I never get tired of looking at.

Also I decided this week that the best possible thing for me to get back into while working on Multiple warheads is Emma Peel era Avengers episodes.
I'm all about the scene on the train in this one with Steed pulling shit out of his bag:

And I've been listening to lots of Joell Ortiz of Slaughterhouse.

He's got a great line in his song, Hip-hop:
"I'm feelin' myself, that sound right
You gotta step in that ring like, listen I'll pound Mike
You gotta step on that court like, I could hold down Mike
The way I step on that stage and have the whole crowd like, aww man"

I feel like you've got to own your shit. Really do what you do with the idea that
you can contend with the best. (but also remember your shit still stinks.) it's a fine ego line to walk.

Alright, I'm off to draw more.
Be excellent to each other and shhhittt.

Current Location: beardhat
Current Mood: beard
Current Music: YAOWA!

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_w_o_o_d_ From: _w_o_o_d_ Date: October 30th, 2010 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I remember when that Billie Holiday comic was serialized in the magazine (A Suivre) in France... I'm pretty sure that in the French version the racist taxi driver is claiming that Billie Holiday and Lester Young were having sex inside his car, not throwing shit on the hood.
From: bluebeetlev3 Date: October 30th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
I found a handful of Cerebus trades at a Half Price Books last week and picked up High Society. I enjoyed it so much I ended up ordering Church and State 1 and 2 and Jaka's Story from a used book store on Amazon.

It was really not at all what I expected, and a really pleasant surprise.
jasonturner From: jasonturner Date: October 30th, 2010 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Does your dad really have a dome house? My dad had one for a while, in his hippie phase.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: October 31st, 2010 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)
My dad lives a full and happy life in his hippie phase.
we really need more dudes in domes in this town.
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royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: October 31st, 2010 11:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, there was just the oneshot MW a couple years ago.
The new color stuff won't be out until next year.

and thanks for digging up all teh KC issues.
manwithjewels From: manwithjewels Date: October 30th, 2010 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Holy Mackarel, Multiple Warheads. I've always been excited about this book but jesus. Good show.

The Billie Holiday is also pleasing my eyes pretty well.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: October 31st, 2010 11:24 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks a lot, I think it'll be a fun series to get out.

and yeah, it's worth digging up the Sinner books the Billy Holiday dudes did through Fantagraphics in the 80's if you haven't seen them.
steverolston From: steverolston Date: October 30th, 2010 10:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Diggin' the word balloons with Sexica & Nik faces in 'em.

I only made it about 200-or-so issues into Cerebus. There are definitely some good comics in there... but the biggest problem for me was when it stopped being comics and turned into long-winded prose with some illustrations.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: October 31st, 2010 11:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks Steve.
I've got an issue of Ghost project that I'm using to plan out all my page placement plans for Multiple warheads.

I'm gearing mysellf up for the long text issues. I'll need to meditate beforehand or some shit.
tiny_vice From: tiny_vice Date: October 30th, 2010 10:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Jesus! Dome house??
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: October 31st, 2010 11:27 am (UTC) (Link)
A Jesusdesic dome.
mcgheeeee From: mcgheeeee Date: October 30th, 2010 10:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wowsers with that new page. You most certainly do walk that line. I had a long heart-to-heart with a coworker over that topic two weeks ago. Gotta love yourself just enough to produce the best you possibly can, while still hating enough to keep improving. hard shit. u think she helped me get there, now just to re-jig my life...

anyway, that new DP is, as monsieur warren would say, 'hawt.' I'll see if I can't dig it up...

also, was MAPS actually any good? I never got around to seeing/reading it but i remember loving the trailers in front of EVA.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: October 31st, 2010 11:29 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks thanks,

And thanks for sending the new pages, im behind on email replys.

In a perfect earth Dark horse would translate that new DP with Warren covers.

I haven't seen much of Maps past the covers. I've herd good things about it though.
From: ex_fareldal Date: October 31st, 2010 12:17 am (UTC) (Link)
can i go to your dad's house with you sometime. i'll read dianetics if i must.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: October 31st, 2010 11:30 am (UTC) (Link)
dude, we should plan a trip soon.
That would be fun, we can read freak brothers comics instead.
From: ludroe Date: October 31st, 2010 02:10 am (UTC) (Link)
I was growing my whiskers this week too. I don't think anyone noticed though.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: October 31st, 2010 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)
must be universal dicecat beard week.
someone will have to inform the Seattle chapter.
maudlinbone From: maudlinbone Date: October 31st, 2010 06:40 am (UTC) (Link)
sweet work on that bill n ted beard. you'd be a better choice to star than 'realistically aged' keanu reeves

also is multiple warheads on release yet? i hunger for more graham
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: October 31st, 2010 11:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks, I heard about this new bill and ted.
I'm intrigued.

There's only a one shot MW issue from a couple years back.
The new color stuff won't start until 4 or 5 months into next year.
kelvingreen From: kelvingreen Date: October 31st, 2010 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow, I'd forgotten how good The Avengers was. It's all the little details they chuck in there.

One wonders if Bill and Ted will be all beardy in the new film, which is now going to happen!
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: October 31st, 2010 11:35 am (UTC) (Link)
it's so good.

I can't imagine how they'll pull off an adult bill and ted.
maybe if it was bearded future them going back in time?
but yes they'll need beards. maybe not the zz top one this time though.
nervousystem From: nervousystem Date: October 31st, 2010 03:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
I just recently figured out--or rather I mentally accepted--how to draw in one, two and three point perspective. I knew the mechanics before, but couldn't trust the math. ALWAYS TRUST THE MATH. Now my shit is all covered in construction lines like your pencil scan above. It's magical, how adequately advanced this science is.

Looking forward to reading the adventures at the Waleing Wall.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 1st, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
sometimes I'll be waling outside and notice how everything is lined up in perspective --it's like the scam works.
nichangell From: nichangell Date: October 31st, 2010 03:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh wow. multiple warheads is looking supercool
i love big spreads revealing whole locations like that... it makes me wanna go visit.
and sheldon's comic looks sexy as hell... where's that gonna be availiable?
also, dont suppose you've had a chance to look at my books? id love to hear what you think
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: November 1st, 2010 11:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not sure about Sheldons thing in print, he might let me put the whole first one up here.

And yes I read all your books last night, really fun stuff.
I'll have to email you a detailed report.
Kevin Lasnik From: Kevin Lasnik Date: October 31st, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
What's up with King City #12? It's completely disappeared from the Image schedule and solicitations, is it still coming out?
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: October 31st, 2010 04:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, I think it's out on the 12th of next month (november)
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