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I was typing at my pal Joe tonight about my sorid past in the porn trenches, I think it was good for me.
If anything I had fun.

Here's the first porn comic I did when I was 22. 12 long years ago.
The dudes at Radio comix let me do this for their Milk anthology to try out my stuff before they let do my Universe so big book with them.
I based this main character Paris, off of Natalie Imbruglia-- who I don't even think I knew sang back then I just had a magazine with lots of pictures of her in it.

the Seattle hip hop scene was a huge deal to me and I was really into the idea of having all the background graffitti done by real writers.
My BFF Ludroe who did a back up comic in king city 11 did some and 206 hip hop legend Specs one drew the guy on the tittle page.
--there's also a MADK train in there.

The cover here (not the same issue that ran the story --that was #7) was done on blue, brown and white colored paper, cut together and colored with markers. That tiny West seattle was cut off of a bus schedule. REPRESENT!

I tried drawing Paris and Winters again tonight.


Here's a rad KIng city drawing mike mcghee did. I like that crazy horned dude
and how much detail is going on outside the door.

Mike's site is here:

Here's some Jean-Claude Fournier (Spirou and Fantasio)art off of that same site the Adamov was on.
I like that layout with the keyhole panel backed by the street gray.

That dude in the newstand is the only kind of guy I want selling comics.
I'm all love it or leave it about my favorite art form.
more here

My dear sweet inlaws got me this amazing Antarctic press book of Japanese fan art of american 80's superheroes.
Carrie Kelley works so well in that style. "ace the cloak"

The 80's mecha mixed with superheros is an animal I like.

And here's some manga covers I liked.
I'm planning on trying to do something like that top left for a Multiple warheads issue.

And I like the diagram on this rabbit lady.


If you haven't read it yet, there's a really good Tom Spurgeon's talk with Dylan Horrocks:
They go into ideas on coryright and piracy it's a nice sane side to Colleen Doran's
eyerolling bullshit.

here's a good Horrocks quote
"for me that is reaching out to people whose lives can be enriched in some small way by what I do. That's my bottom line. And that's why, for me, the freedom of the Internet is not a threat, but an extraordinary opportunity."


Current Location: also awake
Current Mood: awake
Current Music: new order

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theresomewhere From: theresomewhere Date: December 31st, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
wow i hadn't read that comic before, thanks brandon!

i like the briefing scene!

and it shouldn't be hot, but whenever a girl abuses machinery, it's def Fahrenheit!

and yay for femme robin, batgirl, & chibi batman :)
yfrontninja From: yfrontninja Date: December 31st, 2010 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
NICE! I was just talking to Calum from Strange Adventures here in Halifax how great it would be to get more of your erotic stuff into Canadian stores. Though, really that's also me wishing there were more copies of your elusive Pillow Fight!

Happy New Year, Brandon-din-dang-dong!
artprincess2002 From: artprincess2002 Date: December 31st, 2010 08:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should totally try going into making more of these and sellin em.
_w_o_o_d_ From: _w_o_o_d_ Date: December 31st, 2010 08:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hey, I finally got my hands on King City volume 12 and it's gorgeous ! Love the way it ends.

Also, they let you put an ad for a comic you're making a different publisher ? This series has been most atypical from start to end...
kafuness From: kafuness Date: December 31st, 2010 09:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
I like how your porn comics are sexy in a way where sex is a fact of life, of super-awesome future super spy life
kelvingreen From: kelvingreen Date: December 31st, 2010 09:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh, I love the super-D New Warriors. I'd subscribe to that in a shot if Marvel had the sense of fun to do it.

I'm also shocked that the Iron Man of 2020 is only nine years away now. I feel old.

That Horrocks interview is great. Ever since I discovered the internet I thought it was perfect for comics and wanted to get something out there.
mcgheeeee From: mcgheeeee Date: December 31st, 2010 11:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
...now I think I finally see the manara in you.

but, mostly, yeah, shucks. thanks :)
dragoninstall From: dragoninstall Date: January 1st, 2011 01:46 am (UTC) (Link)
Ohhh shit, 1998.... even the '98 stuff has that gnarly energy. I like the classic coloring on the cover. Also, happy newest year and all that jazzafrass.
nervousystem From: nervousystem Date: January 1st, 2011 02:46 am (UTC) (Link)
I could never find your "Milk!" stuff. This one's pretty amazing. I can totally see what you mean about using the sex comics as a spring board to write about damn near ANYthing just so long as they've got a certain percentage of sex. Somehow I think this casual, easygoing sci-fi/spy stuff probably works better this way?

Happy New Year, in any case!
pixoteandcupido From: pixoteandcupido Date: January 1st, 2011 03:39 am (UTC) (Link)
happy new year brudda!
adam_0oo From: adam_0oo Date: January 2nd, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your old timey comic is loads of fun.

I like how the last statue is sitting on a plate.
From: ldragen Date: January 4th, 2011 01:18 am (UTC) (Link)

like always...

You always manage to amaze me with your vast knowledge of unknwn artwork. I always look forward to your blog because there are so full full of hidden treasures and its cool you plug your homie's work to spread the love. Keep up the good work friend and I look forward to your future projects
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