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The big exciting thing going on in my comic book world this week is that my lady, Marian has been putting up daily posts about the fantasy video game she would make
and all the possibilities and real world pollitics that spill over into games.

It's all up here:

Meanwhile: I've been up to my usual.

Speaking of Albedo-tits, Casey who who works at the Seattle comic store Zanadu
and gets dragged up to Canada to visit me and James (like we were in prison.)
send me a package with the note:
"I'm pretty sure you can figure out what is for you and what is for Stokoe"

Apparently we are just that transparent.

I've been making headway on my real real comics.
Another Multipe warheads page. almost half done with issue 3 now.

It's not much but little things like the color changing pepper gets me hyped about
doing things in color that were never possible for me before.

I've been doing a lot of drawing just for drawing this week.

Here's a catillac cats drawing, mostly I just wanted to draw Cleo.

I'm sure it was because of different character designers but
I like the range of lady cats in that show. from Sonja to Cleo.
It's so easy to fall into the comic book trap of drawing the same girl over and over.
Someday I will escape that trap. It's hard to avoid (there's tits in it)

Also 2 pink bows is pushing it Sonja. Yeah, yeah you're a lady cat. I get it.

I did a pin up for my pal Nate Simpson's NON player book that Image is putting out.

you can see the preview here:

And I dug up one of my first published pin ups from a Ninja high school swimsuit special I drew when I was 16. and tried to redraw it. i gave up on the clearly labeled "gun"

last night I was emailing back and forth with Frank Santoro of comics comics (and his own comics) fame about what's up with the King city collection and how if it was reminding him of how THB is hard to track down.

Anyway thinking about it I drew some quick THB.

And Frank wrote about it here:

Here's some THB my pal Corey did.

I was going through a ton of Coreys old stuff. So much unpublished gold.
every night I pray for an editor that would
show up at Corey or Stokoe's places and tie them to a chair and scan pages for weeks.

Sometimes getting the art that's done out in harder than just making the stuff.

Here's a couple old pages of his that I like.

This one was a there will be blood fan art on the right and his ideal x men line up on
the left.


I've been really impressed with what Emily Carroll has been up to

I invited myself alomg to a brunch she was having with Mr Inkstuds and ranted at her
about how amazing her Face all red short comic is.

You can read it here:
and her LJ

It does that great trick of not giving you all the answers.
So it reqires you to become a little more active of a reader.

And here's a cover my pal Moritat did for the P K Dick adaptation comics.
He was telling me that they had him take the neon out of the drawing for the final cover.
So it wouldn't look too much like the movie.
It's got to be rough not making blade runner look too much like blade runner
at least he kept those T2 flashback looking ships.

All that neon lost...like tears in rain


There's that new Thundercats coming out that I'm making time in my schedule to ignore.
but it got me thinking about what I liked so much about the origonal designs.

thundercatslair.org has the early draft of a pitch designs (on the left)
and the final ones on the right I assume they were drawn in the states and then sent over to Japan to be reworked--throw some 80's anime stank on it.

Lion-o's arm looks like a Rankin bass hobbitt tree,

Here's some Toshiki Hirano designs from Dangaioh and Iczer one that I think capture some of the same kind of feeling.
I like the hair on Pai Thunder and that energy on the iczer one that's made out of the same kind of something as the thunder thunder thundercats hooooo-- cat signal

this site that has a ton of good animation designs:
This morning I started reading this great collection of old Popeye comics.
I really like this series about this dude Castor trying to murder a bird.
He throws it to a shark and hires a drifter and builds an electric chair.

When is the last time Garfield hired a drifter to kill someone?

these are out of some old Genki magazines.
I like this sushi headed guy in the shadow panel.

And this one is by Satoshi SHIKI who did RIOT

4 real.

These both have a nice simple side comic feel to them.
I like the nerve of having a blank panel with just text in it.
Here's some guillaume singelin stuff.
He's got a book out in France called Pills that I need and also want.

I like this idea of Nazi astro boy fighting captain America.
And look at that wolvering safety cut.
His site:

An old Angouleme poster by Zep.

It's cool seeing his version of Jill from the Woman trap.

And here's a page from the Neuromancer comic of the Marcus garvey--space Jamacians!

more here:

and some covers i like.

Aside from all that I've been reading A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami
eating lots of bowl noodles and I'm out of Coffee.

I did some interviews

This one about getting published


I'll leave you with some Crusher Joe

And this great Dawud Anyabwile(who did Brotherman) video about burning his Marvel comics as a kid.

Current Location: under
Current Mood: 11 30
Current Music: KRS

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mavinga From: mavinga Date: February 6th, 2011 09:52 am (UTC) (Link)
Your posts are like a party, good stuff.

the Dawud Anyabwile was last but hardly least, thanks for posting it.
he_man_is_cool From: he_man_is_cool Date: February 6th, 2011 12:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
Dude, I never really know what to say about your blogs cos there's so much good stuff.

I can't wait to see what Corey Lewis has been working on these past few months.
he_man_is_cool From: he_man_is_cool Date: February 6th, 2011 12:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Okay, also I think you've posted some Guillaume Singelin before. I freaking love his stuff! Thanks for sharing that.
jbacardi From: jbacardi Date: February 6th, 2011 12:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm almost finished with that same Popeye volume- that is some amazing, wonderful stuff there. I had read several of the old Segar strips before, and of course I've watched the cartoons since before I started grade school even...but none of that prepared me for how good these were all in order like this. And I still have four volumes to go!

Castor changes his tune on the Whiffle Hen eventually...

By the way, tell your boy Moritat that he is killing it on the Spirit.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: February 8th, 2011 02:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah the popeye book is reminding me how much fun strips can be. I like the black ghost.

I told Moritat and he emailed me a picture of the black cat sticking her hand up Dr dooms skirt.
kelvingreen From: kelvingreen Date: February 6th, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
That Alien comic is amazing, but then it was drawn by King Simonson. Doesn't look anything like the film, but still. The whole thing was online at one point; it may have been you that linked to it, now I think of it.

The catillac cats? Wow. I haven't thought about them for years, decades even.

Speaking of cats, the Thundercats designs were great. While Transformers remains my favourite franchise of the era, I think Thundercats may have been the best. I think it gets lumped in with 80's nostalgia and doesn't get the credit it deserves. It's post-apocalyptic space-Conan, the kind of thing that would be considered high art if it were in French.
manwithjewels From: manwithjewels Date: February 6th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
Man, these are always the best.

Love that Cyborg cover! Is that Zep? I think you posted another cover he did a while ago... I love his ladies.

It's amazing how striking Toriyama's style is. Really stands apart. The lines are almost like stained glass on there. Excellent.

Also, I love all those THB drawings.
_w_o_o_d_ From: _w_o_o_d_ Date: February 6th, 2011 02:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
I don't know who did that Cyborg cover, but it's definitely not Zep.
tomorrowboy From: tomorrowboy Date: February 6th, 2011 01:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
So is that chapter six of Multiple Warheadz, or are you just writing random words?
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: February 6th, 2011 02:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
it's part of a 6 degrees of sepearation chapter.
It's weird to be using a language I have no context for. hopefully in the end it wont come off as too rediculus.
nervousystem From: nervousystem Date: February 6th, 2011 02:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, Brotherman! That came out before I realized that comic books were "allowed" to be in black and white. The art is so great, so many interesting people in the crowds. I wad obsessed with these two toughs who would wear their knit hats so low that their eyes were completely covered--but they could still apparently see perfectly fine.

I have to see if I can find this now.
Jef Kolman From: Jef Kolman Date: February 6th, 2011 05:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

book club

I am also reading Wild Sheep Chase right now. I read Dance, Dance, Dance first and then learned that it is actually the sequel to Wild Sheep Chase. Murakami is my absolute favorite author, everything he does is amazing and I very much look forward to the American release of his most recent work 1Q84 later this year. I'm also reading Mega-City Masters 01, a great collection of Judge Dredd comics.
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: February 8th, 2011 02:17 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: book club

Oh cool I didn't know it had a sequal. Murakami is amazing, I feel like he reminds me to try harder just by reading his stuff.
childings From: childings Date: February 6th, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hell yeah Crusher Joe!
SO underrated -- at least in the States

Also, I love the fanart of those characters from Heathcliff. I used to watch that cartoon all the time as a kid and I totally forgot about those dudes
seanvdm From: seanvdm Date: February 6th, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Zep's Happy Sex book just made me laugh so hard when I read it. hilarious stuff.
From: scndmg Date: February 6th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Neuromancer is a great book, but I could never get into that comic. Felt pretty disjointed. I have only read it online though. In fact, I drew my own Neuromancer stuff recently for a university project. I posted it over at planet-land if you want to have a look - http://www.orbiting.planet-land.com/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=127
royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: February 8th, 2011 02:22 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I should,ve mentioed that I was disapointed with the graphic novel.
I much prefer your version. Those pages are fantastic.
I really like your Molly.

I did a pin up awhile back if you didn't see it.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 6th, 2011 08:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

I'm lovin' it

Brandon my friend, I just had to watch a full Olive Garden commercial (with no skip button) just to get to this post, but it was worth it.

royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: February 8th, 2011 02:23 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: I'm lovin' it

Fucking livejornal.
I'm thinking about jumping ship soon to save you of Olive garden commercials. Thanks for sitting through that.
dragoninstall From: dragoninstall Date: February 6th, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh man sweet Catillacs picture XD, those designs are so 80's in the good way.Very cool deflector dish on that motorbike.

And yes, can never stray away from the impact of Bladerunner :I. I'd like to see how some of the Mercer scenes came out in that adaptation.

I see that the time was 11:30
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royalboiler From: royalboiler Date: February 8th, 2011 02:25 am (UTC) (Link)
but I already got my "Ass 4 lyfe" tattoos.
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