Here are a couple of sketchbook pages from my backlog of sketchbook pages. I was drawing Super Mario while watching Purple Rain with some friends, and I’ll be damned if Prince didn’t sneak his abusive ass into the page.
If you haven’t seen Purple Rain,I wasn’t really paying attention, but it’s about Prince not compromising his artistic integrity by slapping women or something.
I’d recommend the Mad Magazine parody, “Purple Acid Rain” instead.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a proper post on this dusty old blog of mine. Classes at the Center for Cartoon Studies have been keeping me pretty busy, and I’ve been preparing to table at the MoCCA Festival this weekend in New York … not to mention the top-secret side project I’ve been working on(!)
Leave Luck to Heaven is a 32 page minicomic about the two gamers who occasionally show up in my Dailies. Take a peak inside…
Did I mention that there’s a colour spread in the book and that the whole thing looks like an NES instruction manual? If you feel like you’re not getting enough spiritual and aesthetic fulfillment from your video games, this book can help.
Also debuting at MoCCA is Holy Shit: A Comics Anthology. This is the book I did with Amelia Onorato, Moody, and Sean K., last year, and it’s finally available to all who are holy or shitty. This book is 64 pages, with a gold screenprint cover, faux-gilded edges, and a ribbon bookmark to keep your place as you read through our reactions to religion.
So, to my tens of readers out there, if you’re in New York on April 9th and 10th, I hope you’ll take in the comics madness that is MoCCA. I’ll be at table M-1 with Andy Warner, Billage, Melanie Gillman, and Nate Wooters. In fact, there is going to be a metric ton of CCS pals it this general area. Just think, an infinite nunber of cartoonists all under a single roof…
Hope to see you there!
So very close to the end of the semester. I can’t believe how fast it’s gone. In fact, I can’t believe how fast life has gone. Fellow CCSer Sean Knickerbocker saw this and said “Ha ha ha! You’re so sad!”
And he’s right. I better watch it or I’m going to get a permanent reputation for doing depressing comics.
And yes, that last panel is a reference to this.