One of the best interviews with a comics pro I’ve read in quite some time!
One of the best interviews with a comics pro I’ve read in quite some time!
I was bored and watching It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia when Lucille from The Walking Dead showed up! So yeah, I made this…
in case you didnt know whats going on in Arizona right now… “We had no idea that gays had money and bought things just like regular people do.”
"Arizona!! Careful, Arizona, you turn history back too far, you’ll go back to being that weird patch between New Mexico and California that no one wants to talk about. Which really isn’t that big a change, is it?" - Jon Stewart
We don’t eat food. We absorb our energy, which we call “Fabulose”, from rainbows. We don’t need it often because the gay organ, which is where the appendix is, stores a surplus.
Goth-ish girl. #fashion #goth #skirt #mywholelifeisadarkroom #sketch #inksketch #art #doodle #inking #pocketbrushpen
"DR.NO" movie poster I did this morning. When I got the Bond box set I though it might be fun to design slightly abstract or minimalist posters for each film. Who knows if I’ll really get through all the Bond films, but I think it will be good practice. I’m hoping it will increase my knowledge of Manga Studio and hone my design sensibilities.
So here’s the first poster, This was done in Manga Studio 5EX. I created all the elements as separate files and them combined them. When I began this I used a screenshot of Sean Connery, but no matter how much I tweaked it, it just didn’t look right. I ended up tracing the photo with blue pencil, and then inking it freehand. This also allowed me to tweak the lighting a bit, and lose the cigarette that he was smoking in the original photo. I used another screenshot of the opening credits so I could pull colors with the eye dropper. All the circles were made using a grid and the handy dandy “snap to grid” feature.
I had a lot of fun doing this. It reminded me of how much I used to draw movie posters when I was a kid. I don’t really know why I stopped, but now that I’ve started again, I’m really looking forward to doing more of these.
I’m going to launching a kickstarter this Tuesday for my 2 books!
Down with the Ship: a Collection of Short Comics is a 170 pg graphic novel made up of 11 short stories.
Here: a Sci-Fi Epic is a 150 pg graphic novel about an astronaut falling on an alien planet and his interactions with local inhabitants.
You can read all these comics on claireconnellycomics.com
You can get PDFs of the books, Print copies of the books, Original Pages from the books, Prints, MIni comics, and Commissions.
I’m really excited about finally getting these books in print and any support will be more then helpful.
Thanks Everyone for all the reblogs, likes, and retweets! Lets make these comics happen!
Computers are providing solutions to math problems that we can’t check
Good news! A computer has solved the longstanding Erdős discrepancy problem! Trouble is, we have no idea what it’s talking about — because the solution, which is as long as all of Wikipedia’s pages combined, is far too voluminous for us puny humans to confirm.
A few years ago, the mathematician Steven Strogatz predicted that it wouldn’t be too much longer before computer-assisted solutions to math problems will be beyond human comprehension. Well, we’re pretty much there. In this case, it’s an answer produced by a computer that was hammering away at the Erdős discrepancy problem.
Full Story: Io9
Reblog and win my WATERCOLOR BRUSHES FOR PHOTOSHOP! Three winners will be chosen at random.
Winners from the last post are:
1. Chris Gugliotti!
2. Solomon Fletcher
From Part II:
What advice would you give for any woman—or man—who wants to break into comics?
Kelly Sue: Make comics. I think a mistake that people make is they think they need to work on getting hired. Don’t work on getting hired, make comics. Making comics will get you hired. There’s that Devin Grayson quote about breaking into comics is like breaking into Fort Knox. Once they find out how you did it they make sure no one can get in that way again.
The way I came up was through a message board. I told you I have like three or four different breaking into comic stories because my first paid job in comics [was writing reviews], and I then I have my first work writing the English adaptations of Japanese and Korean comics, and then I have my first co-writing gig, and then I have my first “big two” job, and then I have my first creator-owned book. And for all of those I had to break in sort of differently. The Internet is a wildly different place than it was at the time when I was coming up, and trying to copy that career trajectory is not going to work for you.
When I got the gig with Steve Niles co-writing 30 Days of Night: Eben & Stella, Steve was familiar with my writing because we’d sent stories and things back and forth to one another because we knew each other from message boards. …
Learn your craft, that’s first and foremost. Then get involved in communities of people, like the very active Tumblr community; these people are forming friendships that remind me of the friendships that we formed on the WEF. Those people [I met on the Warren Ellis Forum] are now my colleagues.
"What advice would you give for any woman—or man—who wants to break into comics?
Kelly Sue: Make comics. " …Best advice ever. Now we can all stop asking and start focusing on what is important. This is something that I(and many others) should take to heart.
Man this series makes no fucking sense
Full page pinup/color study. I’m totally new to this whole “color” thing, and it shows, but there’s something here….and well, that’s something isn’t it?
A sketch that I colored earlier today. I haven’t been doing a lot of just faces, so this was a lot of fun. #skech #inksketch #brushesonly #digitlcolors #digitalart #mangastudio #art #fashion #nerdglasses #retroglasses #pinkhair #punkasfuck #punk #cute
Another snazzy lady for today’s warm up. #sketch #inksketch #fashion #stripes #skirt
Written by: ALES KOT
Artwork by: Tom Muller, Jordie Bellaire, Michael Walsh, Tradd Moore, Mateus Santolouco, Morgan Jeske, and Will Tempest
I’m honored to have been a part of this incredible series, and I highly encourage you all to check out the comic. Check out what writer/creator Ales Kot has to say on the series here.
Included in this post are pages and excerpts from ZERO #2, the issue that I illustrated. Colors by Jordie Bellaire and letters by Clayton Cowles.
Zero #2 was probably my favorite single issue of 2013. Everyone should buy 10 copies of this trade.
Josh Cooley a storyboard artist at Pixar is releasing a book in late February.
His children’s book Movies R Fun!: A Collection of Cinematic Classics for the Pre(Film) School Cinephile is available for pre-order.
"Let’s face it, reading sucks … but movies are fun! In this children’s picture book parody for grown-ups, Pixar writer and artist Josh Cooley presents the most hilariously inappropriate—that is, the best—scenes from contemporary classic films in an illustrated, for-early-readers style. Terrifying, sexy, and awesome scenes from such favorite films as Alien, Rosemary’s Baby, Fargo, Basic Instinct, Seven, The Silence of the Lambs, Apocalypse Now, The Shining, and many more are playfully illustrated and captioned to make reading fun and exciting for kids who never grew up. A sly celebration of the things fans love most about these legendary films (and movies in general), this is one book that probably should not be read at bedtime." - Josh Cooley
- Pulp Fiction
- The Shining
- Fight Club
- Clockwork Orange
- Die Hard
- Donnie Darko
- Complete collection of prints for purchase
These are so cool! Can I have prints of like…ALL of them?