Here is a sketch comic I made called Ducks, in five parts.
Ducks is about part of my time working at a mining site in Fort McMurray, the events are from 2008. It is a complicated place, it is not the same for all, and these are only my own experiences there. It is a sketch because I want to test how I would tell these stories, and how I feel about sharing them. A larger work gets talked about from time to time. It is not a place I could describe in one or two stories. Ducks is about a lot of things, and among these, it is about environmental destruction in an environment that includes humans. Thank you for taking the time to read it.
I’m fairly certain I’ve posted this before, but here it is again, because it’s still important.
Still pretty proud of my response to this.
I loved Marvel comics when I was a kid; I was a weird kid who didn’t get down with macho stuff, in part because of the general scene in my house & in part because I was scrawny and couldn’t really front like I was tough. In my tiny limited-to-my-personal-friends-and-surroundings comics scene, the idea that macho norm-enforcer types could be into comics would have come as a huge and deeply disappointing surprise; comics, in my mind, were for people who’d already begun to sense that, in the immortal words of Anti-Flag, “their system doesn’t work for you.”
I hope Marvel systematically “ruins” absolutely every one of their legacy characters forever, one after another, and then D.C. runs a Sgt. Rock miniseries where he renounces violence as a means of conflict resolution. May the grousing of the macho comics dudes ascend to Heaven forever and make an acceptable sacrifice unto Galactus
So say we all.
"Lion Sleeps Tonight"
Diary comic in pen, ink, gouache, and watercolor on paper (+ computer)
Hello dear readers,
I’m shifting gears toward some long-form works, one of which I hope to have at SPX in two month’s time. I plan to draw up a few diary comics as breaks/room to experiment, too.
Just a reminder that Andrew Lorenzi is the best.
"Time is a Flat Circus."
I’m really enjoying the end-of-summer weather, spending most of my time outside or watching cartoons by my window. I am foolishly trying to draw diary comics again, just as my grad classes begin.
Andrew Lorenzi is a master, and I am a huge fan. This is incredibly good news.
The Super Kiss by ~dio-03 on deviantART. Superman via Klimt.