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loving hilda

we’ve read the first three hilda books by luke pearson so far.

i love their celebration of keeping a sketchbook, reading, coziness, tea and cocoa, and the outdoors.

all of which comes through in the animated series on the netflix.

not only is the animation, music, and voice casting great, but it features an extraordinary color pallete, charismatic character design, and most importantly a lot of heart

peter parker burns the midnight oil

my series of sh•••y drawings continues with peter parker burning the midnight oil

i think i forgot to draw his left arm

is this drawing too sh•••y? can you tell he’s in a dark room looking through a microscope at a sample

well tomorrow’s sh•••y drawing will be better. (though honestly it could be worse.)

onward!

sh***y wolverine drawing

killer cartoonists ed piskor and jim rugg‘s cartoonist kayfabe coverage of wizard magazine has got me drawing all these sh•••y drawings of superheroes i haven’t drawn in decades…

blurry image courtesy of my dying iphone

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lately i just cant get enough of drawing the spidey doodles

spidey swinging home after a long day of spider-manning

i like to think that his costume is in a constant state of repair. hastily stitched together.

and his webbing, though awesome, is never quite perfect. every batch a little different.

media:

  • a little fountain pen action and some brush pen on top of pencil
  • those crayola markers that kids use but it just soaked up the ink, (not waterproof) and made the whole thing pretty dark
  • spidey’s left foot colored in with an orange and red colored pencils

straw

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  • yesterday’s strip was from my august sketchbook
  • today’s was from my july sketchbook
  • today’s is another digital strip as i try to get a little ahead in the 30 days of comics game. i can work so much faster in digital. yesterday’s and today’s strip each took about about a half hour to do, compared with a couple hours plus for me to do with real world materials. (though i am getting faster)

 

p.s. a note on the ‘(happened in july 18)’ note. when artist john porcellino (whose king-cat comics you should really subscribe to) makes his comics, he (often? always?) notes the date when the incident that inspired the comic occurs, and then also notes the dates when he draws and inks it, which i think is a lovely touch. i meant to do it for yesterday’s strip, since the date when the peas incident happened and i actually published the strip were so far apart, but in the rush to get it posted before midnight for yesterday’s 30 days of comics deadline, i completely forgot. so the date is my john p homage.