I don't think it's any surprise that one of my favorite artists and one of my biggest influences for Clumsy Antelope was Ashley Wood, and his comic Popbot. I spent a lot of my day surfing pics of Popbot on Deviant Art. So I thought I'd make my own fan art. I tried to to do it in my style, but more of his style poured in than normal. This really didn't have anything to do with the comic. I just had fun with this drawing.
Some people have been asking when Neworld is coming back. The short answer is I have no idea. I have already plotted out the next issue. And it's a story that I've wanted to do for a while, but I'm just not sure if anyone really cares about Neworld anymore. I guess only time will tell. I've got to get back to work on The Water Closet. If you've never checked out neworld here are some links:
I recently posted a sketch of Crying Condor over at DeviantArt, and it got more comments and favorites than normal, so I thought I'd write a little thing about him, and where he comes from.
His outfit and general appearance is based off no.2 from the prisoner television series. I wanted him to be older and stocky and really smarmy. I really like how he turned out, the minor characters are usually less developed in my comics, but I thought he was pretty well developed.
Where the name came from is actually a pretty funny story. A friend of mine in high school had a girl friend that we didn't really like. She had a big nose and she was very emotional (and cryed often (and sometimes for no reason)) so we nick named her Crying Condor. There you go.
So. Here you go. Clumsy Antelope is pretty much complete and I'm about to jump head first into the issue of the Water Closet, Monkey Shines a fictional kids magazine. I don't want to give to many specifics right now, but it's gonna have Billy's Adventurer Club shorts, Primary Plus Shorts, and fun games. Enjoy the new drawing.
Yes, mr. Antelope is correct. The issue is done. I've got some finishing touches, and I have to format it for the internet. But yes all the art and writing and lettering is finished.
The last page I did is probably my favorite of the whole comic (not the last page of the story, the last page I penciled, which was the second to last page). This is basically my entire summers work. I barely recorded any music, it was basically all into this. This comic was pretty much 3 months of work, and countless number of hours. I'm pretty proud of it and I can't wait till it's up and everyone can read it.
Here you go, another random drawing. I really liked these random little guys in the book. They were supposed to be just normal people, but I really liked them. The random white guys are contrasted by the really dark guys, which are supposed to be the bad guys. I really liked these guys but didn't get a chance to draw them very much so here yo go. Maybe they'll pop up somewhere else some other time.
Tales From Sub-Riviera This is the first issue of the water closet. Tales From Sub-Riviera. I had a couple inspiration for this issue.
-The first is Jasen Lex. He was the person that first inspired me to do comics. I love his stuff. Especially the Science Fair.
-The Second is Robert Kirkman. He does an all vector comic called the Nightly News. Even though I'd been a fan of Lex's for years, I didn't decide to do a comic like that until I saw the Nightly News. He's got a bunch of projects coming up in the future that i really look forward too.
-My story inspiration came from movies like Requiem for a Dream, Waking Life and Trainspotting. I just wanted to do some crazy drug trip type adventure.
The story is also based around my experiences of living in San Diego. All The photography was taken in San Diego. A lot at, and around my apartment. I also did a flash version of it for a web design class. I think it really enhances the story. Plus it's just kind of cool to look at. Also enjoy the new drawing.
So this is the start of my blog I guess. I just wanted a place to show off some of my work, and talk about what's going on with my work. I guess I'll start by telling you what I've done in the past. The only works I've ever finished was my comic series Neworld. They were
Neworld Vol.1 issues 1-4 Neworld Vol.2 issues 5-7
That took me about two years, and I got tired of it, and people stopped caring about it. So I started something that I care a lot more about. It's called the Water Closet. It's an idea that I lifted from another comic creator named Jasen Lex. It's basically a short story series where each issue has a completely different theme and art style. I've completed one issue so far and am coming very close to finishing the second, and am working on the 3rd and 4th issue at the same time. The story list and brief summaries follow:
The Water Closet: -Tales From Sub-Riviera (an existential day in the life) -Clumsy Antelope (can't say much without ruining it, fighting!) -Monkey Shines (a kids magazine) -The Art of Water Closet (an Art book)(cover above)
I'll be posting in here more regularly soon. Also look for Clumsy Antelope soon.
I write comics that no one cares about. I make music that no one cares about. I wish I lived the in the village from the prisoner.
And now I make Podcasts with my friends that only a couple people care about.