So, today is my day off. I have a bit of a headache so I’m relaxing and applying for jobs. Here are a few caricatures I’ve done recently:
A quick sketch of a kid my boss was drawing – I like the direction this took.
Sketch of my boss. I’m especially happy with those teeth. Geometric simplification is the route I like to take!
Unflattering self portrait, trying more of that simplification and exaggeration.
Lunch in space! Apologies to Virgil Finlay, of whom I was thinking as I drew this.
I created a LinkedIn account for myself, which you can see here if you’re interested. Not a ton going on otherwise, which is alright for my day off.
I’ve been reading a lot of Justice League International, the Giffen/DeMatteis/Maguire tour de force from the late 80′s. I love it so much. Excellent writing, excellent art.
As always, I’ve been obsessing over my favorite comics writer/artist, Kyoko Okazaki. I need to finish Tokyo Girls Bravo, which I am reading in French, as I have had to read all of her books. Come on, Fantagraphics! Get some English translations out!
A little web searching once again reconfirms that shitty comic book movies are not at all limited to America. A live action version of Helter Skelter is being released, and its trailer makes me so upset. Such an orgy of maximalism and quick cuts (and terrible music). Totally the antithesis of Okazaki’s work; a movie adaptation of Helter Skelter or any of her books would be so much more carefully done.
That’s it for today, I have some dishes to wash and a floor to vacuum.