Frog and Toad were an early and formative sartorial influence.
Jon Klassen has posted an interview he found with the great Arnold Lobel (of Frog and Toad fame) on his old blog, because there was room for it there. Jon Klassen is also pretty great.
Look at this gorgeous Valkyrie! I commissioned it so that my Lovely Wife would have something lovely and fierce to hang up at work. I couldn’t be more pleased.
It is a liberal adaptation of this panel.
This is a commission I did for Joel Priddy of a valkyrie. I did try lettering this.
I was noticing that there’s cryptozoology and the lesser field of cryptobotany but no field at all for cryptomineralogy, so I fixed that.
(PS: BOO!#1 is now available from Comixology, only ninety-nine cents!)
I’m going to be at NYCC, this weekend, probably on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning, just wandering around, looking ill at ease.
Automatic Buster Keaton’s Birthday Reblog Policy.
“Silence is of the gods; only monkeys chatter.” ― Buster Keaton
Fantasy is escapist, and that is its glory. If a soldier is imprisoned by the enemy, don’t we consider it his duty to escape?…If we value the freedom of mind and soul, if we’re partisans of liberty, then it’s our plain duty to escape, and to take as many people with us as we can.
I’ve been friends with Dean Trippe for a few years, but after reading Something Terrible, I have fallen completely in love with this brave, witty, talented man.
The subject matter will, deservedly, get all the attention here, but on a second look, check out how intelligently the comic is composed. I could teach a class on composition just from this strip. Look at when the panels develop the perpendicular, symmetrical composition of religious icons, and when they tilt into asymmetry and imbalance. Look at the way value is used to focus your attention and organize information. Look at the… aw, just look at it! It’s really good.
You can download it for 99¢: https://sellfy.com/p/kvTh/
An amazing Gasoline Alley Sunday page by Frank King (originally published May 10, 1931). Source: Masters of American Comics (Yale University Press, 2005).
You need this more than you need $0.99.
Something Terrible is now available for download. This is the true story the above image, You’ll Be Safe Here, comes from. I spent the last year working on this, and I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever done with comics.
Please share everywhere. There are people out there who need this story.