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Okay it’s finished, or rather, I’m done messing with it.
Noted things to improve on: word bubbles and text.
But I’m pretty proud of how it turned out! Now I’ll stop posting it. Next thing I post will be something else I promise!
Sometimes you draw a thing and it disappears into the void.
Other times, you find it walking around in the real world, living a life of it’s own.
MAN OF ENTHUSIASM
All of the crying. None of the neck snapping. Probably.
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CC Beck drew so well, you guys!
I choose to be on a Whiz Comics kick today.
One of my favorite visual devices in comics is the use of the page or panel border as a physical barrier - and, in this case, the cover border, as Cap leans against it. Reminds me much of the way the ground was aligned with the framing of Superman vol 1 #129, in that it has something of a shadow box feel to it.
Drink in the characters in the background - all the way back to the wall, all individual, each doing something unique or carrying themselves differently - and the loving rendering of the amphora in the foreground.
I’ve always had a soft spot for the Big Red Cheese, despite having read very little of his classic adventures. I think I first got exposed to him during the Shazam and Isis hour in the late 70s. I liked ‘em both, and if anything Miracle Man made me like them even more.
Les Vampires - The Deadly Ring (1915)I have always been OBSESSED with Les Vampires, so much so that I wrote a whole story about it:
I’m still very proud of the Scarlet Porpentine and Blue Beadle.
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thechrishaley & Adam WarRock “Nerrd Lines” (Free Download)
I don’t remember where the joke started.
Maybe it’s the fact that I just got back from Otakon (and Chris and I were at Connecticon earlier this summer) on this past tour swing, and have been seeing a bunch of people in cosplay lately. Add that to the fact that “Blurred Lines” has kind of taken over the world — somewhere in there, Chris Haley and I decided it would be fun to make a song about seeing pretty cosplayers standing in line outside of a con (I just saw the mother of all lines at Otakon, yikes). So we sat around in my new recording room and banged this out over the weekend. Just for fun.
In this weird nerd world that we live in, it’s kind of funny how many professional cosplayers we know, or people who are sort of web-renowned for their cosplay abilities. It’s the kind of thing that I think gets derision from a lot of people who aren’t self identified nerdy types; but the more that I’ve been to cons and seen people really happy, enthusiastic, just expressing themselves in support of whatever they are dressed as; it’s kind of a beautiful thing, right? I was waiting for a ride to the airport from Otakon, standing there with my boxes and bags tired and beaten up, and I saw a mom drop off 3 little kids dressed up as anime characters, and the mom got out of the car and helped adjust their costumes before they ran to the line to get into Otakon. It was a pretty great moment, and it made me thankful to be in the genre or realm or whatever you call it that I’m in. Nerds rule.
So maybe this will tide you over until I actually get my stuff set up at my new apartment and can actually focus on some new music. We had fun making it. Enjoy it.
I’ll be working on my Sokka hair for my own cosplay. I’m only sort of joking about that.