See you later space prophet
PROPHET 45 is out today https://imagecomics.com/comics/releases/prophet-45
Brandon Graham, Simon Roy, Farel Dalrymple, Joseph Bergin III w/ Sandra Lanz, Ed Brisson!
Back on the weekly “depressed at how slow comics is” so here’s some escapist fantasy
danielzilla said: It's the 25th anniversary and all so I have to ask, have you played/what do you think of the Mother series (Mother/Earthbound Zero, Mother 2/Earthbound, Mother 3)? If you're a fan can we get an awesome drawing from you?
I unfortunately/shamefully haven’t played any of the games, other than messing around a bit in the first one. I loved the little I played of it though. Emulating it on a PC made it uncomfortable and I gave up. Are those out on, say, the 3DS now?
comichistorian said: Hey, I really like the two boxing illustrations you've done. Are they for an upcoming work or just experiments in the form? Either way, they're awesome.
Hey, thank you, glad you liked those. Just having fun with those!
Have a nice day!
Anonymous said: Make Xenogears 2. pls?
(Also we’re all pretty lucky I can’t make videogames because I’d never get any other work done ever at all)
And indie gamess, get over cute pixel graphics. Step up into the low-poly chunky robot nostalgia already
Anonymous said: Hey man, love your work. I have some questions for you. Do you have any tips on cleaning up scanned line art so you can color/shade it in photoshop? What is the difference between Zebra G-nibs and Tachikawa maru nibs? Is there a reason one should get both? Thanks in advance, rock on dude.
Hey, thanks kind anon! About 99% of the time all I do is brightness/contrast my inks until they look OK. I don’t go around erasing little dust marks that much or anything special like that unless it’s something extremely noticeable. After that I color/tone on either a layer on top (tones) or a layer underneath the drawing (colors).
And G-pen and Maru are two different things entirely, in the way that they write. They feel totally different. I do most of my inks now with a really broken-in maru nib and usually keep the G for speed lines or if I need to get bolder lines. The G pen is big and flowy and the maru is a bit more scratchy and makes very nice thin lines.
Supposedly most manga people tend to ink characters with a G-pen and use the maru for backgrounds and detail work, but getting both means you can decide what works best for you eventually. Good luck!
dont-trip said: Can't wait to see everything you have to offer! You are on my top favorite artist list so I gotta check and see what you are cookin up. Spera I will definitely pick up, i've been meaning to check it out for awhile now.. but some how got sidetracked. Also on a sidenote I know you are a MGS fan if you get Phantom Pain on ps4 let me know so I can invade your Mother Base online! :-) Cheers!
Hey, thank you. I hope you’ll dig this stuff — I’m glad I got to work on all these cool things. Hopefully there’ll be more of my own stuff soon, too.
And yeah, I’m trying to set things up so I’ll be in possession of a PS4 by the time MSGV is out. Looking forward to collecting goats for motherbase
Hey! If you’ve been following on here you should know what a huge fan of UNDERTOW by ohotnig and Steve Orlando I am. Here’s a pinup I did that’ll be in the first volume which is going up for preorders now! Here’s the preorder info for it:
Diamond Order code for UNDERTOW Vol. 1 - Boatman’s Call is JUL140518
Artyom says the book comes out September 17th! Go buy it and force these guys to make moreee.