Nice jam! What did you use for the drums in terms of samples? You really programmed them well and made them sound nice n groovy! Look forward to hearing more
Hey, thanks for the kind words! For that recent one I used the ableton live drum rack preset called “Kit-AmbientLoudPunchLite-Stick”. I’m glad you thought it worked. Drum tracks are a thing I’ve had trouble with for a long time and want to get better at. Thanks for listening.
How many issues of All-new Ultimates are you going to draw? Is a regular gig? Are you considering any other Marvel/Image/godforbidDC titles to work on? Or are you going to focus on your solo work?
Hey! (Sorry to repeat myself — I’m up to 9 and that’s my last ultimates issue). After that I think I need to get back to other things I’ve already agreed to and my own stuff. With the work for hire stuff, it’s not really my part to consider working on something, as those things are usually decided by editors. It would be cool to get to write and draw in a for-hire situation sometime (X-Meeen)
Hey. That new Strikefile cover you did is really impressive. Old Man P's cape in that drawing reminded me of Akira's cape from the cover of AKIRA vol. 4. Um, yeah. I guess I don't really have a question...
Thank you, Anon. When I told Brandon what I wanted to do I mentioned wanting it to be sort of like an Akira+Conan throwback. I like Old Man P in a cape (I’m wondering why I never drew him in one)
What things/ sources do you use as references the most often?
Hey hey! Do you mean as reference for reference to draw from, or to steal(inspiration) from?
I have an inspiration blog where I post/reblog things that get me pumped and remind me about why I like all this stuff, etc http://neotenybox.tumblr.com/
I have a few things that are my go-to for “feeling”/atmosphere inspiration. Ridge Racer Type 4, MGS1, FFVIII, any Chiaki J. Konaka anime, The sprawl trilogy, Zeiram, YMO, Luna Sea, the Mad Max 2/Escape from NY/Waterworld holy trinity etc and so on!
I feel pretty calm and happy for a monday evening … this is good
On a completely unrelated note, Lullaby of Resembool from the FMAB soundtrack is playing and it makes me feel really nice. Another album I’ve been playing for most of these last two weeks is milonogiannis's Slow Rock. It's so calming and swirly. It's like the embodiment of my late night bike rides home from uni. Ahhhhhhhh
Hey, it’s always so fun and unexpected when someone says something nice about the music stuff. Thanks, glad you dig it! Here it is if you don’t know what we’re talking about:
Hey was actually really excited to hear you were going to be doing to issues of Ultimates. I love both Fiffe's self published work and your stuff, so even though I never ended up buying an issue of it on Fiffe's name alone I'm eagerly waiting to see what you guys did as a collaborative effort. Also did you check out any of his self published work before working on the Ultimates?
Hey, thanks, I hope you’ll like it! And yeah, I really dug Copra before Michel and I knew each other. I first found out about his work from the Savage Dragon funnies book Paul Maybury paulmaybury and I had a story in (Michel was putting that book together). Thanks again, and let us know what you think when the issue’s out.
I want to support Giannis but I hate Marvel. What do I do about his upcoming issues of All-New Ultimates?
I bought the Stokoe Avengers when it came out. and I certainly don’t want to tell anyone what they should spend their money on. Giannis always does fun comics, I’m sure it’ll be great. (also I’m sure it’ll be chocked full of garbage ads)
Marvel as a giant shitty branch of a larger shitty company will not bend on the sales of a couple of comic books. For me it’s more about putting less value on these places with gross history.
But also, if you prefer to not put your hard earned ducats in their pockets you can just bootleg the thing and buy the next book of his own Giannis does.
I know guys like Giannis and Stokoe have a ton of stories of their own to tell and I do love that we’re in a time where them working at some corporate company is more of a one off and not their whole careers. The future is bright like that.
So yeah, fuck the Po-lice, fuck corporate comics, fuck that weak shit—
I switched to faber-castell 0.5 B leads a while ago and I’m the happiest I’ve ever been penciling. (I still prefer just drawing straight in ink but I’m nowhere near drawing comics straight to ink. These days my favorite ink sketching pen is a zebra fude pen).