Hey Giannis! Is there anyplace we can donate for your new pdf? I feel like an a-hole not being able to give you money for it
Hey! Thanks so much for asking. I’d feel like an a-hole myself if I asked for people to donate or outright pay for a pdf-ized version of my dumb blog, though. It’s really flattering of you to ask, and I’m sure there’ll be plenty of chances for that soon. Thanks so much.
Not a question mate but I found your blog through your "hyper light drifter" fan art. Just wanted to say I think your art is amazing and I can definitely respect the influences of ghost in the shell and metal gear (Shinkawa and Shirow are beasts!) etc etc You've inspired me to pick up a pen and start with the basics again, in the hope that someday I will be even a fraction as talented as yourself. Keep doing what you're doing!
Hey, thank you very much man — you’re too kind. Thanks for looking at this stuff and writing, I really appreciate it. (Drifter is looking more and more amazing all the time. Really excited for it.)
fenominus said: Looks great. Out of curiosity, why are those two your goals right now?
Thanks — mostly it’s cause I’m bored with how my stuff looks, I guess. And using more black areas can help make pages easier to read, forms look more solid, clearer framing etc. Just something to keep in mind, and I never really do it.
I just got OCB because your style reminds me of early '80's cyberpunk manga( only medium to do the genre next to gibsons novels). I wish i grew up with dudes like you and Brandon Ghram around. There wasnt a lot of kids to watch Dirty Pair, Bubblegum Crisis, Black Magic m66/Appleseed with as an 8/9/10 yr old in the late '80's. Do you remember your first tast of anime that wasnt on tv? Mine was BGC rented from blockbuster video on vhs in '88-'89.
Hey man, yeah that old manga stuff is the best. I remember being a kid and renting a greek dubbed tape of Techno Police 21C again and again. Don’t know if that was the first one I saw, but it was probably very close!
naptuning said: Hell yeah! Hosono’s badass. Got into his work first through a project he did with Bill Laswell in the nineties: N.D.E.. However, since then I dig him from the Y.M.O. perspective even more; the eighties are a gold mine in all ways. S-F-X is killer.
Yeah, NDE was really great, too. As an aside, the Hosono-curated Appleseed Ex Machina ost was fun too — Hasymo, Wagdug, Takamasa, Hosono with Cornelius — really cool stuff.
Funny the people who mention mobeus are obviously unaware of your masamune shirow influence. Your sketches and the fact there are a lot of police in ur comics, it reminds me of ghost in the shell manga before stand alone complex. Your gradient in the back drops remind me of appleseed vol 3 and 4
I also stole a shit ton of stuff from Tony Takezaki and Yoshikazu Yasuhiko when it comes to drawing basics, but no one ever mentions those either.