Monday, November 30, 2009

And the Law Won


Nothing terribly special this time. I was at Virginia for four days for Thanksgiving and I didn't have my computer with me, so I just did a quick redo of my mugshot pic with the little time I had. The original pic was the first one I ever posted for this blog. Time flies. Or goes really fast, anyway.

Monday, November 23, 2009

MERRY... Thanksgiving...

Not that I don't like turkey, but...

I sure do get depressed easily.

For once, I remembered a holiday was coming up and did a comic about it. Since I start these a week before I post them, I usually don't keep any upcoming dates in mind.

I've always hated how early the Christmas spirit tends to kick in long before Christmas is anywhere near us. I love Christmas songs and decorations and what not, but only after Thanksgiving. Heck, the day after Thanksgiving is fine. Just don't get me excited for the holidays when I still have to wait a long while for said holidays to show up.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

November has Come

Ha! Get it!? Cuz the current month is November, and this sketch has 2d and Noodle in it! And they're Gorillaz band members! And the name of one of their songs is November has Come! You see what I did there?

When was this one made? I believe the date says 06 on it. Good times, maybe.

Yeah, so I like Gorillaz. Favorite band. The fact that they're always portrayed in animation and illustrations helps that, but I also genuinely like their music. All of it. There's plenty of other artists I like, but few where I like every single piece of music they make. The only other group I can think of that I can say the same thing about is Gnarls Barkley. I guess I'm doing Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo fan art next.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Freakin' Out

Two different copyrights in one!

Yeah, so Chrissy, along with another Animal Crossing bunny named Francine, remind me of Mr. DOB. Here's a very tiny image of him by his creator, Murkami:

They're all DOB. At the same time.

If you'd like to know more about DOB and Murakami, I talk about them a bit more in my previous post along with one of my college paintings that's pretty similar to the fourth panel of this comic. In a nutshell, Murakami makes art that comments on and sometimes makes fun of anime and otaku culture.

And he made Mr. DOB. So he's awesome.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Phillip Meets Mr. DOB

...then he wakes up.

Here's an advanced painting project. We didn't have specific guidelines in that class, and I had always wanted to do a Murakami style painting/drawing with his mascot, Mr. DOB. I asked my teacher if it'd be okay to paint with someone else's style and character, and he said it ain't no thing if I don't claim the style and character as my own. Which I don't. So don't go emailing Murakami saying I took his style. Just consider this fan art.

Anyway, I posted this cuz it'll lead into my next Animal Crossing comic. Mr. DOB tends to have different wonky, phychedelic forms in Murakami's various paintings and sculptures of him, and I figure that he has the power to do that to whatever he feels like doing it to. In the case of this painting, he's doing it to me. I assume it'd hurt like hell, but I'm also shaking hands with a celebrity, so my several mouths are smiling anyway.

What surprise, here's some detail shots:

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

My Bad

Late comic is late.

Forgot to put this up on Monday as I usually do. I'm sure both of my readers are very disappointed.

I was tired of drawing guys all the time in these Animal Crossing comics, so I threw in Chrissy, who recently moved into my town. I don't know if she'll stay, but I can still give her a role in the mean time.

There's yet another reason why I decided to put her in, which should be revealed in the next comic. The suspense is killing you.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Space Filler... and some girl

Space Filler's my hero.

Here's another old, blurry sketch. I actually recorded the date on this one when I drew it. 2005. 2005? That was forever ago! Even before I transfered to the University of Delaware!

This one's got a street cat named Space Filler, who, surprisingly, fills space in what would otherwise be an unbalanced composition due to the girl's legs and feet on the right. He's labeled if you have trouble distinguishing him. I remember I did this to try drawing at a different angle rather than eye level, which I still do too often. Maybe seeing this again will inspire me to mess with those angles again.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Okay, so NOT winning doesn't help either...

The softer side of Kanye.

Remember when I said the previous Kanye comic would be the last one I do? I lied.

As the comic says, the second fan art contest I entered is finished and I didn't place. Shazbot.

Here's the post on my entry if you wanna see how not to win.

Once again, the dudes that started the contest didn't feel like posting the winners on the official Muramasa website where they announced it, but at least they put it on the Muramasa Facebook page. If you scroll down enough, you'll eventually find the winners' art that makes anything I draw look like a pile of puke.


Alternate ending by John: