Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Part Four of Sam's Ramblings...

Here's part four of the interview. 

Just one more left, Josh Jones promises! : )  

Here's an old Mad Magazine single panel I did a few years back some folks may have missed. They made a few changes to the original, or rather I did.. after a bit of editorial arm twisting. 

I kept the resolution a little high in case you wanna struggle through reading the type.

until next week... 

(Yeah a certain someone's been on my ass about a New Deal we stupidly made... ( or worse I think I was the dope who suggested it in the first place).. which is that we both start posting our sketchbook crap.)  

okay okay man, the damned fashion ones are coming.. SOON - - I promise.. 

Interview, Part 3, & some Emotional Blockage.

Check out Part 3 of Josh Jones' wonderfully comprehensive Comicattack Interview -- sorry it's turning into The Never-Ending-Interview.  Josh told me this is STILL' just the first side of tape one' too - long winded interviews are the fault creators who... do't know when to shut-up, (which sums me up pretty well.)

Also, apologies I'm partially posting using this interview in lieu of more art this month.

I have some pics I snapped as I as I worked on that Gaiman-Me-Dringenberg Landlady story we did for the Heros Charity. We did what we could, but Mike and I STILL aren't satisfied with it, (the published version isn't the final version.. at least in our minds), thus we're both still tweaking it. But ignore us. Artists are never satisfied, and are best ignored when it comes to whatever they think of their own work (like my interview above proves).  So, I'll try to throw up some ' finished ' (or ' abandoned ') version of it soon.

Plus some photos of a short little cartoony story called "Once upon a Time.." --  I drew it myself, using the e-mails Mike Neil and I exchanged where we talked about how we'd actually DO the Landlady story... this story is also published in the same Heros charity comic. (plug plug)

But these will have to wait.  To say noting of the mountain of mixed media 'Dana-Nola-Magic Trout' paintings I do for my own personal pleasure.  Point is, yeah, There IS stuff in the wings to post, when I can swim my way over to it.  Still slugging my way through some interior 'stuff'... however, tons other people folks out there have it MUCH tougher than me.  So enough bellyaching.

Here's the monolith from 2001,

.... or a black square,

...which is kinda where I'm at.. emotionally.  At least for right now.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Interview part 2 & Jon Wayshak

Here's part two of that Josh Jones comic attack interview..

In OTHER news...

Fellow 'guy-who'also'draws-weird-crap' (and good friend) Joh Wayshak stopped by the studio on Friday.  The resulting conversation we had... was just what I needed. Much more inspired now, and he's convinced me I've been pointlessly holding back TONS of paintings and sketchbook stuff that's better seen-dumped online.  This goes deeper than just the annoying Publishing vs. Online debate, and is part of a larger plan I've hatched i'll talk about in a few weeks.

Jon's a totally under-rated lesser known as a comic artist and mostly known for his mind-bendingly-astounding illustrations. We're doing some collaborations together too, which I'll throw up too once their finished. 

Interview - Part 1

Here's the first of a three parter on Comicattack. Much thanks to Josh Jones for putting up with my excessive chatter.