Sunday, December 21, 2008

Sandman Madrileno

Did this by request from a friend.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Monday, November 03, 2008

A.P.E. 2008

A great place in spacetime to meet unboring people!

By the way, I finally finished Wicked Temple dont you know. Go
  • HERE
  • to read it online! (Doesnt the 21st century just kick ass!? : ) ) Endless humble gratitudes to Leia for cracking the whip tirelessly and the cock up me, and, Pancha Diaz (!!!) for lettering the WHOLE BOOK IN A DAY and formatting the whole thing for print at the cost of her own time, health and sanity. Without her gracious sacrifices time and time again we would be nowhere.

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008


    Heh heh ..

    Go here for the original post which contains a whole retrospective.
    MOst humble gratitudes go to Evgueni Deloussine, who scanned and posted some stray albums that somehow found their way to the US. Why didn't my dad ever put his drawings online himself? Thats a good question.

    Aug 15

    Here is the Higgins. I think the difference between the straight "Design black" (a.k.a. just waterfproof black) and the "Black Magic" is that Black Magic gives a glossier finish and is a fraction more resilient and waterproof than Design. It is also more viscous, and smells much more like ammonia (higher shellac?).

    These are the ones I just bought and I am VERY happy with both.

    Luma white watercolor: extremely viscous ( gouache-like ) and smells like gouache too, but,(!) and here comes the awesome part. That bleed proof label ain't no joke. This stuff is WHITE. I brushed it over wet black ink in that picture and you can see it barely grayed it down. It is absolutely, without question, bad ass. Unfortunately non-waterproof, but you can't have it all.

    Pro Black. Smells and feels like black acrylic. More viscous than Black magic but still liquid. Even more glossy. And really, really opaque and SUPREMELY waterproof. It has a funny cracking texture when dry if you lay it on too thick and it doesnt work too well over other media, but lay it on paper and it's ironclad, as far as I can tell.

    Both are a pleasure to work with.

    This was done to try the new inks. I bought a "ProBlack" and and "Luma" white watercolor.

    The first pic is the unadulterated scan. You can see all the messy parts that happened because I didn't want to wait for the materials to dry. The pic on the left is as close to a "comic" black and white as I could get it. it's hard to get smooth edges in duotone when your scan is so anti-aliased. I wonder how the pros do it.

    Sunday, July 20, 2008

    Berthe Morisot

    Is she a badass or what!?
    Special exhibition: NO PHOTOS PLEASE !

    Tuesday, February 12, 2008

    Tuesday, February 05, 2008

    Tuesday, January 22, 2008

    the Bee

    Okay heres the bee that I finally finished. And a quick painting of ... girl.

    Monday, January 21, 2008