This was taken at Wizard World New Orleans. I was cosplaying as First Mate Piggy from the Pigs In Space sketch on The Muppet Show.
EPIC AND AWESOME
A new comic’s up at ComicsAlliance today! I had to take an extra week break, but you’ll get a make-up comic next Monday! Two weeks in a row! Not too shabby.
This week I discuss comics merchandise, and why the heck it’s so hard to get women’s sizes in Batman shirts. Read on!
THI$ THI$ THI$
Now, let’s consider those of us who are fat as well. No Blackmilk for us. Yet there never seems to be a shortage of 3X comic inspired shirts for those that are masculine presenting… So what’s that about?
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The 6 page short story I worked on with Rhianna Pratchett as writer will be hopefully on sale soon this month! [The suggested out date was around the Thursday before the 25th :p] So set your orders at the comic shops!
The title and issue is “the Legends of Red Sonja” issue 3. The overall arc was created by Gail Simone with a number of writers and artist involved in the mini stories art and covers.
I just wanted to show some of the development artwork that went into this as the style and comic making methods are really different from the usual method I utilize when I pace my own comics.
Image 01: Young Gerd in full battle regalia. Gerd as a character was ace to draw, she’s pretty scary and badass as a post 40 year old, but she’s got a well rounded past as well. She’s a combination of several ladies I know who are just seriously scary and awesome and who I would consider great lasses to have with you in battle and have serious bosom. They also have great hair.
Image 02: An initial sketch of the modern Sonja. I don’t know a lot about her, but I know she must have some sort of cleverness or incredible survivors instinct, and rather than an angry grimace, I wanted her to have a different expression- a bit of calculation and mild annoyance at having to work out how to get you out of her way the quickest way.
Image 03: Gerd and Sonja when they meet. Sonja is in the chainmail and shorts gear that she has in earlier phases. When I developed Gerd, she still had to be hard and beefy with a sense of older lady to her, but also sort of Motherly. The kind of general hard mumseyness where the whole village was her kids and you’d be damn stupid to mess with ‘em.
Image 04: Gerd is a blacksmith and has a portable forge.
Image 05: One of the pages- one of the big problems with my usual comic methods is that I work to pacing rather than script and page allowance. Ho ho, ah, nuts. Working with a writer is incredible as they populate the scenes with words in a way that I rarely manage. You get a lot for your buck. For me, this meant unusually full pages compared to my normal 2 panels to a page or so! I did learn a trick or two, something I always find brilliant about working outside of my comfort zone. For me, this is an incredibly new method of working- I’ve only drawn a comic in this method once before. If you look at images 6 and 7, you can see how I ended up sketching out the whole scene beyond the space of the panels. There’s a lot of story to fulfil, and in order to create the correct viewpoints, scenes and grounding, the easiest way was to transpose the panel rough out onto another image file, draw it out beyond the limits of the panel, pop it back into the comic page, shuffle it around and crop it back in. It allowed me to create proportions more correctly and flesh out the backgrounds.
That horse is intentionally big. He’s a bigass horse.
Secondly, I had to work with the thought in mind that a colourist who I didn’t know and who doesn’t know me would be working on this after I’d drawn the line work. I find colouring an insanely hard job, so I admire that people can visualize it, and create it but I also know that my artwork although expressive is a bugger to read. So I had to hold back waaay lots on this job and try and come up with a much cleaner than usual line and artwork.
It was a fun job, and much more of a learning curve than I want to admit to when I’ve been drawing for so long. Finding that I’m still feeling uncomfortable and having to really push that hard and still feeling behind the other artists was a wake up.
But hey, it’s RED SONJA. so coool!
This is one of my favorite art jobs in the entire series, you absolutely killed on it.
So please, take a bow.
WHAT, DO WE FINALLY HAVE A FAT GIRL IN COMICS.
(I would have liked it more without then”matronly motherly” bent, but I’ll take what I can get.)
Anonymous asked: Being fit is being skinny you idiot, being athletic and flexible is a whole different thing, you don't have to skinny to be athletic but you do have to be skinny to be fit
"Fitness." Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 28 Dec. 2013. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fitness>.
I don’t know what prompted you to send me the dumbest message I’ve received in at least 6 months, but nowhere in the Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of “fitness” do I find the word “skinny.” Even synonyms for the word “fitness” focus 100% on health attributes as opposed to size attributes. So I’m sorry if you have this deep seeded complex that refuses to allow you to accept that, from all standpoints of medicine, science, and flat out fact, fitness is irrelevant to body size. That really sucks for you that your brain is struggling to let you come to terms with that. However, it is also 100% not my problem.
tl;dr: Blow it out your ass.
WHAT THE FUCK LOOK AT THIS FUCKING CUTE AS HELL FIRE EMBLEM CHARACTER HER NAME IS MEG AND SHES FUCKING PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SHE JOINS THE ARMY SO SHE CAN FIND HER FUTURE HUSBAND AND SHE’S FAT + STRONG. SHE’S ME. HOLY SHIT
All tank-y characters in videogames should be cute chubby girls in hella functional and well-designed armour, no exceptions.