November 30, 2006

positive tension

just bought some paper! hurrah! i can start drawing comics now. it's been months.


movie rant follows:
the other day i went to see children of men at the cinema, but came late, so saw
babel instead. since it's the same people who did 21 grams (which blew me away earlier this year), i was expecting something great, which it sadly isn't (and it's not getting any better in retrospect). i remember reading about it on the internet, with people saying it's the best multi-layered movie of the year. well, having three stories doesn't necessarily make it multi-layered. it worked in 21 grams, but after seeing babel, and tres entradas de melquiades estrada (dir. by tommy lee jones, same screenwriter - guillermo arriaga), i think the man desperately needs to write a proper straightforward movie. he's kinda using the whole disjointed time thing to cover for a bleak story. so blah.
children of men, on the other hand, is straight, and it's one of the best movies in the past few years. everything's top notch, noone's trying to be supersmart and cool, and it's filmed just incredibly. i have no idea how they managed to pull off those 3-4 minute long spectacular shots. a lot of long shots! anyway, any dork who thought v for vendetta was good should see this. real oppression, real brutality. i'll go see it again tomorrow.

i promise less movie fanboyism and more art stuff soon.

soundtrack: clint mansell - the fountain soundtrack

crs 2006 photo report

hellor! for those of you who couldn't make it, here's some bit's and pieces. some photos are fuzzy, but so was the cameraman. just kidding. but not really.


the wonderful world of croatian comics... yes.


streepo & yours truly. one of the rare moments i was drawing there.


the reporter looked remarkably like kyle mclahlan!


the wall of fame and shame


i got the third prize on the show's contest... the bald man is mr. kordey, you might know him.


that's me.

the comic i got the prize for, pencils/inks and the last panels with the generally-unnoticed punchline:






November 29, 2006

hypna-gogo



more doodles. hopefully i'll get the CRS / funny comics show stuff and photos up here in a couple of days. till then, sameold. i'm back on comics again, mostly writing, but some drawings might happen.

oh, and i already see a bunch of people hating the fountain, but i love it. not claiming that i figured out everything yet, though =)

cheers

soundtrack: dntel - life is full of possibilities / band of horses - everything all the time

November 24, 2006

class doodles



... done in dark. now off to the funny comics show.

soundtrack: metric - live it out

November 23, 2006

sickles!



just found this out on flickr - a wonderful noel sickles gallery! one of the best comic book artist in history, so check it out. it's a damn shame that noone seems to care enough to make a book about him. anyway, here's a couple of more pics, and an interview. the comic journal had a good interview in #242, along with a gallery. also, the fall 2004 issue of draw magazine - good article with lots of pics. the first two issues of big fun comics had some scorchy smith strips too; i don't think these are the same as the ones that came out in some issues of kitchen sink's steve canyon magazine.

i don't feel comfortable posting anything mine in the same post, so till tomorrow...

soundtrack: buffy - once more with feeling

November 21, 2006

two days till...


hello. CRS / funny comics show starts on this friday, and since the posters aren't plastered all over town yet, i figured i could put it up here for starters. the big change this year is the switch from being in SC to ZKM (zagrebacko kazaliste mladih, teslina 7). feel free to send this pic around to anyone who you think might be interested. the official site for the festival is at http://www.crs-festival.com

in other news, i just got home ten minutes ago, so i didn't get to draw much. though, got some nice books today- dear john, the alex toth doodle book looks great, and the same thing goes for gipi's they found the car. since it was cheap, i also picked up the heavy metal special with all three albums of sky doll. dunno is it readable, but looks pretty good (barbuci&canepa - same guys who did witch, the magazine for kids). picked up dusty star #1 for pretty much the same reason.
now to finish watching 400 blows, then bed!

p.s. since i already wrote a novel here, here's a shameless plug - a few of my drawings (and a bunch of others by interesting people) are on auction here, so take a peek. but hurry - only 20-ish hours left!

soundtrack: jeff buckley - grace

les braindead


yes, it is actually possible to draw without using your brain. and i should do it more often. surprisingly, i was in a good mood today. could it be because i overslept, got up at 11, realized i had no umbrella (it was pouring outside) and stayed home all day? could be. did a bunch of reading, and saw "sympathy for lady vengeance", the latest film by chan wook park. it's good, but oldboy and sympathy for mr. vengeance seemed much better to me. more retarded doodles tomorrow.

soundtrack: ekv / metric - old world underground

November 17, 2006

November 13, 2006

albino shapeshifting lizard bitches



been in a playful mood tonight, so did a bunch of random sketches. recently i'm able to enjoy both sketching straight, clean, finished stuff, and then at the same time do very loose scribbles. the itch do try every possible thing is kicking back in, too. since i'm using the fancy layout again, i'll mention that i saw scanner darkly today. it's a philip k. dick adaptation so i had to see it, and it's good. not mindblowing, but fun to watch, especially robert downey jr.. it's definitely better than the impostor, that's for sure.

now off to bed, or i'll be braindead tomorrow.



soundtrack: starlight mints - built on squares

November 10, 2006

hr+thb

one of the things i did for the auction on this year's comics festival here-

i'll post the others too, when i get them inked/scanned. btw, the complete outlaw nation is out, pick it up if you like the complete first episode they have up there. it's cheap and good and i colored the cover =)

cheers

soundtrack: little feat - waiting for columbus

November 09, 2006

anytime.

worked through another night- storyboards again. did 40 of these in eight hours, what makes... 12 minutes each? um... yeah. anyway, here's some of the not so embarrasing ones, in a fancy layout, too:
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and i have to post this one, because it must be the most abstract thing i ever did (in a board). it's easy at 6 am -

ok, so much for that, now to see art school confidential! i nearly choked in the first ten minutes, but had to pause to finish all this stuffs. so, sleepless movie fun before school! WHEE!


soundtrack: jeff buckley - grace / the dears - no cities left