So, a friend of mine pointed out that the idea of “comic studies” or a “comic scholar” is kind of a weird thing that isn’t really understood, and that got me further thinking that I never really explained what makes a good comic (or, rather, an effective one) and maybe some of my audience is…… Continue reading The super-duper-basics of comic studies
Week 17: Lora Zombie “Catzilla” (2015) This week’s artist is Russian-born Lora Zombie, known for her vivid grunge-inspired colored pieces. She’s been featured in her home of Russia as well as New York City, Toronto, and Los Angeles. Check her out on her website, Instagram, Deviantart, or Facebook. Lora’s art often features political themes, touching…… Continue reading An Artist a Week: Lora Zombie
What a week, what a week! As the end of the semester gets closer, I become less and less active here because of work and projects (apologies). On top of that, however, I had the IMMENSE pleasure of getting to talk to not one, not two, but three esteemed comic creators in the past week. Andy Warner visited…… Continue reading Visiting comic artists!
Week 16: “Nanomortis” “Her True Colors” (2015) Find them on Deviantart. A lot of Nanomortis’s artwork is less soft and sweet than much of what I’ve written so far this year, and that’s all right. There’s traces of Bloodborne’s tentacles of darkness and Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas as well as anime styles not unlike Soul Eater, Tokyo Ghoul,…… Continue reading An Artist a Week: “Nanomortis”
Week 15: Maruti Bitamin Maruti, also known as Koyamori, is a stunningly talented watercolor/ink artist currently living in Canada whose art reflects a dreamy, nostalgic feeling as well as inspiration from her birthplace of China. You can find Koyamori on her tumblr, twitter, instagram, deviantart, or store (which is normally immensely well-stocked but is closed…… Continue reading An Artist a Week: Maruti Bitamin (“Koyamori”)
“Rebecca Mock, I’m a 27-year-old freelance illustrator and comic-book artist working in Brooklyn, NY. You can see my illustration work at my website, and most recent work on my tumblr. Follow me @rebeccamock on twitter and instagram.” What do you do? How did you get started doing that? I work as a freelance illustrator full-time, as well…… Continue reading Comix Creator Feature: Rebecca Mock
Week 14: Lindsey “Ohrinjii” “Alacrity” (2015) Ohrinjii (actually Lindsey, an artist living in Japan with little personal information on her Tumblr and Instagram) is a watercolor artist whose works all share the same coy and calm facial expressions of traditional Japanese art. She gives these faces to strange, often winged or plantlike creatures living in dreamlike…… Continue reading An Artist a Week: Lindsey “Ohrinjii”
“Laser Kittens is a cooperative storytelling game suitable for everyone from pre-teens to adults. Using two standard decks of playing cards, you’ll bid for control of the story. Players take turns being Class Captain, setting the scene and controlling any NPCs while the other players narrate the actions of their kittens. When your laser goes…… Continue reading Pew Pew Pew: An interview with the creator of Laser Kittens