Drawn while trying to remember how to draw my characters.
Hey! Where the hell did the sun go?
This walker is inspired by my favorite local, mental illness having dude. He has the perfect old-timey cartoon cadance. As he walks, the rest of him moves up and down as you’d expect, but his head stays at the same level, with his chin leading the way.
I included the first page again because today’s installment flows better with it.
I will probably go back in and deal with backgrounds later, but for now, you get the idea. I think Frank will be at school somewhere.
Just a quick note: I am continuing to work on SkullyFlower (the comic) slowly, but solidly. Woooo hooooo!
I plan to do some tonight, even though I am extremely tired for some reason. In the mean time, look at this silly skully thing I doodled.
Ray Harryhausen (6/29/20- 5/7/13) , a true legend of special effects in cinema. He will be missed.
Films featured in this set are:
Mighty Joe Young (1949), Beast of 20,000 Fathoms (1953), The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958), Jason and the Argonauts (1963), One Million Years B.C. (1967), Valley of Gwangi (1969), The Golden Voyage of SInbad (1974), Clash of the Titans (1981)
Oh no! I loved this guy’s work when I was a kid. Couldn’t get enough.
After 6 years of perfectionism-fear driven procrastination, life getting in the way, and being out of my element; Saturday I just started working on SkullyFlower again! Woo Hoo!
Don’t know what SkullyFlower is? It’s a comic I started drawing in 2005, when I discovered that I could. I was following some folks on the web that made comics and realized that there was nothing stopping me. I never intended it to turn into anything, but the next part of the story kept coming to me and making me laugh. So, I just kept drawing them.
Then I got too serious, too fast. I was going to conventions and started craving internet fame. I eventually got to where I couldn’t ink the damn things. I had a few pages pencilled for years, but couldn’t risk committing to them. I finally stopped being able to draw comics altogether.
Don’t know what broke over the weekend, but I’m glad it’s moved. Everything else was getting log-jammed behind the comics I wasn’t making.
The main problem was that I kept driving myself crazy comparing my work to that of art students, and other people who devote their lives to this stuff. I’m not able to. It’s okay. I’m letting myself do it anyway.
I was also listening to a lot of earnest boys talking about all of these ‘shoulds’ and ‘have tos’ in comics. Things required to make comics correctly and succeed. It all got too overwhelming and shut me down. I don’t even want to make comics correctly or succeed in the ways they are talking about. I’m just crazy and get obsessed with following rules and looking like I know what I’m doing.
Don’t let this happen to you. KEEP COMICS FUN!