1. cherngzhi:

Today I received a reply from Danny Gregory, a poliferic illustrator whom published a few books and teaches sketching at some online school. This is my reply to his kind email. ” However, if you insist on your perception of what $20 is worth? Then, a cheaper product from an established company that has economy of scale is certainly valid and maybe wise. “I am not Moleskine. I am Erwin and I am an artist. Unlike many other artists who sit behind a computer screen, complaining over paper quality, bind and materials? I have taken the initiative to improve on my favorite sketch tools. Do I have to that? No. I have a day time job and I could have used time to paint more or sell more paintings. However, I decided to take this step to inspire a book binding factory to head towards a direction that can better service the Art community. ”. Back theperfectsketchbook.com  we are almost half way there. #theperfectsketchbook
#dannnygregory #illustrator #betterthanmoleskine #kickstarter 
 (at Bukit Batok East Ave 3)

Everyone, my friend Erwin needs your help.

    cherngzhi:

    Today I received a reply from Danny Gregory, a poliferic illustrator whom published a few books and teaches sketching at some online school. This is my reply to his kind email. ” However, if you insist on your perception of what $20 is worth? Then, a cheaper product from an established company that has economy of scale is certainly valid and maybe wise. “I am not Moleskine. I am Erwin and I am an artist. Unlike many other artists who sit behind a computer screen, complaining over paper quality, bind and materials? I have taken the initiative to improve on my favorite sketch tools. Do I have to that? No. I have a day time job and I could have used time to paint more or sell more paintings. However, I decided to take this step to inspire a book binding factory to head towards a direction that can better service the Art community. ”. Back theperfectsketchbook.com we are almost half way there. #theperfectsketchbook
    #dannnygregory #illustrator #betterthanmoleskine #kickstarter
    (at Bukit Batok East Ave 3)

    Everyone, my friend Erwin needs your help.

  2. Once upon a time, I rode in a van with Matt Talbot, Rich Woodall, and a handful of folks in the Jetpack Comics sphere. We journeyed together from the frozen wastes of New Hampshire to the warm, concrete jungle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for WizardWorld East, and amused ourselves by writing a comic called “Dear Banner.” The premise is simple: Bruce Banner and the Hulk are basically odd-couple roommates, who share a body as well as a residence, and are forced to communicate via passive-aggressive roommate notes. I’ve turned our car-ride jokes into a thing. There is no reason for this to exist, and yet here it is.

    Once upon a time, I rode in a van with Matt TalbotRich Woodall, and a handful of folks in the Jetpack Comics sphere. We journeyed together from the frozen wastes of New Hampshire to the warm, concrete jungle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for WizardWorld East, and amused ourselves by writing a comic called “Dear Banner.” The premise is simple: Bruce Banner and the Hulk are basically odd-couple roommates, who share a body as well as a residence, and are forced to communicate via passive-aggressive roommate notes. I’ve turned our car-ride jokes into a thing. There is no reason for this to exist, and yet here it is.

  3. michaelswearingen:

    Continent Influenced Instrument masterpost;

    Fall semester 2014 I was given the group project to ideate and fabricate an instrument influenced by a continent. We drew randomly and were give South America. We encompassed various traditional instruments, primarily being the maraca and kalimba. South American coffee beans against an industrial piece of metal never sounded so good. The last photo is a paper prototype created by me, I provided our group with the idea that would take us to the end of the project. With that said, this assignment wouldn’t have gotten done without them!

    Student work from one of my classes last year. Summer will be ending soon… then it’s back to this! More student work at http://www.erik-evensen.com/student-work.html

  4. Casting the Norse Myths: Loki

    As a graphic novelist of mythic fiction (specifically, 2007’s Gods of Asgard), I’ve been asked by various people how I’d cast a Norse mythology film. With Loki, what more can be said? Tom Hiddleston’s performance in the Marvel films is, in my opinion, a pitch-perfect Loki, both for Marvel AND for the Loki of myth. So of course, he’s off the table. He’s done such a great job, it’s almost no challenge. So I’ll go with another option—Paul Bettany. Bettany was on the list of potential Lokis for Marvel, and you can totally see why. He’s equally smart, shifty, and engaging, and can flip between charming and intimidating at the drop of a hat. He gets bonus points from me with this long, blond wig from Inkheart, which makes him a dead ringer for my artwork. In my opinion, Loki shouldn’t be dark-haired. It’s sort of the obvious shorthand for an ‘evil mastermind’ character, and as a person with both Scandinavian heritage and very dark hair, I always found it just a little bit offensive in some way. 

    Dr. Merrill Kaplan, folklorist at The Ohio State University, called my Loki “the first blond Loki in comics,” and although I’m sure I can’t be the first, I took it as the compliment she intended. She had a few thoughts on the notion of Loki’s darker incarnations and their relationship (intentional or not) to anti-Semitism, which I hadn’t considered before.

    Gods of Asgard is available at www.godsofasgard.com in print, and as a digital comic through comiXology.

  5. 101lokis:

    PART ONE of “Ottar’s Ransom” from Gods of Asgard by Erik Evensen [USA, 2007]

    Gods of Asgard closely retells a selection of Norse myths as a graphic novel. Ottar’s Ransom features the gods Odin, Hoenir and Loki who often travelled together. As a trio it is speculated they created the world, if Lóðurr = Loki. Loki is drawn by Erik Evensen in this novel as visibly Jotun/troll, with claws and pointed ears (as is Skadi). Wagner’s Ring Cycle opera is partly based on Ottar’s Ransom, and Tolkien’s (who borrowed heavily from Norse-Teutonic myth) account of the forging and finding of the One Ring looks to be inspired by this myth (and arguably from Wagner) as well. 

    101lokis is great. If you like this, you’ll probably like the whole book.

  6. Once upon a time, I rode in a van with Matt Talbot, Rich Woodall, and a handful of folks in the Jetpack Comics sphere. We journeyed together from the frozen wastes of New Hampshire to the warm, concrete jungle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for WizardWorld East, and amused ourselves by writing a comic called “Dear Banner.” The premise is simple: Bruce Banner and the Hulk are basically odd-couple roommates, who share a body as well as a residence, and are forced to communicate via passive-aggressive roommate notes. I’ve turned our car-ride jokes into a thing. There is no reason for this to exist, and yet here it is.

    Once upon a time, I rode in a van with Matt TalbotRich Woodall, and a handful of folks in the Jetpack Comics sphere. We journeyed together from the frozen wastes of New Hampshire to the warm, concrete jungle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for WizardWorld East, and amused ourselves by writing a comic called “Dear Banner.” The premise is simple: Bruce Banner and the Hulk are basically odd-couple roommates, who share a body as well as a residence, and are forced to communicate via passive-aggressive roommate notes. I’ve turned our car-ride jokes into a thing. There is no reason for this to exist, and yet here it is.

  7. Casting The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay: Brian Wegman

    I didn’t really write The Beast of Wolfe’s Bay with actors in mind, but occasionally I like to consider an actor, because it helps me find a character’s voice. In the case of Gary Roth, Sheriff of Heorot County, he’s a pretty obvious analogue to Hrothgar, king of Heorot, the family friend of Beowulf who calls him in to help him slay a monster. Roth is meant to be a good cop, but he’s been dealing with a string of missing persons cases for so long he’s developed a bit of an off-the-books approach to the issue at hand. This is the one character that lots of people have fancasted for me. Everyone says, “oh, you HAD to have been envisioning Sam Elliott, right?” The truth is, no. Sam Elliott is great and all, but I’m not convinced he’s the guy. He strikes me as a bit too old, too. Believe it or not, if I were to fancast my own graphic novel right now, I would pick the great Bruce Campbell. He’s a commanding presence, has a sense of humor, and is pretty used to roles that require him to interact with fantastical elements. Plus, how can you beat that chin in a sheriff’s hat? Yeah, for me it’s Bruce all the way. Mustache or no mustache, I’m not picky.
    www.wolfesbay.com

  8. mikemaihack:

Drew the new Batgirl. I heart this character so much.

I love this character design (and this take on it, too). One of these days I’m going to draw her, too! When the projects die down a bit, that is.

    mikemaihack:

    Drew the new Batgirl. I heart this character so much.

    I love this character design (and this take on it, too). One of these days I’m going to draw her, too! When the projects die down a bit, that is.

  9. Once upon a time, I rode in a van with Matt Talbot, Rich Woodall, and a handful of folks in the Jetpack Comics sphere. We journeyed together from the frozen wastes of New Hampshire to the warm, concrete jungle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for WizardWorld East, and amused ourselves by writing a comic called “Dear Banner.” The premise is simple: Bruce Banner and the Hulk are basically odd-couple roommates, who share a body as well as a residence, and are forced to communicate via passive-aggressive roommate notes. I’ve turned our car-ride jokes into a thing. There is no reason for this to exist, and yet here it is.

    Once upon a time, I rode in a van with Matt TalbotRich Woodall, and a handful of folks in the Jetpack Comics sphere. We journeyed together from the frozen wastes of New Hampshire to the warm, concrete jungle of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for WizardWorld East, and amused ourselves by writing a comic called “Dear Banner.” The premise is simple: Bruce Banner and the Hulk are basically odd-couple roommates, who share a body as well as a residence, and are forced to communicate via passive-aggressive roommate notes. I’ve turned our car-ride jokes into a thing. There is no reason for this to exist, and yet here it is.

  10. Bill Watterson Makes A Case For Art →

    Worth a read.