Apparently when I get bored, I get really bored.
I think we found Abe’s superpower.
Latest commissions step-by-step!
Midna from Zelda and our swwetheart Cutie Honey from the Gainax reboot Re:Cutie Honey!
Go Nagai + Gainax + Imaishi, I think it’s my favorite anime <3
Those tan lines are gonna look fucking weird.
I am a historian and this is how it happened.
Long before Lara Croft strutted her stuff as either a pixelated goddess or Angelina Jolie, an artist named Fred Perry had an ingenious idea: Wouldn’t an action epic be a lot more fun with three beautiful heroines instead of one hardened hero? “After the fighting was over for my unit in Desert Storm,” Perry recalls, “there was nothing to do except clean up the vehicles, square everything away, and wait for our turn in the long line to go home. So I traded sketches of ‘good girl’ art for things that were really difficult to get out in the field. Cookies. Batteries. Soda. One of my crewmen commented that when I got back Stateside, I should make a comic featuring ‘good girl’ art, but just drawing cheesecake would get old really quick. I needed the characters to have their own personalities, motivations, and stories, but I didn’t know where to begin. Then I saw a Three Musketeers ad in the back of a Captain America comic that had some Indiana Jones–type characters discovering a giant candy bar in an Incan pyramid. From that image, everything began to spark to life in my mind.”
What came to life was Gold Digger, the story of the Diggers sisters—brilliant, boy-crazy, and librarian-sexy archaeologist Gina Diggers, her adopted were-cheetah sister and protector Brittany, and Brianna, the half-Gina, half-Brittany clone with a wicked mecha fetish—traveling the world seeking fame and fortune. Early on, their adventures took a turn toward the fantastic, as Perry conjured an epic battle between the werewolf, were-cheetah, and were-rat clans, a battle in which Brittany, as the last surviving member of her family, has a vital stake…
Interview with Fred Perry from 2005 about how he got started on Gold Digger, and how it shaped up over time.
Fair warning: there is some slight language in this post.
My name is Jonathan Ponikvar. I’m the creator of Peter & Company and an avid cartoon fan; I have been trying (successfully or not) to draw them since I first discovered the magic of crayons and markers. Like most kids in the 80’s I grew up watching a crazy amount of cartoons. My favorites were the cartoons and films of Warner Brothers, Disney, and Don Bluth, so my earliest and crappiest of doodles always revolved around those characters in some way.
As I grew older and began seriously getting into cartooning, I noticed something odd going on around me: the cartoon animal was quickly becoming an endangered species. The animal designs of the 80’s and 90’s TV cartoons were being seen less and less in modern times within the industries that they helped create.
How could this happen? Are people just no longer interested in funny talking animals?
|—||What I usually hear when people who aren’t really into American comics talk about American comics. (via kevinbolk)|