MoCCA is fast approaching! Heres some more info if y'all aren't familiar with it http://www.moccany.org/content/mocca-festival
I'll be at a table with these fine folk http://mrchickenbot.com/ and http://julianrowe.blogspot.com/, if anyone happens to be at the fest, drop by and say hi and check out our comics! Doo ittt!
Friday, March 25, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
So Nick Bertozzi usually has his storytelling class do war stories from recent primary resources, students usually get really good comics out of them. But when I took his class last spring he said he was too depressed to do war stories and instead told us to find the most ridiculous fanfiction we could and adapt it to a four page comic.
I found Space for RENT in Latveria, written by the mysterious Swamp Thing in the crossover musical section of fanfiction.net (I highly recommend checking out that section, I don't think there's anything like it.) With the artistic challenge of RENT meets the Fantastic Four, I figured I'd do this thing the right way, aka the Jack Kirby way. Here's the end result:
It was a really fun class and we may have had one of the best critiques ever in art school history. People from other classes sat in to witness the slew of fanfic comics. And if anyone knows Swamp Thing, I'd appreciate passing this along, I'd really like to show it to them.
Friday, March 4, 2011
An incredible chain of events came from a homework assignment for my Obstacle Course class. We had an assignment that called for minimal drawing and writing, something akin to a comic remix, in the spirit of Garfield Minus Garfield. I ended up taking panels from the Essential Flash that only had Barry Allen's generic love interest in them, such as:
So I erased the words, and replaced them with dialogue from Allison Bechdel's Dykes to Watch Out For, with this result:
I was pretty happy with it, and then at the critique, my teacher said something along the lines of, "This is really great, I should send it to Allison." And I got a lovely email from her last weekend! This comic has her blessings! I still can't get over how incredible that is! And if it couldn't get better, she put my comic on her blog! Check it out if you want. She included her original page I took the words from in the blog post. http://dykestowatchoutfor.com/appropriation
That concludes my fairy tale adventure with back and forth emails with the legendary Allison Bechdel.