May 22nd, 2012

trowin' da horns dog

sara pichelli and her invisible pen

anyhow, the following two vids constitute everything I know about Sara Pichelli, who co-created the black Latino Spider-Man. This is sped up, not recorded in real time, but even so, it's obvious: if you want to be a pro you'd better draw damn fast:

Drawing black Latino Spider-Man for a living appears to make some people not stop smiling:

Sara Pichelli Says Hello at NYCC 2011 from The Comic Archive on Vimeo.

Another reality of working for the Big Two: you have to learn how to draw porn stars well. For a female cartoonist, this might feel like Uncle-Tomming, but the target audience for caped escapism will never stop loving you for it:

sara pichelli emma frost

Speaking of porn, I watched The Avengers last week-end, but as a secret protest against Marvel's long-standing indifference to its artists' well-being, I did so by sneaking in after buying a ticket to a different movie


"I like being bad and then going home and being good."

reblog yr idols

last week-end @ the University of Chicago, 17 American comix giants got together for Comics: Philosophy & Practice, to talk about what they do and where comix might be going. I'm waiting for the conference's website to post video, but in the meantime, Phoebe Gloeckner put a few pictures up on her Flickr:

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L-R: Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, Seth, Chris Ware
(photograph by Phoebe Gloeckner)

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L-R: Aline Kominsky-Crumb, Phoebe Gloeckner, Carol Tyler, Joe Sacco, Robert Crumb
(photograph by Phoebe Gloeckner)

And once more, zoomed outside the panel:

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(photograph by Carol Tyler)

You ever suddenly, irrationally feel like the world's in good hands?