Cleaned up my actual tumblr page and added an art tag link. More stuff to come in the near future.
The Doll Who Ate His Mother by Ramsey Campbell
Haha, holy shit!
that death grips piece is on point, its wonderful. can that be on a shirt? or would that involve complicated copyright stuff? anyways, lovely work.
Thanks, I really appreciate it. I really like the way it turned out, and I’m planning on doing more illustration stuff in that style (thicker linework, vectors, limited color). I’d eventually like to start screenprinting limited runs of shirts and posters in my free time. Putting that specific DG piece on a shirt and selling it would be sketchy, though. I don’t know. I’m sure the band wouldn’t actually give a shit, but I’d rather just give them the production art file and they can print them, sell them as “official merch” or whatever they’d like, if they were at all interested. Hey, they gave us two free albums, least I could do is give them some art!
Do you remember Robot Carnival? Sort of like Heavy Metal, but with ’80s anime. And the soundtrack, dude. I love it. Can’t remember if I saw this or Akira first. Either way, this shaped my brain when I was a kid.
This is what you’re supposed to do after receiving this comic in the mail, right?
Haha, looks like I was wrong about the Mould Map kickstarter. It’s almost funded, and trending towards being over 100%. Crazy.
Sucks, bro. Really does. A few scattered thoughts:
They’re asking for 24K British pounds, or about $40k dollars American. That’s a pretty hefty chunk of change to drum up for a small press book. They’ve already gotten 18K, which is itself a pretty big chunk of change, despite not being enough to nail the funding.
The second tier up is 40 dollars American, which is a lot for a lot of people to drop on a comic.
The material inside is challenging. The illustrations are strange and experimental. The themes are heady, and there’s not much in the way of easy, instant connection to the content. No Dr. Who references, no attractively drawn, easily ship-able characters. Those last two were sarcasm, sorry. It’s a weird, arty book, and that’s an outright positive quality, but weird, arty things aren’t as popular as more easily digestible things.
It’s not a neat whole. It’s a group of disparate, multi-colored comics converging to form a thing, rather than a single, unified vision. It’s hard to see the scope of it. Most people don’t give a shit about precise editing, art direction or what Pantone spots were used in the printing. They want a cause, or an undeniable, laser-focused theme that resonates with them.
I’m not trying to be a dick, I’m just thinking out loud. It’s a fucking bummer. I’d really like to see it funded.