I woke around noon today.
Me and Mia Schwartz are doing a poster together — these are some of the rough ideas we’ve been emailing back and forth. Me on the Left, her on Right.
These are some of her recent pages for a thing shes doing in Fixit magazine. I like the tricks she did on these with the pixeled out armpit and the list. (Karate)
and Fixit: http://fixit-mag.com/#
Also my Homie Simon Roy sent me a short thing he’s doing for the Popgun anthology. I like how wintery the colors turned out.
Simon’s site: http://povorot.deviantart.com/
One of my duties in this life is to bring my lady muffins when the need arises. The people that work at the coffee shop I get them from think I’m some weird muffin-obsessed muffin pervert.
Then I went to my favorite comic store on earth, RX Comics.
I should pay rent for how much time I spend in the quarter bins outside the door.
This is the inside. I’m all about the dense clutter of the place. I go into RX like 3 times a week and always find new stuff.
I met up with Steve LeCouilliard there to trade some pages.
This is Steve:
And this is one of the pages I got from him. I’m all about how he draws pigs.
Steve does a comic called Much the Miller’s Son. It’s good stuff. His next book of it is all color.
You can read the thing here:
Next I went with my lady space assassin Marian to pick up a package and get flour.
Here’s a sign in the neighborhood I like.
After we got the package (a human head), I tried to get my photo taken on this chilled-out gentleman alligator that I like. Some asshole walked in front of the camera.
By 6, all of my duties in life were out of the way so I made coffee and drank it with this rum carrot cake that Marian made. It’s the stuff of legends.
I read Stokoe’s new Orc Stain on the toilet (shit taking comics bra). Whenever I hear anyone say that they don’t have time to read comics I always assume they don’t have bowel movements.
I’m biased as shit about James’s stuff but I really dug this issue. I like what he’s doing with the colors too, it seems like he’s getting even more solid with it.
Then I colored Multiple Warheads pages while listening to lots of rap.
I took a break for lunch. I have this idea that bowl noodles are the working food that I can have in my lap and not get slowed down by all these human needs.
I went downstairs to harass Marian.
Here’s how that page I put up the pencils of on Monday came out.
I based those marsh mellow dudes in the last panel off of how Marian’s erasers look (she uses red pencils).
I did some reworking of the 3rd panel after I’d inked it. that smudge is white out and I had an idea I liked better on how to draw her arms so I drew it on another page and put it in in Photoshop.
I made hot chocolate. COCOA RULES EVERYTHING AROUND ME!
And here’s some layout I’ve been working on. This is usually how I write my pages, I’ll come up with a super rough plan of what happens in an issue and then plan out each scene like this as I go.
It’s a nice night here.
Brandon Graham is the creator of King City and Multiple Warheads.