I bought some art supplies this week including new white acrylic ink for highlights. I also used up the last piece of art board on my pad, so I used the back. A felicitous convergence of two events on a week saturated with politics.
Daily Sketch for Tuesday March 13, 2012 – James the Giant Tamer
I may have gotten a little carried away with today’s sketch, but not being on a deadline at the moment means I have the time for such tomfoolery.
If this guy asks you for change, I’d go ahead and give it to him. He won’t spend it on booze, he just wants to go to the Waffle House.
Besides if you don’t he’ll melt your face with his magic stick.
My first creator-owned book was a little thing called GravyBoy. It’s the book that put me on the other side of the table at conventions. Writer Marty Blevins and I did the convention rounds lugging four issues of the series around from show to show. Eventually we attempted to self-publish through Diamond and another distributor. Not only was it an expensive experiment it also taught me that self-publishing is not for the faint of heart.
Every once in a while someone at a show will ask me about it. Maybe I’ll revisit the character one day. Back when I drew GravyBoy I was a different artist (as in, I was horrible) and today I thought I’d see what he looks like when I draw him now. Apparently he looks like this:
So you want to start up your own squad of Henchmen? New to the super villain game? Here’s 5 tips for maintaining henchmen:
1) Find someone who has street smarts, but isn’t too intelligent.
2) Give him a standard uniform that’s not too cool and covers his face, thus removing his individuality on the job.
3) Have a way to stop him if he goes rogue (e.g. an exploding helmet)
4) Pay him well, give him lots of vacation time and great health care. Make him think he’s got it made. Then send him to fight Batman.
5) Replace as needed.