Donald Forgets to Duck
Better Little Book #1434 (Whitman, 1939) via ha.com
Some concept art, construction and photos celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Haunted Mansion. The concept art is by Ken Anderson in 1957, the color art by Sam McKim in 1958. The sign was made during construction of the Mansion based on a comment Walt Disney made upon returning from a London trip that he was seeking out ghosts looking for a new home.
Imagineers Yale Gracey and Bill Justice pose with some of their creations, including a rare shot of Yale Gracey with the Hatbox Ghost.
Started out with my normal multiply-layer-over-flats tactic, and tweaked it a bit to make the grass and water kind of glowy. The layers of distance separated in the previous post were used to create atmospheric perspective: each one has a successively more opaque layer over it set to hard light.
I’m happy with this thing! It’ll be a print at some point, and I’m putting in the order for a convention banner today, so I should have it in time for SPX!
This time around it’s all snippets from a comic I am working on. I am painfully aware that I don’t actually have much in the way of proper experience in drawing sequential work (or to be more accurate I have drawn a meagre 24 pages to date). In order to get a bit more practice in before I start work on an ongoing series this fall (more on that later), I’m taking a leaf out of the book of Becky Cloonan and drawing a mini-comic with a view to having it available to buy for those of you attending Thought Bubble this November.
You will be able to see that all my favorite tropes are covered - beards, boats, skeletons, the sea and it’s mysteries - and there will no doubt be more snippets posted between now and November.
Artist Name: Mate Gergo Muszka
AUGUST ID! I decided to represent my West Indian background (Jamaican/Barbadian) and do an ID based on Caribana - the Caribbean Carnival that happens during the long weekend in August here in Toronto! This was a challenge but loads of fun working with a tighter colour palette!
Artist Name: Jenny Durkin
Bukowski | 40x50cm | Graphite on paper
If it doesn’t come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don’t do it.
Unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don’t do it.
If you’re doing it for money or fame, don’t do it.
If you’re doing it because you want women in your bed, don’t do it.
If it’s hard work just thinking about doing it, don’t do it.
If you have to wait for it to roar out of you, then wait patiently.
If it never does roar out of you, do something else.
Unless it comes out of your soul like a rocket,
unless being still would drive you to madness or suicide or murder, don’t do it.
Unless the sun inside you is burning your gut, don’t do it.
When it is truly time, and if you have been chosen, It will do it by itself
and it will keep on doing it until you die
or it dies in you.
There is no other way.
And there never was.
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