Took a little break from Doom Cannon to do something to bring mean women and mean architecture together, two excellent things. Look up the Best Products buildings sometime, they’re my number one choice for threatening-looking retail stores.
Comics-wise, Daniel and I should hopefully have a sweet little preview of Doom Cannon stuff to post soon; I’d keep your eyes waaay peeled for that, just peel ‘em right into nothing because you’ll never want to blink again, Who-style.
Bryan Wilmoth and his seven younger siblings were raised in a strict, religious home. At StoryCorps, Bryan talks with his brother Mike about what it was like to reconnect years after their dad kicked Bryan out for being gay.
On June 28, StoryCorps launched OutLoud, a new initiative dedicated to recording and preserving LGBTQ stories from all across America.
So I wasn’t even aware until I did some digging, but apparently my Bravest Warriors cover has been revealed (and possibly printed and published?). I think it’s issue #23 and according to what I’m seeing, it came out last month. So here’s that!
Disney legend Andreas Deja is releasing a book detailing the animation secrets of Walt’s legendary ‘Nine Old Men’!
The official press release:
Learn from the men who changed animation forever. Walt Disney’s team of core animators, who he affectionately called his “Nine Old Men,” were known for creating Disney’s most famous works, as well as refining the 12 basic principles of animation.
Follow master animator and Disney legend Andreas Deja (Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King) as he takes you through the minds and works of these legendary animators. An apprentice to the Nine Old Men himself, Deja demonstrates the techniques and fundamentals that these men perfected through famous works such as Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, 101 Dalmatians, and much more. Special attention is given to each animator, accompanied by Deja’s thoughtful analysis on their techniques with special consideration given to figure drawing, acting, story structure and analysis, and execution. The in-depth analysis of each animator’s work will allow you refine your approach to character animation and make better creative choices. Rare sequential drawings by the Nine Old Men are also featured, giving you unprecedented access and insight into the creative processes of these legendary animators. A gallery of Deja’s own work and instruction is included, allowing you to learn techniques from a contemporary master of animation.
Instruction and analysis on the works of each of the Nine Old Men broadens your creative choices and approaches to character animation.
Original drawings from never-before-seen features are explored in depth, giving you behind-the-scenes access into Disney animation history
Companion website features pencil tests in motion and additional anecdotes and resources about the Nine Old Men
My favourite thing about being a cartoonist is that I can draw anything. As an example I drew the hardest things I could think of, a spiral staircase, a bike, and a horse. Like, that staircase is real hinky but I bet it could work if I drew someone walking down it.