[Full Size version can be found HERE (warning: super-big)]
I’ve enjoyed Smash ever since the day it came out on our old N64, and even today I still find new things to learn about it. I wanted to give something back so I decided to draw every single Smasher. It’s become quite the big family !
Thank you @Nintendo, thank you Mr. Sakurai and your teams. You’ve brought so much joy to my world and many others.
Unfortunately I must take a tumblr break for most of September. I have to finish getting our accounts up to date for our tax preparer and to make an animation for my performance of The Tooth. Both are happening in the first week of October, so I’m starting to really feel the weight of the impending deadlines…!
I look forward to returning and seeing what you have all been up to in early October!!!! <3 <3 <3
ps The Shirley Jackson Project (published by Ninth Art Press, edited by Rob Kirby) debuts on September 17th at SPX. You can pre-order it here! I have a 24 page comic in this anthology.
“Presenting nature as a pitiless arena for survival of the fittest isn’t the most original of scenarios, but Jacobs’ presentation is wonderfully fresh and drolly humorous – a genuinely personal vision … [he] is a cartoonist gifted with tremendous imagination and one-of-a-kind visual acumen.” — Rob Kirby, The Comics Journal
Review - Qu33r: New Comics from 33 Creators edited by Rob Kirby
Supported via kickstarter, this collection is an solid addition to field of queer comics. I really enjoyed it. I want to give particular praise to three of the standouts:
Words cannot express my love for Andy Hartzell’s comic about Chelsea Manning. Hartzell uses her own words from chat archives to tell the story of how she wrestled with her gender identity and eventually decided to leak the documents she encountered. It gives Manning’s story a real pain and heart that the mainstream coverage of her (both pre and post announcing her transgender status) have been lacking. I feel like the collection is almost worth it for that piece entirely. It nearly made me cry for her.
I also want to give props to Confession by L. Nichols, where a little doll with button eyes navigates coming out when the boundaries of gender and sexuality are not clear It was adorable, especially the last two panels where the doll is clearly loved by someone who calls them ‘my princess-prince’ and it all explodes into a giant panel of rainbows and happiness.
It could have used more bisexual content, but then again I pretty much believe anything could use more bisexual content. It could have also used more racial and ethic diversity. However the work within is all well executed and queer comic fans (including bisexuals) will find a lot to enjoy.
This is a sketch for my comic for the Shirley Jackson comic anthology, “The Shirley Jackson Project: Comics Inspired by her Life and Work”. It will be coming out Fall 2016, edited by Rob Kirby and published by Ninth Art Press. I’m doing a silent interpretation of “The Tooth” from “The Lottery and Other Stories”.