Steve Bissette, of Alan Moore-era Swamp Thing fame, had this to say when asked to draw a graphic novel: Looking for Magic Carpets An Open Letter to My Fellow Writers (& Artists). Very much worth reading.
So, you like drawing and you want to do it for a living? Here’s two simple pieces of advice:
- Stop drawing Manga and Anthro, especially crude Manga and Anthro porn. No, really. It’s embarassing and no one wants to see MASSIVE SKUNK TITS. What were you thinking? Skunkina?
- Read this and beware of twunts like him: http://kaitol.com/how-to-hire-an-artist/. By helping the race to the bottom, you’re fucking up your future. Don’t do that.
Follow those two simple rules and you’ll stop holding yourself back. Go take up life drawing if you want to draw boobies; it’s worth it.
Yes, there’s a new Predator movie coming out. That’s not what I’ve got to show you today, though.
Vot der matter, Dutch, der CIA got dich pushink too many der pencillinks, ja?
If you were born in the early seventies then you’ll probably feel a short, sharp sting in your lower back when I say the phrase ‘Protect and Survive’. It means you spent much of your childhood wondering if the world might end, in approximately 4 minutes. The threat of nuclear war was very real, particularly in the early eighties, and at age 10 you’re not really even sure why it’s happening, all you know if is – if your hear the siren it’s over.
Whether you Protect, or Survive.