Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow
laikagohome has translated a recent interview with Daisuke Igarashi of Children of the Sea and Witches fame, and whose Little Forest has just recently been completely scanlated into English.
—While we’re on this subject, what was it that you, Igarashi-san, wanted to say with the work “Little Forest”?
This overlaps with what I was talking about earlier about the island but, take for example a young girl who lives in a farming village, she would be highly skilled. Like she would take care of her children, husband, and grandparents, while managing chores around the house and helping with farm work. Furthermore, she would grow beautiful flowers in the garden, cut grass growing on the streets, and make preserved foods out of the plants she foraged. For her, that might be the most obvious part of daily life, but for me, when I see that sort of thing I just think it’s simply amazing and admirable. I couldn’t possibly do all of that (laugh). But there’s no sense that she’s suffering through it just to get by in life, she’s enjoying it. Everyone is looking like they’re incredibly fulfilled. In other words, the first thing that prompted me to think about drawing “Little Forest” was how I thought it wouldn’t be too bad if we took a look back at that kind of life. Isn’t that the kind of life that you can really call full and ample? I still feel that way now.
From time to time, Druillet’s influences shine through. Here, the most obvious are Kirby and Giger. Druillet’s been Kirby influenced for some time, but the Giger stuff is relatively new. I really like how the sky in the background is done using a completely different art style.
(Heavy Metal issue #84, March 1984 - Pages 48&49 Salambo II: Carthage by Druillet)
great comic anyone wanna credit the fucking artist or anything
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Silent Comics: The Secret of Life by Ileana Surducan
Ileana Surducan is a Romanian artist based in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. Her interests include children’s book illustration, comics, character design and ceramics. “This is [from] a collection of silent comics, done in digital media and watercolors. They explore the power of visual images to narrate without the help of words, yet bringing to the viewer a meaning that goes beyond the sum of the depicted things. They try to surprise the lector by unexpected twists of the story, or by playing with visual codes, employing them in new ways and therefore stepping into the realm of the extraordinary.”
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by Matthew Meylikhov
The work of comic artist Geof Darrow has long been unattainable for those who missed the initial band wagon. With his original run of “Shaolin Cowboy” self-published with the Wachowskis never collected and most of his famous books out of print or only available overseas, at most all you get for being a fan of Geof Darrow is a variant cover here or there and last year’s “Shaolin Cowboy” mini, featuring four straight issues of zombie murder mayhem.
Well, as revealed over at Comic Book Resources, today is a pretty big day for fans of Geof Darrow.
First off, in celebration of the return of Big Guy and Rusty in the pages of “Dark Horse Presents’” upcoming relaunch, Dark Horse will be releasing a new Gallery Edition of “Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot,” which isn’t quite defined (I would assume it is oversized with big, wonderful, juicy pages) but never the less exciting. The prospect of new “Big Guy” stories was fine in its own right, but a giant version of the original already over-sized comic? That I could get down with easily. The original run is also being re-colored by Dave Stewart according to Darrow, who was unhappy with the original release.
Short version: Dark Horse will be putting out three Darrow collections in the near future. An oversized “gallery edition” of Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot, a collection of his early Euro-comic Bourbon Thret, and a Shaolin Cowboy collection gathering up the original Burlyman and the more recent miniseries.
THE STATE OF THE REYYY 2014 / 2015
(prepare for many wordings ahead)
I am working on a lot of projects! If you’re an old fan or a new fan, it may be challenging to keep up! I’ma go thru the LIST of what I’m currently working on and what you can expect from me in 2014 and 2015! Very excited! (the following list corresponds with the images above in numeric order!)
Written by acclaimed comics writer Joe Casey, drawn by me and colors by Dylan McCrae, ACCEL is my first original Superhero comic project. Accel is a speedster hero (in the tradition of The Flash, Quicksilver, etc), with some awesome twists of his own, including my brand of hyper crazy fluid artwork. If you enjoyed the Quicksilver sequences in X-Men: Days of Future Past, you just MAY enjoy Accel! Accel is published by Lion Forge Comics, and will be debuting extremely soon. I believe it will start in digital format, then transition to print later. Anyway, this will be my most regular comic series for the foreseeable next few months!
- GAME CHANGER
Game Changer is a collection of my older PENG! comic— which is a comic about super Advanced Kickball. It’s basically like Shaolin Soccer meets kickball, but with kids instead of adults. GAME CHANGER will collect the original PENG! kickball story, along with new “fringe sports”-themed stories, including a story about HACKEY SACK and another one about BREAKDANCING (called “FREEZE" which you can see a preview of HERE!!!!!). Game Changer will be coming out in 2015. I’d like to get it out in time for Emerald City Comic Con 2015— we’ll see!
- DREAM SKILLS
Dream Skills is about a city that has outlawed guns, and instead all disputes are solved with SWORDS. But it goes even a bit deeper than that, as Sword Activity is regulated into such a way that slicing and cleaving is not necessarily a GIVEN. Anyway, it’s mostly about two girls dealing with this SWORD WORLD, coffee shops, wi-fi and dickhead baristas— but with swords. I’m chipping away at this one and it will appear in some form by 2015 for sure— perhaps digital, .pdf, patreon’d, I’m not sure!
- STREET KNUCKLE
This is a brand new project. In the wake of my awesome experience making Arem (my Metroid-tribute comic, see below), I feel I need to make more Tribute Comics. Street Knuckle is a Final Fight / Street Fighter / Fatal Fury mashup. Basically a tribute to BRAWLER games— but of course, with a twist. I’m still mapping this project out, but it’s quickly becoming a front running absolute favorite of mine. It’s not JUST for gamers, or fans familiar with these games— it’s like a commentary about being strong in our modern world… SO YEAH. The goal for this one (if nothing else), is to have it ready for Emerald City Comic Con 2015. Probably my “big new project” of that convention!!! ! !
- SHARKNIFE 3
OKAYYYYY… Sharknife 3. If you didn’t already know, I have two graphic novels already out, that I’m mostly “known” for. I’ve been working on the third volume for a couple years now… To be perfectly honest, the pages I have done for Sharknife 3 at this point— while FUN— are not representative of where I’m at with my expression / comics / storytelling right now. I feel I’ve evolved a lot since Sharknife 2, etc. So Sharknife 3 as it is right now, is on indefinite hiatus. I MAY finish the pages for this and release it at some point? But to be frank again; I have much loftier plans for Sharknife, a “re-invention” for the character, that I’d probably like to get into more. We’ll see what happens with Sharknife! I never knew what I was doing with Sharknife. Sharknife aint no Scott Pilgrim, Sharknife is more like a THB (Paul Pope). I just go with the flow of it. Annoying for fans, publishers, retailers maybe— but essential for this artist.
- SUN BAKERY
The last year’s project. It’s done! It’s for Kickstarter backers! It will start being sent out extremely soon! I might do another kickstarter to reprint it if more people want it? Stay tuned.
Still probably my most favorite comic I’ve drawn in a while. It’s a Metroid tribute comic with a bit more substance to it than just that. It’s available in digital .pdf format right HERE so get on that if you like :3
I am a scatterbrained creator, I know. I’ve always considered myself a “comics ninja”— in that I rarely have a “set method” to making my comics, more like I adapt and go on instinct. So a lot of these projects are short stories to get my art rocks off. They aren’t projects made for comic shops, or monthly readers, they are “art moments” that I like to create at my liesure, for the betterment of my artisthood and the people who take the time to enjoy and seek them out :3
BUT, I am working toward a huge, solid comics push with a BRAND NEW, FOCUSED, MINI-SERIES project (unnanounced) headed your way, after all these, in 2015. Something the “mainstream comics populace” at large can easily keep their eyes on. Yes…
I am super pumped to be making all this art, and for you to look at and maybe enjoy it. Stay with me, it’s gonna be a good time :3
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