Oddité boots.

Oddité boots.

Pretty people

Pretty people

Pencils for a commission

Pencils for a commission

Skull m’skull

Skull m’skull

Fox mask

Fox mask

There’s a hotel in Riverside…

One reason it’s considered historic because of the symbolism in a chair customized to fit President Taft’s wide ass for whenever he stayed at the hotel. 

I went there on a field trip when I was in the 7th grade. I hadn’t had water before the bus ride and became really thirsty at the end. This hotel was gorgeous in eclectic architecture, but after telling the elderly tour guides that I was parched close to fainting multiple times, they said Soon, and continued the tour each time, I grew annoyed by the sight of being in it. I never found any water. They had no water fountains. There was so much pigeon shit and it started to hurt when I would breathe. I considered drinking out of a pond, but it was too murky. I stuck the dehydration out on the bus ride back to school. When we got back, they wouldn’t allow me on campus to get a drink forcing me to walk a mile home to finally drink something. The first thing I drank was a Dr. Pepper. 

I went to the doctor two days later and found out that I had developed pneumonia.

This is a thank you note to the elderly tour guides, shapely presidents, and landmarks in everyone’s lives.

Years later, I would buy a pair of cowboy boots, put them on and write in my notebook, I am now at peace with my past.

smallpresspreviews:

LITTLE NEMO: DREAM ANOTHER DREAM

by Bill Sienkiewicz, Jim Rugg, Box Brown, Denis Kitchen, Paul Pope, Craig Thompson, Farel Dalrymple, et al

Published by Locust Moon Press

Over 100 of today’s best cartoonists pay tribute to comics’ greatest innovator, Winsor McCay, in one giant book. In this 144-page, 16” x 21” hardcover, many of the world’s finest creators have dreamed up new Little Nemo in Slumberland strips, following their own voices down paths lit by McCay.

Taking on the same giant, broadsheet newspaper-sized canvas as McCay, artists such as Michael Allred, Paul Pope, Yuko Shimizu, J.H. Williams III, Charles Vess, David Mack, J.G. Jones, Craig Thompson, Paolo Rivera, Carla Speed McNeil, Bill Sienkiewicz, P. Craig Russell, Ronald Wimberly, Denis Kitchen, Jill Thompson, Stephen R. Bissette, Gabriel Bá & Fábio Moon, Farel Dalrymple, John Cassaday, Peter Bagge, Cliff Chiang, and over a hundred more have all done some of the very best work of their illustrious careers.

This is a love song for Winsor McCay, Little Nemo, and the infinite possibility of comics.

144 pages, color, 16” x 21” hardcover

ISBN: 978-0-9899076-9-9

Advance debut at SPX: September 13, 2014
Wide release at LMCF: October 25, 2014


$114.99

Order here

I’m in this and it’s touring a few cons. I don’t know when I’ll see my piece in print but a Little Nemo themed drawing goes out to whoever sends me a picture of my strip in the book.

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Scrapped panel from Oddité through Labyrinth Canyon back when I was rushing to finish for SDCC. I like this but redraw for sure!

Scrapped panel from Oddité through Labyrinth Canyon back when I was rushing to finish for SDCC. I like this but redraw for sure!

I made a Glorkian Warrior f-art. The game’s as fun as the comic!
10”x10”, ink and watercolor on bristol board
$ 35 (s&h included), message me if you want the original.

I made a Glorkian Warrior f-art. The game’s as fun as the comic!

10”x10”, ink and watercolor on bristol board

$ 35 (s&h included), message me if you want the original.

(Source: destroycomics)

The Rise of Aurora West

19 x 24”

There are a few coloring mistakes, but I’m no colorist.

I did this for the fanart contest I’m organizing over at Destroy Comics for The Rise of Aurora West by Paul Pope, David Rubin, and JT Petty. The book is really impressive and I’d say it rivals Paul’s Battling Boy books as much as it compliments and I can’t wait for the fanart to start coming in before and after the book is out!

This piece is for sale by request.

(Source: davezissou)

Every tree… Mazes of bark.

Every tree… Mazes of bark.

Imaginary me today.

Imaginary me today.

Someone has been a huge influence

Someone has been a huge influence

destroycomics:

The Rise of Aurora West Fanart Contest and Give-away!

After the success of The Battling Boy Magical T-Shirt Contest First Second and I organized for the release of Paul Pope’s Battling Boy this past October, we’re teaming again to announce The Rise of Aurora West Fanart Contest and Give-Away! Paul Pope’s friend and talented cartoonist David Mack will help judge the contest again!

In the next few months, comics has a few exciting rebrandings of established heroes starring female leads with Spider-Gwen and Batgirl, but First Second is offering up an original kid superhero in The Rise of Aurora West from the brushes of Paul Pope and David Rubin .

The Rise of Aurora West is the first in two prequel books to Battling Boy written by Paul Pope and JT Petty and drawn by the amazing David Rubin (Beowulf)! The prequel centers on Aurora West and how her relationship with her father and her past develop her into the character we see her as in the Battling Boy book.

Fanart Guidelines: Simply draw Aurora West. You can play with her design as you see fit. You can do straight-forward illustrations, comic strips, anything you want so long as Aurora West is the subject. Tag your piece #RiseAuroraWest. Winners will recieve a signed copy of The Rise of Aurora West by Paul Pope (TBC)!

Giveaways! We’ll be randomly giving away several galleys of The Rise of Aurora West for the first two weeks of the contest based on who likes and reblogs this post. After those two weeks are up, the next two weeks will feature the same process, but the random few will win copies of the final book! You don’t have to follow this blog, but I recommend you do!

If you wish to buy a signed and skip the contest/give-away, Paul Pope is signing copies to be sent out from Word in New York.

Dates:

Aug. 26th to Sept. 9th- Galley Give-Away Winners are randomly selected.

Sept. 9th to Sept. 23rd- Book Winners are randomly selected.

Aug. 26th to Sept. 30th-All fanart entries must be submitted and tagged (If you don’t have tumblr email your entry to davezissou@hotmail.com) 

Winners will be selected and announced soon after.

Links: 

Follow Paul Pope: Website | Instagram | Twitter

Follow David Rubin: Website | Twitter

Follow JT Petty: Twitter

Follow First Second: Website | Tumblr | Twitter | Facebook

Contest poster by David Zissou

We all can’t wait to see what you can bring to Aurora West! Go and have fun!