Hey Internet, it’s my birthday! And you know what that means—a new page of Habeaky! Where I take pages of Craig Thompson’s Habibi, copy the backgrounds to the extent of my ability, and replace all the people and angst with stupid chickens.
Sorry this year’s page is a little simpler than last year’s; I hurt my wrist working on a real project and to hold back a little, haha!
As always, apologies to Craig Thompson.
Sometimes I spend three hours pencilling a single comic panel and question all of my life choices.
If anyone had asked me whether I thought I’d ever feel a need to draw a comic about The Maury Show featuring Shojou(?!) Maury, I would have laughed full in their face.
But then, in the span of the rote 3-Act Paternity Play of DNA Testing Segments (exposition, results, explosive reaction of some kind), this happened. And Maury didn’t chase the distraught woman to the green room like he normally does. She ran backstage, per usual, but Maury remained seated in his chair; and when the camera cut to him, he was making the HAPPIEST FACE. And as the couple in question yelled at each other so loudly they could be heard THROUGH the set, he just gazed off into the middle distance with a contented sigh and cut to commercial.
This comic is based, almost verbatim, on a text message exchange I had with Melanie Gillman about our plans to table at SPX together again this year.
Not included is a longer exchange where we planned to mail the lottery committee a Daft Punk cassette tape full of glitter (to listen to during the drawing), and a ransom note informing them that we’re holding all of their favorite cats hostage and we demand a full table, all of the tables, every table, especially the ones in the lobby with the tiny cheesecakes, as well as the chocolate fountain (only we wouldn’t actually kidnap cats. I don’t think). Also this exchange was entirely in CAPS LOCK.
"I like this plan. It’s polite, but firm, and 100% reasonable." — Melanie Gillman
Written in the Bones. New comic, written by Christopher M. Jones & illustrated by Carey Pietsch.
I’m hoping to have printed copies of this at MOCCA, ABPCC, and TCAF this spring, and SPX in the fall! More info to come.
My friend Carey is incredibly talented and professional. I would have legitimately cried myself to death if I’d tried to illustrate this comic. AND I’M NOT EVEN A DOG PERSON.
Kaoru Mori drawing a “sketch” for a fan. Also, check out the process videos of her pencilling and inking a gorgeous piece of this same character from her manga “A Bride’s Story”
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK-Lf_qP5m4
[part 2] [part 3] [part 4] [part 5] [part6]
Otoyomegatari (The Bride’s Story) is available in the States now, translated into English. If you like really authentic, meticulously researched, and GORGEOUS epics about strong female characters and their adventures on horseback in the Steppelands, please give this series a shot.
I HAVE MISSED THIS VIDEO MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THE ENTIRE FUCKING WORLD COME TO MAMA YOU FUCKIN TRIBAL ASS FUNKY WASHING MACHINE
I cant breathe I laughed so hard
IN THE JUNGLE YOU MUST WAIT
UNTIL THE DICE READ 5 OR 8
Today I rewatched The City of Lost Children for the first time in a couple years! I’d forgotten so much about it, like entire characters, and how crazy it is, and gorgeous, and crazy gorgeous. So I did I bunch of little sketches while I watched of not-too-spoilery stuff, because everyone should watch this movie at least once and I don’t want to ruin it for you!
Fun facts about the film: It was Ron Perlman’s first leading role, and—despite it being a French production—he didn’t know a word of French; in the style of Bela Lugosi, Hellboy learned all of his lines phonetically. The City of Lost Children also stars several Dominique Pignons, so if you squint a little it’s kinda like watching a French steampunk version of Alien Resurrection, haha! Also, the two ladies who play The Octopus, conjoined twins who run a gang of orphan pickpockets, are in no way related in real life, but they look identical and that’s even more terrifying.