This is a time lapse of me doing an illustration as a reward for one of my Kickstarter backers as well as a warmup for a short story I’m going to be drawing about how Mary and Nel met. You can read the whole graphic novel for free here.
You can see me using another page of bristol board as a straight edge to in order to work out the perspective. My phone ran out of storage space while it was filming this and I didn’t notice, hence the jump in progress that comes part of the way through.
I don’t draw much on paper anymore. I’m glad I got to spend a little bit of time outside doing so before it starts to get cold and rainy here in Portland. This was a fun.
"At this point, abuse and harassment are as ingrained into gamer culture as headshots and killstreaks - but the difference between the two is that while the violence is fake, the abuse is real. That is a real person on the other end of the in-game chat line"
"It was a great moment. And Ellar and I just looked at each other. We stood up and hugged. He just didn’t let go. It was intense. I was just walking around in a daze, looking out as the night came on. It was just, wow. There’s no other way to describe it. But that’s what this was, 12 years of time, magical little moments throughout."
"'What do you want your days to look like?' is a question I ask myself whenever I’m trying to make a decision about what to do next. In fact, I believe that most questions about what to do with one’s life can be replaced by this question."
"Williams vowed to never work for Disney again. Disney, in 1993, sent Williams a Picasso – valued at $1 million at the time — in hopes of buying back his love. It didn’t work, and over the next few years, Disney would continue with the Aladdin franchise without Williams’ voice."
My favourite thing about being a cartoonist is that I can draw anything. As an example I drew the hardest things I could think of, a spiral staircase, a bike, and a horse. Like, that staircase is real hinky but I bet it could work if I drew someone walking down it.
I think that anyone who’s smart, creative and funny can be a cartoonist. I think that’s neat. I think … that cartooning … might … be … easy.
"It is the responsibility of every gamer to behave better. Many of us do behave nicely, but because negativity sticks in the mind so painfully, it will take a massive sea change in attitude to make the gaming environment better. So next time you’re playing a game, pay attention to the behaviour of yourself and those playing with you. Make a joking comment in an online shooter about the other team getting “raped”? You’re part of the problem. See someone getting abused in a game or on Twitter, and do nothing about it? You’re part of the problem. We have to show that the silent majority belongs to the side of good."