Les presento la portada de #InmunoComic , obra de Daniel Erlij y @kotecarvajal. Lápices de @nitroxmarquez y mis tintas. Proyecto 2019 de #narrativagrafica . Un bello desafío. Pronto iremos subiendo más cosas.
Got a new video up on YouTube, on Preparing for Comic Con and how I go about it.
This was filmed last week just before @indiecomiccon so focusing on just Indie content but can apply to other shows too!
Hope you guys get something out of it, and I'd love to hear Bout you tips and tricks below on the comments!
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One of the major publishing houses in Finland, Otava publishes my graphic novel Kalevala. And because of the length of the book (300 pages), it's coming out in two parts. First half on February next year.
Splash page of 'Refuge' with my giant Burrbridge protecting some weird prophets from some rough folks they ticked off.
I like portraying the brokenness of people in my comics, but I don't like making everyone 'equally messed-up'. I don't personally prefer the 'everyone being equally wrong makes things right' philosophical solution to the 'offness' in this world. I think this idea is also dangerous in the wrong hands. Some of us sacrifice practically everything to be 'better' while some seem like they could kill someone, not notice, and be 'okay' with that. The latter folks can just shrug their shoulders and say 'we're all broken' as a kind of justification for their habitual, reckless choices. (Not a fan.)
We're all human, but I do not believe everyone is 'the same'. Humans make choices, and I've seen the wrong choices form people into 'false' versions of themselves while others fall, but not as far, and strive hard to be real, even though 'it hurts to be real'. (I think that's the Velveteen Rabbit line anyway.)
Burrbridge is a character I like because he has a big heart and does the right thing, but he is rather alone in life because of the stands he takes. He longs for a home but his heart cannot make peace with things that are 'off'.
He needs the 'real'. Unfortunately, I suppose that quality of his is offputting to a lot of people, and so he does not fit in hardly anywhere. I hope he finds a real home one day where he can be who he is. Real. .