Around 2007(?) Steve Finch made me this nifty logo back when I was waffling on whether to abandon Zuerst Omnibus as the title for my book.
I put 2 and 2 together this weekend as I had wanted, for the past few years, to put together some kind of one-shot or limited series using that Untitled, uh, title while battle cruiser Zuerst is still getting bolted together. But I didn't have a story that was self contained and far enough removed from the kind of stuff I'm doing for Zuerst. Equally as long, I had been interested in doing a 'Pinky Violence' style comic. So I'm thinking right now about doing a 40 page 1-shot, or a 2 issue mini-series. The title of the story is 'Rosh Violencia' which is kind of a play on words and also because I'm fighting the urge to name the main character Ricki Rosh. Who am I kidding, her name is going to be Ricki Rosh.
Expect this sometime in 2012. Who will publish this? I have no idea. I've thought about pitching this to the new DHP. Stories like this are kind of the reason anthologies exist.
This is one of the first images i did for Zuerst in 2004.... it was initially a promo for a story that's been dissolved. I'm going to reuse it as an Esdraelon page. Im repurposing any art i can my hands on lately.
Also, I helped out on the issue of Superman that's released today.
I did these pages in my hometown a couple weeks after my mom's funeral and I can't overstate how nice it was to be able to answer the "what are you working on" question with something that people instantly understood. Which is something I've never been able to do before.
Wow, lookit this! A Hiroya Oku interview conducted by Chiaki Kuriyama!! Whats funny about this video.... and anyone who has read Gantz knows there's a character modeled after Chiaki....this interview, apparently, is the genesis of that character.
Occasionally the subtitles flash across the screen incomprehensibly. This is whats being said:
2:14 " I came across a lot of bizarre and cruel scenes in the beginning" 3:18 " I thought the people who hadn't read the original" 3:50 " So far I've watched volume 1 & 2" 4:23 " Actually I felt a little sorry for him" 5:30 " I think I like characters with a strong sense of justice" 5:55 " I pretty much designed everyone else after just ordinary people" 7:07 " so i was really puzzled when I started thinking about stuff like...." 7:47 " that has to be just like Kill Bill" 10:43 " so it'd be great if I could bring out a different side of me everytime i play a different character" 11:55 " they're not for you?" 12:33 " doing stuff like making characters move and adding sounds" 12:49 " mind you, this is only my dream"
I was about to make a post about the passing of my Mom, Virginia Ann, who died last week after a 2 year bout with cancer.(although we all believe she secretly was dealing with it longer than that) Beforehand, I was looking through Lj and saw a post on Project Rooftop about Clemente Suave dying from cancer. Clemente was only a year older than me and its very disappointing hearing about his passing.