Sketch/Vomit

Distractions and (mostly) unfinished art by Ben Rankel
Kitchens take long to draw. #drawing #comics #wip

Kitchens take long to draw. #drawing #comics #wip

Poetry. #comics #drawing

Poetry. #comics #drawing

rferrier:

iasketchblog:

Blacksad by Brian Level
Web: BrianLevelArt.wordpress.com
Twitter: @brian_level

One of my favorite artists doing one of my favorite characters.

Brian Level is a fantastic person and a more fantasticer artist!

rferrier:

iasketchblog:

Blacksad by Brian Level

Web: BrianLevelArt.wordpress.com

Twitter: @brian_level

One of my favorite artists doing one of my favorite characters.

Brian Level is a fantastic person and a more fantasticer artist!

fionastaples:

Calgary Expo is coming up this week! Here’s when I’ll be there:

Friday 5-8

Saturday 1-7

Sunday 1-5

I’ll be doing quick head sketches for $10 and will have Saga trades available. See you there!

Weirdly enough, these are also the hours I’ll be at Calgary Expo. Strange that.

futurerevolutions asked: What exactly are the approximate races of Alana and Marko? Like it's a fantasy/sci-fi deal so I know they're aliens but, let's be real, I seriously doubt the team would stray from this kind of question since they write a comic like this and the artist is an ~awake~ WoC?????

fionastaples:

benrankel:

sagacomic:

“This is an original fantasy book with no superheroes, two non-white leads and an opening chapter featuring graphic robot sex. I thought we might be cancelled by our third issue.”

- Brian K. Vaughan (x)

Both Brian and Fiona have repeatedly said that their heroes are PoC. And of course it’s clear from Fiona’s illustrations that neither Alana nor Marko are white, but that Alana has darker skin than Marko.

The only featured/recurring character in the Saga universe who actually seems to have white skin is The Stalk.

However, I still come across white-washed Saga fan art and fancasting posts, which never cease to amaze and infuriate me. No matter how pretty the art, I will never repost that shit.

If people genuinely see these characters as white, they need to check their eyesight or their racism. And I doubt the optometrist will find any deficiencies.

Thanks for the ask. I haven’t had a good rant on this subject in a while!

Personal pet peeve is folks who think Marko is white. He ain’t.

Marko is meant to be Asian- more specifically, I combined features from a handful of Japanese models and actors when I was designing him. I can see why people sometimes mistake him for white, because I avoided using exaggerated racial markers (slanted eyes, rounded nose, etc). With simple cartoon drawings like these, a lot is left to the reader’s imagination. So I accept there will be some misidentification because I didn’t draw Marko’s family like Mulan characters, haha.

I see Alana as having mixed heritage. When I drew her father I was envisioning an Indian man. Her mother remains a mystery!

Definitive word from Fiona. :)

futurerevolutions asked: What exactly are the approximate races of Alana and Marko? Like it's a fantasy/sci-fi deal so I know they're aliens but, let's be real, I seriously doubt the team would stray from this kind of question since they write a comic like this and the artist is an ~awake~ WoC?????

sagacomic:

“This is an original fantasy book with no superheroes, two non-white leads and an opening chapter featuring graphic robot sex. I thought we might be cancelled by our third issue.”

- Brian K. Vaughan (x)

Both Brian and Fiona have repeatedly said that their heroes are PoC. And of course it’s clear from Fiona’s illustrations that neither Alana nor Marko are white, but that Alana has darker skin than Marko.

The only featured/recurring character in the Saga universe who actually seems to have white skin is The Stalk.

However, I still come across white-washed Saga fan art and fancasting posts, which never cease to amaze and infuriate me. No matter how pretty the art, I will never repost that shit.

If people genuinely see these characters as white, they need to check their eyesight or their racism. And I doubt the optometrist will find any deficiencies.

Thanks for the ask. I haven’t had a good rant on this subject in a while!

Personal pet peeve is folks who think Marko is white. He ain’t.

Lips. New everywhere profile pic.

Lips. New everywhere profile pic.

Lolwut #comics #drawing

Lolwut #comics #drawing

aapstra:

Common People by Jamie Hewlett.

This rare seen comic is an illustration of the lyrics from the 1995 Pulp song Common People. It came with the French edition of the single. It was never sold seperately.
Source: PulpWiki

Via OFF LIFE.

This guy forver.

(via curtpires)