Ah, the joys of dealing with the inner critic... rolling pin seems like a good idea sometimes! Great fun :-)
Now that you've got that pesky bugger out of the way, it's time for some fun.
I don't know if your work needs any improvement - I've never seen a better drawing of someone rolling out a brain, ever. EVER!!!!
This is my new niche - rolling out brain comics! They're going to be huge! I
**sending out encouragement vibes**
PS Hope you and Ms. AA can make it Thursday...
We are coming! Ms. AA has been snowed under lately, but I will try to drag her out from under the drift.
Awesome! I will expect you both to contribute some excellent airplane/light artillery fire noises to the proceedings. Otherwise, this comic is just false advertising.
Everybody knows all brains are green. Right?
I would totally read that great work of majestic majesty, but only if you put robots and wizards in too!
2010-09-04 05:51 pm (UTC)
The "Oh, the unoriginal pain!" panel epitomizes what I love about your comics. We have a glut of sequential-art masterpieces about real people with feelings — but no one does the stuff you do quite the way you do it. My kids' eyes still light up when I tell them you've got a new comic (even though they're a little disappointed when it's not Beaver & Steve again.) Tell your brain to put that in its pipe and smoke it!
Thank you! I will definitely pass that information along to my brain, and see if it does anything to persuade him.
how ever did you manage to capture my process so accurately--wait...are you the one who picked up my brain when i kicked it out that rainy wednesday??
The only way to get ahead in this age is to turn yer brain ter puddin'
2010-09-05 07:36 pm (UTC)
But comics about Dinosaurs and Wizards are what we all want to read really, deep down, surely!
Man, this is pretty much me. Oh and what pens do you use? I need thicker lines.
This is an all-digital comic - I have realised I am so cack-handed that I can't be allowed real pens.
Technology is your friend.
What about making a comic about a beaver and a dinosaur (hijinx ensuing)? ;p Kidding - just make the comic that you like and laugh at and it will all work out. :)
A beaver and a dinosaur? That idea is too lowbrow even for me.
Man, you rock! Hehe, I love the world-weary cynicism of the slimy little green brain. That dude deserved his thwacking.
I wish I could email you some of my boundless self confidence so I could read more of your comics quicker.
2010-09-08 09:30 pm (UTC)
I was inspired by this comic to make a little fan art. Hope you don't mind, James, but since I don't know you personally, I had to Google your likeness. The illustration is here, if interested: http://mtmoriahstudios.blogspot.com/2010/09/james-turner-illustration.html
...this is perfect.
If I had a dollar for everytime I gave in to the endless shriekings of my inner critic ("AAAAAAAAAH!!! YOU'LL NEVER BE AS GOOD AS ____!!! WHY BOTHER DRAWING ANYTHING YOU FRAUD!!!") sadly I sould have many many dollars. ;_;