This week I've been hard at work as usual, and have a snippet of comics goodness for you to feast your eyes on. This is one of my 8 pages for Accent UK's upcoming Robots Anthology. Last year I did the Zombie Interviews, guess what I'm doing this year.
Sometimes being an artist is all about just finding your niche.
THIS WEEKS LINKS:
A really cool guide on how to make webcomics at comixtalk.
The human species may split in two:
Humanity may split into two sub-species in 100,000 years' time as predicted by HG Wells, an expert has said. Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics expects a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass to emerge.
The BBC used this photo for the link to their story on Bush visiting the site of last week's California fires:
Austin Kleon's blog has a bundle of really interesting stuff on it, but this post in particular really tickled me. It's a page from Adrian Tomine's sketchbook on Why It Sucks to be a Cartoonist, and the following snippet from an interview.
"I went out to dinner with my wife at a sushi place in Brooklyn. Right as we were seated at our table, the couple at the adjacent table begins the following exchange:
WOMAN: So, did you read that book I gave you?
MAN: Which one?
WOMAN: The comic. Summer Blonde. [Whcih is one of Tomine's books]
MAN: Oh, yeah. I hated it."
Sci-Fi.com has video of a recent London interview with William Gibson up on its new TV channel.
And speaking of Mr Cyberspace, I found this great quote on his wiki page:
"Maybe I'm a romantic, but I think in the old days it was done by guys who couldn't do anything else, guys like Phil Dick. That's all he could do, sit there and write endless novels. These are the people Bruce Sterling calls "Paranoid Pervert Saints of Science Fiction." They were pariahs of literature, whipping these strange ideas around. When I was a teenager growing up in southwestern Virginia in the 1960s, SF was absolutely the only source of subversives ideas that I had. I used to read these books and think, "Wow! No one knows I'm reading this!" It was below people's attention. Well, that subversive level of science fiction has fallen off terribly. The bulk of this stuff is consumer product, dog food, and there's so much of it. When I walk into an SF bookstore, my head swims. I remember when I could buy every new SF paperback published in America every month, because there were two."That's it from me for a few days.
Until next time - behave yourselves!