THIS just went up. my heart is pounding. need to calm down so i can draw this week’s truth zone episode… please, no more death threats…
here is a TCJ interview I really enjoyed (read twice today) of one Mr Simon Hanselmann by one Mr Sean T Collins.
Reblogging just in case anyone following is not up on Hanselmann’s work… this is a good point of introduction.
Matt Rebholz - The Astronomer Chapter III: Ours Is A Hungry God
I wanted to call attention to a cartoonist whose work I haven’t really seen travel much through my tumblr circles, and it really should! Matt Rebholz is a cartoonist from Austin, TX. Matt did a Kickstarter last year for the first two volumes of this series, Floating Head Bounty Killers, and The Astronomer. From supporting that effort I ended up with both copies, a sketched postcard and an awesome t-shirt that I wear at least one day a week.
My enthusiasm for Matt’s work is two-fold. First, his thick juicy linework and hyper-detailed images are just awesome to look at. Second, the visual themes of his work revolve around god beings called Yeti that remind me of ancient central american designs that I am particularly fond of. He definitely puts a unique spin on these things and creates worlds that alternate between lush interior jungles and pyramidal cityscapes, to wastelands sparsely populated by temple ruins and wary travelers. The floating head bounty killers and ancient gods they interact with are all spectacularly rendered, and - while drawing upon the visual influences mentioned earlier - still look quite like nothing I’ve ever seen.
The reason I’m telling you all this is that Matt is currently running a KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN FOR THE ASTRONOMER CHAPTER THREE. There are a lot of cool rewards - $40 lands you copies of all three volumes and a postcard with a hand-made drawing on the back. Please check out Matt’s Kickstarter, support it, and pass this around!
Finished! On an art supply bugdget of $0, I cannabalized my daughters’ little easel and used a beveled glass shelf from my wife’s curio cabinet to create a collapsing light box. I had rigged it a while ago but it didn’t colllapse and I had no practical way to store it. Problem solved! Now if I need it I can just break it out and set it in front of my desk lamp for instant light box action!