Friday, December 15, 2006

Old Horrible Crap

As I mentioned in my last post, I often work on quick little strips when I'm pooped-out on trying to draw well ( which is always a huge pain..). I went through some older stuff a few days ago, trying to spark some renewed interest in making comics. Most of it was pretty embarrassing but some of it was kind of interesting. It did renew my interest in making stuff, to a certain extent. Even the bad stuff helped out, making me want to prove I can do better.
Most of the stuff posted below was made during a particularly dreary Winter in Chicago. I'd decided that I'd leave the fancy-pants drawing to those who were especially gifted and focus on making little scrappy comic strips without really caring much about how they looked, more about wether the ideas they contained were interesting. I think I'm getting to the point where I can start synthesizing all of my stuff together, I think.

Sorry if this is too navel-gazey. Click to enlarge-











Another aborted serial. TEREBRO















re-reading these today, I think that ultimately I have a really bad work ethic. I'm just lazy..

15 comments:

Luke P. said...

the way I sized these made especially rectangular images square. Clikc on all of them to see them in a more natural state.

Luke P. said...

fixed it.

aeron said...

I've seen most of these before, interesting to see them again. I always hoped you'd continue Terebro. It would be cool to see bacterial creatures flooding around the tooth strip as it decays.

Jon Chandler said...

I totally agree with that 'just go for it' ethic when you are trying to improve. I just did that on a long long comic, which I promised I wouldn't change when I had finished, and by the end I had improved. You can't improve just by thinking, you have to physically do something. And then when something is out there in the world you are inevitably going to think it is rubbish so you want to show everyone what you can really do. So then you can't stop until you die! Hopefully you get a bit better along the way.

Noah Berlatsky said...

The tooth strip is viscerally repulsive (in a good way.) I like the eye as well (more break-away body parts.) Dragging away the glasses is really clever; it made me laugh.

Luke P. said...

I think the eyeball one is my favorite Noah. You're right about having to do rather than think Jon- I'm getting there, I hope. I just have no real routine or system in which I can apply any improvement in a good way.
It's hard toput your stuff out there knowing its faulty in so many ways..
I'm just gonna throw caution to the wind and do some stuff.

Paleo said...

Still can't see the Terebro thing, too much for my feeble connection, but i do like the dead man strip you posted a lot

Human Mollusk said...

I like the one with the internet porn the best I think, but the calendars are great too.
Do you still have your jam contribution in which the scientist wakes up from his hallucinations? It would be cool if I could include it in my re-post of the jam:
http://www.fufufrauenwahl.com/cjcj.html

aeron said...

I had this weird idea for your Terebro stirp. The infant gives birth to another creature that in turn gives birth to something else. This continues on and goes into a wide shot showing this bizarre chain link of weird creatures all connected by umbilical cords that appears neverending.

Jon Chandler said...

Aeron, do you actually look like your icon?
Yeah I think I liked the internet porn one the most too.

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Luke P. said...

Thanks guys. I edited this post, erasing a few of the strips. I'm going to use them for other things.That, and I thought the post was just too long.
Do you guys ge, with the "dead man" strip, that it's a guy making a comic of his own death, on a loop? I was never sure if that made sense to any one else.

Luke P. said...

I'll look for that page FUFU. I found this one-
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v47/ArcticLuke/oldcomics/jampanelone.jpg
-but not theone you mentioned.

Luke P. said...

Aeron- I had about 30 pages of Terebro thumb-nailed. I was a pretty elaborate alien world I was devising. It's hard for me to mainatin interest in it after its essentially written- after that , drawing it is like doing a homework assignment.

aeron said...

I'd really like to see those thumbnails if you still have them around. You might try to devise thumbnails that are more left to reinterpretations so you aren't stuck in a specific way of doing something. Instead of a particular composition just write down the general theme or what's supposed to happen. And I hadn't noticed it was a man writing of his own death in the strip but that makes sense now that you mention it.