Saturday, 26 February 2011

So I saw the Go Team live the other day- one of the few bands you've actually heard of that's played in little ol' faltown- and decided to make a game label/music promo for them, too. Those are actually my NES cartridges in the pictures, bought in Super Potato in Tokyo, but I haven't put the stickers on yet.

Here's the inks for the Go Team piece. Came out pretty nice! I've got one more cartridge left to make a label for. I'm thinking Fever Ray...

Friday, 18 February 2011


When I went to Japan in January I bought a few old NES cartridges (which are different to the PAL versions) to make some custom labels for. Turns out they're going to be music themed!

First up: Janelle Monae. She's on tour in the UK atm, but I'm not gonna get the chance to see her. She seems like she has a James Brown style of energetic performance, which would be awesome to see! I uploaded the process here, just because the terrible first rough makes me laugh.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Comics Manifesto

From Comicz Quest:

"We are sick and tired of the communication media and their self-proclaimed role as the guarantors of public freedoms, as the guardians of the public spirit, the popular sensibility and conscience. Under this cloak of words they are concealing a thoroughly sinister complex: the manipulation of public opinion, the numbing of popular conscience, the substitution of genuine commonality by the logic of economic forces!

And what can you say about common mortals? Frozen in their present, assuming their role without protest: Politicians and terrorists, bishops and rock ‘n’ rollers, pedophiliac internet predators, students, workers, and executives, writers and artists, all utterly predictable and bored, all contributing to the same chorus of tedium, incapable of creating anything genuine!

Where is the virtue? Where is the love?

Wake up, O cartoonists, wake up from your Marvel-ous dreams! Create comics even though no one pays you for them, even though no one reads them! Cartooning is an act of virtue!

Let us undermine the syntax of sense, the logic of profit!

Drawing is an act of love, free, anonymous, and automatic!!

It’s free because no one can ever pay what it is truly worth. It’s anonymous because it’s aimed at the world in general and no one in particular. It’s automatic because, indeed, it’s done with no rhyme or reason whatsoever.

It’s an act of selflessness and purity!

"When the government is evil, the wise man practices virtue in his own home. When the government is good, the wise man does the same.”

We refuse to play your game! Even though no one needs them, even though no one buys them or reads them, even though no one ask us or thanks us… WE SHALL DRAW COMICS!!"

- By Max in Bardín the Superrealist.

I finished a 24hr comic. I'll post it when I'm blessed with scans of the stuff