Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Avatar: The Last Airbender is probably my favorite cartoon series in my adult life. I've always been a sucker for elemental powers, so I probably would have watched it even if it wasn't great. But this cartoon was a breath of fresh air. It was original and very well written. All of the characters are entertaining and the story takes you on an imaginative adventure through a fanciful world. Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network, both, could use more cartoons like The Last Airbender.
I made a list of Asian characters I considered drawing as part of my tribute to Asian History Month and decided to Jezz up the Avatar himself as a reminder that despite the casting in the upcoming movie, Ang is as Asian as any other big eyed, Manga-ish cartoon character.
I've done more than my share of ranting about how racist it is to cast Asian and Inuit influenced characters with white actors and make the bad guys - Arab. So, I'm going to say something from a different head space. I'm hoping the Last Airbender's message about war and friendship is what influenced the casting and racial rewrites. M. Night Shyamalan doesn't have a very good record of making good movies or even thinking that deeply about them in the first place, but still I can hope. Better to hope than to walk around angry about a bad director's stupidity, hehe :)
I hope you enjoy my grown up Avatar: AAng. You will be seeing more him in my work.
Happy Hump day, folks. Have a great rest of your week.
Monday, May 17, 2010
I've heard a saying that every artist is creating a subconscious self-portrait in every piece of work he creates. If that is true, I am dying to meet this weeks feature, Monkeygogo. The BBC (British Born Chinese - isn't that adorably hilarious? Monk is the one who put me on to that...I'm rambling) artist illustrates muscled studs in an original Manga-ish style that leaves me inspired. Read on to get a glimpse of how much the artist has in common with his illustrations. Monkeygogo's perverse and can-do attitude is just as hot as his work.
Monday, May 10, 2010
So, not too long I was checkin out someone's blog (can't remember who's) and through browsin their links, I discovered Mauleo. I was immediately a fan. Mauleo's work features some of my favorite stylizations- Oversized muscles, exaggerated dicks, and HUGE cum loads.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Ok. I was never much of an IronMan fan, not that I'm one now, BUT I was impressed with the first movie. I didn't have any expectations and left feeling I got my money's worth of entertainment.
I'm back at zero with the sequel. I have little interest in seeing it. Micky Rourke kinda ruins it for me. However, the trailers did inspire me, and here is the product of that inspiration.
Have a great weekend, folks.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
May is here and I've got some goodies in store for ya!
First things first, Ismael Alverez and yours truly are celebrating birthdays this month. Be sure to show us some love.
May is also Asian & Pacific Islander History month. In recognition, I'm givin ya a double load of feature Q&As from two very studly soy boys; y!gallery artist, Mauleo, and the studly stripteaser, Monkeygogo.
And as promised, I've got some fan art for ya in addition to some originals and a very special surprise.
Have a grrrrrrrrrreat month, folks!!!