shitshow

scanlations, scans from my collection, links to others' art, shit i could probably live without, but can't possibly. ...not necessarily in that order.
***personal work is at mmmmmikes.tumblr.com | plasticsouls.tumblr.com
Anonymous:
Hey Brandon. I'm going out on a limb & asking for ~~creative~~ advice. I'm in the middle of making my first comic that'll be bigger than a few pages long. The plan was to self-publish as a 16p thing. I've just finished inking EVERYTHING and at this point I hate it. I think it sucks and so lettering it is becoming a struggle, morale-wise. So I guess my Q is: do you ever scrap anything half way or do you always make a point to finish what you start? Thx

royalboiler:

hmm I’ve certainly left things unfinished. I think it’s ok to take it for what it was and move on to something you’d be more excited to work on. Maybe with the idea that you could return to it if you wanted to in the future. 

I feel like so much of making comics, or any art is forgiving yourself and finding new ways to make the work fun. 

royalboiler:

It’s that thing we’re working on. 
royalboiler:

A page from my new Multiple Warheads that I’ve been working on again recently. I’ve been having soo much fun on these pages. 
royalboiler:

I’ve been puttering along on the new Warheads pages (this one’s not quite finished) 
umberosso:
Hi Giannis. I'm far from being professionaly good in my drawings, but it's more like joann sfar's style than yours, which is more realistic. Sometimes I think, for this reason, that I'll never be good enough to work in comics. What's your opinion?

royalboiler:

milonogiannis:

It’s never one or the other, and drawing more realistically/representationally doesn’t equate being good enough for anything. Maybe “mainstream” comics (whatever that means) are leaning more towards realistic/easier to digest drawings (which is changing) but that’s not all there is to comics (like you said, look at Sfar and the infinite number of people who draw differently).  I think big part of “working in comics” is creating work for yourself, doing your dream comics on your own and showing people what you can do. Find what kind of comics you want to be making and the drawings adjust themselves as you get better and more confident. Find where the work you are doing is going to be more likely to find an audience. We’re only ever told we’re not good enough to work in comics by people who want us to be doing work different to what we want.

yup yup yup

printing this and putting it on my wall, for those moments of weakness.

royalboiler:

The dudes at The Emerald city comic con let me do the cover for the program book this year. So I drew the convention center escalators full of characters from the creators that are gonna be at the show. 
They’re all or mostly all creator owned (with the exception of the Bubble gum crisis Priss) 
This was lots of fun to draw, I’ll post a guide to who everyone is later. 

two and a half weeeeeeeeeks..!
comiccartography:

Russia
Brandon Graham (royalboiler)
Multiple Warheads: Alphabet to Infinity (back cover)
royalboiler:

A pin up I did for the awesome book Pretty deadly. and I wrote a post about stuff I’ve been up to HERE
royalboiler:

Here’s a print I did for the signing at GOSH thisss Friday. 
royalboiler:

I drew Lum this morning.