Here's a page from a two-page comic I did for Robin Bougie's Cinema Sewer book 4.
The book ships next month. You can order it here:
It's sports a pretty sweet cover by Vince Ruarus.
Here's his website: http://www.venividivince.com/
Quite some time back I drew a couple other comics for Cinema Sewer. One was about a guy who spent his time debunking nude photos of celebrities on the internet. Here's a couple pages from that.
When it comes to my comics (anything I draw really) I'm a stickler for research. I'd never seen any of these films - never rented a porno movie. My ex and I went into nearly every sleazy establishment in Seattle trying to hunt these things down. These places were unbelievable. One place was just a guy in a room in a shitty building with stacks and stacks of porno movies and magazines on the floor. Another place was like a video store from my childhood- all those giant colorful boxes- except they were pornos instead of cartoons. I always thought it was weird that cartoons and porno movies had similar video boxes. There must be some reason for that. That place didn't have the films I was looking for but I did manage to walk out with a copy of Saber Rider and the Star Sheriffs. Weird huh? And the smell of those places... They smelled like urine and masturbation.
I only found a few of the movies and the ones I saw were pretty god-awful. I couldn't imagine anyone wanting to watch something like The Winter of 1849 for any reason whatsoever. Although I did get a kick out of drawing these worthless things with extra-loving care and precision. The older films were better. Russ Meyer's film was far and away the best, although it was a pretty crappy Russ Meyer film. In terms of craftsmanship, however, I will say that that movie is a textbook lesson in minimalistic storytelling. Almost the entire thing is told with close-ups and sound effects. It's worth checking out for that reason alone.
At the time I drew these things I hadn't yet drawn what I would consider a " really good" comic and I was hungry to make a masterpiece so I poured everything I had into these comics. As a result they were a little overblown for the material they offered. For example, there was really no reason to have a panel dedicated to "The End" of Ride 'Em Cowgirl. I just thought it was a fitting image to close things with.
Seattle's been treating me good. When you're a pop culture junkie who gets around on a bicycle and you've been living in the woods for a while- you appreciate the perks of an urban environment.