A little trans-national detective work, and a friend in France (SPX brings people together!) was all it took…
Great read from Mark.
The Super Bowl
Footballers of all shapes and sizes!
They have bulges in strange places.
Shhh…football players are sneaking all over the field…
There are some fancy-looking helmets out there.
The Puppy Bowl wasn’t so cute this year.
anders nilsen and moderator bill kartalapoulos talking at SPX ‘11. craig
thompson’s eye in the corner there (that drawing wasn’t as good.)
i found anders tough to draw because of his skater-y demeanor. his
eyes are usually half-lidded, and the tone of his voice verges on
monotone, but he’s engaged— just super chill. but to draw someone
whose eyes are half-lidded, and they’re present, not bored, sleepy, or
stoned— interesting challenge.
my faves here are bill and the anders on the right. i like the disney
eyes on the left, though i see that more as my drawing tic than a
characterization of anders.
also, anders has a bird neck and bird-like hands and wrists. no
coincidences. though anders’s birds look stumpy and not much like him.
when i saw jason at mocca, i immediately could tell it was him because
he looks just like one of his characters. and seeing pictures of lewis
trondheim, he looks just like his cartoon eagle version of himself.
So, you may be asking yourself what is ‘The Fibonacci Device’? But first, a little background: earlier this year I completed a sketchbook for the Art House Co-op’s Sketchbook Project 2011, which is currently on tour in the U.S. I picked the theme Dirigibles and Submersibles, and fashioned a steampunk-like adventure story using the dossier as a storytelling device. There are 11 total, each chronicling an individual who possesses a mysterious device that can create electricity from the very air itself.
If you aren’t able to see the sketchbook while it is on tour, I’ve made a short run of books that you can purchase. It includes a new version of the text, revised images, and in my opinion looks pretty snazzy. Check it out if you’re interested: Mike Sgier Comics & Illustration - The Fibonacci Device