Hazel didn’t really evolve very much in the design process, but here’s some early sketches of her from 2010-2011.

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ananthymous said: OH MY GOD

ananth, i wish i could be sorry

but i ain’t

don’t apologize for bringing beauty into this fallen world

I wanna put that screencap in my high school locker

or like… blingee it


GOTHAM ACADEMY interview with me is up on The Mary Sue! Plus new exclusive art from Karl Kerschl, and two variant covers by me! :D WOO! GET PSYCHED!!!

I think this is the first DC book I’m going to pick up in years! It looks like Harry Potter Gotham?? And this cast is so diverse. Teen me would have gone nuts. 

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The Aftershocks

I was asked to create a .gif of a house interior during an earthquake. The article chronicles the controversial aftermath of the devastating quake that happened in L’Aquila, Italy in 2009. I wanted to capture the movement of the “tremors” before the full-on earthquake, although this tremor is infinite, never resolving.
This image and the all the animation was made in Photoshop. thanks AD Erich Nagler!

Rebecca is amazing!


Evolution of “Lis” from Seconds.

Development sketches, 2010-2011. The final sketch (in leopard print) is an outfit sketch from later in the comics process, mid-2013, after I’d drawn her in the comic a bunch of times.


Beautiful 70’s Garo / ガロ covers by HAYASHI Seiichi (林静一 ).

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Story /= storytelling


In comics, the “story” isn’t the words in the balloon, and the storyteller isn’t just the person deciding on plot elements. Storytelling comes from the artist/s of the comic as well as the writer/s of the comic.

The best way to explain storytelling to comics readers is to instruct the student to read “NEW X MEN,” sometimes erroneously called “Grant Morrison’s X-Men.”

The comic had one writer and several artists. The comic’s clarity and stability corresponds heavily with which of these artists has joined up for whichever storyline is going on. Grant Morrison, for all of his talent, isn’t in control of the storytelling as much as some people give him credit for. The issues that people like are the issues that Frank Quitely drew. The common denominator is Frank Quitely’s ability to convey what is needed, not Grant Morrison having a good or bad streak.

In this way, the person drawing the story is controlling the story in ways that the writing collaborator doesn’t control the story.

I FIND IT ODD that in comics, where visual style is so identifiable and individual, the artists are considered a lesser element of authorship than the writers. In film, a director exerts far less proportionate control over a project’s outcome and yet enjoys (or suffers) the overwhelming percentage of the credit (or blame).


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