I couldn’t resist drawing this little pin-up! By the way, I am still Nutella abstinent for more than 10 months now!!
When I was on the plane to the US more than a month ago I watched the very charming “Whip It” with Ellen Page, Juliette Lewis etc. directed by Drew Barrymore. I realized I’d love to see a true game of Roller Derby. So I went with some friends in Portland!
It was F.U.N.!!! It was silly, it didn’t take itself too serious and it was very very entertaining. Also I really liked their outfits. They could have worn more make- up, but I guess it gets really sweaty and it doesn’t make much sense.
So, that’s what got me inspired to do this pic!:)
by Joerg Fassbender
Welcome everyone. This is the first entry in a loose series showcasing a few members of Periscope Studio located in Portland, OR in no particular order.
Aaand we are off to a good start with Rich Ellis, who is a full member of Periscope Studio. He graduated with a bachelors degree in sequential art from SCAD in 2005.
Rich could probably be best described as a fantasy superhero adventure cartoonist (at least I hope so :-)), which you can tell from looking at his website. He created “The Ravens’ Gambit” with fellow studio member Susan Tardif. The second issue of this fantasy heist adventure was just printed for Stumptown Comics Fest 2010 where it sold out!!! You can read the complete first issue on the series’ website, so what are you waiting for?
Rich’s further work includes two Twilight Zone Graphic Novels and an issue of Marvel Adventures. He is currently working as a background artist for Steve Lieber on a still hush-hush project and he also assists the fantastic Karl Kesel with roughs and backgrounds for the “lost” Captain America strips which are published on Marvel Digital Comics Unlimited.
Go and look at more of his stuff on etsy, where you can buy some of his fine illustrations. Believe me, we’ll be seeing a lot of this guy’s work in the future. You read it here first. 😉
Have a good week-end and… behave.
Hey you guys,
due to my upcoming visit to the UK Mini&Webcomics Thing AND Stumptown Comics Fest in Portland I decided to print a little minicomic containing the first 40 something strips.
It’s really just 24 pages and aimed at the people who don’t know the webcomic at all.
Plus, it’s tiny! It’s going to be formatted in 14,8 x 14,8 cm (that’s, uhm 5,82 inches?).
That’s why I decided to do a less detailed, but very straight-to-the-point cover.
Which you can see here, tataaaa!
Those amongst you who love the Beatles might slightly recognize a similarity to a certain LP cover!…
So, any suggestions for the backcover? Text/imagewise?:)