I was asked by my friend Krystal to participate in a new comic zine she is putting together, Fluids n Squirts. This is the character in the short story I’m writing about. Im trying to make her very sensual and the coloring for the story plays a huge part on the feeling i’m shooting for. I’ll hold off on the story for now, but to say the least its quite different from anything I’ve written. I’ll update you guys on how things are coming. And there’s quite a lot of talent working on this:
“Everyone’s got a weird, gross or strange sex story or experience. There are so many comics about sexual positivity and erotica (which is great!) but sex is also weird and gross and I wanted to compile a zine about everyone’s strange experiences or stories.
The stories here are either personal experiences, stories our contributors have mulled over for a while, or just a straight up weird sex comic.
Fluids ‘n Squirts will be premiering at CAB in November! We’ll be updating with spots on our contributing artists and updates about the zine throughout the summer! “
On a side note: I’m a little conflicted about posting nudity and content like this on my blog but I think it’s beautiful in it’s own right and hell it’s not like there’s never been nudity in art so I will be posting more about the project. If any problems arise just message me.
SIMILARITIES>DIFFERENCES : A LOVE FOR COMICS
I’ve found to enjoy and come to love the similarities, rather than the differences between cartoonists. At the center there is a dialogue that we all exchange in. Some of us embellish our drawings with wonderful textures and breathtaking realism, while some of us decide to beautifully reduce and captivate in simplicity and economy. Some of us ravish in color while some celebrate in black and white. When you think of everything that we see now and everything that has been, it can be overwhelming to sift through it all. There are simple observations of style. Immediate reactions that grab us, appeal to our eyes, pull us in,and make us read that first page. At a glance the differences are overwhelming. But when you look close, beyond that immediate or subjective appeal, you find there is something there, waiting to be found. Something that links every cartoonist to each other. Something that has and always will be there; an observation of life. We’ve all seen that that there is something in life worth depicting, something worth replicating, in our own personal way, under our own control. The simple fact is, that through drawing that story,we’ve engaged in a conversation greater than ourselves. And for everyone who picks up that pencil, they will take part in that observation. Some will hone their craft more than others, but with that individual’s expression and the history; with all the masters, the amateurs, the underground, the mainstream, whether japanese, belgian, french, american, etc, we all share that connection to the special world of comics. It is a form of art in thats history can be seen. It has cultivated an expression unique to itself and expanded. Many people criticize comics for being simple or inbred. But how far off they are. Comics are as expansive as music’s history and as uniquely complex and expressive as movies and novels. But the beauty of comics comes not from the range of it’s differences but from the language it has created that we’ve taken on, used, and built on. This secret language that allows for a world, diverse with its own backgrounds and means of expressions to come and speak through one language.
And maybe the next time you go through a stack of comics, or go to the book store, if you take a look ,maybe you might see what I see; that the beauty of comics is not because of it’s differences but because of the similarities we share.