Some work-in-progress stuff of Morbid the Ragdoll comic strips I’m currently working on. Hoping to have something more to post here soon!
And finally, the character revision sketch of Morbid herself.
In case you’re interested in seeing any more of this character, you can peep out the original appearance of her in this test strip I released back in I forget when.
…I promise I’m taking it in a new direction. I was not a fan of that “pilot”. I had initially thought the concept of it being a somber journey into the heart and mind of this little creature required it to be a pretentious, self-serious affair. Clearly didn’t work- I don’t feel that lends itself neatly to the medium. You live and learn I suppose, right?
Look for more on this soon- hopefully someone somewhere digs it!
PS. I almost forgot to mention, but if you’re a “Coping” fan you may recognize her from this cameo in “#27: A Healthy Dose of Pediophobia”, an earlier strip from 2015ish or so.
To start: no, I’m not for burning flags. It’s merely an image.
Nitty-gritties: though initially envisioned as 100% acrylic paints, I ended up using oil pastels for a lot of what you see in the foreground. I kicked around a few names before settling on “America: Zero”, but most felt a bit too on the nose.
Also, I’m aware that an elephant Trump wielding a torch amidst a crowd of horrified onlookers doesn’t scream “subtlety” like I initially shot for. I just really let this one become its own thing and I’m happy with that.
I may put it up for sale if I can get a high quality scan for a print, but I’m not certain.
I’ve been working on something new the last couple of days, and it’s something a lot different than the usual stuff. I’m taking a very blotchy, contrasty approach to the background here and hopefully that pays off when it’s completed. I’m also attempting something political- new territory when it comes to an art piece. I’ve beaten it to death on podcasts and comics- crudely, I might add, so hopefully this comes across with a hint of subtlety.
Two days in and I don’t completely hate it yet, so with any luck this holds true through the finished product. I’d love to post it here and sell it if it looks decent.
Happy to post my first attempt at a self-portrait!
It started life as acrylic painting on canvas, but wisely I decided it needed some extra “oomph” to make it land- and my imagination far exceeds my skill when it comes to painting by hand. Admittedly I need to practice.
REGARDLESS, hopefully you dig what became of the piece I have dubbed “Atrophy”. Basically the idea was to try and hit some note of mystery in it- I wanted it to feel ambiguous. Atmospheric, I suppose.
I will have prints available on my Society6 shop later today, so look out for that!