Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sister Wulfia Focka: March update

The March update of Sister Wulfia Focka is now online on Slipshine. Not much else to say, I'm pooped from painting all weekend. :p I'm moving Tuesday.

Monday, March 24, 2008

lame busy post

Pretty busy preparing the moving to my new place, but there should be a Sister Wulfia Focka update on Slipshine pretty soon. I did manage to put some order in the Miss Dynamite gallery. I have added the Moses & Mohammed strips; the Sister Dynamite prequel; old pics and strips that were sort of hidden in old corners of the website; and finally 13 old fanarts here and here that were hard to find as well. Those 8 Kalashnikov strips are especialy worth it.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Miss Dynamite's Comics

The Miss Dynamite online comics are now all in gallery mode, in full pages here (episode zero to three). When I first started to put these comics online, almost everyone was still on phone modems. And downloading a 150kb page could take 1 to 5 minutes at peak hours. So I cut all the pages by panels or strips. But now that everyone is on cable or DSL, that was just slow and hard to read. Now all the pages are back in their original format, as they were meant to be read. I also included commentaries on some pages.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Anime's Early Days (1924-1952)

(Sorry to most of you if my posts are about local events lately.)
This new showcase at the Cinémathèque québécoise seems really interesting.
Anime's Early Days (1924-1952)
In world premiere, the Cinémathèque québécoise is showing a retrospective of the early days of japanese animation. 53 archive movies, many cleaned up and restored, with the collaboration of the Tokyo Museum of Modern Art.
The showcases are divided by periods, like during WWII, propaganda and during the occupation.
Check here for the schedule. There's also a few previews here.
I especialy want to see the propaganda ones. Like Momotaro and the Sea Eagles, about like cute animals bombing Pearl Harbor. X-D Old propaganda is always very hard to find because it's so politicaly incorrect.

MensuHell #100 Contest

BDQuébec is having a contest and giving 5 copies of MensuHell #100. To have a chance to win, go here and answer the question. (it's in french)

Monday, March 17, 2008

MensuHell #100

With the release of its 100th issue, MensuHell becomes the longest running comics fanzine in Québec and probably one of the longest in the world. On this color cover, editor Francis Hervieux, who took the job a few years ago when MensuHell creator, Steve Requin, stopped publishing it.

In this special issue you'll find work from Jacques Boivin, Karl Dupéré-Richer, Siris, Michèle Laframboise, Nicolas Plamondon, Jim & Vic, Laurent Gautreau, Kurt Beaulieu, Billy Mavreas, Louis Rémillard, Al+Flag, 'El Quesnel, Gag, Guillaume Boucher, Pascal Picher, Benoit Joly, Éric Thériault, O. D'amour, Zviane, Grégoire Bouchard, Jane Tremblay, 4in, Guy Boutin, Luc Giard and Guert! I also drew a 3 page comic, written by Kurt Beaulieu, just for this occasion. MensuHell is for sale at 6 libraries in Montreal or can be ordered directly from the editor. Check the website for more info.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

China can shove its Olympics up its commie ass

If the Berlin Olympics had been on TV during the 3rd Reich, would you have watched it? At least the Olympic Committee has the excuse that Nazi Germany had not yet gone into full blown genocidal spree at the time, even if it's a poor-ass excuse. But China? WTF! The People's Republic of China has killed millions more people than Nazi Germany. And now China is blaming us for the riots in Tibet? (Not just the government, but Chinese Mainlanders, with a few exceptions, don't like the Tibetans very much.) So you know what? Fuck off, China! I usualy don't watch the Olympics anyway, but I'll take special care not to watch them this summer.
PS: I don't hate China or the Chinese. But the PRC is a repressive and violent regime nonetheless.

Friday, March 14, 2008

The Cutting Floor

Because of how much time animation takes, anything that is cut from my movies is so before animating. So packing boxes (I'm moving in April) I found some sketches under a pile of paper. They were from Miss Dynamite 22: Who's Your Baghdaddy? It made me laugh so I thought I'd share. This one is an alternate ending. It's pretty funny, but it was probably too much animation. The American guard at Gitmo is flushing down pages of a book in the toilet, taunting a prisoner who is Eva. "How you like me throwing your Coran in the toilet?" Eva: First of all, I'm no Muslim. Second, it's a Bible you're flushing down!" I just love the last panel with the guard, his arms elbow deep in the toilet, "Sorry Jesus!"
Edit: I just remembered this joke was changed to use the Bible in the intro gag, with the terrorist stomping it. That's why it was changed (which is better I think).

This other one I found, I understand why I didn't use it. In this early version, Eva was a "security contractor" (mercenary) working alongside the US Marines. A dying soldier wish, told to Eva, was to find little Jon Bonet's murderer. As the sketch suggests, the joke is a bit outdated. And who the hell remember who that is anyway?!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Contest: MensuHell Miss Dynamite's Halloween

Contest is over.
I'm moving in April. I've started packing boxes and I found 6 copies of MensuHell #71, Oct. 2005, with a Miss Dynamite Halloween cover. I will mail a free copy to the first 6 people who e-mail me. It features a comic strip I made for a Katrina fundraiser anthology. Rules & info: This fanzine is in french, so unless you can read french or if you're a hard-core collector, this is probably of no interest to you. I'm willing to send only one outside of Canada/USA, more would be too expensive. I am only shipping to Canada and the USA.

Check comments for updates.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Naked Baby Pictures

On Slipshine, Josh Lesnick (yeah, I'm name-dropping) was recently telling his fans he wouldn't be posting some of his old art because, even though they wanted to see it, it was just too damn embarassing. I can understand. Showing your old art creates the same feeling as if your mother was showing around naked baby pictures of you. I've already posted my old comics drawn in high school, but most of you can't read french, so you can't witness the bad (or worse than now) writing. Anyway, yesterday I found an old sketchbook from around '92-94 and I managed to scan some stuff that was bad but not too bad.

Keep on Truckin'...

Monday, March 03, 2008

Tell it like it is!

I think I've got a man-crush on Obama.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Obama Ninjitsu

Hillary Clinton made this attack ad Friday morning. The subject? Vote for me or the terrorists will rape your daughter. Although from what I understood of the ad the first time, it was more like "Hillary Clinton will phone your daughter at 3AM". I dunno how many million dollars she paid for that crap, but she got conned.

Anyway, the same day, flying like a butterfly, stinging like a bee, Obama releases a reply. Watch it here.

I think it's now obvious Obama is... a NINJA! It just starts like Clinton's ad, you lay down your guard, and BAM! Obama flips out and kills everyone.

Want another confirmation? Just look at this video (at the 3rd minute) from the last Democratic debate. That is just astounding! Clinton attacks, Obama effortlessly bounces it back and it explodes in her face. That's political martial arts.