no but seriously i have this text post stuck in my sketchbook it genuinely motivates me to do art
THIS IS THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE
A new painting! Started this one at A-Kon, and finished it at the Art & Wine Walk. Gomez and Morticia are my favorite fictional couple. <3
watercolor on 140lb cold-press watercolor paper
JoJo Seames, 2013
“No, I never was turned into a toad.”
“Well, that was our mistake.”
Pencils for a new painting. Gonna do one for each Coen Brothers film, and Andrew Ihla is gonna turn them into blu-ray covers for our film library. (His idea!)
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I want to stress this again: In many, many parts of the country right now, if you want to go to see a movie in the theater and see a current movie about a woman — any story about any woman that isn’t a documentary or a cartoon — you can’t. You cannot. There are not any. You cannot take yourself to one, take your friend to one, take your daughter to one.
There are not any.
By far your best shot, numbers-wise, at finding one that’s at least even-handedly featuring a man and a woman is Before Midnight (on 891 screens) so I hope you like it. Because it’s pretty much that or a solid, impenetrable wall of movies about dudes.
Dudes in capes, dudes in cars, dudes in space, dudes drinking, dudes smoking, dudes doing magic tricks, dudes being funny, dudes being dramatic, dudes flying through the air, dudes blowing up, dudes getting killed, dudes saving and kissing women and children, and dudes glowering at each other.
Somebody asked me this morning what “the women” are going to do about this. I don’t know. I honestly am at the point where I have no idea what to do about it. Stop going to the movies? Boycott everything?
They put up Bridesmaids, we went. They put up Pitch Perfect, we went. They put up The Devil Wears Prada, which was in two-thousand-meryl-streeping-oh-six, and we went (and by “we,” I do not just mean women; I mean we, the humans), and all of it has led right here, right to this place. Right to the land of zippedy-doo-dah. You can apparently make an endless collection of high-priced action flops and everybody says “win some, lose some” and nobody decides that They Are Poison, but it feels like every “surprise success” about women is an anomaly and every failure is an abject lesson about how we really ought to just leave it all to The Rock.
The whole article is fantastic, as is pretty much everything Linda Holmes writes.
Sometimes I write songs. This is one of the songs I wrote.
In honor of Man of Steel, all this weekend, buy anything from my Etsy store and get a free, original Superman sketch by me.
Tell your friends!
Bring some color into your world! Original art by comic artist and painter JoJo Seames! Custom orders always happily accepted, including tasteful nudity, and portraiture for people and animals.
Grand Cities Art & Wine Walk is tomorrow, and my Etsy shop will be closed. Painting you’ve had your eye on? Buy it today before I maybe sell it tomorrow…!
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The visual linguistics of a comic book page
People who read the English written word scan text from left to right. Once our eyes hit the end of the page, we stop. Then ding!, like an old-time typewriter, our eyes shift downward and snap back to the left to start reading the next line. This is known as a “Z-path,” as our eyes whip about like the end of Zorro’s sword.
But that linear track gets derailed in comics with complex layouts and Cohn wanted to know if experienced readers had strategies to follow along.
Cohn rustled up 145 participants at the 2004 Comic-Con International, a comic book convention held in San Diego. Participants had varying experience with reading comics, ranging from “never” to “often.”
Each participant was given a booklet containing 12 pages of blank panels. Each page was independent of the rest and used different design techniques.
O-OH. OH IM LIKE ACTUALLY IN PAIN LOOKING AT THOSE LAYOUTS.
All of these layouts cause me physical pain, except for the grid one, which just bores me to death