"American Royalty" by Sam Spratt commissioned by Childish Gambino
Sam Spratt’s commissioned illustrations for actor/rapper Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino.
"What began as cover art for his mixtape ‘Royalty’ evolved into a series of Rockwell-esque vignettes on Americana meant to highlight the side of hip-hop that tends to take a back seat to “money, cars, and jewelry” – where you come from.
The collection of 10 illustrations cover a wide-spectrum of the little moments – the struggles, the simple pleasures, the risks, the irony, the humor, the hopes, and the realities of the American life that maybe isn’t quite so cookie cutter.” Prints available at royalty.samspratt.com.
I don’t trust any man who’s conversational tone sounds like he is reciting a letter he wrote with a quill pen.
I ALSO FEEL THIS WAY.
Now go forth and make comic book awesomeness!
Or stick figure porn. You know… whatever.
/!\ CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS /!\
WHAT IS AN INDUSTRIAL LUNCH
Jack Spicer said that if you wanted to be a political poet write letters to the editor. We say a poem and a letter to the editor aren’t so far apart so long as you aren’t boring about it.
Industrial Lunch is a new magazine for writing and art that’s selfish enough to call itself poetry. What kind of work are we looking for? We don’t really know. We don’t really “have” an aesthetic but we know what we like and it tends not to look like what people who say “we know what we like” would usually like. But we do. We like to feel the earth move under our feet. We like to have comfort and possibility jostled around with, without feeling like we’re being exploited or manipulated. We like honesty that isn’t really worried about how honest it is or can be, that is we like things that take power relations into account, that think about how they might impact others who are not themselves or however one might phrase it. We long for ethical lives, we try and fail, and we like to read and look at work that confronts that failure, that impossibility, by saying “things could be different but they’re not but they could be.” We like to have fun and we like to be in love. We like to shout indoors. We like a lot of stuff.
And we would like YOU to send us your poems and visual art for our first issue! And tell your friends, too. We don’t really know what we’re doing but we’re sure together, you and us, we’ll figure it out.
SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES: Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. For writing, please send 1-3 poems in a Word document (.doc or .docx preferably) or a PDF (if you are doing something that relies heavily on a visual “field” for the poem, PDF is recommended).
For visual art, please send your work to us in PDF or TIFF format. In the body of your email please indicate your medium––painting, mixed media, illustration, photography, etc.
In addition to your submissions, your email should include a brief note in which you tell us a little about yourself and your work. This could be anything from a statement on poetics to a billet-doux about your hopes and dreams. We want to get to know you and your writing! Submissions will be open until October 18. We can also be found on facebook. Thanks!
How To Use The Pen Tool
magically figured out how to use the pen tool whaaaaaaaaat here you go @eiffelart how is there no simple pen tool tutorial out there?! it’s pretty easy but confusing!!!
inspired by actual events
behold, my favorite comic being made right now
Cleaning out my filing cabinet, I found this handout that I made for my mini-comics class. Hope it’s helpful! Remember, it ain’t only for comics. Self-publish short stories, collections of drawings or sketches, or blank for journals/sketchbooks, etc.
Wow, this reminds me of the good ol’ dayd of making minicomics at SCAD… fun times. I wanna do this again.