The Age of Enlighteneers

And some other Ages, with lots of art and short bursts of energy. Enjoy!

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  1. So new year means new sketchbook and new scribbles. Here are just a couple of ideas I’ve been working on and off with. You will probably be seeing these guys much more.

    The heading comes from this very good book here. However, a really good place to start if you’re just getting into Native American history is Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee. Or better yet, pick up something by N. Scott Momaday and just go wild; he’s got a large body of work to choose from.

     
     
  2. Your comic about Jacques Louis David and young Napoleon is SO so similar to a kate beaton comic it hurts my brain. The layout, facial expresions, lettering! it just looks like you coloured in one of hers, but with no link or reference to her I am wondering if you are just bad at crediting others or if you are activly ripping her off.... This seems to happen frequently in your newer one-off comics. You are a good artist, whats going on?
    asked by deadfromtheback
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    Hi there; I wanted to answer this publicly because I think it’s important for everyone to know this as well (if they don’t already): I love Kate Beaton. She’s brilliant and an amazing inspiration and I love her work. If it’s the similarity between our styles of humor, then yes, that would be because she has had an effect on my own sense of humor and how I see things. If that is what’s upsetting you, then I’m sorry you dislike my hobby of making comics about history too.

    If it’s a change in the art style, then I’m sorry that upsets you as well; comics can be tedious work and I simplified mine out of necessity for time. If they look like hers it will be because it’s her influence creeping in again. Artists are sponges as I am sure you know; we absorb things and there is not much I can do to change that. If you were hoping I would own up to having Kate Beaton as an influence, then yes, I will gladly state again that she is an influence to me. And I have got many others as well like Brett Helquist, Scott C., Mary Blair, Edward Gorey, Shinzi Katoh…too many to list in this little box whose styles I use as examples and inspiration.    



    However, I absolutely, most certainly, do not lift any of her drawings or comics, color them, and then claim them as my own. I do not copy any dialogue. Kate Beaton has got a very distinct style that is very much hers and I like it that way. I purposely try to stay away from particular history subjects she covers because she already does such a great job already. But I’ve combed through her website and both her books and I haven’t seen her cover Jacques-Louis David before. If you have a link to that comic, I would love to see it since it seems I’ve missed her do one of my favorite artists. And if I still make your brain hurt then I can rescan my original inked panels and send those to you along with the Photoshop files with unmerged layers if you wish.

    Plagiarism is a serious thing; I understand your suspicions since, with the Internet, people can pretty much do anything. But I am not taking Kate Beaton’s work and claiming it as my own. I don’t know how else to prove that other than sending the files to you and re-iterating everything I’ve already said.

     
     
  3. One day I am going to stop being lazy and actually finish the comic I have lying around. In the meantime, I offer a couple of book recs for your viewing pleasure (and to keep this place alive)! They are a pair: Signing Their Lives Away and Signing Their Rights Away. Packed with mini bios of the men who signed the Declaration and the Constitution. They are both fun books, quirky from the awesome Quirk Books, and the book jackets FOLD OUT into the Declaration and Constitution just for your history nerd joy! These books are good for the general reader wanting an introduction to the people and times of 1776 and 1787, but of course, they are just as enjoyable for the history nerd as well :] And if you already have them? You are awesome.

    On a sidenote, I am going to have to close requests for the time being; I actually didn’t think I’d get so many! So now it is just a matter of picking and choosing which ones I feel like doing first. I shall be sure to give a shout-out whenever I post one and give credit for a comic idea that was suggested to me. In any case, all your suggested history tidbits in my inbox make me happy; there are some events and people that I get to learn more about which is always the best!

     
     
  4. Oh my GOD. Your drawings are just about the most awesome things EVER. Especially the ones about the presidents and such. XD YUUUS. I want a pocket Constitution!
    answer:

    Ahaha thank you! It is a good thing for me that you like the president comics because I tend to make a looot of those. I’d love a little pocket Madison, too! It would totally beat having a real, pocket book Constitution or phone app…(not that having either of those is a bad thing though, I have got one on my phone) :]

     
     
  5. I know there are some Lewis and Clark lovers out there (*wink wink* mrsmerilew) so I thought I would share this graphic novel with you peeps (if you haven’t checked it out already)! It is an awesome comic by Nick Bertozzi about the expedition; really fun, a little sad, but still very great! It’s a fast read at 144 pages, but it’s got wonderful brush pen work. A nice introduction to get anyone interested in learning more about Lewis and Clark.
There’s no chasing-bear-with-underwear or eating-dick-shaped-plant scenes in it like my comic suggests, but there is a hardy Clark and a neurotic Lewis getting sick…getting angry…getting shot in the butt scenes, ya know, fun stuff like that. Enjoy!

    I know there are some Lewis and Clark lovers out there (*wink wink* mrsmerilew) so I thought I would share this graphic novel with you peeps (if you haven’t checked it out already)! It is an awesome comic by Nick Bertozzi about the expedition; really fun, a little sad, but still very great! It’s a fast read at 144 pages, but it’s got wonderful brush pen work. A nice introduction to get anyone interested in learning more about Lewis and Clark.

    There’s no chasing-bear-with-underwear or eating-dick-shaped-plant scenes in it like my comic suggests, but there is a hardy Clark and a neurotic Lewis getting sick…getting angry…getting shot in the butt scenes, ya know, fun stuff like that. Enjoy!

     
     
  6. Moar answers!

    Hallo! susiebox, shadow-pop, the-vorpal-pen, sugarrainy, and devils-grass

    These replies are like the White Rabbit, just late, late, late for a very important date. I am sorry!

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  7. Ansewerers

    Hey there omnivorousstegosaurus, pennants-aloft, therothwoman, therothwoman, and nota-lone!

    AAAAH I am sorry these replies are so late, but replies I have!

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  8. Here is a Napoleon for Miss oneangrypixie! I regret there is no Josephine though :[ But that just leaves options for the future!
I have really wanted to do something with Jacques Louis David for a while now; he’s one of my favorite artists and artists’ obsessions are sometimes quite amusing. Like David’s fascination with Napoleon’s “classically structured” face. Hear, hear, this artist certainly agrees; young Napoleon’s portraits are pretty rawr

    Here is a Napoleon for Miss oneangrypixie! I regret there is no Josephine though :[ But that just leaves options for the future!

    I have really wanted to do something with Jacques Louis David for a while now; he’s one of my favorite artists and artists’ obsessions are sometimes quite amusing. Like David’s fascination with Napoleon’s “classically structured” face. Hear, hear, this artist certainly agrees; young Napoleon’s portraits are pretty rawr

     
     
  9. More hallos for some more lovelies

     
     
  10. Why hallo!

    aniskywolfgyrengimbleimanapricot, and bribee, answers all for you!

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