Wednesday, December 31, 2014

ORIGINAL ART : "Satan"

     My Aunt Wanda gave me a sewing machine for Christmas, because I've mentioned several times how I think it would be fun to have one, and be able to create weird things with it. So I created a weird thing yesterday and this morning. His name is Satan. Not as in the One and Only Satan, his name just happens to be that, too. Like how plenty of guys are named Jesus, but it doesn't mean they're all the Son of God.     

Satan from the front. He's furry and black, with ribbon arms.

Closeup. (You can never go wrong with rick-rack.)

And what's this fabulousness on his backside?
Green leopard print fuck yeah!


Sunday, December 28, 2014

ORIGINAL ART : Forest Skull Girl


     This is the "I think I'm finished but maybe not" version. I feel like I need to add stars, and some clarifying lines on the antlers. And maybe a slightly darker shadow on the skull, cast by the ferns. But in case I totally fuck it up, I wanted to get a good pic of it in this state.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014

ORIGINAL ART : "Conversation With the Goat"

"Conversation With the Goat"
mixed media on board
   

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

ORIGINAL ART : Sketchbook "Swamp Ghost"

"Lil' Swamp Ghostie" by Tommy Kovac
(Ink pen on sketchbook paper)

Saturday, September 20, 2014

ORIGINAL ART : Sketchbook "Cave Ghast"

"Cave Ghast" by Tommy Kovac
Colored pencil on sketchbook paper
Just because.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

ORIGINAL ART : Ghoulish Girl


     Couldn't decide whether to do another Smells Like Library comic, or start an oil painting, so instead I did this.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

ORIGINAL ART : Say what?

I titled it "Seriously, You Guys...?"
because it looks like that's what s/he's saying.

Sunday, June 1, 2014

ORIGINAL ART : Dream Toy & Dream Amusements

This was in a dream I had.

This was NOT a dream I had, but was sort of influenced by one. 

Saturday, May 24, 2014

ORIGINAL ART : Sketches


     My husband likes that guy. The doughy-looking one above.
     He also likes the lady in the middle, below:


     I'm partial to the angry child on the right, especially because that bicycle is so wrong. I knew it was way off when I was drawing it, so I added the bell as a distraction.

     These are the kinds of things I doodle on a Friday night when I've had a long week and just want to relax.

ORIGINAL ART : "Outa Here"


     This is what I want on my grave marker someday.
     Or they can print it out as a label for my urn. Using that printable sticker paper. Very affordable!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

WONDERCON 2014 : Queer Directions panel

     Ed Luce (co-panelist) was kind enough to post a link to this article on Facebook, in which the journalist paraphrases our gay panel. Some of it is a little not-exactly-correct, but it's close enough and they said some very nice stuff about the panel overall. Too bad the photos weren't taken from a higher angle, and too bad they didn't use special flattering lighting on me, and maybe a wind machine. And vaseline on the lens.

http://www.bleedingcool.com/2014/04/25/there-were-many-directions-for-new-directions-in-lgbtq-comics-at-wondercon/

Monday, April 21, 2014

WE'RE HERE, WE'RE QUEER, DON'T CUSS...

The innocuous front side of the nameplate
     Just finished 2 days at WonderCon 2014 in Anaheim. Love having it in our hometown.
     Prism Comics asked me to be on a panel discussion called "We're Here, We're Queer, Now What? New Directions in LGBTQ Comics," or something to that effect.
     I've been on numerous panels at comics conventions since I started doing comics back in 1999, but this is the first time I've seen a warning on the back of my nameplate. Well, not just mine, everybody's had this on the back:

     The moderator had mentioned the "18 Warning," or else I might not have noticed it. I think it was on the back of ALL the nameplates for the entire convention, I don't think it was just for the GAY panels. But it's stupid, right? It doesn't even specify what it's supposed to mean. It doesn't say don't cuss, or don't show dirty images, it just says "...be AWARE that many members of your audience may be under 18 years of age." Well, no shit. I'm aware. So fucking what?
     But because of that stupid warning and my "awareness" of it, I was saying something in response to the moderator's question, and instead of saying, "fucking" like I had intended, I stammered out the awkward, "effing." Which I hate. Hate it when people puss out and substitute that. It's not like anybody of any age is going to be unaware that it stands for the real F word.
     Sigh. Whatever. I think I said "shit," and maybe even blurted out an entire "fuck" during the panel. I just thought it was funny more than anything, having that impotent little warning staring at us, begging us to think of the children.
     The other 3 creators on the panel were talking about graphic lesbian sex, gay "bear" culture, bisexualism and various other things some people might find taboo. But we were all "aware." ;)
     I don't think we should shelter kids from the idea of free speech, right?
     After my brain has settled a little, I might post more details and thoughts on the convention. It was really fun, especially since we hadn't been to a comics convention in a few years.

     In case you're wondering, I was on the panel with the following creators:
Josh Trujillo
Ed Luce
Shayna Why
Roger Klorese (moderator)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

WONDERCON 2014, ANAHEIM CA!

     I'll be at WonderCon with my comics/graphic novels/Glitter Gaybies/Smells Like Library!
     On Saturday I'll be signing at the Prism Comics booth from 1pm-2pm. (Also probably on Sunday after the panel discussion)
     On Sunday I'll be on a panel discussion, and here are the details:
We're Here, We're Queer, Now What? - New Direction in LGBTQ Comics
Sunday, 4/20/14, 11:30a.m. - 12:30p.m.
Room: 210A
More lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters are making their mark on all corners of the comics world than ever before.   How do LGBTQ comics creators push the boundaries in a world where acceptance is more the norm?  Join creators Tommy Kovac (Skelebunnies, The Royal Historian of Oz), Ed Luce (Wuvable Oaf), Josh Trujillo (Love Machines, Anything That Loves), Shayna Why (Overshare Party) and others to be announced as they explore new directions and neglected subjects in LGBTQ-themed comics, how technology is changing the way people relate to each other and new methods of publishing comics.  Presented by Prism Comics and moderated by Roger Klorese (Board Member, Prism Comics).

     Spoiler alert: I have no idea what the new direction is for LGBTQ comics. North?

Friday, March 14, 2014

MY SPECIAL DRAWING GLOVE


     I have big fat sweaty Slovak hands that tend to smudge and smear when I'm drawing. I usually have a scrap of paper underneath my hand to prevent that, but it occurred to me that I could use a fingerless glove instead, so I'm not always looking for scraps of paper or whatever. I'll probably have to wash the glove sometimes, but I think this is nicer.
     I blurred the piece I'm working on because it's for an upcoming Haunted Mansion-themed group art show at Bats Day in the Park Black Market, and we're not supposed to reveal any of our artwork until the show. Which is Saturday, May 17th, 2014.
     ALSO GLOVE-RELATED: I have to wear a napping glove to keep me from picking at some truly gross hangnails while I'm napping. I can't stop picking and prodding at them! One is totally sore and I'll probably have to just cut that finger off if I can't stop mashing at it. I'd wear the glove during the day, too, but it would prompt too many questions, and possibly lead to a Michael Jackson comparison, which I do not want.
     The napping glove looks like this:

     I also have a pair of skeleton gloves like this:

     -But the "bones" are 3D plastic or whatever, which makes them really awkward for anything other than a costume. If you're in the dark, though, they look pretty realistic and spooky, and it's fun to suddenly reach out with them and make somebody pee their pants. (probably myself)

Monday, February 10, 2014

ORIGINAL ART : Doctor's Office Waiting Room Doodles

     I went with Anthony today to his doctor's appointment. Nothing major, just routine stuff. But we got stuck waiting for quite some time in one of those typical dingy waiting rooms, with nothing but strangers and medical posters to look at. So I doodled.








This is a puppet with legs and peener. He is projectile vomiting. This doesn't really have anything to do with a waiting room, because I was running out of ideas.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

MAN, MYTH, & MAGIC : Creepy Kitties


     Just thought I'd share this. Issue #15 of Man Myth & Magic: An illustrated encyclopedia of the supernatural. I rescued it from some library or something at some point, enough years ago that I don't remember. I just know it's old and weird. I only have the cover of this issue left. It's from 1970, and the caption for the cover image reads:

Cats' wedding: 
exhibit in Potter's Museum at Bramber, Sussex 
Brian Netscher

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ORIGINAL ART : Grotesque Self-Portrait


     This is nice for me to look at and think, "Well, at least I don't really look THAT bad!"

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

PONY COMPETITION

     I found a great shelf in an antique store that I knew would be perfect for displaying My Little Ponys. All it needed was a new paint job. The problem is there are only 18 spots, and I'll have to select the very best ones out of my collection of over 70 ponies. I have new ones, old ones from the '80s, and random ones from decades between then and now. I appreciate the newer Friendship Is Magic ponies, but I prefer the vintage 1980s originals, especially when they started getting really weird and doing carousel ponies, glitter ponies, and ponies that aren't even ponies. (camel, zebra, lion, giraffe, etc.)
   
Pony Competition Staging Area

     All ponies gather in a staging area on the card catalog beneath the display shelf, to await judgement.

Tier One of nervous contestants

     Some ponies, like some people, just aren't good enough. Some of them wonder, "Am I too dirty? Mane too tangled?" 
     One vintage pony notices newer ponies scoffing at her partially rubbed off cutie mark. She lowers her head, hope fading with the sunset.

Tier 2 pony contestants wonder, "Are we on the lower tier for a reason? Did we do something wrong?"
Baby Rattles: ridden hard and put away wet?
     Baby Rattles is clearly vintage, and looking the worse for wear. He (she?) is a sleepy-time pony whose eyes are supposed to close when you tip her back into sleeping position. They only partially work now, and are pink-tinged and swollen around the edges. Has she been crying?
     Buck up, Baby Rattles. Judgement Day is upon you.

(to be continued)