My favourite thing about being a cartoonist is that I can draw anything. As an example I drew the hardest things I could think of, a spiral staircase, a bike, and a horse. Like, that staircase is real hinky but I bet it could work if I drew someone walking down it.
I saw this knowing that there are obviously levels, like, there’s Jillian Tamaki who is a remarkable cartoonist but also makes work like this, which is absolutely incredible and beautiful and inspiring.
Haha but still I think that anyone who’s smart, creative and funny can be a cartoonist. I think that’s neat. I think … that cartooning … might … be … easy.
Fujosports cover design progression! Really a joint effort!
Original sketch + inks + colours by belugachop and then a ton of back and forth between me and figarizzle (hence why I have so many WIP screenshots, it was really a live design session over the internet).
We really just wanted sweating men on the cover. We also came up with some terribly sweaty spot gloss ideas that didn’t make it to the end, hahaha!
More and more FujoSports previews!!! Here’s an image of the cover, as well as a taste of the pages inside. There will be a spot gloss layer on the final book — I made an animated gif below to demonstrate (I hope it works on Tumblr….)!!! The cover illustration is courtesy of Wai Au and the design by Dirchansky with Kim Hoang assisting.
We’re currently working on some pre-order bonus goods and meanwhile we hope you can help spread the word, if you are into sports comics as-seen-through-lady-eyes :D
It’s gonna be beautiful and you can keep checking back here for more news about the pre-order online as well as for our debut at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival, May 10th and 11th!!
Love Love Hill members will also be participating in some TCAF programming, including a panel on sports comics/manga and our Japan trips of the last two years with them. Hope to see you there! More news forthcoming as those details firm up.
We’re running hard at all the goals! There’s plenty more to be seen on our contributors’ personal blogs and websites, so to end things, here’s a handy list for you to enjoy:
Cat Bluemke - Justin Lanjil - Laura Tryon - Dirchansky - Kim Hoang - jakface - koyar
Finally done this comic… So many nights of sleep deprivation… But I am happy to be done!
Time to shift focus and work on Life on the Hill 3…?!?
fujosports is debuting at TCAF!!
(Cover linework by belugachop)
The briefest of previews for my FujoSports anthology entry! My sport was dodgeball. I ended up with a really long story, basically just full of men and speedlines…..
I guess that is representative of what I know about sports HAHAHA *sweats*. I hope you are all down for that, and pick up at a copy at this year’s TCAF, where we’re debuting it, or online afterwards!
I had a chance to read through all six stories in the book already. *teary eye* Pre-order info coming out really soon! Excited for youuu!!!