Here it is if you missed it. You can hear me talk shit about DC and Marvel which probably means I’ll never get work from either. Oh well.
Jim Zub is the second hardest working man in comics, the first being Erik Ko. It’s little wonder that the two hardest working bros in comics work at the same place, UDON Entertinament. When Jim isn’t slinging noodles with the rest of the gang, he’s writing and promoting his own creator owned project, Skullkickers.
If you’re interested in publishing your own comics on the web or in print, you should already be following Jim Zub’s blog. His candid posts about the industry are a MUST READ for any and all creators. He recently posted about how Skullkickers has done financially since its debut and the results are sobering.
Jim is a great guy and absolutely loves comics. He’ll tell it to you straight. His advice on portfolio reviews is especially useful for any hopefuls out there. So check out his recently post and then archive dive the hell out of his blog and get you some proper comic industry education.
The discussion between the two reps for Magic is really insightful. You really get a good feel for the kind of work they’re looking for to represent their brand.
Alright, as much as I can’t stand watching this show, this challenge was really great. They got to interact with some really high level brand managers. They got an opportunity to produce an actual product that’s going to be seen by millions on the Warp Tour. They were given some fairly detailed parameters to work with which you rarely get from clients. For once, I felt that the challenge really reflected a real life situation that actually tested their visual communication skills.
Next up, elimination time. We’ll find out Thursday who’s up on the chopping block.
How about we not call it the “Street Art” challenge. They’re not doing anything on a public space for all to see. Just because it’s spray paint don’t mean it’s street. I’m not a graffiti artist by any stretch of the imagination, but I find it kind of insulting to call what this is “street” anything. So let’s call this the “Spray Art” challenge.
The Strippers are broken in to two teams and have an hour to throw up a piece on a garage wall. Few of the Strippers are familiar with the medium so it makes for some terribly hilarious spraying. It kind of sucks because it doesn’t really showcase the talent of the Strippers at all, but I have to say that Pineapple Maki is an inspired piece of spray work. That needs to be the mascot of this damn show.
Every member of the winning team gets a booth at New York Comic Con. I’m trying to figure out what spray art has to do with comics, but then I remind myself that this show has nothing to do with comics.