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Kirby Day x Throwback Thursday = Birth of a New God, from 2008

Kirby Day x Throwback Thursday = Birth of a New God, from 2008

Hey there, humans. I figured I might as well update you guys on where you can find my various bits of nonsense on the world wide web. 
@BruteSaySay on Twitter: Bad jokes and retweets about things I believe in. I get political from time to time, but it’s mostly capybara jokes.
@HeyBruteSaySay on Instagram: Work-in-progress stuff, street art, con sketches, books I’m reading, interesting bathroom walls.
Alejandro Bruzzese on Vine: Where you can hear my lovely voice paired with grainy video of my less-than-lovely mug. Home of the Bathroom Comics Review.
Historieta ZZ on Tumblr: Home of Proxy and other forthcoming solo webcomics (I promise!)
Ailing Paleo on Tumblr: The other Tumblr blog where reblog/share lovely dealies made by others. Mostly illustration, photography, web comics, and animation. (sometimes NSFW)
Sorry about no Facebook (that’s private), but there’s another one I’ll be bringing up next week.
Also, here’s the Ask Box.

Hey there, humans. I figured I might as well update you guys on where you can find my various bits of nonsense on the world wide web. 

@BruteSaySay on Twitter: Bad jokes and retweets about things I believe in. I get political from time to time, but it’s mostly capybara jokes.

@HeyBruteSaySay on Instagram: Work-in-progress stuff, street art, con sketches, books I’m reading, interesting bathroom walls.

Alejandro Bruzzese on Vine: Where you can hear my lovely voice paired with grainy video of my less-than-lovely mug. Home of the Bathroom Comics Review.

Historieta ZZ on Tumblr: Home of Proxy and other forthcoming solo webcomics (I promise!)

Ailing Paleo on Tumblr: The other Tumblr blog where reblog/share lovely dealies made by others. Mostly illustration, photography, web comics, and animation. (sometimes NSFW)

Sorry about no Facebook (that’s private), but there’s another one I’ll be bringing up next week.

Also, here’s the Ask Box.

I drew a super quick Adam Warlock / The Magus because I needed to. 

I drew a super quick Adam Warlock / The Magus because I needed to. 

ghostpockets:

The Big Bad in The Peculiarist is an entity known as Ziz, the Eater of Hope. These are some early designs showng both her heroic and beastly sides, as you can see she is heavily inspired by the Indian goddess Kali. This echoes her nemesis Anupam who has shades of the monkey god Hanuman.

THIS is what a villain looks like.

Two of my favorite panels from the backup feature I’m drawing in Ryan Browne's uncomfortably brilliant/dumb God Hates Astronauts. Dialogue and spoiler-free for your enjoyment! 
What’s that? You say you’ve already preordered your copy? Cool, ‘cuz I was gonna ask. 

Two of my favorite panels from the backup feature I’m drawing in Ryan Browne's uncomfortably brilliant/dumb God Hates Astronauts. Dialogue and spoiler-free for your enjoyment! 

What’s that? You say you’ve already preordered your copy? Cool, ‘cuz I was gonna ask. 

appsdata asked: Have you heard of the cartoon "Manly" before? If you haven't it is on Cartoon Hangover. So what do you think of the cartoon?

I have. It’s well-designed, clever, funny, touching, intense, and just fantastic. Guys, if you haven’t seen Jesse & Justin Moynihan’s Cartoon Hangover short Manly, go forth now and watch!

The idea here was to take a step back and imagine what Wonder Woman’s costume would look like if she were initially designed using the same standards as Superman and Batman. Their costumes are actually pretty similar to one another, so I took the basic elements they share and added the WW-specific elements. This would likely be her Silver Age “classic” look. 

The idea here was to take a step back and imagine what Wonder Woman’s costume would look like if she were initially designed using the same standards as Superman and Batman. Their costumes are actually pretty similar to one another, so I took the basic elements they share and added the WW-specific elements. This would likely be her Silver Age “classic” look. 

2depaus:

#throwbackthursday Remember that time when I overinked and made a complete mess on a fanart of @heybrutesaysay’s Naked Laser Thor on my sketchbook? #YesterdayMorning

The mighty Ricardo Venâncio drew motherfuckin’ NAKED LASER THOR!

2depaus:

#throwbackthursday Remember that time when I overinked and made a complete mess on a fanart of @heybrutesaysay’s Naked Laser Thor on my sketchbook? #YesterdayMorning

The mighty Ricardo Venâncio drew motherfuckin’ NAKED LASER THOR!

OK, OK, here’s a real shot of what I’m working on right now.

OK, OK, here’s a real shot of what I’m working on right now.

appsdata asked: You said that Muchgirl is a pan sapien. What is a Pan Sapien?

It was a bad nerd joke. Pan Sapiens is a proposed taxonomic reclassification of human beings that some believe more accurately reflects our relationship to the other great apes.

Ha.

Here’s the thing: In my opinion nothing ruins a story more than giving away bits of information outside of the story itself. Her species, her name, her favorite flavor of toothpaste, her sexual preference, her level of expertise with a sword, her web browser of choice… These are things that, if important, will come up within the story itself. There’s probably nothing I appreciate more in storytelling than subtlety, which is pretty rare in comics, especially the mainstream stuff. So when I write I purposely leave most of the details about my characters vague. It’s efficient and it keeps the reader interested. Take Proxy, for example - No one even knows the protagonist’s name. Does it matter while you’re reading it? Not at all, if I did my job right.

SO… What I’m basically saying is that I really appreciate your enthusiasm for the character, man, but I’m not gonna answer any more questions about her. Read Got No Upnik when it comes out! Tell your friends about it! Tell them to buy it so I can keep playing in that world forever! It’s a fun story, I promise. 

(p.s. - Whatever her favorite flavor of toothpaste is, it’s not mint. How do you people put that shit in your mouths first thing in the morning? WORST.)

Here’s me figuring out my palette for a thing I’m drawing. Not sure what I can and can’t say… but I suppose I’m not doing that great a job of hiding it. 

Here’s me figuring out my palette for a thing I’m drawing. Not sure what I can and can’t say… but I suppose I’m not doing that great a job of hiding it. 

appsdata asked: I am done making the picture of Muchgirl. I will post it on both DA and Tumblr. I have another question. What species is Muchgirl?

Thanks for the fanart, man! 

Well, some folks prefer the classic Homo Sapien, but I think Pan Sapien might be more accurate. We need to stop dwelling in the past, people!

As for the progress on Got No Upnik. More news on that soon, but first…