Straightened out and uploaded some of my old (and I do mean 'old') comic book samples. The first uploads to the Gallery section at this site were crooked. I'm no longer interested in working for anyone but myself so these pages are being presented here just for kicks. I remember drawing most of this stuff with a pencil that was too damn soft, thereby creating pressure to detail inaccuracies. Anyway I felt like drawing them at the time so I didn't care that much (or was just so broke that I couldn't afford a harder pencil --that happens to real artists quite often, you know!)
Getting beat up has never been cool and never will be. This is the essence of what being a nerd is about. That you are incapable of dealing with real-life situations due to an excess of fantasy and / or book knowledge. By 'real life situations' I mean the things basic to an individual's happiness which is finding a member of the opposite sex, being able to protect that individual from the dangers of this world and being capable of navigating this world effectively for the greater good of yourself and your family and society as a whole. A nerd is someone incapable of doing this. He or she is usually socially awkward, physically weak and downright dumb when it comes to competing, especially violently, against more aggressive members of his or her's sex for the resources of the world.
What's cool is being identified by a term that many people don't know exist, the 'Jock-Nerd'. A person who can move between the physical world and it's demands and the mental one. He or she can converse with you about how to lift weights properly without breaking your fucking back in the process, fight and beat down any asshole that grabs the butt of his girlfriend or daughter and when released from the police station can slide right behind the console of his favorite video game or start hacking his way into the Defense Department to release the latest files on their secret Laser Cannon on Wikileaks the next day.
It's the 'Jock-Nerd' that most comic book artists need to become. It's not easy either because being a traditional nerd is sitting on your skinny ass (which will become fat by the time you're 35) for 24 / 7 / 365 days a week (minus Star Trek or Star Wars Convention days I should add).
Meanwhile jocks (and pay attention because this is why they get the A-List girls), bust their asses to win immediate fame and fortune in the moment by moment world of sports and / or physical daring (X-Sports), military careers, etc. The 'jock' is also the cool guy -remember Fonzi, from 'Happy Days'? They're the ones who use the gear designed by nerds to bust into airplanes taken over by crazy terrorists threatening to blow up the passengers within. It is THEY and not you, THE NERD, who will get the kisses, marriage proposals, movie offers, etc. etc. from society. You won't get shit but a paycheck and a pat on the head by your employer for a 'great commando gear design'. Then you'll go home to an unappreciative obese and ugly wife that's screwing the former high school football star turned plumber behind your back (a mercy f*ck for him, heaven for her).
Copyright 2017 by George Alan Booker -All Rights Reserved
Kamandi comic looks fun! Kirby can still earn money for these large publishers. He' sort of like Elvis Presley or Marilyn Monroe, churning out millions of dollars even though they bit the dust eons ago. Kirby's final art style was barely tolerable -as if he was doing an imitation of himself. Such it is with old age or perhaps ...indifference? Kirby's writing (what I read of it) was just awful. It was on the same level as the dreaded 'Star Wars Prequel' films. I love it when successful people arrogantly believe that success in one thing means success in another. They don't study or anything -they just jump right in. But it has it's value, I mean. It's fun to see them fail and cry for help at the last moment.
Google 'Kamandi Challenge' for more info on this DC comic books. It's more than just an ordinary comic book apparently.
The first two Terminator films, 'The Terminator' and 'Terminator: Judgement Day' is classic Hollywood scifi. But, like the first two Star Wars films, the following sequels were mediocre to downright awful ('The Force Awakens', anyone?). So I guess James Cameron wants to revisit his creation and wipe away all those bad sequel memories for us by creating his own sequels. More power to him -I suppose. I'd rather get something new from the 'Avatar' master but when you're pissed off about how things in the past didn't go the way you wanted them to nothing can stop you from believing you can hop in your own time machine and go back and 'fix them'.
Note: I actually liked the battle between Arnold and the female terminator (Terminatrix). It was unusual and the girl was pretty... Hey, I'm a guy.
The new god-awful Captain Marvel's uniform / costume / uniform -whatever the hell it is (on the right). Who approved of this uniform? A Wonder Woman fan site?? Look at that breastplate action. Stolen or under designed and reeking of Wonder-Babe herself. The color palette is drab as well. Too much blue and red (two of the most incompatible colors in the known universe). This is what happens when you fuck with perfection. The model on the left is wearing the 'old' Captain Marvel' suit (same character, different name -see link below if you're confused).
The costume on the left is no doubt too sexy for the Mouse House that owns Marvel now. As if kiddies are going to be salivating over a gorgeous super hero (some of whom have seen their own gorgeous mom's breasts for God's sake when they were being raised au naturel). This isn't a costume, it's an army suit. You know, the kind you get into when you're going to get dirty and then you call up your commander and say, "Hey, Sarge --you got any more of those blue jumpsuits? I slept in a trench all night and pissed on myself and I don't wanna meet the enemy smelling like a dog house."
The comic book I wanna see now is Wonder Woman suing or threatening to sue Captain Marvel for stealing her copyrighted costume!! WONDER WOMAN: "Bitch! You stole my look! If I see you on the streets in that outfit -it's on!!!"
Here's a great article on the confusion surrounding the two-named character and many looks above. If you can read through it all and not barf you should give yourself a cookie.
Would you trust these guys?
Hollywood is so forgiving (or incestuous -and I'm metaphorically speaking) that even after 1 mega hit-wonder '300' director Zack Snyder dropped the ball artistically in that 2 hr mess called 'Batman VS Superman' he's still in the game!!! He's gonna be at the helm of the new DC artistic flop in the making 'Justice League'. Well, let's hope it's not an artistic flop in the making. As long as Mr. Zack doesn't destroy whole cities without giving proper coverage of the collateral damage (victims of such an act) like he did in 'Batty VS Supy' everything should be fine...
To keep you from realizing how bored some of you are of these mediocre Wolverine based movies this film will be entitled: 'Logan'. Meanwhile a host of super heroes (X-Men included) are just dying to have their moment in the solo movie sun. Cyclops, eclipsed and ruined by fanboy admiration of the loner super hero (anti-hero actually) Wolverine, would be a great idea for a solo film. Nothing's cooler than shooting rays out of your eyes, I think. No wonder Jack Kirby and Stan Lee made him the leader of the X-Men. Unfortunately their cool wasn't cool to others and Wolverine became the new 'leader' of the X-Men. Whether this has been admitted in comic book form or not (I don't read the comic book since the artwork started looking like fan art; back in the early 80's is when this started -that's how long it's been!). May have gotten better since Alex Ross began to school the fans in charge of the comic book companies nowadays that realism is way cooler than bad drawings. I'll check it out if I'm within a mile or two of a comic book shop. Won't buy anything because I'd rather eat than read now that I'm older.
Interesting fact: I attended the same art school as Alex Ross and left 1 year before he came. He went on to fame and glory while I took the harder route, working in the unforgiving rock quarries of the advertising industry and then busting my ass in the dreaded animation work camps of Hollywood (hahaha --yep, it was that bad).
Oh yeah -the stories in these movies and others are typically mediocre or outright bad because the goddamn directors think they are writers too and so they sit down and write this stereotypical, unoriginal cocky shit and then think they just shitted out gold blocks. How about having a little fucking humility and stick to what you know and love best (directing) instead of making the mistake in thinking that your success in one field (directing) will automatically translate into success in another one (writing) and give some highly talented writer (young or old) that went to school for it a chance to shine??
I like this cover art. Pretty realistic (well lighted, etc). Wonder if the artist drew it from imagination or used a photograph (a crutch). In 'the good ol' days' you measured a comic book artist by how much he could draw without using photographs or models to aid him. Particularly when drawing the human figure. But since Alex Ross made a big splash you can't tell who's legit anymore and who's posing (no pun intended...)
Is he fucking kidding?? Found this while wandering around on comicbook.com's site... There's no way in hell 'Rogue One' is even close to 'The Empire Strikes Back'. I'm sure he was just caught up in the moment of having a decent Star Wars picture SINCE 'The Empire Strikes Back. All the other Star Wars films including that 2 hr Star Wars advertisement, 'The Force Awakens' sucked big time.
Sorry for the shitty artwork (another example of grade school level 'artists' pushing out professionals in the world of comic books) but I was in a rush.
I'm George Alan Booker and I created the character known as Zombie Racer and then everyone and his mother started turning it into shitty video games and smelly gym shoes on the Internet so now it's just all over the damn place. Anyway I used to work in comic books, animation, and TV advertising storyboarding. Now I'm returning to comics again with the start of this website. Check the site ledger on the Home Page (Graphic Storytelling.com and Gallery subheadings listings) for samples of my artwork. Follow me on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zombieracer for satirical jokes and political commentary (it's where I chill at).