Bryan Lee O’Malley is running a Ramona Flowers costume contest (basically, go read for yourself) and I thought it’d be fun to do one of my own - and also use this as an example of a specific type of commission option I’m about to introduce this week. I like the Scott Pilgrim comics, but I have always specifically loved Ramona. I wish I was a fraction as cool as she is.
Anyway, I chose to draw Ramona as a magical girl (you know, like Sailor Moon and stuff). It gave me an excuse to use lots of pink and aqua blue AND I got to draw a space background! So I’m totes happy.
Enjoy, and wish me luck!
I think most comics being made today are generally pretty bad, but the medium is inherently limitless. it’s just words and pictures. You can tell any type of story you want. You can do things they can’t do in movies & cartoons, because they have budget limitations and schedules and deadlines, lawyers and producers and accountants. The real world gets in their way. YOU can literally just sit down with a pencil and make something better than anything you’ve ever seen on a screen. It’s all that stuff they tell you when you’re a kid about how your imagination has unlimited potential. comics are just an extension of your imagination. So start drawing and don’t stop drawing.
Bryan Lee O’Malley
I may not be the biggest fan of “Scott Pilgrim,” but I can’t deny just how vital this statement is for anyone wondering why comics are still an important medium. I saw this on O’Malley’s tumblr and I couldn’t resist sharing it.
This was a commission for Danicokacola of Kim Pine from “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.” She specifically requested that I consider the film version instead of the comic version.
Remember, I’m open for commissions! Just check that link out and send me an email at email@example.com so we can get things in motion.