Self-Indulgent 49 Another new mini-comic nears completion. This is what you might call my “Sean Karemaker” tribute as he inspired the art style which is mostly grey/black/white pencil crayons on black paper with white paint pen outlines. We’ll have to see how it looks printed, its hard to get subtle gradients of tone even on a high def copier.
Canadian History Mini-comics #7 A Military History of the Indian Department
I’m currently finishing the inks for this new mini-comics which should be out fairly soon. It’s about the early days of the Indian Department in British North Ame…rica and it’s role in managing diplomacy with the First Nations, when they were seen as valuable allies and not yet wards of the state to be “civilised”. Of course, it’s tricky writing anything about Indians, aboriginials, Native Canadians or First Nations people at all, one is swimming in the waters populated by politically correct sharks. I don’t pretend to be completely objective but I don’t see that as any reason to shut up. I’m trying to be as subjective as I can from my extensive reading of history. I think that one reason why so many cartoonists work in fantasy, science-fiction and funny animals these days is that everyone is so terrified of depicting real people of other ethnicities lest they be accused of racism. Well, I’m white, and for a lot of people that automatically makes me a racist anyway so what do I have to lose?
Here is my Arthur Award for winning “Peasant of the year” for finding the Holy Grail at Spamalot today and a polaroid of my accepting the “Golden Foot” award with Arthur and his Knights of the Roundtable on stage during the show. (See prev…ious video entry) The picture is pretty bad I’ll admit, but polaroid’s always looked pretty bad I seem to recall. Standing left to right is Sir Lancelot, King Arthur, myself (with my Killer Bunny, Eric, who I brought to the show, on my shoulder) Sir Robin with Sir Belvedere in the foreground. I was not able to keep the Golden Foot but I did get a certificate. I’d like to thank my brother Leslie for paying for the tickets!See More