I'm a cartoonist who tells stories through illustration, comics, and animation.
My art combines Chinese ink painting, western comic art, and DIY doujinshi work ethic.
I believe art and stories should be honestly expressive, fun, as well as freely accessible to everyone, no matter class, color, or creed.
My work covers:
Despondent necromance, the intersection of eroticism with gore, regular jackoffs living mediocre lives, and heavy metal.
I grew up in the Bay Area and got enough schooling to learn that corporate/studio life is not for me.
Now I'm a hermit. I live in the middle of nowhere on a farm with my wife and 15 kids.
I miss weekend dim sum, but I'm happy with my family and freedom.
|You can call me:||SCUMSUCK|
I may not respond to social media messages.
|Favorite food:||Dim sum (cheung fun, lo mi gi), pho noodles, salmon sashimi.|
|Duties:||Illustration: zinester, cartoonist, caricaturist, character designer
Sequential: storyboarder, comic artist, animator
Farmo: Chickens chaser, rose culler, grunion harvester
|Tools||Zines: Adobe Photoshop + Indesign, printer, staples, paper cutter
Traditional Art: Pentel Brush Pen (refillable), Noodler's ink, Hydrus ink, ballpoint pen, CanoScan LIDE300 scanner
Digital Art: Clip Studio Paint, Adobe Photoshop
Animation: CSP, Adobe Photoshop, Premiere, Aftereffects, Toonboom
|Influences||Horror movies | Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Jacob's Ladder, The Wrestler... Spiderman 2002...
Heavy metal | Morbid Angel, Mayhem, Strapping Young Lad, Alice Cooper, Van Halen, KISS, Steel Panther
Vidya | Diablo, Starcraft, Silent Hill, Fallout NV, Harvest Moon
|Art I've done for others:||
|Big boss in charge of:||
|What pets do you have?||
They are all adopted or rescued.
|Where do you get your zines/art/charms/dakis printed?||Zines, stickers and art prints: I DIY most paper goods. I currently use a Canon IP8720, but would recommend a Canon Pixma Pro-100 because of its larger color palette. I'm aiming to upgrade to a Canon Pixma Pro-200.
For cutting paper, I have both a guillotine and slicing paper cutter. Zines are printed on opaque copy paper, with cardstock covers. Stickers are printed on a mix of vinyl, matte, and glossy sticker paper. I use a mix of Red River and Canon photo paper for art prints.
Charms: I use ZapCreatives, Vograce, or Juno to print my charms, depending on which manufacturer can make what I want. Zap has a nice selection of custom color acrylics. Vograce and Juno have cool holographic options.
Dakimakura: I use Vograce to print body pillows. They may be a middleman for another factory. I also join group orders (check AANI) whenever I just need a couple printed.
Everything else: For anything weird like boobie mousepads, I probably joined a group order. Most group orders source from Alibaba, an Ebay-like site for manufacturers. Have a look on there and shop around!
|What digital brushes do you use?||Primarily the default G-Pen for lineart.
Here are some custom brush recs.
|Will you draw __?||Please have a look at my commission page for prices on non-commercial art.|
|Who is Shane?||He's my wife and a pretty cool guy and a real Chinese chief.|
|What are your pronouns?||For people I know IRL, any. For strangers, none. Strangers may refer to me as SCUMSUCK or tempural.|
|Is your [character] a BOY or GORL?||All my characters are fluid in gender and sexuality.|
|Can I draw fanart or write fanfic of your characters?||Heck yeah! Tag me or send me what you make! and let me know if I can upload it to my HALL OF FAME gallery!|