ABOUT


illustration of a man and his four dachshunds and one cat

I'm a cartoonist who likes funny shapes, grotesque details, and the absurd despair of humanity.

You can call me: SCUMSUCK
Contact contact@scumsuck.com

I may not respond to social media messages.
Birth ♈︎ Chinatown
Favorite food: Dim sum (cheung fun, lo mi gi), pho noodles, salmon sashimi.
Occupation Illustration: zinester, cartoonist, caricaturist, character designer
Sequential: storyboarder, comic artist, animator
Farmo: Chickens chaser, rose culler, grunion harvester
Subject Matter Life, love, lust, loss.jpg, obsession, death, dank yaoi, weenie dogs.
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
Shock Rock | Morbid Angel, Mayhem, Strapping Young Lad, Alice Cooper
Cock Rock | Van Halen, KISS, Steel Panther
Vidya | Diablo, Starcraft, Silent Hill, Fallout NV, Harvest Moon
Stuff I've done for others:
  • (2013) monster mash anthology
  • (2013) finger root anthology
  • (2014) vertebrae anthology
  • (2016) girls who eat - zine illustration
  • (2016) girl gang @ hexmoda
  • (2018) the good death @ sketchpad gallery
  • (2018) ERASED: Asian Americans In Hollywood
  • (2018) dethklok dethzine
  • (2019) yugioh tarot card zine
Big boss in charge of:
  • (2017) whorror zine
  • (2020) tf2 gore zine
  • (2020) gorl scout yearbook zine
  • (2021) gorl scoutz rule: a field guide zine



Other Sites

Twitter spam @skumsuck
Instagram sketches @skumsuck
Tumblr archive @tempural
Tip Jar Kofi
Backup store Etsy
Redbubble shirts n stuff



Buddy Links!

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FAQ

What pets do you have? They are all adopted or rescued.
  • Doug/Annie May Oakley is a granny chihuahua.
  • Jill is a girl weenie.
  • Jack is a boy weenie.
  • Lil Bit is a granny weenie.
  • Frank/Lil Boy is a loathsome weenie.
  • Keekles/Miss Kay is a granny dusty calico cat.
  • Cheddar Bacon Cheeseburger is an orange boy cat.
  • Peanut is a orange boy cat who we found after he got hit by a car.
  • Mogwai/Gizmo/Babby is a sweet tortie who was dumped outside our house.
  • There are around 10 stray cats outside that we TNR'd, feed and water.
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.
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!