Sunday, December 28, 2008
sorry its been so long out of the loop, but i do finaly have some news.
gestalt publishing is working feverishly in the effort to get fight club happening.
so keep your fingers crossed, and show your support by buying some of my crap or something.
(dont worry, i dont see a dime, i put it all back to publishing ahahhaah)
again, keep your fingers crossed and hopefully i should have some new art up soon.
cause its been piling up my desk top for weeks now!
rock the fuck on.
Monday, November 24, 2008
i am now leaving it to the publishers to go through all the legal crap to have the book continue, so dont worry.
ill keep posting art. but no text for now.
anyways. more news as it comes.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
busy busy busy.
REALLY looking forward to drawing page 12....
for now. a sample of page 9.
thanks to everyone for your kind comments so far. apologies for not answering back yet, i will eventually i promise. im thinking of posting a video of one of the pages created step by step. hmmm. i dont know. that might take actual effort on my part.... we'll see.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
"The big wet face settles down on top of my head, and I am lost inside. This is when I'd cry. Crying is right at hand in the smothering dark, closed inside someone else, when you see how everything you can ever accomplish will end up as trash.
Anything you're ever proud of will be thrown away.
And I'm lost inside.
This is as close as I've been to sleeping in almost a week.
This is how I met Marla Singer. "
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
went missing there for a bit.
i was signing at the recent comic book convention and got swamped with "work" work.
on the up side, i did get to advertise for fight club! the fine people of gestalt publishing sent me a box of postcards printed up just for the occasion. swank! have a look:::
good news to all who care, i have busted my leg (ironically in a fight) and am stuck in a leg brace for the next 3 - 4 weeks. so i most likely will be updating like a mad man soon enough, so check back often.
(if i was a horse, id be glue by now.)
the book is coming along swell, im up to page 103 of thumb nail layouts and chapter 3 of inks. ive been reluctant to color recently because of all the work ive been up to, but that will change soon enough.
for now, heres a look at my lay out book, and a random page of thumbnails. oooh.
before i go, if you have some spare cash and care enough, i recently read the book of essays entitled "you do not talk about fight club". a good read, as specialy the first essay. keep in mind though that most of them are utter dog crap. so.... well worth the 7 bucks i payed used for the first essay though.
rock the fuck on, more posts soon.
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
heres a colored version of page 4.
this may not be the finale version.
ill post with text tonight. but for now....
Throughout the novel, Palahniuk uses the narrator and Tyler to comment on how people in modern society try to find meaning in their lives through commercial culture. Several lines in the novel make reference to this lifestyle as meaningless. Usually Palahniuk delivers this through overt methods, but there are also some allegorical references as well; for instance, the narrator, upon looking at the contents of his refrigerator, notices he has "a house full of condiments and no food." This also denotes that modern society and consumerism has no substance, but is merely based upon making things appear to have substance; i.e condiments are not a main food source, they merely add flavor to existing food. Indulging in consumerism (shopping, like from the IKEA book) doesn't add any real substance to life, it only adds an appearance (like a condiment).
Additionally, much of the novel comments on how many men in modern society have found dissatisfaction with the state of masculinity as it currently exists. The characters of the novel lament the fact that many of them were raised by their mothers because their fathers either abandoned their family or divorced their mothers. As a result, they see themselves as being "a generation of men raised by women," being without a male role model in their lives to help shape their masculinity. This ties in with the anti-consumer culture theme, as the men in the novel see their "IKEA nesting instinct" as resulting from the feminization of men in a matriarchal culture.
Maryville University of St. Louis professor Jesse Kavadlo, in an issue of the literary journal Stirrings Still, claimed that the narrator's opposition to emasculation is a form of projection, and that the problem that he fights is himself. He also claims that Palahniuk uses existentialism in the novel to conceal subtexts of feminism and romance in order to convey these concepts in a novel that is mainly aimed at a male audience.
Palahniuk himself gives a much simpler assertion about the theme of the novel, stating "all my books are about a lonely person looking for some way to connect with other people."
Paul Kennett claims that, because the narrator's fights with Tyler are fights with himself, and because he fights himself in front of his boss at the hotel, the narrator is using the fights as a way of asserting himself as his own boss. He argues that these fights are a representation of the struggle of the proletarian at the hands of a higher capitalist power, and by asserting himself as capable of having the same power he thus becomes his own master. Later, when fight club is formed, the participants are all dressed and groomed similarly, thus allowing them to symbolically fight themselves at the club and gain the same power.
Afterwards, Kennett says, Tyler becomes nostalgic for the patriarchical power controlling him, and creates Project Mayhem to achieve this. Through this proto-fascist power structure, the narrator seeks to learn "what, or rather, who, he might have been under a firm patriarchy." Through his position as leader of Project Mayhem, Tyler uses his power to become a "God/Father" to the "space monkeys", who are the other members of Project Mayhem (although by the end of the novel his words hold more power than he does, as is evident in the space monkeys' threat to castrate the narrator when he contradicts Tyler's rule). According to Kennett, this creates a paradox in that Tyler pushes the idea that men who wish to be free from a controlling father-figure are only self-actualized once they have children and become a father themselves. This new structure is, however, ended by the narrator's elimination of Tyler, allowing him to decide for himself how to determine his freedom.
from the fight club novel wiki page.
ill post more fight club stories and quotes ect as this goes on.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Thursday, September 25, 2008
alright, thought id update with some production notes today.
first off, heres my copy of the 'script'. basically im using my 3rd edition book to take notes.
i downloaded a pdf, but i find it alot easier to work with a hard copy.
if anyone knows were i can get a copy of the script that is editable, please let me know.
all i can find are protected pdf's... having a copy were i can just cut and paste the script for lettering would be load off my shoulders...
second would be my first set of thumb nails for the book.
third is a sneak peek of page 4, and last but not least is an idea sketch for tyler durden that wont be used. it looks too much like the film.
ive decided to distance myself from the art direction of the film as far as possiable.
not because i didnt like the film, but because i loved it.
i want this book to stand alone.
thats it for today folks. should have page 4 done tomorrow some time.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
the lettering will be changed in post.
anyways, welcome to my new blog for the novel, ill try to update this often with some extra tidbits and such to make this page special. sketches, links, WIP pics, ect.
check back at least once a week to keep up to date, and feel free to let me know what you think!
(that is, unless it's something to do with jack looking like the joker, track marks, or why tyler is blond. before asking any questions or makeing ant statements about the art. it is now a prerequisist that you have read the novel and not just seen the film.)