Christ do I hate politics… and the news… and pretty much any conversation regarding things heard on the news between two people with differing opinions. I know, I know – you have to be up with current events these days, because even if you don’t WANT to debate, you have to be at least moderately educated so that you don’t piss off a large group of people with an “insensitive” comment. On the subject of Santorum, though – I find myself easily capable of slinging insults, because the dude was fairly fucking insane.
I don’t trust politicians for the most part. Even the ones who smile and claim to have my best interest in mind – I don’t tend to put a lot of trust into. On some level, what was actually REFRESHING about Santorum is that I knew he was my enemy. I knew that we disagreed, but he wasn’t the type that was going to try to stab me in the back… no no, he wanted to stab me in my chest… with a stake. And then cut off my head and shove garlic down my throat, I assume.
Or wait… am I confusing “cleansing a gay” with vampires? I never get that right.
Anyway – the fact that Santorum dropped out of the running is really just dandy. It gives the Republicans who backed him a longer period of adjustment to try to forget his smear campaigns against Romney, and learn to love “the bomb”. Now, I’m sure many folks have seen the web-link being passed around showing the landslide of support for Obama out there, but you can NEVER assume you know what’s going to happen on Election Day.
I know I’ll be watching the Election results in my bomb shelter/sex dungeon (which I should probably build before then).
But anyway… when drawing todays strip, I was trying to decide what a Rick from the future (short term) would look like. I didn’t want to age him too much… and I’ll fully admit that I gave a shit-ton of nods to Tank Girl with the “little things” from his helmet to rabbits foot hanging off his AK. If there is one artist who I would love to be on the same level with – it’s Jamie Hewlett. His work with both Tank Girl and the Gorillaz has been an inspiration to be for a good long while – just due to the way his mind works and his creativity. I hate when I fall in love with artists like that, though – because you can’t really imitate something like he does without it seeming derivative.
I do try my best to take things I like and make them my own, though. I like to think the style of art that I do with Blur here is “unique” enough to look like “my art”. Granted, some folks have commented that I just draw floating torsos, but still… I like the layered effect and I throw characters on different planes to add a bit of depth.
Now – to sleep with me… perchance to dream of torsos.