Thursday, July 20, 2006

Politewinter



Here's a new drawing I did that was just posted on Polite Winter. There was no preconceived sketch or idea, a bit of stream-of-consciousness. I was going through the series of panels on Polite Winter and noticed some recurring motifs; perhaps there's meaning and order to these nightmarish images after all.

In other news, I'll be at Comicon for the Eisner awards on Friday. I'll also be doing a signing at the Dark Horse booth at 4:00pm on Saturday along with a special guest.


29 Comments:

vincent said...

i love your drawing james!
are you gonna teach at art center?

2:35 AM  
yaniv shimony said...

I will not attend the comicon, however i am a big fan of your works. looking for more...

3:06 AM  
c.o.a. said...

who wrote the words? i swear, the flow beautifully into your drawing.

6:34 AM  
Jed said...

I like the drawing, but I think the text "floats" a little to much on top. It doesn't seem as married to the image. In this case I think hand lettering would've done the job a little better.

7:15 AM  
Sam said...

I would have to agree with Jed, but I'm still a sucker for drawings on toned paper. Very nice work.

8:44 AM  
pitzerboy said...

If that 4:00 special guest is who I think it is, that should be a very nice signing. Lines galore!

Nice PW, too.

12:24 PM  
Jon Han said...

Awesome James, so your going to be there saturday also? no zoo? have fun at the con!

1:53 PM  
dex mission said...

Beautiful as always James. Have fun in San Diego :)

2:25 PM  
Meathaus said...

Delicious again, James. We'll see you in San Diego tomorrow, and good luck again at the award show. The stream of thought in text and subject matter depicted above elicits some very carnal and horrifying feelings with intense gravity.

3:31 PM  
anonymous10101 said...

the surrealism in your polite winter images are so beautifully intriguing and always pulls the viewer in, to only long for more.

7:28 PM  
eli said...

So much fun stuff to look at. All this new work will surely hold me over for a day or two. Then I'll have to wait again, oh well. I really like techniques you've been using lately. Not that you didn't use them before but the traditional stuff just feels so nice. It's the use of beautiful line work married with just the right amount of colour. Thanks again for sharing.

9:29 PM  
shellywan said...

See u at the con! ^0^

9:12 AM  
MikeMitchell said...

great sketch man! I wish I could have made it to comicon this year. Airfare is ridiculous these days though.

7:03 PM  
adam said...

Awesome new stuff james. I really like the BEST LIFE(methods of healing)

7:42 PM  
Jason said...

I'm a huge fan of your work, and I've been at Comic-Con since Thursday. I'll definitely show up for the signing at 4pm!

8:38 AM  
Alice Meichi said...

I agree with Adam, the Best Life illustration conjures up memories of sitting in Chinese medicine store and playing with rubber models of men with meridian lines while waiting for my parents to finish shopping. Ingenious concept with the dragon-vein/artery and the flowers-meridian ideas.. I truly admire the creativity in your work.

11:03 AM  
Joshua James said...

Wow. I extremely missed you at the Con.. Though I did pick up your book..and also convinced a few others to do so. ^_^

I did met a large hand full of other artists. The con is always great for that.

-Joshua

11:23 AM  
Dominic Bugatto said...

Lovely piece.

1:56 PM  
Anonymous said...

you're pregnant?

5:53 PM  
MBKKR said...

I truly think you make amazing work.
I just visited your website www.jamesjean.com to see the updates that are not on your blog.
All your work has a certain feel to it that is hard to explain,
its like a dream or something.

I visit a lot of websites to search for paintings or illustrations and i must say, i think your one of the best i have seen yet.

Seeing your work again i know i have to learn more...

8:27 AM  
Process Recess said...

vincent - thanks, I'm not sure yet if I will accept Art Center's offer to teach there . . .
yaniv - thanks hope you had a good time at the Con
jed - I have to work on my hand lettering skills.
sam - thanks, toned paper is a guilty pleasure
pitzerboy - yeah, there were lots of giddy teenage girls on the line.
jon - I actually made it to the san diego zoo, but the heat was unbelievable
dex - thanks
meathaus - thanks, you've hit the nail on the head
anon - I'm always a little suprised at what happens in a new drawing, I hate to repeat myself.
eli - thanks, my work is going to the extremes . . . either all traditional or mostly digital
shellywan - I think I saw your name tag at the darkhorse booth . . .
mike - thanks, seems like prices will only go up, better take advantage now rather than later
adam - thanks, it's too bad the piece will only be in print in Germany
jason - did I see you at the signing?
alice - thanks, the subject matter was close to my heart
joshua - thanks for picking up the book! there are a lots of amazing artists and original art on display, the best thing about the con, i think
dominic - thanks
anon - pregnant with ideas . . . barren waist down
mdkkr - thanks for the kind words.

10:31 AM  
Stephanie said...

Nice drawing. I can stare at it for hours and still find it as interesting as it was when I first saw it. Was it done with prismacolors?

11:29 PM  
Mai said...

I bought the BESTLIFE issue with the article about alcohol problems. Lucky me, I live in Germany! =D

Your illustrations are beautiful and I love the atmosphere in the one with the guy in the bathtub and the one with the guy holding the umbrella. The clouds in the umbrella picture reminded me of yamato e.

I think I'll pick up the 'healing methods' issue, too.

12:29 PM  
hobo divine said...

Your stuff is breathtaking.

1:40 PM  
Process Recess said...

C.O.A. - Kenichi and I do all the writing for our own pieces on Politewinter
Stephanie - the drawing was done with a .7 mechanical pencil with mars staedler blue lead
Mai - that's so awesome that you picked up Best Life Germany. The printing quality in that magazine is much better than most mags in the US.
hobo - thanks!

8:51 PM  
Anonymous said...

Style man, it's amazing!
I like it!

4:37 AM  
MisterZoobadoo said...

beautiful stuff. Very inspiring.

7:30 PM  
OV! said...

JJ!!

hey man, great stuff, i always visit, i rarely post.

cheers>oVi

1:02 PM  
ess-bee said...

i would've come up to say hi if I knew you were going to be there, love your stuff.

4:46 AM  

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