Thursday, March 29, 2007

Bar in a Boat



Here's another panel from my up-coming book "Seaweed." This is the interior of "the Salty Sugar", (Seaweed's boat). Seaweed had no use for cabins on board so he replaced them with a full bar complete with a trusty bar tender, "Gimlet." As well as an obvious Disneyland tribute there's a small homage to the great Herge from my favorite "Tintin" story.

23 Comments:

At 4:02 PM, Blogger Tancredo said...

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At 4:03 PM, Blogger Mukpuddy said...

Dude this looks awesome, I'm really looking forward to seeing the full comic!! Wil you have anything at the San Diego Comic Con this year? We're making the trek over from New Zealand!

 
At 4:25 PM, Blogger Ben Balistreri said...

Hey Mukpuddy,

I'm like a broken record. It's still not done. I just finished coloring page 23, (out of 64 pages that are all drawn.) I've given up predicting when it'll be done but I'm hoping by early next year. That's great your going to be at the con! Is it your first time? If so, you'll be drunk with geeky fun!

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger wolfboy said...

Holey cow!?! I'm so happy you posted on my blog so I could link back here--this stuff is AMAZING; your work is so good and am sad Todd's project didn't go @ Disney...drawing horses are a bitch!

PLEEEEEEEEEEEASE send me your drawing of you Marvel Ultimate Alliance team to post up; I would LOVE to see your take on those characters! Though you must have Xbox to be Moon Knight, eh?

 
At 11:43 AM, Anonymous Tancredo said...

Just love de Tintin reference, is my favorite cartoon and comic book character. The sign "Thar be no place like home" is also very funny and nice. And what more can i say ? The perspective the furniture and all the objects of the environment is just great, cozy is the word.

 
At 11:44 AM, Anonymous Tancredo said...

Just love de Tintin reference, is my favorite cartoon and comic book character. The sign "Thar be no place like home" is also very funny and nice. And what more can i say ? The perspective the furniture and all the objects of the environment is just great, cozy is the word.

 
At 12:16 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Awesome, awesome! Can't wait for the book! I was wonderin, what kind of markers do you use when you color some of your sketches? Copic? (I know for things like this comic, you're using photoshop) I've used prisma colors but they're just so darn saturated. I really like the look you can get out of whatever you're using.

You're blog is a huge inspiration. Thanks Ben, see ya around.

 
At 2:42 PM, Anonymous Nixnotz said...

I like very much your cartoon's character.
They are very funny.
Very good job.

www.nixnotz.com

 
At 11:57 AM, Blogger Alina Chau said...

so coool, love the details in the room and the fun decorations!! Great characters too!!

 
At 1:23 PM, Blogger Martin Hsu said...

gorgeous

 
At 1:40 PM, Blogger The Original Dangster said...

Dang sweet bar...That fish looks like he can down bout a fifth of Hennesy..And the Diver is in AA.

He's got the helmet locked down so he can't drink..Poor bastard

 
At 1:35 AM, Blogger Marmax said...

This has got to be the coolest story I've never read. :)

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger OV! said...

BB!

man, this looks really nice! you're an inking ninja.

>oVi

 
At 11:04 AM, Blogger Ben Balistreri said...

Thanks everyone!

wolfboy- I never got around to drawing my team but when I get some time I'll give it a shot. Yah I was playing Ultimate Alliance on my X-Box 360. I didn't realize Moon Knight was exclusive to that platform. Lucky me! :)

Tancredo- Tintin rules!

Chris- Yah, I bought a full set of Copic markers about a year ago. They rule supreme over all other wimpy markers.

Marmax- hopefully when you actually read it you'll still feel the same.

Ovi- "Inking Ninja?" that's pretty Macho! Thanks!!!!

 
At 7:56 PM, Blogger SHANE PRIGMORE said...

Why don't you finish it so I can Buy it?

 
At 7:27 AM, Blogger Mark McDonnell said...

Ditto. OY I gotta get me hands on dat one.

Stuff looks really nice Ben, love the diverstiy of your craft. Nice bgs as well as characters in movement. Kudos,

MAC

 
At 10:15 AM, Blogger J.H. Jordan said...

I always liked your work. I'll try in the next couple of days to post a couple of old character designs I have of yours from CalArts (don't hate me).

 
At 2:22 PM, Anonymous Tancredo said...

Hi Ben,
i'm starting a blog with my sculptures, and i'll be glad if you could check it and leave a comment, advices are welcome, thanks. www.modelgarage.blogspot.com

 
At 10:41 PM, Blogger Aaron Paetz said...

The bar looks awesome!

 
At 11:52 AM, Blogger king louis said...

woaw!!!i love the ambiance!
really great work!
waiting for the book...

 
At 11:39 PM, Blogger UrbanBarbarian said...

You make it look so easy. It's almost criminal...!

 
At 12:05 PM, Blogger Nelson Luty said...

Great Job.!!!!!!Gooooooooooooooooodddd!!!!

 
At 8:10 PM, Blogger Kendall said...

you rock,keep on rockin the cartoon world and the real! your #1 fan Kendall

 

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