Monday, August 29, 2011

Tentacle DP —

Drew this in a live session the other day. Everybody loves this stuff.

I call it a "mix" cause their's some good, some less-than-good. I've gotten a lot of art done these last two weeks despite being half-bedridden, wheezing and coughing. I was pretty much normal yesterday, but I'm wheezing again today. Head hurts a little. Still sleeping almost round the clock. Over the weekend, I finished work on a giant commission I've been secretly picking at since last year. It'll be a few weeks before I can show it, but it's coming. Had to buy all new clothes last week cause I've gotten so fat. Never a happy thing. Sales are okay, so I'm getting by, but the last two Complete Lisa sets are my poorest sellers. I'll go back to the smaller sets next time. There's no new 50 Futa set on the horizon cause I'm just not getting orders for she-males like I used to. Funny how trends come and go. Hopefully I'll be less dependent on art for income this fall, which will probably be a good thing. We'll see.


Monday, August 22, 2011

Complete Lisa 2011, Part 3! —
Officially RELEASED today! Order it HERE!

Ms. Bellum and Miss Buxley —
Here's a look at what I drew last night. What fun! This was my first Ms. Bellum (Miss Bellum? Miz Bellum?) commission! I think, anyway. I've done SO MANY drawings, LOL! And definitely my first Beetle Bailey commission! Miss Buxley is surprisingly hot! I certainly hope I'm the first to put Mort Walker's art style on a Gil Elvgren pose. I have to be, right?


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Huge Boobs in Bondage —
Now this is the stuff I'm supposed to be posting, right?!

I drew this during my live session last night. Took about an hour. If you come to my live streams, you'll see stuff like this every time. (So where are you??)


Thursday, August 18, 2011

Support Slimy Thief! Get Stuff! —
Regular visitors here know Slimy Thief! Sidney Lima is a semi-regular visitor to my live streams, and he drew this awesome ULTRA FEM art last year! Toss a little dough his way and make Slimy Thief keep happening!

Shorty Awards? —
Somebody nominated me in the Shorty Awards! Who?? How??
Anyway, VOTE!


Monday, August 15, 2011

Watamaraka the Demon Domme —
A live commission I did last night!

Brunhilde —
Last week, I discovered an old archived radio show from NPR called The Ring and I, which "explores the impact and influence of Wagner's Ring Cycle." (I strongly recommend you give it a listen!) I learned a heck of a lot of stuff. Stuff I SHOULD have known already. I grew up in a household filled with classical music. Rossini, Verdi, Beethoven, and even Gilbert and Sullivan were everywhere. All that great music from the Bugs Bunny cartoons? I could NAME that stuff! The Marriage of Figaro, The William Tell Overture, The Hungarian Rhapsody, and yes, of course, The Ride of the Valkyrie. I knew all of it.

We certainly knew who Wagner was. There were Wagner records on the shelves, but I guess my folks weren't much into him. I never learned the stories of these huge operas. When I got older and got into comics, I became a fan of Thor, and later when she showed up, Valkyrie. I always liked the idea that they came from ancient mythology, and again, I knew about the Wagner operas, but I never bothered. Even when the Ring Cycle was sort-of-incorporated into the comics back in Thor #300 (One of my favorites!), I didn't look it up. Somehow, I never read about the operas in college, or even on Google, until now. It's kind of embarrassing.

But today... after hearing the NPR show and doing some much-needed reading, Brunhilde the Valkyrie is all new for me. And here she is.

Here's my super-short summary of the four operas:

  • Odin gives Brunhilde, his favorite daughter and leader of the Valkyries, a series of contradictory orders. When she can't follow them, he strips her of her godhood and abandons her on Earth. She ultimately gets even by DESTROYING THE WHOLE DAMN UNIVERSE.

There. See?

She doesn't do it with her mighty spear or while riding her mighty winged horse. She does it almost as an afterthought. Brunhilde is not supposed to be the hero of the story. It's supposed to be the mortal idiot man-child Siegfried. When he is killed, Brunhilde's takes the ring from his finger and destroys it, ending everything.

People who saw the operas for the first time (The whole thing is 18 hours long!) wouldn't have expected this ending. It's all about the ring. It was forged by Alberich the dwarf from magical gold which he stole from the guardian mermaids at the head of the Rhine river. It gives its owner the power to rule the universe. Odin, meanwhile, has contracted Fafnir the giant, the world's greatest magical architect, to build Valhalla, a new realm for the gods to move into. Its awfully expensive, and Odin has no way of paying for it. Fafnir agrees to take the ring as payment, so Odin steals it from Alberich, who curses it as it's being carted away. All who know of the ring will desire it, all who possess it will be murdered by its next owner, and when it's destroyed, all works gained by it will be lost.

So now Fafnir has the ring. He kills his brother in a quarrel over it, and slinks away into a cave filled with gold where he sits in paranoid seclusion, in the form of your typical gold-hoarding dragon. Odin wants the power of the ring, but he can't own it himself for fear of being killed. So he sets in motion a series of events that he hopes will result in somebody he controls coming into possession of the ring. This includes having lots of babies with innocent mortal women. (Doesn't it always?)

Enter Brunhilde. Odin has been gathering an infinite army of slain warriors to defend Valhalla against the power of the ring, and that's her job. But then, word arrives that two of Odin's mortal children, Siegmund and Sieglinde, long-lost twins, are having an affair. Not good. Odin sends Brunhilde to bring Siegmund to Valhalla, which means killing him. But she can't do it. Siegmund is ultimately killed in a fixed fight arranged by Odin, who then punishes Brunhilde by turning her mortal and putting her to sleep. He places her in a ring of impenetrable fire.

Sieglinde dies giving birth to Siegmund's son Siegfried. The boy is raised in seclusion by Mime the dwarf, Alberich's brother, in hopes that he will be able to kill Fafnir and obtain the ring for him. The 18-year-old Siegfried DOES kill Fafnir, but he also kills Mime. He takes the ring and jaunts off to find more adventure, being severely naive, uneducated and fearless. And having never met another person ever. Of course, he turns out to be the one guy who can walk through fire and awaken Brunhilde. He falls for her on sight.

When Siegfried sleeps with another woman, Brunhilde tells Gunther, the son of Alberich, that Siegfried has one weak spot in his back. So Siegfried dies. Literally stabbed in the back. Then Brunhilde learns that Siegfried's so-called betrayal was arranged by Gunther with a magic potion. So she takes the ring from Siegried's dead hand, orders the Rhinemaidens to come get it, then throws herself into the funeral pyre. Valhalla, paid for by the ring, burns.

I had to read through this stuff a few times to get all the relationships right, and I left out tons of details and other characters. Actually though, now that I think about it, the whole thing can be summarized in four words:

  • Odin is a dick.

Yeah, that's it.

One of the things I find so exciting about all this is that Wagner didn't create any new characters or stories. He took existing mythology and folktales and crunched them all into a convoluted mish-mash that makes a weird kind of sense. (As Nina Paley says, "All creative work is derivative.") He ret-conned it. Just like they do in comics. And along the way, he created a new way of telling it.

I have my own views on Brunhilde. Some day, I'll write down my own version of the ring. If Wagner could make shit up, so can I.

Oh, and you all know how much I admire Steve Gerber's work. Looking back on his stint with the Defenders now, his handling of Valkyrie as a lost goddess with no memory of her past or her husband makes a perverse kind of reverse-sense. I get it now, Steve. I get it.


Friday, August 12, 2011

Doronjo in Trouble preview —
Here's what I'm working on tonight. Loving the anatomy!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mortal Kombat futa porn —
Besides a couple of Sheeva sketches, I don't believe I've drawn any MK porn. Well, now I have! And there's more scheduled!


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Furry Beaver Shot —
I need to post some actual ART! Enough with the photos! I drew this busty wolf chick at my table at FetishCon.

There's more to come! And I'm only a few drawings away from releasing Complete Lisa 2011.3!


Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Biggest Boobs at FetishCon! —
We officially crowned the winner! 38JJ boobs! I'm not kidding!