Author: Brandon Graham

FRAGMENTS OF FIRE By Alejandra Gutiérrez

These comics were made to go along my shorter autobio stuff that i’d done, the plan is to compile them all in a zine but with life and other projects it’s been kind of left behind so not many people have seen these. Maybe someday in the future, or maybe my autobio work will change and expand, but in the meantime here’s these two two (toot toot) pagers. Working thru issues with art is a unique experience that not everyone gets to do so i think it’s pretty cool– last year was rough, and making comics was def a...

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DIRTY DEEDS (a porn comic by Brandon Graham)

I did this years ago for The Thickness magazine (#2) edited by Michael DeForge and Ryan Sands. It’ll be included in the forthcoming Thickness anthology from Youth in Decline. Deforge did the cover of the issue I was in, and I did a sketch off of his that was printed in the inside cover Back then I used to often figure out difficult pages by drawing them even bigger than the original (11 by 17) pages on butcher paper. Here’s the rough for page 4 and the way the Risograph printed pages of the original edition looked Back when I did...

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Frank Quitely the Art of Comics Kelvingrove Exhibit By Nathan Wilson

When Brandon asked me to write something for his new Coredoor site, I was seized by the paralyzing freedom.  I chatted with other professionals about what they’d like to read, but inevitably it came down, as always, to something I’m passionate about in comics. For most people, one of the best contemporary comic illustrators is Vincent Deighan—better known and recognized by his pen name, Frank Quitely.  His emotive, highly rendered and detailed compositions have often redefined modern comics, particularly those within the often narrowly constructed and confining limitations of the superhero genre.  An heir to Moebius and Katsuhiro Otomo in the...

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Coor’s Dore By Andrew Nisbet

I remember being in the 7th grade. The assignment was to write about where we saw ourselves in the near future, at the ripe age of 25. I saw myself in a house, with a dog, and making comic books. I was a kid who was always drawing, at home, at school, wherever. If an assignment didn’t require visual aids, I’d provide them. Even if the teacher was talking and I was supposed to be listening, I’d be drawing. Now, I’m not saying I was an awesome artist, I just drew all the time. And wrote, too. I thought...

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A better poem.

From days of long ago, from uncharted regions of the universe..   Hello, Welcome to the inaugural post on CoreDoor. I have a new apartment in the norteamericano home to Comic publishers and artisan-Coffee-brewed-out-of-the-urethras-of-evergreen-trees, Portland Or. It’s aight. I’ve been working on finishing up my Multiple Warheads.  (MW: Ghostown) I’ve been working at the breakneck speed of 4 pages a week. Which is my casual ideal, but some weeks are more 4 pages than others. I draw fast these days.  It’s a delicate balance between working pages enough for them to be good but not fiddling with them forever-ever. Here’s the pencils of a...

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