"I was tasked by the good people at Green Bench Comedy to do the art for the new web series Black Angus..." Smack explains on his blog. "A tale about bum dude who gets superpowers through tainted Sloppy Joes. The illustrations I was tasked to do range from Black Angus saving the day to him hanging out people like Drake or Miley Cyrus."
You'll see a bunch of Smack's in the opening sequence...
Black Angus actually made me laugh, which is good, but I would support it even if I didn't like the writing, just to see if they are going to continue to use Sean's art in future episodes.
These drawings show how drawing gives storytellers the potential to tell tales that would take a huge budget, even to fake with green screen and digital effects. Because the show is a comedy, I think viewers would accept -and even come to anticipate- interludes that utilized still drawings or even simple motion comic-style animations to enhance the story.
I am praying that there is an episode based on this one... but only if it is your will, Lord.
Anyways, as an illustrator myself, I love seeing people reaching out to artists like Sean to solve problems for them, and seeing him make it look easy.
Great work, SMACK! And peace to Greenbench for tapping Sean for the job!
Samax Amen draws people, places and things for fun and profit. He is the artist of many great comics you never heard of like Herman Heed, Champion of Children, The Brother and The World As You Know It. He even writes and draws his own comics, like Dare: The Adventures of Darius Davidson, Spontaneous, and Manchild when he gets around to it. Because making comics is hard and stuff, he started GhettoManga as a blog in 2006 and as a print magazine in 2008.
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