Well, I have been drawing more Manga/Anime inspired sketches lately. I find myself struggling with the duality of a cartoony style in regards to comic strips but a manga style when it comes to actually trying to be a comic artist. I love Manga and Anime and for a while there I was trying to draw a sketch of at least one character from a Manga or Anime that inspired me.
When I decided to jump into the world of Manga not too long ago I just happened to pick up Pluto by Naoki Urasawa and it blew my mind! After years of reading American superhero comics, I never knew a comic book would make me think about the medium in such a different way. From there I pretty much decided that I needed to expect more out of my comics. I needed to stop going through the motions of going to the comic shop for Batman and Fantastic Four for the sake of having them and I should expect to be entertained for the money I am spending and time I am taking to read them.
Not to mention Pluto was just an amazing story. So, I decided to sketch a picture of Atom. He is not my favorite character but definitely the most important to the story and I couldn’t help but love him as much as the story intended me to. I don’t like to recommend things too often since everyone has their own taste, but this Manga really is amazing.