Inspiration and artsy things

Posted by on Aug 13, 2012 in Blog

Artsy things and inspiration

Posted by BradErkkila on February 13, 2012

Google has pushed me down so many rabbit holes lately. I’m doing some lite research for a possible independent comic book I’m thinking of producing, and I always end up finding so much great art. I left myself a trail of digital bread crumbs from these inspirational sites. I’ll manage to find my way back to my own work somehow!

Faraday the Blob

Alan Ryan’s ongoing masterpiece has been a favourite of mine for quite some time. I checked in on Faraday and his buds today and found a fresh helping of this beautifully rendered gem. Alan’s the best in the biz. His writing is as sharp as his visuals. A constant inspiration! So much so that I made him a guest strip as a thanks for all the greatness!


I’ve got a kid coming soon and I would greatly enjoy writing him a grand story such as this. These grade school super kids tap into that childhood whimsy we all had. A time when tying a blanket around your neck made you the most powerful being alive! David Halvorson has produced some expressive characters that populate diverse and dynamic panel layouts. A thing of beauty.

Liz Lomax

This site just blows my mind. Liz Lomax is a New York based illustrator who creates sculptures and environments that are later photographed for ads, magazines and more! Such a unique concept.

The Mad Blog

Mad Magazine made me want to start drawing as a kid. It wasn’t comic books or cartoons. Truth be told, I was never really that into comics outside of that time in the early 90’s when everyone was. It was artists like Sergio Aragones and Mort Drucker that sparked my interest. I drew my own Spy vs. Spy cartoons. My parents always tossed a few issues of Mad in my Christmas stocking. With the Mad Blog, I found an inking tutorial by Tom Richmond that ‘outlines’ (wocka wocka) the inking techniques used when creating those unique, satirical pieces of art.