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the Kobb Cave

Welcome to Kobb's little tumblr! This is supposed to be an art blog, but when I hit busy times the reblogs can outnumber the arts a little. If you want just the art, this tag is for you! If you only want to see original stuff, my fanart-free tag is right here.

Currently I'm drawing for a webcomic called Beyond the Western Deep! Update reminders are usually posted here weekly.
Aug 19 '14

jakewyattriot:

I apologize if this comes off as disrespectful to Michael Brown or Trayvon Martin. Or their families. Or YOU, the reader. I’m not about that. That’s not why I drew this.

I am just really freaked out that 40% of Americans (and 47% of White Americans) do not think that the killings and violence in Ferguson ‘raise any racial issues.’ Fellow White Persons, this is our chance to learn. This is our chance to change.

When Trayvon Martin was murdered because Full Grown Men in America are frightened to violence by the presence black children, the dialogue turned very quickly into a conversation about gun control.

And gun control is an issue that deserves our attention.

But it won’t change the massive poverty in Black America. The arrest rate. The education statistics. The institutional, systemic, casual, and passive racism that plagues our country.

And it wouldn’t have saved Michael Brown.

Anyway. I’m sorry if this comes off as disrespectful or insincere or preachy. I’m sorry if my execution (or personality) gets in the way of what I’m trying to say. I am an imperfect artist, an imperfect person, and I am, undoubtedly, blinded to a million things by my own glaring whiteness. So this might be… Lord, this might be awful. I’m so sorry if it’s awful. Really.

But. I just keep thinking… Look, my wife is pregnant with our first child. A boy. We’re nervous, we’re excited, we’re SO ANXIOUS because what the hell do you do with babies? WE don’t know. But if we were a black family… in this country… we would be so terrified. Because we live in a nation that murders the children of black parents, puts it on the news WITH RIOTS AND TEAR GAS as decoration, and still half of us don’t even see it as a problem. Can you imagine that? Can you imagine bringing a child into that reality, to face the odds we lay out for black kids?

That would break me. I’ve never known anything like that. No one should ever know anything like that.

So let’s talk to our friends about race. Lets talk to our families. And when actual victims of racism try to tell us what’s going on in, say, a peaceful community protest as they are being gassed and shot at by cops WE SHOULD LISTEN TO AND BELIEVE THEM. Let’s talk to each other about this until we are all on the same page.

And then let’s turn the damn page.

Aug 17 '14
Lineart for this week is up. Once again, thanks for being so patient with me. >_<

Lineart for this week is up. Once again, thanks for being so patient with me. >_<

Aug 16 '14

I knew my little Texan cousins had recently got into TMNT, so I might have kinda brought some of my comics to said family gathering. And I might have educated them on a couple of the shows they missed by being ‘lil kids, via youtube (they loved the ’80s intro I showed them). And I might have drawn them a terrible scribble picture of their favorite turtles fighting Shredder.

c:

Aug 16 '14

man-o-the-trees asked:

You have updated your comic consistently since the beginning of 2012 and seen it through to a physical product without a significant break. If you want to take a decent holiday from western deep then just do it. I'm certain your readers will not hold it against you and neither you nor Alex owe us anything. All the best - Trees.

This is certainly something that should happen - probably after Chapter 2 is done unless something else forces my hand. But until then it would really bother me to leave people hanging. I’m really excited to bring the second half of the chapter to you guys ASAP because I’m excited about it. c:

As I’ve mentioned, I started a regular part-time job which is very physical labor-y, and takes place early in the morning. I’m accustomed to doing the late hour night-owl thing when working on BWD, so I’m still trying to figure out how to correctly use the time I have. Daytime is distracting! But I am determined to find a way to make it all work.

Here’s what I think I’ll do today: I have family in town, and there was going to be a cookout. I was considering staying home to work on comics, but I’m thinking I might just go. I’ll mingle with people I like and try to cleanse my palate by sketching other things. Tonight I will at least make sure the inks are suitable to look at, and will try to have some color work up on Sunday. As for the post time… it might move to later Saturday on a more permanent basis. We’ll see.

Meanwhile, I’m sorry for being frustrated out loud if any of you were worried. This is something I should be able to handle, and for some reason I’m not at the moment. >:T

Aug 16 '14
I need someone with a TARDIS right about now. One who can let me stow away with a comfy blanket, sleep for a good month, and then return all energized and ready to attack everything, with nobody the wiser.

I need someone with a TARDIS right about now. One who can let me stow away with a comfy blanket, sleep for a good month, and then return all energized and ready to attack everything, with nobody the wiser.

Aug 13 '14
comicsalliance:

IDW PUBLISHING’S TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES COMICS ARE THE TMNT COMICS YOU’VE WANTED SINCE 1989
By Chris Sims
Listen folks, I want to like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles a lot. I have a huge amount of childhood nostalgia caught up in those characters, and as an adult, I can recognize TMNT as arguably the single most successful independent comic book of all time, a cornerstone that paved the way for a revolution of creator-owned books that continues today. I want them to be good, but there’s so much of it, spread across so much media, that it’s hard to figure out what to get into if I want something that’s going to live up to those high hopes.
Fortunately, Comixology celebrated the release of the latest Ninja Turtles movie with a sale on the current run of comics from IDW Publishing and gave me exactly the opportunity I was looking for. Since I had only heard good things about those comics — and since everyone I asked about them told me to just get it all — I took the plunge ad bought up everything they had, and I’ve been spending the last few days reading through. And seriously?
It is good. It’s, like, X-Men in the ’70s good.
READ MORE

comicsalliance:

IDW PUBLISHING’S TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES COMICS ARE THE TMNT COMICS YOU’VE WANTED SINCE 1989

By Chris Sims

Listen folks, I want to like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles a lot. I have a huge amount of childhood nostalgia caught up in those characters, and as an adult, I can recognize TMNT as arguably the single most successful independent comic book of all time, a cornerstone that paved the way for a revolution of creator-owned books that continues today. I want them to be good, but there’s so much of it, spread across so much media, that it’s hard to figure out what to get into if I want something that’s going to live up to those high hopes.

Fortunately, Comixology celebrated the release of the latest Ninja Turtles movie with a sale on the current run of comics from IDW Publishing and gave me exactly the opportunity I was looking for. Since I had only heard good things about those comics — and since everyone I asked about them told me to just get it all — I took the plunge ad bought up everything they had, and I’ve been spending the last few days reading through. And seriously?

It is good. It’s, like, X-Men in the ’70s good.

READ MORE

Aug 13 '14

theminttu:

A skooma den in Morrowind

Aug 10 '14
kilomonster:

Babby Mutant Ninja Turtle.

:3 &#8216;Lil sweetie.

kilomonster:

Babby Mutant Ninja Turtle.

:3 ‘Lil sweetie.

Aug 8 '14

safetybunny replied to your photo “Here’s our table setup for Boston Comic Con this weekend. Got the BWD…”

KOBB. VISIT THE JL8 GUY FOR ME PLEASE. And good luck!

I’m not actually there, alas - Alex is taking this one solo because I couldn’t afford to fly to two conventions so close together, and it’s within driving distance for him.

I also was so busy I wasn’t able to properly forewarn folks through Tumblr where BWD would be at Boston. But you better bet I’ll get you guys the info on Baltimore as soon as we get it. Because both of us will be there. 8)

Aug 8 '14
Here&#8217;s our table setup for Boston Comic Con this weekend. Got the BWD book and some prints. If you&#8217;re hanging out there are at all, you can find us at table D320!

Here’s our table setup for Boston Comic Con this weekend. Got the BWD book and some prints. If you’re hanging out there are at all, you can find us at table D320!