Showing posts tagged dean trippe.
x

dean trippe | moonbase one

Ask me something   I made Something Terrible, created Butterfly, co-founded Project: Rooftop, co-host The Last Cast podcast, ramble on Twitter, and I have a
website.

twitter.com/deantrippe:

    batcastpodcast:

Episode 6 - LIVE: Something Terrible Panel at SDCC 2014

I spoke about trauma survival, Batman, and the creation of Something Terrible to moderator Tommy Cash and a live audience at Comicon last week.In iTunes later today, or listen at the link above now.

    batcastpodcast:

    Episode 6 - LIVE: Something Terrible Panel at SDCC 2014

    I spoke about trauma survival, Batman, and the creation of Something Terrible to moderator Tommy Cash and a live audience at Comicon last week.

    In iTunes later today, or listen at the link above now.

    — 20 hours ago with 39 notes
    #dean trippe  #sdccc  #comicon  #something terrible  #panel  #live  #tommy cash  #the bat cast  #batman  #survival  #wearebatman 
    deantrippe:

"You’ll be safe here."
Prints / DeviantArt / Guide / Wallpaper <- click that for real, tho
Update: You can now read the story that this image is from, Something Terrible, here.

Happy Batman Day from me and the multiversal hero crew. ;)

    deantrippe:

    "You’ll be safe here."

    Prints / DeviantArt / Guide / Wallpaper <- click that for real, tho

    Update: You can now read the story that this image is from, Something Terrible, here.

    Happy Batman Day from me and the multiversal hero crew. ;)

    — 6 days ago with 6966 notes
    #batman75  #you'll be safe here  #dean trippe  #batman  #batman day  #something terrible 
    Happy Batman Day from a boy who needed saving.

    Happy Batman Day from a boy who needed saving.

    (Source: tencentticker.com)

    — 6 days ago with 1413 notes
    #Dean Trippe  #Something Terrible  #Batman  #batman75  #batman day 

    Four hours left to own my gender-swapped version of the Avengers movie cast using all in-continuity Marvel comics counterparts:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Avengers-Sketch-By-Dean-Trippe-/261535041860

    A Captain, a Spy, an Archer, a Goddess, a Shellhead, and a Hulk.

    — 1 week ago with 175 notes
    #dean trippe  #captain marvel  #avengers  #thor  #rescue  #hawkeye  #winter soldier  #bucky barnes  #carol danvers  #kate bishop 
    NOTICE

    If women and minorities taking on major superhero character roles (while the main characters are still prominently featured and going on new journeys) is offensive to you: PLEASE JUST UNFOLLOW THIS BLOG. No need to reblog me just to complain about “political correctness” and “pandering” and both of them being “shoved down your throat.” Write your own post. I’m not interested in your note.

    On the subject of Falcap, specifically: Were you whining when Bucky Barnes took over the job? Do you even read the comics? You loved Captain America: The Winter Soldier, though, right? So maybe there’s a reason why this particular change is getting under your skin. Sam Wilson will be the seventh person in Marvel Universe continuity to be called Captain America. And he’ll be awesome.

    If you can’t like Captain America anymore because he’s black, there’s a word for that.

    — 1 week ago with 1303 notes
    #dean trippe  #notice  #falcon  #captain america  #marvel  #thor 

    A few folks have asked me to do a quick post on my sketch materials. Most of my professional work is all digital, and I’ve detailed my digital process a few times, but I don’t think I have for traditional commissions. Drawing with traditional materials is very enjoyable, but the lack of an Undo shortcut is usually frustrating. Anyway, these are pretty much the only tools I use, and very rarely does a new item enter my toolkit. I’ll talk about them a bit below, but you can see them all in the above process shots, taken while working on this custom design for Jesse Quick for a #DEANCON commimssion.

    1. Grass Green Col-Erase Pencil. I stumbled onto Col-Erase pencils during a assignment I basically cheated on at SCAD. We were studying various tools in Penciling and Inking class, which was difficult as heck, as I can’t use a crow quill or ink well with drawing pens to save my life. I’m a brush guy. But we were assigned to use non-reproduction blue pencils for a week, and I couldn’t stand it. Non-repro blues are too waxy and light, and the squeaky friction of each stroke was driving me crazy. I found a light blue Col-Erase pencil at the local art supply store, that looked close enough to pass, and I found that I enjoyed drawing with it even more than graphite pencils. It’s smoother than scratchy graphite, but has more grit than waxy non-repro blue. (There is a Col-Erase non-repro blue pencil, but it’s also too light and waxy, to my tastes.)

    2. Indigo Blue Col-Erase Pencil. I haven’t used another pencil in well over a decade. After years of using these religiously, they started to become harder to find in stores, so I had to start buying them online. I recommend them to artist pals all the time, and it’s always been a treat to meet folks who prefer them as well. Favoring these pencils was one of the first things Mike Wieringo and I bonded over, when a particular color was discontinued. I sometimes use a lighter color to sketch and a darker color to refine the pencils a bit, which I’ve done here.

    3. Pentel Pocket Brush Pen for Calligraphy. I taught myself to ink with brushes during my first year at SCAD, thanks to my talented roommate Kyle Kershner lending me one of his Windsor-Newton Series 7's to try out. No brush pen can perfectly replicate the dexterity of a top-quality brush, BUT, my convention sketchkit got a serious upgrade when by buddy Mike Maihack lent me one of these at a convention some years ago. Pentel’s Pocket Brush Pen uses a synthetic brush and replaceable ink cartridges, and is an incredibly strong contender for a brush replacement tool, so much so that I often use it at home, where setting up with a proper ink and brush setup isn’t too difficult. This is the first brush pen I’ve ever been able to trust to usually give me the lines I want. Not a true brush, but pretty damn dependable.

    4. Pentel Sunburst White Gel Pen. Another recommendation from a friend, inker and illustrator, Rich Faber. This is a finicky little life-saver, but it’s a fine-point white out tool that travels well. A rare and valuable set of characteristics. As you can see in the above process shots, I decided to add a nod to Jesse’s old glasses with some simple, 90s-y shades, but that was after I’d already inked the eyes and left her secret identity too exposed. This tool helped me out here, as it did in yesterday’s starfield costumes on Laurel Gand and Kent Shakespeare.

    5. Kneaded Eraser. The oldest, most consistent tool in my box. I lose these all the time, but they’re easy to find at any art supply store. I favor this  kind of eraser mostly because it doesn’t leave shavings. I’m too much of a neat-freak for eraser shavings. As a bonus, you can shape it into a little Batman head in class.

    6. Copic Cool Gray C4 Double-Sided Marker. I’ve used the black Copic marker fairly consistently for filling in black shapes when my brushpen is running low, BUT, I’ve only recently added this cool gray marker to my regular commissions process. It’s a nice, light gray that lets me add some shape and depth to my sketches, similar to my “one cut” coloring style. I’ve only been using this regularly for two weeks, but it’s definitely found a new home in the sketchkit.

    7. Zebra Disposable Brush Pen. This is a very basic brush pen I’ve started using just for my signature. It handles well for quick strokes, but I can’t really use it for proper inking, though I know a few folks with different inking styles who enjoy them quite a bit, to solid results.

    8. Sakura Pigma Micron Pen Size 08 (Not Pictured). I didn’t use this here, but a longtime mainstay in my toolbox is this fat-ass “Macron.” I use this guy for Spider-Man’s weblines, mainly. It’s a reliable tool that can take a slow, controlled line from my heavy hand. I don’t like pens much, so when I find one I like, I stick with it.

    There you go! As you probably know, one’s drawing style is made up of both their choices and limitations, and these tools help me limit my weaknesses and focus on my choices as much as possible, and work quickly and competently with reliable results. But remember: It’s not the tools, it’s the artist that creates good drawings. Find the tools that work for you. These work for me, because it’s a small, travel-ready set of tools and they’re solid enough that the faults in my drawings are almost always just my own, rather than the result of frustrating unreliability in my tools.

    Update: The paper is Smooth Bristol Board, available at any art supply store.
    — 2 weeks ago with 177 notes
    #dean trippe  #sketch  #jesse quick  #brush pen  #tools  #sketchkit  #toolbox  #process  #demo 
    Mark your SDCC Calendars:
CAC 5: Rescued by Batman: Finding Hope in Something TerribleFriday July 25th, 2014, at 10:30-11:30Dean Trippe with moderator Tommy Cash
Description: In September 2013, Dean Trippe released Something Terrible, a short, autobiographical comic detailing his own childhood sexual abuse and the power of fictional heroes to rescue very real lives in our world. In this panel, Dean Trippe will discuss this extremely personal story, his thoughts on the message of superheroes, and life after opening up about his own &#8220;secret origin.&#8221;

    Mark your SDCC Calendars:

    CAC 5: 
    Rescued by Batman: Finding Hope in Something Terrible
    Friday July 25th, 2014, at 10:30-11:30
    Dean Trippe with moderator Tommy Cash

    Description: In September 2013, Dean Trippe released Something Terrible, a short, autobiographical comic detailing his own childhood sexual abuse and the power of fictional heroes to rescue very real lives in our world. In this panel, Dean Trippe will discuss this extremely personal story, his thoughts on the message of superheroes, and life after opening up about his own “secret origin.”

    — 3 weeks ago with 116 notes
    #dean trippe  #something terrible  #sdcc  #cac  #comics arts conference  #comicon international  #tommy cash  #child sexual abuse 
    Something. →

    I’ve been having a tough time since a particularly jarring encounter with a fellow sexual abuse survivor on Saturday at HeroesCon. I was okay in the moment, I think, but it hit me hard—harder than usual. Anyway. Just writing this to say I love you all for letting me know that sharing my story helped. That it’s something. I meet so many of us now. Some of us lived with this pain for too long. Some of us made choices based on lies about victims. Some of us are just far too young. The bat-hugs will not stop. I think about all of you who have shared your stories with me. You’ll never be alone with the pain of these crimes. Not anymore. Keep your capes on. Daybreak is coming.

    — 1 month ago with 91 notes
    #dean trippe  #something terrible  #csa  #sexual abuse  #survivors  #ramble  #thanks 
    Hey Tumblr Pals: If you have a second to do my awesome Dad a favor, please click on this photo and LIKE his entry in this Facebook fishing photo contest. He&#8217;s in second place with a couple days to go!

    Hey Tumblr Pals: If you have a second to do my awesome Dad a favor, please click on this photo and LIKE his entry in this Facebook fishing photo contest. He’s in second place with a couple days to go!

    — 1 month ago with 10 notes
    #charlton trippe  #dean trippe  #fishing  #photography  #contest  #please  #request 

    You can find me at table AA-1120 in Indie Island this weekend at HeroesCon!

    — 1 month ago with 34 notes
    #dean trippe  #heroes con  #indie island  #2014  #whooooo  #comic con 

    A few years ago, I was thinking about how some of the superhero t-shirts I wear have their designs reversed whenever I see them in the mirror. So it occured to me that I could do the opposite, make a symbol or a message just for the wearer. 

    Anyone who’s read Something Terrible knows about my struggles with suicidal thoughts. The pact I had with myself kept me close to that lying precipice. The message on this shirt is what I would say to myself when it felt like I was too much of a problem. Like everyone would be better off without me. Neither of those things were true at all, of course. I definitely needed a change in what people I kept close to me, and deep down, I knew that the reason why my feelings could sometimes paralyze me was because of my clinical levels of empathy, and if I could just turn that back towards making things, doing things that helped others, it wouldn’t be a weakness, but a superpower. 

    Anyway, I made you a shirt with that mantra. You deserve to live. Anyone who says different is a vampire.

    Available at Society6 in several styles and colors.

    — 1 month ago with 223 notes
    #you deserve to live  #t-shirts  #shirt design  #dean trippe  #anti-suicide  #suicide prevention  #mirrors 
    If you’d like that “Avengers Assembled” shirt my dad was wearing in the picture I posted for Fathers Day, I drew it for Marvel and We Love Fine a couple of years ago, and it’s available here:
http://www.welovefine.com/2099-avengers-assemble-2.html

    If you’d like that “Avengers Assembled” shirt my dad was wearing in the picture I posted for Fathers Day, I drew it for Marvel and We Love Fine a couple of years ago, and it’s available here:

    http://www.welovefine.com/2099-avengers-assemble-2.html

    — 1 month ago with 120 notes
    #dean trippe  #avengers  #marvel  #comics  #superheroes  #t-shirts