But as, little Frenchie, I was drawing my usual Santa pinup of the year, I realized the whole snow/nordic folklore was even more frustrating for people in the southern hemisphere. Ok the weather is really warm in southern France and we don't really have the white Christmas thing, but for you all in wombat land it's worse! ;)
So here's a southern hemisphere version of Santa, who also knows who was naughty or nice.
Polynesian tattoos are wonderful, but in my humble opinion the Marquesas Islands have the most amazing designs of all. Their tattoo culture is fascinating (thanks, mom-in-law!)
Now you can pick your favorite hemisphere and have great holidays, guys! Hope you'll be spoiled! :D
A few weeks ago I witnessed an interesting debate about chubby/fat characters in Marvel Universe, and how fandom tends to ignore those characters or represent them with more "acceptable" body types. This is a pity because there are some nice bears in there, even in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and they definitely don't get enough love.
Banner and Hulk are highly appreciated but often given more muscular and/or thinner body types than they're supposed to have, in order to make them more conventionally attractive. Banner (as played by the so sexy Ruffalo) is the chubbier a guy is allowed to be in fandom in order to be sexualized.
Timothy Dum-Dum Dugan, vintage daddy with one hell of a mustache from Captain America: The First Avenger. The 'stache and talking makes him appear like a caricature of typical pre-War strongmen from circuses, and these guys were all but thin.
Heimdall technically doesn't look like that (Idris Elba is kinda built like a Greek statue!), but he's got such a daddy feel I couldn't help imagining that under his big armor is something cuddly and powerful.
Poor Volstagg, he's the only one of the Warriors Three to simply never be sexualized --maybe would it help if they had actually casted a fat actor to play him, instead of the Russian gay mafia guy from Dexter.
Jasper Sitwell is almost a cub, in his suits and ties he doesn't really give a strong bear impression, but when Maximiliano Hernandez posts bearded selfies on his Twitter I just melt. I don't know if Sitwell is HYDRA or not but it was funnier this way.
The ultimate muscle bear from Guardians of the Galaxy. I don't know who's more endearing, Drax or real life Batista.
And Happy Hogan from the Iron Man series because everybody likes bodyguards who can double as business pigs.
Another treat from myself to myself, a western or south-Asian pirate. I hesitated to give him a hat but in the end I liked his hair too much to cover it.
... too bad he's hiding the main treasure in his hand!
I don't know exactly how bad the weather can get in Indian Ocean but he's probably got an ass to excite all sea deities around, and honestly, it was much funnier to paint him in the storm.
Oh, and a close-up because as usual I spent about the same amount of time on his face than on the rest of his body, so it's a pity not to show the details. Wall-eyes make a guy ten times sexier, trust me, it's science!
One day I'll work on my post-apocalypse obsession, but that day has not come yet. It had been a while since I had drawn myself a hot guy, between collabs, requests and commissions I tend to forget myself sometimes.
In the meantime, here's some self-indulgence post-nuke traveler taking a break next to the destroyed city of Marseille -the Bonne Mère seems kinda radioactive now, and the sea is really dry.
Feel free to piss in the desert! --If I had known this pic would be so prophetic, in a way...!
Every year, by the end of August, no matter where you are around the world, if you're a Class Comics enthusiast you usually celebrate Patrick Fillion's birthday. Well, maybe not everybody but I do (which makes me think I haven't posted what Dinosaurprince and I did for Fraser's birthday, what kind of person am I???)
And to honor the guy who makes Shark Week last a whole year, a picture of our dear Mako Finn, posing with one of his friends. Damn I can't wait for the next issue! Happy birthday Patrick, and I hope you all enjoy this way to finish summer, for those of you who live in the Northern hemisphere.