When I got into comic books as a pubescent boy in the early ’90s, artists were rendering characters with really exaggerated bodies, and they looked as if they had been dipped into their costumes. I’m sure I’m not the sole 12-year-geek who salivated over Psylocke or Jean Grey as drawn by Jim Lee and Mark Silvestri. Mike DeBalfo, aka SquirrelShaver, specializes in the kind of sexy comic book art I’m talking about. The women he draws may not be anatomically realistic, but they’re effective fap fodder for sexually frustrated nerds.
FOR CREATIVE INSPIRATION
In partnership with our friends at Optus, we present the third in a three part Lost At E Minor video series that puts the spotlight on some young, handpicked Australian creatives, doing inspirational things within their chosen fields. Episode Three features 16-year old Melbourne-based producer, Gab Strum (aka Japanese Wallpaper), who has racked up thousands of plays over the past year or so via a number of well-blogged remixes ranging from City Calm Down and The Townhouses to bootlegs of The xx and Bon Iver.