Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Anyone want a slice of Latin Cheesecake?
I drew the quick sketch above in response to what was essentially a dare from a friend who told me I was too big a prude to ever draw the Strange Fiction characters naked. (Yes, there's an un-cropped version.)
As a comic fan, I always felt alienated and vaguely offended most by cheesecake art featuring female characters. It wasn't "for" me, and it was usually done in such a way that the subject's powers/personality/identity was irrelevant. The only thing that mattered was that she had a skimpy outfit and a smashing pair of tits. I always felt that if it wasn't a cheap marketing ploy, it was certainly a cheapening the characters.
I'm a little older now, and not as uptight and easily insulted as I once was, but I've still resisted putting together any cheesecake type stuff of the SF gang (despite the growing Cult of Eep), because of that belief it's "cheapening" the characters. So, I'm posting the question to you, readers? What do y'all think? Am I:
1. Over thinking it
2. Correct, cheesecake art is cheap
3. Fuck you and your cheapness, Nicole! Show us the un-cropped version of that sketch already!
As a side note, the concept of "naked Eep" was a lot funnier BEFORE I actually drew the nudie pic. Once it was done, it was like, "Oh. Male nude. Eh." (And yes, it is supposed to be right before he appears in the infamous "movie.")