My name is Celina Hernandez and I approve of this endorsement!
From the both of us we just wanted to say THANK YOU MOREPORKS…. I mean… THANK YOU MAXWELL!!!
Me arriving to #Chicago via Moreporks THX @maxwellvex #owls #happymothersday #dibujante #chibicelina
Proof that sometimes I’m capable of inspiring greatness. Helps immensely that the inspiration in this case was channeled through such a skilled and talented vessel as Celina Hernandez though ;)
This sketch comes from a conversation her and I were having during the wee hours the other morning, which drifted into the subject of moreporks, and then I (naturally) decided that Celina was obviously The Moreporkmaster, and therefore had a legion of the unholy things to do her bidding. Like getting them to fly her to Chicago so she could visit her Mom for Mother’s Day. Aww bless.
Her Mom is obviously well pleased, you can tell. I’m sure there are plenty of children around the neighbourhood for the ‘porks to rip into to while away the hours until they are called upon to begin the journey back to Celina’s place.
I harbour a boundless admiration of Celina’s artistic abilities. She can express more with a few lines of a quick sketch than many artists I’ve come across are capable of conveying via works of technical complexity that require a much greater amount of time to produce.
And that’s just her when she’s mucking around with sketches-for-fun. Her fully-produced work often dwells in the realm of “stunning”, to my mind.
Celina and I have known each other for many years now (she was the first person who ever emailed me AotE fan art, and has drawn more of said fan-art over the years than anyone else that I know of, all totally rad drawings which in some cases influenced me to tweak the design of certain AotE characters here and there to incorporate her fan-art design ideas. I wonder if she’s ever noticed that I did so? Heeheehee!).
And a wee while ago she began drawing pics related to Chelsea and Millie, which totally stokes me out. It’s so lovely that she takes the time and effort to produce these sorts of wonderful little surprises for me when the fancy takes her. I’ll always appreciate what she’s done for me over the years in that regard, and much more.
Also, trivia: Chiquita Nereida Zapatero y Hernandez has “Hernandez” in there because it’s a tribute to Celina. How many people do you know who have helped inspire the name of a ghost? Me, I only know the one…
Celina lives in Portland, Oregon (also the place where one of my favourite songwriters/lyricists doth reside) with her equally adroit-at-comics-creation partner Mr. Mike Murphy, and together they churn out many varied comic titles and projects. Comics, my friends, are what this talented couple do. And they do so most masterfully indeed.
One of these days I plan on doing some manner of comic-collaboration with Celina, once a suitable idea has emerged from my little Inspiration Well. It’s bound to happen sooner or later. But I’m waiting for something truly worthy of her talents presents itself from said well, ready to roll on over everything in its way like ye olde AquaticGoblinDóttir.
So come along and get your clickety-clickety on, and perhaps you too will find that having their work in your life is as fun and enjoyable as I do, and have done so since lo those many years ago.
You rock Celina! :D