Becka – Wingin’ It As I Go
I’m so old school I still use paint and OpenOffice Draw to do all my editing and designing. Computer art tactics are not my strong point, but I’m always willing to give it a shot, and usually my clients are pretty stoked with the end results. I’m pretty decent with simple shapes and words. As the owner of the company, I think it’s good to dabble, but I am the first to tell you that I’m no expert.
Sometimes I draw stuff and things, but you have to be really convincing and really patient. I occasionally do enjoy the challenge.
BUTTONS I’VE DESIGNED
John Howard – Artist & Illustrator
John Howard is the creator of my favorite comic book character. She was the main heroine of his Adult underground comic series, HBS, that littered smoke shops, 18+ sections of comic shops, and bathrooms all throughout the 90′s. It was through the pages of these comics that I found a strong, independent, and resourceful hero. The attention to detail, the personality of the characters, and the humor in the story telling-I felt-set it apart from any adult comics I had seen before. I loved it so much that I spent 14 years tracking down every issue ever made. Along the way, I made a friend.
Since 2011, John has been designing t-shirts, stickers, album covers, and other various commissioned artworks for me.
I love his art style, and I think more people should be aware that he exists. Yes, he draws mainly adult material that is NSFW, but there’s almost always a strong and empowering element to the women depicted in his art. John has an appreciation for strong women and I think it really shows in his drawings.
John is one of the few artists that is still hand drawing every piece he creates. In a world riddled with technology, it’s almost a lost art. His medium of choice is mostly India Inks and acrylics. I honestly believe magic comes from his drawing table, and he still does the drawn artwork for my website and any project I have going on. I’m happy he’s a part of Becka Makes Buttons, offering his creative hand when I need.
John is available for commissioned artwork. He’s got the experience and the skill to draw whatever it is you’re looking for. He’s also reliable, which I think is important when dealing with time sensitive material.
Contact him directly to discuss your next button design, show flier, etc. His website is NSFW and for adults only.