My name online is tempural, SCUMSUCK, or dead. I'm a Chinese-American cartoonist and comic illustrator. I was raised in the SF Bay, but now I'm a tractor-riding fool in North Carolina.
I draw goofy cartoons and pretentious comics about sex, death, love, loss, and peepees. I enjoy writing media over-analysis.
My art is influenced by hair metal, speed metal, death metal, and black metal music and album art from the 80's-90's, as well as horror films and dank yaoi manga.
CONTACT and LINKS:
If you'd like to work with me or collaborate on art, feel free to email me at
Find me on social media:
I update on art the most (and chat a bit) on Twitter: @skumsuck
Sketches go on Instagram: @skumsuck
The forbidden land of Tumblr is a dusty archive: @tempural
Q: How many cats and dogs do you have?!
-Doug is a granny chihuahua.
-Keekles is a granny dusty calico cat.
-Cheddar is an orange and white boy cat.
-Peanut is a orange and white boy kitten who we found after he got hit by a car.
-Mogwai is a sweet baby tortie who was dumped.
We also have around 10 stray cats outside at any time that we feed and keep watered.
They are pretty dope.
Q: What program/brushes do you use?!
A: Clip Studio Paint, with primarily the default G-Pen for lineart. I like the ZH brushes for texture.
Q: Will you draw __?
A:If you pay me I will draw whatever you'd like on demand. Please have a look at my commission page for general prices for non-commercial art. Sometimes I open up art trades, usually just for friends, sometimes I'll announce public ones. Otherwise, thanks for putting something in the suggestion box, I will draw things at my own leisure.
Q: Who is Shane???
A: He's my wife and a pretty cool guy and a real Chinese chief. He's also one of my cats.
Q: What are your pronouns?!
A: Any are fine, preferably none. Just be respectful.
Q: What are your inspirations?!
A: Life experience.
Comics and cartoons from when I was a kid. My favorite cartoon is Ed, Edd n' Eddy. I liked superhero comics as a kid, and I straight up tried to copy the 2000's flash animation style back then.
Horror films and sad mindfucky movies. 1974's Texas Chainsaw Massacre is one of the most visually pleasing movies of all time. I love the moods of The Wrestler, The Machinist, and Jacob's Ladder.
DANK YAOI. My first doujinshi was a FF7 monsterfucking comic, and a Detroit Metal City doujin called "Shitsurei Shimasu" by Onsoku Skull is one of my absolute favorite doujins. My favorite yaoi is Breaking Bad, the homosocial relationship between Jesse and Mr. White is straight out of an angsty manga.
Most of all, music! Especially dad rock and heavy metal. Anything from hair metal to black metal is good. Van Halen, Queen, and Steel Panther mean a lot to me. Alice Cooper, Mayhem, KISS, and Strapping Young Lad are great. Outside of metal, 80's stuff like The Cure and Prince is cool. I'm fond of Lil Jon. I'm learning to like Lana Del Rey sadgrl420 blaze it.