I was asked to come into a school and talk about creating comics for an hour or so. I'm very excited. There is nothing I enjoy more than properly informing kids about the creation of comics. So many times to I hear people ask:
"The writer makes the letter balloons right?"
"By inking, you mean you drew all of it?"
"A letterer writes the scripts?"
"So, YOU write comics!?"
Well, there are instances when all that is true. But I'll be focusing on the art of comics, how they are made (generally) and what it is like to work with creative individuals such as editors, writers and various other aspects of the industry. I'll clear up some sticky answers and generally have fun talking about creating characters and then taking a script and translating that visually.
I wanted to quickly share some samples images of me drawing a comic book page. You can watch me take a rough pencil all the way through to finished inks. I will be using these images to show the kids what I went through to get to a finished product. I will also be blogging some pictures of me coloring. Enjoy and please feel free to comment.
As many of you know, I'm coloring a comic arch for Hero Envy - Swass Adventures. I just finished up coloring issue #2 for them and offered to donate a pinup. They kindly accepted. I don't do many pinups because they take a lot of time and usually fall on me when I'm swamped with work. However, since they are my main job right now, my down time synced up perfect and I was able to start working right away. I'm hoping it blows them away. Here's a sneak peak at my drawing desk. Enjoy.
ART OF THE WEEK
Welcome! So, this is where I'm going to try and do a drawing, painting, sketch, sculpture, etc.... every single week! Maybe more than once and probably occasionally less than once. If you have a request, please click the 'contact' link above and fill out the form. Thanks for dropping by!