I'm sure that any of my fans already know that my good chum, Brian LeTendre of Secret Identity Podcast, now has his own web comic. It's called Mostache. It's updated every Wednesday. They've been doing a good job of keeping up with deadlines and also recently reskinned the comic with a nice wordpress theme. I'm looking forward to see where this bizarre tale of an alien mustache leads. Go check it out now at www.mostachecomic.com
In the meantime, check out the pinup I did of one of the mechanical bodies that the Mystaxians use as transportation. Pretty spiffy take on it. Am I right?
Jason Copland and Michael May (no relation) have a great web comic called Kill All Monsters. It's updated weekly on Fridays. I always tune in and check out the new pages. I really enjoy the story. It's an action packed all out monster squishing spree drawn in a nice gritty loose style. I asked Jason Copland (the artist) to send some sample images of one of the robots so I could do a pinup. Here is what I came up with. Hope you enjoy. Be sure to go check out their comic!
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.
Luckily for me, I know a LOT of folks in the comic industry. I sent out a mass email to get feeback on my pencils, inks and finally colors. There were some tough changes, but that's what I get for sending it to people who work/worked for places like Darkhorse Comics, Disney, Marvel, Wildstorm, LEGO and a few others. A BIG thank you to some editors I've worked with who put in there two cents and got me motivated to fix some minor and major issues. It's still not perfect and they never are. Enjoy the pinup!
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.
Steampunk Howard the Duck. Man, what an awesome concept. I wish I had the idea myself. Thanks for the tweet idea. Maybe someday we'll see a reboot of howard the duck in the 1800's.
A while back I tweeted a question,"what should I draw on my new weekly blog." Curtis Lawson of Broken Soul Press asked that I draw a robot building a human. Last night, the mood struck me and here is what I came up with. Enjoy!
Captain Cold Mugshot
Well, folks. I could saved this for next week, but then I'd be posting art from "last week." Since that wouldn't be fair, this is another commission I'm working on. It is for a series of villain mugshots. Pretty sweet idea right? I'm inking this piece right now. If you can't tell who it is, you're looking at my rendition of Captain Cold from the DC Universe. He doesn't seem too enthused to be arrested. Comments are welcome. You can also see an inked version of this piece on my commissions page.
If you'd like a commission, please visit my commissions page and fill out the request form.
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!