Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

This Week In Drawing... 13


More pages from The Foretting, the second chapter in serial to published in Undertow #3 by 7th Wave Comics. Plus some concepts for the cover!


 Some warm-up sketches from this week, plus some sketches from last weeks Horror In The West signing at Paradise Comics!


I'm slowly piecing together journal entries from my time in Montana. Digging dinosaur fossils in Hell Creek was such an unforgettable experience, and I'd like to piece it all together in a neat little narrative. For now I'm finding my way through the content I already have, and thinking about new things I'll have to draw and write.

The first piece is a water colour landscape I made from inside the main tent during an intense rain storm. The second is a hand-written entry in my journal about a day spent searching for fossil fragments in a sand dune.

Monday, January 14, 2013


I'm doing lots of things these days. This, whenever it happens, will be my very own thing. Sit tight, my babies.

Friday, January 11, 2013

This Week In Drawing... 10-12

The last "This Week..." post was before Christmas. December 21st in fact. So if that Mayan-jumbo was on the money, it would have been my last post ever. Thankfully that's not the case, and since the world has not ended there's no reason to stop posting.


I'm enjoying my work on The Forgetting so far. It's so weird and very different from my regular work on Teuton, drawing it feels like a vacation of sorts. I'm approaching these pages with an experimental attitude, succeeding here, failing there, learning as I go.


After a fun and fairly consistent run with the sketch blog Spitballin' Comics, I dropped off. Now I'm back on the wagon with two new sketches:


Over the holidays I tackled several commissions and some spec work for this and that. You know, keeping life spicy.

 This piece was made for the wonderful Mr. Green from Geek Hard. My draft got sloshed with ink so I had to give it another go. I'm happy I did. The second attempt came out better than expected.

Not very long ago I was tapped on the shoulder by a Sony rep to quickly whip up some caricatures of Victor Lucas and Scott Whats-his-name from Electric Playground. The were meant to go on tee shirts, I believe. Normally caricatures aren't my thing, but I'll do almost anything with enough alcohol in me. Voila!

The nice fellas at Stadium Comics are always looking for something for me to do. I count myself lucky when they wish to see more of me and my work.

A few weeks back I, along with Agnes Garbowska, was a guest at one of their store sales. There they asked me for an Aquaman for the recent Throne Of Atlantis storyline. I regret not finding more room for his trident, but that thing is kind of a bitch to draw anyways.

Recently I was called upon by Stadium again, this time to draw cartoon versions of proprietors Rob and Kevin. Those two are such sweethearts I couldn't say no.

The sketch in question is to be used on a promotional cover for Legend Of The Shadow Clan, coming soon from Aspen Comics. The drawing will figure into the cover as a billboard framed by the main characters. I think it came out pretty neat.

Soon I'll be working on yet another very fun and exciting piece for Base Camp X. Perhaps even some t-shirts as well. Work on a very special Kraken axe is complete and the axe is a true work of art. Graeme, ever the badass visionary, thought, "why not have a painting to go with it." Why not, indeed?


Last weekend I participated in the super fun and exhausting 24-Hour Comic Marathon at The Comic Book Lounge. Read all about my end of things here.

For more coverage and a chance to see the stories made by the many other participants, you really must check out Ty Templeton's Comic Book Bootcamp and T.Dot Comics

I'll also say that my contemporary Christopher Yao absolutely destroyed the competition. Everyone there put an excellent, disciplined effort. More so than myself, that's for damn sure. Fun times.

Monday, January 7, 2013

24-Hour Comics Marathon

This past Saturday (Jan. 5th) I participated in the 24-hour Comics Marathon hosted by The Comic Book Lounge & Gallery. It was my first time ever participating in such an event and I'm very happy I did. Ty Templeton's Comic Book Bootcamp posted a great write-up of the event you should totally check out here.

The turnout was excellent. I enjoyed the creative environment, collaborative spirit and jovial attitude of everyone in attendance. Sitting with my pals Ricky Lima and Brian Evinou was kick ass, and of course meeting new people was also quite nice. My thanks go out to Keiren, Joe, the Guerrilla Printing folks and everyone else responsible for making it all possible. I want to especially thank Jason, May, Brandon, Steph, and Francis for kindly paying me a visit. And thanks to Shane for showering the love with free beers and good conversation.

I didn't finish my story. All the fun I had and alcohol I consumed caught up with me around 3am. I clocked out with only 13 finished pages. At that time I couldn't even comprehend my own story map. I left around 7 when I felt my tired, cranky inner demon rising to the surface. My kudos to all the cool kids who stuck it out till 10am.

My story, by the way, is about a malevolent spider who falls to earth and takes one unfortunate person as its slave. After a good sleep, I re-worked the ending to my story, giving it a twist ending that's rather gruesome. Drawing it will have to wait. I'd like to re-draw the whole thing and print it a one-short. I did, however, draw 2 more pages after the event to end what I had on a cliffhanger. I based my main character after the handsome and very trustworthy Brian Evinou. My pal Ricky Lima also makes a small cameo. Check it out!...