Saturday, January 29, 2011

BOOM! and POW!

Let's face it, sound effects are the reason comics are cool. I haven't added my own SFX much in comics but I love when I get the opportunity to. With my own book, that was one of the things that I was most looking forward to. Between the war and horror elements, sound becomes a major player. A small "creak" down a dark hallway can do more to scare you then a big shot of a monster. The deafening sounds of war is a big part of what makes it so intense (the threat of death helps too). So here are a couple of recent panels in which I tried to capture some of the sounds of our story.


Wednesday, January 26, 2011


I just realized today that some of the recent post didn't have clickable images. I fixed them so they all open up to a larger view. Sorry 'bout that.


Drawing From Life

It's been quite a few years since I've been to a life drawing session and last night I made my way over to one. I didn't realize how much I missed it. It's been said before but there really is nothing that compares. The place was great and the model was terrific. I had alot of rust to knock off so I'm not sure it's great to look at but here are some of the results. They consist of 30 second, one minute, five minute and a couple of ten minutes poses. I actually brought along some ink and a brush for the longer poses. I can't wait to go again and I think I'm going to drag a couple of people with me next time.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Rush Job

I did a quick two pages this weekend for an upcoming Spider-Girl issue. It was tight so I didn't have any pencils to scan (just roughed it in and went to inks). It was fun. Probably not my best work but not bad for the speed I did it in. Here are a couple of panels that I didn't hate.

I think my favorite bit is the guys right arm in the first panel. The thick ink line. Thanks to Matthew Southworth (the actual artist on the issue) for doing his Spider-Girl in silhouette. Made my job easier.


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Mondongo for everyone!

I started a short job (12 pages) and I'll probably post some process stuff next. In the meantime, I thought I'd just throw up some bits from different things.

This is a quick I sketch I did while half-heartedly looking in my little mirror. So it half-heartedly looks like me. It actually gave me the idea for the new header up top so I guess it was useful after all.

Who doesn't love dog eating innards? I know I do. I haven't drawn many dogs so this one was fun in that "how the hell do I do this?" kind of way? When I get more into my book I may have to do a montage of things eating other things.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Two for Tuesday!

I have a couple of things that are keeping me busy these days but the one I'm most excited about is my creator owned book with Mark Sable. We haven't worked together in years and it's fun to come back together with what we've learned since way back when. Technically our reunion was What If Spiderman? that came out recently but getting to work on our own book from the ground up is where the real fun is.

I don't want to tip our hat too early but I can say it's not like anything you've seen before from either of us. Here are couple more bits that might give a hint to the genre of the story. (It rhymes with "klombie")

Self Fulfilling Prophecy

I knew I shouldn't have named this blog the way I did. It was only a matter of time before I abandoned it for laying on the couch, watching DVDs, or staring at the wall.

So here is my attempt at restarting this blog and hopefully keep it up to date. I make no promises. Also, so this new post is worth the wait (has it really been over 3 years?!) I added a little art from my current project. More soon....