Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Getting back into it....

I had a great time this weekend and it was nice to see all the people I don't usually get to see even though we don't live very far from each other. Also, thanks to all the people who came over and said hi. Mark and I were able to get alot of the ins and outs of our book down this weekend and I really feel like it's happening now. Can't wait to have some of the actual finished pages to show now that we have everything set.

It took me a bit to get back in the groove after Seattle but I think I'm back in it now. I thought I'd post a follow up of a previous post. It's the inks from the "small people post". I think they came out alright. I always try to keep some of the spontaneity from the pencils in the inks and not think about it too much. I also have more life drawings I did this week so I'll post those soon.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Emerald City Con Week: Part Four

I'll be in Seattle this weekend with Mark Sable at the Emerald City Comic Con. Feel free to swing by with anything to sign. I'll also be doing commission sketches. I'm bringing a bunch of Graveyard of Empire pages so if you're curious to see what all the talk is about you can check them out. Mark and I will be a table G-25. Just look for this poster above.... or just start yelling our names like a Marco Polo game. Hope to see you there.


Emerald City Con Week: Part Three

It's not technically Wednesday but this is what happens when you keep odd hours. Here's a whole page from our book to make up for it. I'll have a bunch of the black and white art with me this weekend in Seattle so if you're around come on by and take a look. I do feel it's some of my best work and hopefully it all turns out well when it finally prints. It's exciting because I really feel like I'm making comics and not just drawing them (if that makes sense). Working with Mark again and collaborating like we are is resulting in the kind of fun I got into to comics for. Hopefully, that also comes through to the readers. Tomorrow (or later today) I'll be posting all the info for Seattle and the book. More soon....


Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Emerald City Con Week: Part Two

I love when people take the language of comics seriously. To many times comics are trying to be something they're not and don't take advantage of the things that make comics unique. One example is throwing in graphic elements to better sell the info you're trying to get across to the reader. Why confine yourself to only what's in the real world? It's not the best example of it but here's one I did recently that I think makes for fun comics.
Speed lines, sound effects, action bursts, motion lines, dizzy stars, and even those little dark clouds over angry characters, are just some of the things I wish more people would throw into their work. By the way, I also feel the same about the opposite situation. I also hate when movies try too hard to be something they're not. Maybe I'm just a purist. Anyway, I also have a quick sketch I did while I was trying a different style. Many times I'll see a drawing or painting and get inspired to try and duplicate that style. It's fun and hopefully helps add new dimensions to my own work.
That's it for today. Tomorrow, actual Graveyard of Empires news.