Sunday, July 6, 2014

Entry 242: Fan-art for JODELLE

I did this fan-art for Guy Peelaert's The Adventures of Jodelle a while back.
Fantagraphics's recent reprint of this is a really cool book with a lot of bonus material. I highly recommend it.

Check out a bunch of fan-art by me right here Fan-Art

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Entry 241: SAGITTARIUS A* #5

"K-Bot Monsters", "Chiro Chiro", "Linus Rad", "Psytrons"

I gave so little thought to naming the things in this story. Almost all of these names were off the top of my head as I wrote it.

The name Chiro Chiro was supposed to be a reference to Chiruchiru, a robot in the Astro Boy manga, but I wrote it when I didn't have the reference handy. I never went back to change it, I just decided it was fine. Who cares. What's in a name right. Moving on.

I like this page a lot. I like it because it doesn't seem like much happens, and not much does. But as I get deeper into this story, this scene will take on some importance.

For All the Past Sag A* pages, go here SAGITTARIUS A*

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Entry 240: SAGITTARIUS A* Chapter 2

"Chapter 2: The Psytron War"

Next month I'll put up the first page of Chapter 2. We've learned about Linus Rad's father, now it's time to learn about Rad's experience in the war.

To catch up on Sag A*, check it out here. Sagittarius A* So far there are only 4 pages. It's an easy read.

In other news: Amnia Cycle got talked about on Robot 6. Check it out here: Amnia on Robot 6 That was really cool of them.

I'm hoping to get the 4th chapter of Amnia going soon. It's been tough finding time to work on it while working on the last issue of S.H.I.E.L.D. and my Edge of Spider-Verse issue.

Juggling these projects is a good problem to have.

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Friday, June 6, 2014

Entry 239: MY Spider-Man!

Here is my cover for Spider-Man : Edge Of Spider-Verse #3

This project is a very special one for me because it's a big step towards my goal to be primarily a Writer/Artist. That's right, they are letting me write and draw a Spider-Man comic. It's true that I wrote the Rocksteady and Bebop issue, and I did some art assistance on it, but this will be my first published work as a writer/artist... And it's SPIDER-MAN!... Well, sort of.

Actually, this is a "re-imagining" of Spider-Man. This is a Spider-Man in an alternate, parallel universe. Hints the name "Edge of Spider-Verse". Every issue in this series will be a different Spider-Man or Woman in a different universe. So, for an issue, I get to create my own version of Spider-Man. Which, in my opinion, is so much better than working on the regular Spidey. This way I can really cut loose and get creative.

So what is my version of Spider-Man like? I'll be showing you some concept stuff later. For now I'll say that my story is kind of a sci-fi medical thriller. It also has a bit of sci-fi horror. It is also a Super Hero story. I was thinking a lot about Osamu Tezuka, David Cronenberg, and Stan Lee as I came up with this.

Anyway, I'm in the middle of working on this now... I hope it turns out good.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

Entry 238: Blast From The Past- Part 15

What you see there is my one collaboration with Jim Lee. Jim drew the characters and asked me to draw the background. I have no idea what this was for. I think it was just some concept art. If I recall correctly, this was done not long into my ten-week internship at Wildstorm. I was super nervous about doing this background. I really wanted Jim to like it.

We're going back to 2003 in this, the 15th, Blast from the Past entry.

One day I was working on a drawing. (Not the one you see above.) And Jim Lee came and told me to use a lot of vertical lines. I had no idea how that bit of advice could have applied to what I was drawing, but I just said, "Okay," part of me wondering if he was just messing with me. Only much later did I realize that he wasn't talking about the drawing I had in front of me, he was talking about this drawing, the one above. By the time I realized that I had already finished it. After putting a lot of effort into it, when I gave him this drawing with my background he seemed blasé about it, even a little confused. Later when I realized that his "vertical lines" comment was for this drawing, I wondered if I had not put enough vertical lines in the buildings for his tastes. But now I think his reaction didn't have to do with the vertical lines at all. He always responded to my work that way.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Entry 237: AMNIA CYCLE Chapter 3 Cover



My readers, you may have noticed that I've been taking an extra long break between chapters 3 and 4 of Amnia cycle. I've taken a break between the previous chapters but this one is a little longer. The biggest reason this break has been longer is because I've moved out of Periscope studio and into a whole new studio space.

Me, Jeremy Barlow, and Ben Bates have settled into our new studio, for the most part. It's been tricky adjusting to the new set up and I don't think I'm up to %100 productivity. But you know what enough excuses.

Let's see, what's going on with me?

Final issue of S.H.I.E.L.D. is only half done at this point. Colors on issue 5 are underway. We got Sonia Oback back. I haven't seen any of it yet, but we're trying to make these last two issues as good as we can.
I've started simultaneously writing and sketching Amnia chapter 4. Once I get a big chunk of it done I'll start rolling out those pages.
I've got a big "Blast from the Past" post in the works. I love doing these posts. I think this one will be a good one. Lot's of never before seen art.
Then there is a secret project that I've begun working on. It involves me writing, me drawing, and Marvel. It'll only be an issue and you'll never guess what it is, but I'm excited about it.

Maybe in my next post I'll show you guys some SHIELD 6 art.

Till then
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Entry 236: The New Avengers 20 & 21 COVERS

Hellooooooo, readers!

How are you? How's it going? You know I feel like we never talk anymore. I'm posting Amnia Cycle pages so much these days I never take the time to post other things, and just get cazh. You know?

…Wait. is that how you abbreviate the word casual? "Cazh"? Is it Cajj? Damn it. It's hard to be so cazh when I'm fussing over the more casual spelling of the word casual.

Anyway. About the cover-- Doctor Strange done gone kilt them people.

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