Monday, April 27, 2009

My Turn to Destroy the World

I am pitching a graphic album to some European publishers. The story, not surprisingly, takes place after an epidemic wipes out most of humanity. Swine flu, maybe? This is the first page of the art for the pitch, three more will follow.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

One Hour Page

Not much to post today, I've been busy with work and pitches and social obligations the past week. I am trying, with my art, to play with page design and composition, and to loosen up a bit with my ink lines. I have always believed that tight, slick lines are what it takes to get noticed in the comic business. Yet, when I look at my favorite artists, I see that they are not fretting over the 'cleanness' of their work, but rather giving the most thought to the forms beneath. So I decided to ink a little more from the gut.

Below is a page I pencilled and inked in a little over an hour on 6.75" x 10.25" paper. This was an exercise I gave myself to see how fast I could take a flash of an idea (in this case, a guy in a boat), and throw it down on paper without giving thought to making it look clean and pretty. I just wanted to to play with raw shapes and composition. What started out as "a guy in a boat" came out as something moody and sinister. Though I don't consider the quality of the drawing publishable by my standards, it was a fun way to force myself not to think about line weights and cleanness so much.

Under that are just some heads.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The All Nighter Players

These are promotional head shots I did of characters from my graphic novel, ALL NIGHTER (currently complete and in limbo at DC Comics.) I don't know when these kids will see the light of day in print form.


Saturday, April 11, 2009

Pitch Fetish

I am madly pencilling and inking away on the David Tischman/Philip Bond WildStorm project, RED HERRING. But I take breaks to do other stuff, like the pitch art below for a rock n' roll adventure comic.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Skinny Diver

This was a piece I did for the 2009 Emerald City ComicCon Artbook. The theme was monsters and dames. Yeah, monsters. Whatever.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Gray Area

Here are some scans of various comissioned drawings I did at the Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle this weekend. They each took around an hour to draw and were toned with shades of cool gray Prismacolor alcohol markers on 8.5" x 11" bright cardstock paper. The convention was fun, but a two day diet of Top Pot donuts only sounds good on paper.

Here, the request was to do my take on any Iron Man costume, so I did my own simple version of War Machine

Devil Woman Assassin. Yeah.

I'm not too happy with Catwoman's right hand resting on her hip like that

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Until Monday

I will be a guest at the Emerald City Comic Con this weekend in Seattle, WA ( Come by my table (F-05) and say hello. I will have plenty of stuff to post next week, but in the mean time, here are some low rez pics of my yet-to-be-published graphic novel, ALL NIGHTER. It is currently still licensed to DC Comics, but DC still has yet to decide what to do with it. I know what they can do with it. Finish lettering it and get it published!