Sunday, October 24, 2010

A few finished panels

Making good progress. I'd like to have the first half of Book 2 (40 pages) digitally finished by the end of the year. As of today I have:
26 pages penciled...
of those 21 are inked...
of those 17 are digitally halftoned, lettered and ready to go! Making good progress. 

Here are a few of the recently digitized panels. There are a couple of things that really excite me about the second book. 1. The kid's new clubhouse! Which they spend a lot of time. 2. The addition of Glory's older brother J.T. and Chopper's older sister Doris as regular characters to the story...strengthening the theme of family.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Early Work - 2002

I recently found the scans of my very first comic pages and character sketches for my comic File 49. I unfortunately did not make comics when I was a little kid...though I did draw. I was 25 years old when I discovered comics and severely out of practice when it came to illustrating...but this is how I started...

...oh man...i didn't even ink the panel borders...i don't know why.

After awhile I dropped the inks and wanted all my pages to be rendered only with pencil. Which this page was the first  layout I was pretty proud to show folks. Still no panel borders!?

A few months later...still using pencil and still no bloody panel borders! It's fun to see my early explorations of materials and aesthetics. I was not only trying to find my voice as a storyteller and illustrator, but trying to combine all the elements it takes to be a comics creator...and it took me awhile to find my stride.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

New Art Print

Created a new promo art print for The Ghosts of Pineville. It will be the next few weeks!

5 color screen print
on 110 lb. whip cream cover
edition of 45
signed and numbered
16" x 20"

These are now available in our ETSY store!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Finished pencils for Part One!

A little less than a third into my story!

And a few little, funny panels. Apparently the storm-cloud-over-the-head is making multiple appearances!

Inks to come! Happy with the progress and momentum!