Friday, August 15, 2008

Post 194

Trying something a little different, some more spotted blacks...and I'm enjoying it. It's funny, a year ago, I hated inking, because I couldn't do it. But I committed to getting better, and I've gotten to the point where I can work on it for prolonged periods of time without ripping my hair out. It was all about getting used to the different tools, seeing which ones worked better for different styles. It's really helped with my drawing skills and depictions of volume.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Post 193

Some more sketches and stuff. The guy with the sign is this guy I keep seeing near the mall. There are these laws here where during the week people and companies can't put up signs on the side of the road, so businesses hire people to walk around with them, and if code enforcement comes by they can just walk off to the side. Normally these folks are lackluster in their presentation, but this guy is just fantastic. I don't have the courage to ask him what he's listening to, but he is just ROCKING OUT!!! He does crazy behind the back tricks, treats it like a guitar, he does tosses. He's covered in sweat because it's like nearly 100 or over every day, but he doesn't care, he's all about the presentation. He's probably late 20's, early 30's, but all about the rocking, which makes me think 80's hair metal. Either way, he's my new favorite performer. He needs to be on a show of some sort!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Post 192

Luan sent me a better poster for the signing on Saturday. Also, here are some sketches I did. Threw on a little marker and some water-brush gray tones for some flavor. Plus, I just noticed I'm getting close to post 200. Seems like not long ago I was just getting to 100. Weird how time flies.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Post 191

Okay, so, this seems a long time in the making, but we finally printed up copies (by 'we' I mean not me, but Jake and Luan). The anthology that My friends Jake and Luan put together...I need to be clear about this, they organized it, edited it, designed it, wrote, colored, drew, inked, pimped, printed, lost sleep, put in tons of money, and did anything and everything that they could do to make the best product possible. I talked with Jake about doing an anthology, and when people dropped out on me, Jake and Luan took things over and put together an amazing anthology featuring some of the great storytellers of my home base, the northern part of Texas.

First off, Synesthetic (the anthology) has a new website with some slick design.

Luan best describes the process in an interesting and concise format, and I really suggest you read it. It was stressful, but ultimately rewarding. Between the three of us, we've had a hand in nearly every page of the book. I personally have two stories in it, you can see samples of all the stories on the Synesthetic site (the link here takes you to the previews).

The great thing is that we'll be selling copies, signing, arting (as Cully says), and generally having fun (hopefully) this weekend at Titan comics in Dallas on Saturday August 16th from 12-6 pm. Then I think we're going to the Inwood to check out the late night showing of Big Lebowski.

Either way, if you're in the area, please stop by, we'd enjoy the support. It's been a long time in the works. If you can't, I'll be at Baltimore with Jake and Luan and we'll gladly sell you a copy (or two, or whatever you'd like to buy ;) .

Monday, August 11, 2008

Post 190

Yet another reference to the theatrical Orion release of Fist of the North Star...but it's influenced my art, so why not pay an homage to this material?

Yes, Rick still doesn't have his head, but he's trying to track it down. Leave you guys and gals guessing what will happen next in the follow up.

Rick started off as a random idea, and now he's getting a little too big for this format. I've always had the idea in my mind that I'd like to try different formats with him, so I'm going to pursue one and see if it works out. So don't think that this is the last you're seeing of Rick, if anything, he's got more reason to continue than anyone...I mean, he's got no head!!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Post 189

I'll post the last one tomorrow, but I want this one to settle in!

Quick explanation, the guy flying in is Super Sam, the first comic character I did, and he is doing the same thing as the last panel. I'll find the original sometime soon, but I'm at my brother's place right now.