Monday, March 30, 2009

Both Ends Burning

I'm. So. Sleepy. Burning the candle at both ends to get my work finished for Emerald City. It's going to be tight.

This is the first panel of the first page of my Marvel sample stuff. Looking at it now, it reminds me of the cover to "Amazing Fantasy" #15, the first appearance of Spider-Man. Kind of fitting, no?

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Flight Of The Snow Goose

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I'm hard at work on Thor stuff but I thought I'd share a fully complete page of Braids of the Gorgon. We just got back the lettered pages from Kel Nuttall and they look AWESOME! This pitch is looking so good!

Oh, yeah. I just booked my flight and hotel for my trip to Heroes Con in Charlotte, NC. Looking forward to hanging with Braids writer Ken Faggio. I've know Ken for about 8 years but this will be the first time meeting him in person!

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Beat The Time

Here are a couple of rough panels from the Thor sample pages I'm putting together for the upcoming Emerald City Comic Con. They still need a bit of work but the pages are shaping up nicely.

Besides the Thor pages, I still have to work on some Braids of the Gorgon stuff, also for showing around at ECCC. Seems, time is my enemy at this point.

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Monday, March 23, 2009


Not much drawing over the weekend. Not so good. I need to change that! Here's an ink drawing of some unknown thug.

Back to the Thor stuff.


Friday, March 20, 2009


Work on the Thor sample pages has commenced! Friend and writer extraordinaire, Todd Dezago, stepped up big for me and sent over a script he wrote for Marvel that has Thor in it! It's a Marvel Age Team Up script, so I get to draw Spider-Man, too! Here's a rough of one of the panels from it. Pay no attention to the floating head in the upper left... that was a failed first attempt which happened to be just nice enough to not warrant erasure. I'll Photoshop it out when I make my rough layout to pencil from.

And here are a couple of Thor villains that I love to draw but aren't in the Dezago script. Oh well, maybe next time, Hela and Loki.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Open To Ideas

Warm up Thor and Thor related drawings to get me going. Still working out what exactly I'm going to draw for my sample pages (as I don't have a script) but I think I have some ideas.

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Monday, March 16, 2009

The Needle and the Damage Done

Got next to nothing done this weekend, art-wise speaking. I did manage to do this quick ink drawing of my favorite Norseman. The perspective is way off but what ya gonna do? What's done is done.

Time to go draw!

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Just Between You And Me

I haven't started my Marvel sample pages, yet. I'm still trying to decide which character to showcase. It's between Daredevil and Thor... but I think I'm leaning towards the Asgardian.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Underwater Rimes (remix)

Work on portfolio page continues. Here are a few of the rough panels I've worked out for a couple of the pages. This scene takes place underwater (I hope that fact was already evident or I didn't do a very good job!) which is something I don't think I've ever had to draw much of. If I have, I've forgotten about it. While I'm pressing forward on these pages, I am also starting to work up some Marvel sample pages for a portfolio review with C.B. Cebulski. He'll be at the Emerald City Comic Con looking though portfolios and it's a great opportunity to hear what he thinks of my stuff.

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Monday, March 09, 2009

One Of My Turns

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This was a warm up ink sketch that turned into a finished drawing. Go figure.

Now, back to drawing my portfolio pages.


Friday, March 06, 2009

Unfinished Sweet

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I've begun to work on some portfolio pages to show around when I'm down at the Emerald City Comic Con in April. These drawings are me working out a few panels for one of the pages. Normally, I would consider these my finished "pencils", meaning I would ink from these, but I think I'll have to tighten them up more for the sake of showing them to editors. Or should I? I'm planning on inking the portfolio pages, too. Maybe I should be showing editors exactly how I work, even if it is from pencils as loose as these? I'm new to this showing a portfolio around thing so any thoughts from people would be helpful.

Here's a quick sketch of Eury, from Braids of the Gorgon. It seems that even when I'm done drawing a project (for now), I still end up drawing characters from it when I should be drawing other things.

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Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Trouble With The Sweet Stuff

Sketching stuff.

After finishing up the Braids of the Gorgon art, I began to wonder what I should focus my attention on. I'm in a weird spot, project wise. I should have a Perhapanauts story coming to me to draw in the near future, and it might be a long one, so I want to make sure I have the time and energy to make that kick ass. And, if either Kill All Monsters! or Braids find a home, I'll need to be able too give them the time they will demand. So starting something big just doesn't make sense. Then it hit me, I should put together some portfolio pages for my upcoming trip to the Emerald City Comic Con. And that's just what I'm going to do.

More drawings on Friday.

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Monday, March 02, 2009

I Like To Rock

This is a recent sketch I did for another sketchbook. Good ol' Sgt. Rock. I didn't ink this one because I had erased quite a bit and the paper was getting thin. If I had inked it, the ink would have bleed a bit, which would have made the whole thing look like crap. So, instead, I included a small inked drawing (below) to compensate for the lack on inking inside.I've got some time between things, right now, and I don't know what to do with myself. I'm just sketching random stuff, some of which I'll post on Wednesday, I guess.

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