I haven't posted anything in a long while, but that's because I've been super busy! I will have a lot more to show soon, I hope.
Well, this piece was inspired by the brilliant new Dr. Who series. I never thought I would count myself as one of the legion of Dr. Who fans around the world. I always thought it was a campy, low budget, crappy BBC show. Well, that may have been the case at one point in time, but times have changed! I am hooked on this show AND it's spin-offs. Holy crap it's good!
So, here's the piece. It is pen, ink, and Deleter Zipatone. This is my first time using tones, because they are really fucking expensive. I got one for really cheap in a clearance bin, so I thought I'd try it. I do like how it turned out, and would use them again if I find them on the cheap. Well, enjoy, even though it is a crappy scan. I just finished it and really wanted to get it online. I will try to get a better scan later.
I may do another one later, or maybe a Torchwood/Captain Jack Harkness one if I have the time.
This is a piece I was commissioned to draw by my brother Neal. Duke Walker is one of his teachers, and all of his students call him their superhero. Neal wanted him depicted in a very iconic superhero pose, and there are few more iconic poses than this.
I used an Alex Ross piece as the basis, because I have no imagination of my own I guess.
Neal had already given Duke the piece (which he of course loved), but I really wanted to color it and make it look like an old comic cover.
It doesn't look as good as my Doom Patrol/Metal Men piece, but I'm happy with how it turned out. Photshop is fun!
Well, since there is a new Black Coat mini-series out, Ben said I should do a new pin-up. I don't know for sure if it will make it in or not, but here it is.
This is one of the coolest new comic characters and concepts in years, and I am stoked to be able to contribute something! The new mini is called The Black Coat: Or Give Me Death, and it's awesome! It's even better than the last mini, which itself is awesome. Be sure to check it out. If your shop doesn't carry it, make them.
Be sure to check out their publisher as well. Ape Entertainment is putting out some great books right now. Check out Athena Voltaire as well. She is like a female Indiana Jones, and she's way cooler than Tomb Raider. The book has a really good pulp feel to it, so if you like The Phantom or The Shadow it's right up your alley.
Here's the piece I did for The Black Coat, issue #2. This was my first time inking with brushes, and it turned out pretty well. I thought this was one of the coolest new characters I'd seen in a long time, so I drew this up. I had gotten in touch with Ben, the creator of The Black Coat and sent him the pic. I guess he really liked it because he put it in the second issue. Good stuff.
Well, it's been a while since I've posted anything, and there's a reason for that. I have been super busy. Nothing I can post unfortunately, but busy none the less. Between my job running the comic shop and doing some secret projects, I don't have time for my own stuff right now. I am having a blast though.
Here's a sneak peek at one of my projects.
Enough of that though.
Running a comic shop is a lot more work than you'd think. I not only have to do the ordering and help customers, but I have been getting us on TV, getting in touch with artists for signings, doing the weekly newsletter, planning sales and events, remodeling the shop, designing and implementing advertising, updating our website, planning Free Comic Book Day, and sooooo much more. But damn if this isn't the most fun I've ever had at work! And now it's time to start planning for Comic Con.
I will be done very soon with my current project and will begin posting my own work again.
Here we go! A couple new pieces, and a whole lotta old! Some of these are pretty big, but I am far too lazy to resize them at this juncture.
This is page one of a Phantom short I am working on. The Phantom was the character that got me reading comics, and it's been great finally working on this.
First off with the old stuff, here's a pin-up I did for Digital Webbing Presents that didn't end up getting used. I really did my best to do this character some justice, but there were so many good entries that there was no way mine would make it in.
These next two were for the Sand Diego Comic Con souvenir book. Only the Gumby made it in, unfortunately.
This next one is a poster mock-up for a book I will be doing eventually. The colors may change a bit, but this is pretty much what the character will look like. It is a supernatural, film noir, political, superhero thriller taking place in the 1920's.
I am a professional hermit.
I like music, cats, Dr. Who, concept albums, tacos, and swearing.
I don't like people much, though I guess they do serve a purpose.
I used to run the best comic shop you'd never been to.
I believe drinking and competitive masturbation should be Olympic sports.
I draw funny books, although they really aren't very funny. Disturbing is probably a better word. Actually, disturbing is probably better than most words. I think it's due to years of practice.
I don't believe in Canada. I hear stories of this magical place to the north, with clean streets and polite people, and it just sounds so implausible.
Are you still reading this? Wow. Good for you! You can't see it, but I'm doing a slow clap right now, just for you.
Can I go now? I really have better things to do than write this stuff. I mean, I have customers waiting for their comics as we speak. I can't keep ignoring them just for you.
Ok, um...yeah. I'm just going to...yeah. I'm going to go now. Don't let the internet hit you in the ass on your way out.