Thursday, March 26, 2009

Just a quick one today

So, I've finished coloring pages 3 and 4 of Rush. I will have pages 5 and 6 up in the next few days or so. Enjoy!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Bitter Pill page 2!

And here we are with page 2! I may change the color of the captions boxes, but for now it's all done!

A little background on my coloring style for these pages. I started the book out with mostly warm colors because it fit with the theme of fear, and the intensity I wanted for the first page and a half. Reds and oranges, etc.

As he gets closer to (Salvation? Help? A way out?) the page takes on a calmer, cooler color palette. He may seem cornered, but there's something better waiting on the next page. I did keep to using warmer colors for the dogs in panel 5 though.

I'm not sure how well it works right now, but hopefully after page 3 is up, it will all make sense.

Please comment, critique, etc. I'm all growed up now and can take it.

- C

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bitter Pill - New and Improved and ready to publish?

Yeah! So, I found out this weekend that the first Bitter Pill story, Rush, will be published just in time for San Diego Comic-Con in July!!! It will be in an as-yet unnamed 2 story anthology. Kind of like a split 7". Then, it's off to the Archaia Studios Press booth to show Mark and see if he's still interested. (fingers crossed) If not, at least we'll have a hard copy for pitching to other publishers.

I decided, after much deliberation, that I really didn't like the colors I originally did. So, after really looking at a crap-ton of comics for inspiration, I re-colored it. I think it works really well now. I just need to get a "go-ahead" from Mike, and it's off to re-color the other pages.

Please comment and let me know if you like it. I am still new at this whole coloring thing, so any comments or critiques would be extremely helpful.

- C

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Brea Dam...

This has been one crap year so far. Besides my Mom's stroke, and my kitty Edward's injury, I found out a few weeks ago that my comic shop is closing at the end of April. This sucks for many reasons, not the least of which that now I have to get a "real" job, with bosses and such. With all the stress of my recent life I just needed a day off.

So, last Tuesday, The Dreamlord and I went to the Brea Dam to do some hiking and whatnot. We walked for hours, all the while bullshitting and taking pics. I haven't done this sort of thing in ages, and had forgotten how much I like going "out". I'd forgotten, also, that there IS nature in Orange County if you just know where to look. I did lose my hat at the end, but it seemed a reasonable sacrifice for such an enjoyable day. Here is some random photographic evidence. Enjoy!

Oh, and that is the stupidest tagging I've ever seen.

- C