Monday, November 30, 2009

The Adventures of Bernard the World Destroyer 01

I've been trying to get back into my daily warm-up drawings and have decided to take an idea from Jake Parker (Agent 44) and update my blog each day of the week for at least a month, if not more. I started looking thru my sketches for some inspiration for a direction or theme of these daily drawings. I knew that I wanted them to be black and white, traditionally inked, and conceived and executed inside of an hour. Then I stumbled on an old Alien design from early in the year and thought he would make a great subject.

Bernard is an alien that is coming to study our planet and destroy it. What will he find while he's there and how long will it take him to carry out his mission? Check back each day and find out.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Bernard is Coming...

Bernard is coming and planet earth will be sorry.

On Monday, November 30th, I will be updating my blog each day of the week for at least a month. Monday thru Friday you will be introduced to Bernard and follow him on his mission.

Friday, November 13, 2009

It's A New Dawn, It's A New Day...And I'm Feelin' Good!

November 12, 2009 my son Baxter Scott Young was born. 8lbs 15oz, 21 inches long. If we didn't know already, women are pretty amazing and Casey McCauley is up there in the top of the list. I couldn't be luckier.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

The Abominable Charles Christopher Guest Strip

Karl Kerschl is an AMAZING artist and has been a friend of mine for many years. Anytime we get the chance to chat for a bit it ends up being a lovefest for art and pushing ourselves further. Karl started his webcomic THE ABOMINABLE CHARLES CHRISTOPHER a few years ago and it's so beautifully illustrated with funny and touching stories that I'm quite jealous of the man. He has inspired me to utilized the web to bring some of my stories to life...but we'll get to that later. Back to Charles.

Karl reached out and asked me to do a guest strip for his webcomic while he was out on some giant world tour where people are worshiping him and what not. I was flattered and agreed instantly. Then I realized that his wasn't the first time I would be there to help save Karl in a rough spot. (just kidding, he needed no saving, and i'm convinced he actually had enough strips to cover his time away and just posted my out of pitty...haha) Eons ago, when I was waiting tables at Ed Debevics in Chicago, I got my first phone call from Marvel asking me if I could do a fill in issue in the ICEMAN mini series. And artist named... you guessed it, Karl Kerschl had some life things going on and they needed someone to fill in. I had never drawn a comic book in my life and was about to do my first for Marvel. And the rest is history...or still happening, or something like that.

So, in many ways, I feel that this is me coming full circle and getting the chance to be apart of comics with Karl again. I'm very grateful he asked me to do this, and I had a blast putting it together.

This was the first time i've written, handled all the art from layouts to colors, and lettered a project. It helped me a great deal and you'll be seeing what i've learned here in the near future.

Thanks Karl!

Sunday, November 01, 2009

The Grave Keeper & a Need to Step it Up.

This is a character study for a character in my original graphic novel.

I've been very slack with my blog lately. I noticed that the only thing I'm posting is covers that I've done along with a quick sentence or two that basically says "this is a cover for....". While it's cool to show you all my latest cover work, I think it's making for a slightly boring blog and I'm trying to come up with something to remedy that. I'm not sure what I'll come up with the keep me posting regular but I'll try to cook something up. If you have any ideas let me know.

One idea I had was to use you all here and on Twitter to help craft a scene each day. I'm not sure if it would just be a random scene each day, or a scene that would keep adding onto the previous image. Basically it could be a one image a day webcomic. I'm not sure it work or not, but could be interesting to jump genres every other image and where that story could go. Who knows.

What do you all think?