Tuesday, March 24, 2009

If I only had a brain!


The cover to Wonderful Wizard of Oz #7. Only one left (it's already done) but it feels like a great vacation is coming close to an end. But it's not over yet!

Friday, March 20, 2009

On the "Table" today


The Cintiq isn't really a table, but I'm doing cover thumbnails today. Here is a cover idea that I really love but I missed the mark for the cover. I need to have Wolvie in costume and don't really think it would work the same way. No big deal. That's the beauty of doing something this small and loose. You don't mind if you miss the mark, no harm, no foul.

I love doing cover thumbs digitally as it allows me to do a full color mock up on the fly. Before I'd have to sketch after sketch, wasting a tone of paper while I looked for the composition that I wanted. Then scan it and do the color stuff. I'm not going to pretend that it was back breaking, but once I started handling this stage on the Cintiq, I really felt more free to try all types of things.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Videos inspire new Podcast


I downloaded a program that allowed me to record my screen and wanted to try a small sketch video.  Once I got finished, I had the idea to do this on a more regular and turn it into a podcast.  

DRAW BLOCK will be a video podcast of 15 minute (give or take) sketches with audio commentary.  There will be anywhere from 1 to 5 videos per week.  I'll be getting this rolling in the next few weeks.  The videos will be much better quality than these 2, as youtube really cuts on the res.  

JUNK, the art book is a little behind and I'm putting the final touches on it now.


Monday, March 16, 2009

On the Table Today


Update


In my attempt at using Twitter as a productive tool, I thought I would do a 3 way posting of images from the days work to be added to Twitter, Deviant Art and here.  This post will be updated thru out the day as more pages get worked on.

These are some panels from a page on issue 6 of Oz.

More to added later today.



Thursday, March 12, 2009

Emma update


I realized that I haven't given you all a update on Emma.  She's 7 months now and about 80 lbs.  So, she's about halfway there.  
She sleeps like a damn human, pillow and all.

Wonderful Wizard of Oz #4 In Stores




Thanks to everyone for all the support on Oz so far.  It's been a blast and there's more to come.  #4 is in stores now so go check it out.  

Here's a very flattering review from IGN.  And another very kind review.

Thanks again.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Dim Twit


Ok, so I thought I would drop in today with an update of my first full day of being apart of Twitter. My first impression is that it isn't as bad as I thought it was... for some people. For others that i've made the mistake of following, it's worse than I imagined.

Some people give links to what they worked on that day, or tips on getting into comics. These type of things are very helpful to many people.

Some people are tragically in need of 11 kinds of attention and seem to just sit and wait for a "tweet" so that they can then pounce on it with some want-so-hard-to-be-witty reply that it actually disturbs me a bit. I guess that's the problem. Comedy rarely gets translated well thru words. It's about delivery and timing and inflection. Typing out a sarcastic or witty remark just reads as snobby and pompous, never funny. And when done 20 times in a row it seems a bit sad and pathetic... but still not funny.


Twitter. I'm on it now, but it's still strange and I'm sure I'll find myself not following many people. I am happy with the positive points of it for now. I'll keep you up to day on my "progress"... haha.

Since today's post didn't have much of a point, I'll top it off with some art in the same vein. A page of doodles.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

My words for dinner


So, don't ever let it be said that I'm not a man that can eat my own words. I wrote a post about not getting Twitter. I still don't, but I'm biting the bullet and signing up. I said I wouldn't and I am. I am starting to feel like a cranky old bastard by fighting what ever power I'm tryuing to fight. Fuck it, I'll join the rest of the world and get on this odd little trend.

Let this be a lesson to all of you... Don't ever make proclamations on the internet!

Wednesday, March 04, 2009