Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Warm Up: Inking Someone Else

I've never really tried this. Inking over someone else.  After doing today's warm-up, it turns out, pretty fun.  Mike Hawthorne decided to ink a Thing sketch by our buddy, Ramon Perez, and it was really cool.  Inspired me to print one out and try my hand at it as well.  Very interesting exercise, especially over a great cartoonist like Ramon.

Monday, May 24, 2010


Well, a few things have changed since my last post.  Due to a family medical emergency I've had to cancel my trip to Maine for the MeC.A.F. and my trip to New York for BEA and the signing at Books of Wonder.

I do apologize to those that already had plans to attend any of these events but my brothers health issues took a turn for the worse the morning of my flight and I had to cancel. I will be rescheduling an appearance in Portland, Maine sometime in the near future.

I will be back and forth from the hospital over the next few weeks so if I owe you art, books, or an email reply, there may be delays.  I will do my best to stay on top of things but will be focusing on my family for the few weeks.

Thanks for all the wonderful support from both my friends and fans, you all are the best.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Maine Comic Arts Festival

Heads up everyone, I'll be a guest along with Brian Wood and Jeff Lemire at this years Maine Comics Arts Festival in Portland Maine. Sunday, May 23.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Missle Mouse Tribute

Jake Parker (Agent 44) has been drawing his character Missile Mouse for as long as I've known him and recently had his creation published with Scholastic. I love this little guy and thought I'd take a swing at it. Very fun warm-up subject.

I had this on my old site and someone mentioned moving it over here. Enjoy.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sense & Sensibility

My editor dropped me a line this week and asked if I'd like to do a cover for Sense & Sensibility. I didn't even think, I just said yes. I knew it would be a great chance to experiment with mood and a feel that doesn't translate to superhero or fantasy style comics I'm used to doing. It was a nice challenge and very fun to play with a new technique. Or at least new to me. Sergio Toppi inspired me to try and use a more illustrative style of line work and hatching. I like the way it came out, even though I don't see myself using this style much. But it works for the mood and character of this piece.


Don't forget to order your copy of JUNK ONE, my new 104 page artbook.


Friday, May 07, 2010

Warm Up: Ugly Monster

I've had a crazy few months and my warm-ups have suffered. I'm trying to get back in the swing of things.

Today is pretty simple. A dumb looking monster and a kid who agrees.

Brush and ink, digital tones.

And you can tell that I'm back on my Blogspot. I'm going to be using my squarespace as my main site but moving my blog back to Blogger. The security settings on the SquareSpace blog are not my favorite so I'll once again come back to blogger.