Thursday, 29 September 2011

Meltdown! Page 2 finished

Here is page two of Meltdown! Having just finished the Code Name: Pearl color story it's a bit of a liberation going back to black and white.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Meltdown! Page 4 pencils

Writing is a mysterious process for me. It always begins with an idea that springs from nowhere and then when I have a cast of characters they speak to me. I still write with a pencil and can't keep up with the dialog I hear. A lot of times they take me to places I didn't want to go and I have to go back and edit later but it's always fascinating hearing their voices.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

R. G. (Rick) Taylor

The story "Meltdown!" I'm working on was originally written a few years ago for R. G. Taylor but he decided to do the above story instead. The story was printed in Negative Burn #21 and collected with some other great stories in a trade paperback collection called Growing Up With Comics. Rick is best known in comics for illustrating "Wordsmith" written by Dave Darrigo and "Silencers" with Mark Askwith but these days he's doing some fantastic landscape and streetscape paintings that can be viewed here. Check it out. It's well worth the trip.

Friday, 16 September 2011

Meltdown! Page 3 pencils

This is a story about a CIA spy who has run into an old adversary or has he. Is there a plot being hatched or is it all in his imagination. Stay tuned. There's a few drawing mistakes but these can be fixed in the inking or not. Sometimes I leave them in if they're not too outrageous because I think it helps "animate" the illustration.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Meltdown! Doodles

As I've mentioned before one of my favorite parts of drawing is doing roughs and doodles. I get to work on ideas and solve problems. They don't always pan out or get used but the process is like exercise. Gotta keep the muscle memory in shape.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Meltdown! Page Two Pencils

Here are the pencils for page two of "Meltdown!" Makes me wish I was back in Venice right now!

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Raccoon Sketch Update

This is a partially finished page from a project I'm working on called "Where Is My Hat?" I'll post more drawings from time to time as I try to squeeze this in between everything else.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Meltdown! rough

Here's a rough for the first page of Meltdown! It's an eight espionage story set in one of my favorite places, Venice.