Thursday, November 19, 2009


Nola#1 came out yesterday! There's been 3 different dates I'd heard, but I've actually laid eyes on the book proper. There's a 50/50 cover split between the kids and Erik Jones (see link), so you should buy two ;p

should have new Loose Ends pages in the next few days

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


allright, this is the allllllmost finished cover for Nola #3, which we turned in awhile ago but have since been asked to make a small change on. never got fully on board with the original thumbnail, but had to ride with it just cause it got approved and there was a deadline and whatnot. downside of working in all these separate pieces is that i end up pretty tied to the thumb, changing mind mid-stream is not always possible. never tried to work the shaft of light trick before, Rico killed that along with the mirror, which he just has an incredible knack for. it's a difficult thing to get that effect across with just a few colors, he makes it look easy.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

11th dimension

inks for the third of four NOLA covers, from Boom! Studios, issue #1 out on wednesday. maybe 2 years ago i'd done this tiny 2 inch size sketch for a poster, inked it and scanned at 1600 dpi to see what'd happen. it printed allright, at around 3 feet tall the lines were real wobble-y but kinda cool, like a blown out photocopy. so, messing around with that still, the figure in bandages and the background here are inked at print size, hopefully they look out of focus as compared to the figure in the mirror. noticed this in Gorillaz, where if a character moves up close to the camera the lineweight is scaled up accordingly, instead of being the same thickness. ah, we'll see how it goes.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Boom! BAM!

here's pencils for the third of four covers Rico and I have done for the Boom! Studios book NOLA (first issue out Wednesday) (!!!) . folks that like seeing process stuff tend to say so, and i'm ambivalent , so if it's annoying, holler.

this was drawn on both sides of the paper with a lightbox. the lil X's are "bullet holes" which they use in animation to line up foreground/background when those elements are done separate, same goes here to merge the drawings into one PS file. hadn't got the hang of her head wrap yet, and didn't mean for her to be so foxy either (see bad ass-ed-ness of previous 2 covers), but it happens. clearly, i didn't fight it. BAM!

hadnt drawn wreckage in awhile, good times. ( guess who doodled through english class.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Nov 5, 1955

a red letter date in the history of science