Thursday, January 28, 2010

Us Placers

thumbing through a magazine, drawing some hands.

sure, i love pixar, so i can't hate on sketch-up. like tracing, i think it usually looks like dook compared to hand-drawn. usually. some things require a ridiculous amount of work with very little room for error or exaggeration, the cost/benefit doesn't add up. whatever gets the best results- rules are for fools.
my pop says "there's a time and a place for everything". right on, pop.
drawing tiny is easier/prettier/wonkier for me than screwing around with a 3D model 99% of the time.

also, it's fun to make a mess.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

In 2008 I got an email from writer and pal Glen Brunswick about coloring a new book
he was putting together with Dan McDaid called Jersey Gods. First a little background...
Glen originally heard about me through Frank Espinosa. When Frank couldn't commit to the entire Killing Girl series, Frank suggested Glen contact me and see if I would be up for it (thanks Frank!!). Glen contacted me and said he had this guy named Toby Cypress taking over on the book (swoon). I'm pretty sure I instantly said, "yes!".
Anyway, fast forward to last year, Glen has this Jersey Gods thing cooking, he sends me the first issue and it's all done by Dan in cool blue tones (hope he doesn't mind me showing this!). I thought it looked amazing as it was! Regardless, things didn't work out and I didn't end up coloring the book.
Glen thankfully kept me around for covers here and there and I've been blessed with the opportunity to color some legendary artists, here are the ones I did last year. Clockwise from top left to right, Paul Pope, Erik Larsen, Whilce Portacio, and John Romita Jr.

Friday, January 15, 2010

good fortune

got to keep new pages close to the vest for now, so...

in case you don't like Madonna (i do) (did), this is early David Fincher. and Christopher Walken dances in it.

Friday, January 8, 2010

new year flashback

psst, look over there. to your right. down a bit. yes, we have goodies for the new year. here's the poster, never posted here, from way back.

this is a panel from Loose Ends, a high school flashback (actually not flashback, just past tense) part of the story. if i can help it i show only what you could see if you were "there" in the scene. at first, the stairs here were to solve another problem, but they allowed me to stick to the rule of "there" and have this high vantage point to take in the whole scene at once. in my head at least, that fits real nice with how you look back at your past. perspective and that.

happy new year, people.