Wednesday, November 26, 2008

So I started a new site to feature just my self-published comics, like the 2 Hurricane Kids books, Fata Obstant and Hollow. It's bare bones but gets all the info across cleanly and nicely so check it out if you're interested. and I also put a link to it here and on the sketchjam. Here is a quick character design for an upcoming project.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


A Blackbolt sketch card I did a few months back for The Hero Initiative/Rittenhouse Archives/Marvel is up on eBay right now. I would assume whoever bought the Fantastic Four cards that it came in is selling it, although the seller looks likes a dealer. Too bad that money doesn't go to the charity, but business is business I suppose. If anyone has any hook-ups into a sketchcard gig, email me or drop me a comment.

Monday, November 24, 2008


Here is a snippet of some panels I'm finishing up.

I just wrapped up the tones and letters for Fata Obstant, thanks to those of you who have shown interest in the book, it's not the best art of mine by far, but it was an experiment to do the best I could do with hourly deadlines, so I think it turned out great in that respect. I am now coloring the Hurricane Kids book, I have a little over 2 weeks and I need to color 15 pages so hopefully I can get cracking on that this week, but it may be hard with the holidays. I try not to work on comics on the nights I spend with my girlfriend, but I may have to do that as well, to her delight I'm sure.

The interesting thing about both of these books is all the pressure I am putting on myself. I am self financing and self publishing these books so I have a self imposed deadline as well. These are very much personal projects as well, I don't honestly expect to sell more than a couple hundred copies of the Hurricane Kids book, and much less than that of the Fata Obstant book. I surely will not make much money on them, but I hope they can finance another small book I want to do, then another and so forth. As much as I want to do a monthly (or 2) book, or always have a project lined up with a publisher, I will always enjoy doing these short one-shots as well.

After these self published ventures, I'm diving headfirst into working on 2 projects for other publishers. Both are still pitches at this point but one is with a writer with a proven track record and with some early interest already from a publisher. The other I'm actually going to be writing with a sickengly good artist, who if I do my job even half decently we should have no trouble finding a publisher. So, here's to hoping for a good 2009 all around, I hope it will be my biggest year yet.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Fata Obstant

No pressure, just thought I would offer this to anyone interested that cannot make it to the Phoenix Comic-Con in January, and yes, I misspelled "receive".

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Silly blog, I still love you!

I have not forgotten about this blog, just been a little busy is all. Here is what I have cooking that has been keeping me busy.

The Hurricane Kids Super Spectacular! (January 2009); I have 2 pages to finish layouts/pencils on, then I have to ink/finish 13 of them and then color 17 pages. The cover is being finished this week by a wonderful colorist I met on Deviantart, I'll post it when it comes in.

Fata Obstant (January 2009); I need to illustrate the cover and add zip-tones to the last 12 pages and letter them.

After I wrap that up around the second week of December, it's on to my next project which, if everything goes according to plan, will be coming out next spring. I'll post more about that when things become concrete.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Weekend round-up

Halloween was fun I suppose, 2 of my kids refused to wear their costumes, so I was a bit bothered by that, but whatever, all ended well. I penciled 2 more pages and did up the cover to the Hurricane Kids book and got that sent off to the colorist, hashed out some stuff on another project, so creatively it was good. Watched Gone Baby Gone and was pleasantly surprised and emotionally moved by it, it was a good movie. Last night I watched 300 again, so this sketch came out of that, a cool-down after the real work.