Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Jackass 4

Much better. Click it. It gets 800 wide.
Making it 8 colors has jacked the color of the pencil around a bot. Not too unpleasantly.

Jackass 4

Much better. Click it. It gets 800 wide.
Making it 8 colors has jacked the color of the pencil around a bot. Not too unpleasantly.

Aloha

My folks, gracious people that they are, invited me for a visit for a few days at their time-share on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The gentle trade wind breese provided a confortable environment to sketch from the Lanai.  The view over looks a golf course, some trees and a lava rock field.  

Ancient Hawaiians carved petroglyphs on some of the rocks.


Aloha

My folks, gracious people that they are, invited me for a visit for a few days at their time-share on the Big Island of Hawaii.

The gentle trade wind breese provided a confortable environment to sketch from the Lanai.  The view over looks a golf course, some trees and a lava rock field.  

Ancient Hawaiians carved petroglyphs on some of the rocks.


Small Format Comic Proposal

It's Tuesday. Did I share this page from my W.I.P. ode to Black Flag? From a book proposal for the 33.3 book series. They've never done a comic graphic novel before, but here's hoping.

p.s. lots of stuff needs messaging--esp'ly the lettering. I was going for a sort of late Kirby script on the title. Trying to find a sweet spot between Milt Caniff, Daniel Clowes and Raymond Pettibon...(good luck on that)

Small Format Comic Proposal

It's Tuesday. Did I share this page from my W.I.P. ode to Black Flag? From a book proposal for the 33.3 book series. They've never done a comic graphic novel before, but here's hoping.

p.s. lots of stuff needs messaging--esp'ly the lettering. I was going for a sort of late Kirby script on the title. Trying to find a sweet spot between Milt Caniff, Daniel Clowes and Raymond Pettibon...(good luck on that)

Monday, May 28, 2012

Even better the 3rd time.

Went and saw Avengers today for the 3rd time. (Used AMC passes I've been saving). Just as fun as the first time. Unlike MIB3 which was a VERY tired mess compared to the last 2 films, which is disappointing. It had little moments but everybody just seemed like they were phoning it in. It had no POP like the previous films, which I watched back to back the night before. I really hoped with the time travel back to the late 60's thing would be cool. They just dropped the ball on lots of lost moments to make this really funny. Unfortunately Avengers didn't have the staying power as it got kicked to the curb by MIB3 at the box office. No sequel should be filmed 10 years apart from each other and in MIB3 it shows. Wait for Redbox release on this one.

Even better the 3rd time.

Went and saw Avengers today for the 3rd time. (Used AMC passes I've been saving). Just as fun as the first time. Unlike MIB3 which was a VERY tired mess compared to the last 2 films, which is disappointing. It had little moments but everybody just seemed like they were phoning it in. It had no POP like the previous films, which I watched back to back the night before. I really hoped with the time travel back to the late 60's thing would be cool. They just dropped the ball on lots of lost moments to make this really funny. Unfortunately Avengers didn't have the staying power as it got kicked to the curb by MIB3 at the box office. No sequel should be filmed 10 years apart from each other and in MIB3 it shows. Wait for Redbox release on this one.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

We're Holding Ron Hostage...

...and forcing him to do drawings for your pleasure.
The view from his prison (a.k.a. our living room).

note: can you see the JELD-WEN sign in the distance? That's the stadium where our local MLS soccer team The Portland Timbers play. In a gesture to maintain prisoner morale, we took Thompson to a game last night. And in true Portlandia fashion, evening began is sunshine, most fans wearing tee's and flip-flops--and by halftime ferocious lightning filled the sky, and we were besieged by torrential rains. AWESOME.

We're Holding Ron Hostage...

...and forcing him to do drawings for your pleasure.
The view from his prison (a.k.a. our living room).

note: can you see the JELD-WEN sign in the distance? That's the stadium where our local MLS soccer team The Portland Timbers play. In a gesture to maintain prisoner morale, we took Thompson to a game last night. And in true Portlandia fashion, evening began is sunshine, most fans wearing tee's and flip-flops--and by halftime ferocious lightning filled the sky, and we were besieged by torrential rains. AWESOME.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Champion!

Hola.  Here's the cover to the 1st issue of my long-overdue graphic novel Michael Midas - Champion that will be released in 6 parts starting in July.

Check out the link to the official press release as well:

http://stumptowntradereview.com/2012/05/boom-announces-a-champion/

Champion!

Hola.  Here's the cover to the 1st issue of my long-overdue graphic novel Michael Midas - Champion that will be released in 6 parts starting in July.

Check out the link to the official press release as well:

http://stumptowntradereview.com/2012/05/boom-announces-a-champion/

Thursday, May 24, 2012

I GOT NUTHIN

Well I've somewhat wrapped up that art for that kids game thingie I've been working on and off the last 3 months. Got my last check today, so it will be back to EBay and the other odd jobs I have. I might have some other work next month if this deal I've been waiting on pans out. The Game thing was a first stage deal, it gets delivered in August so hopefully they will follow up on the second stage in the fall. Still NOT enough money by any means but it gets me from point A to B. I would post some of the recent stuff but to tell the truth, I was rather disappointed in the last batch. More of a GET it done deal....and I hate shit like that. As for drawing, I've not had much time to focus on it outside of doodles so in the interim, heres a few shots of my Destroy All Monsters lineup on my bookshelf. Enjoy.

I GOT NUTHIN

Well I've somewhat wrapped up that art for that kids game thingie I've been working on and off the last 3 months. Got my last check today, so it will be back to EBay and the other odd jobs I have. I might have some other work next month if this deal I've been waiting on pans out. The Game thing was a first stage deal, it gets delivered in August so hopefully they will follow up on the second stage in the fall. Still NOT enough money by any means but it gets me from point A to B. I would post some of the recent stuff but to tell the truth, I was rather disappointed in the last batch. More of a GET it done deal....and I hate shit like that. As for drawing, I've not had much time to focus on it outside of doodles so in the interim, heres a few shots of my Destroy All Monsters lineup on my bookshelf. Enjoy.

Gorham-Bait (Avengers edition)

Interesting article on how to (and how NOT to) reprint a comic book. I bought the Marvel Masterworks edition of "The Avengers" 1-10 years ago, and I always thought the art looked fishy....

This article says (and I think I'm the last to learn this), that those terrible Marvel people REDREW the original art (Kirby, Heck, Ditko, et al). Is that true? (Jimmy will set us right on this....)

I think the biggest problem with the reprints comes from the garish coloring (paging Marie Severin!). Here's a link to an original page from Avengers no. 5. It looks like a lot of the wonkiness is from the inking (so claims the Kirby site, and as a fan, I will agree with them--although really, can inking explain the way that Hulk looks at the end of his transform??).

But hey, even bad re-drawing can't hide the impact and originality of a panel like The Evil Avengers!

Gorham-Bait (Avengers edition)

Interesting article on how to (and how NOT to) reprint a comic book. I bought the Marvel Masterworks edition of "The Avengers" 1-10 years ago, and I always thought the art looked fishy....

This article says (and I think I'm the last to learn this), that those terrible Marvel people REDREW the original art (Kirby, Heck, Ditko, et al). Is that true? (Jimmy will set us right on this....)

I think the biggest problem with the reprints comes from the garish coloring (paging Marie Severin!). Here's a link to an original page from Avengers no. 5. It looks like a lot of the wonkiness is from the inking (so claims the Kirby site, and as a fan, I will agree with them--although really, can inking explain the way that Hulk looks at the end of his transform??).

But hey, even bad re-drawing can't hide the impact and originality of a panel like The Evil Avengers!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I'm still on the Boards- DONE - Check out the "PDF" Version


 
Should finish up tomorrow. Today actually.

I'm done with the boards. Sadly, I just got warmed up and got a good handle at the halfway point. I'll have to revisit half of them eventually for my own sake so I can make a good sample I'm proud of.

I'm still on the Boards- DONE - Check out the "PDF" Version


 
Should finish up tomorrow. Today actually.

I'm done with the boards. Sadly, I just got warmed up and got a good handle at the halfway point. I'll have to revisit half of them eventually for my own sake so I can make a good sample I'm proud of.

Monday, May 21, 2012

"Along the Great Divide" (1951)


I mislabeled the flick. Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan. Not as thoroughly satisfying a western as one would expect from the golden age. I rented it via Apple TV.

I know caricatures of Kirk are a cliche, but I like John Agar's expression behind our leading man. I finally got a good drawing of Brennan on the film's penultimate scene--priceless expression as he's just escaped hangin'.

The B&W movies are the best--especially outdoorsy ones shot with a red/yellow filter. Very dramatic!

"Along the Great Divide" (1951)


I mislabeled the flick. Kirk Douglas, Virginia Mayo, Walter Brennan. Not as thoroughly satisfying a western as one would expect from the golden age. I rented it via Apple TV.

I know caricatures of Kirk are a cliche, but I like John Agar's expression behind our leading man. I finally got a good drawing of Brennan on the film's penultimate scene--priceless expression as he's just escaped hangin'.

The B&W movies are the best--especially outdoorsy ones shot with a red/yellow filter. Very dramatic!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Remind you of anyone Tagsters?

  

 Let's not be L7

I like a good practical joke. Off my Tumblr