Saturday, September 28, 2013
The creature's name was Giganto and he appeared in Fantastic Four #4, 1962. The book was about the return of the Sub-Mariner after having been missing for the last two decades.
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
The final one has evolved a bit from this but I'm not ready to unveil it yet. So this will have to do for now.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Did I post this before? I don't think so....
A few years ago I came up with a story for a graphic novel that I loved. I wrote everything up in text form, but just haven't gotten started on it yet. Might get to it once I finish my Gorgon 2.0 and the next Monsters & Dames submission. I'm calling it "Handy's Ferry." The climax is set in New Orleans.
Trouble is, the way I originally came up with the story, myself and the other three members of my high school band are the "protagonists." (This sounds horrible, unimaginative, and self-indulgent, but it isn't--it's not about us, it's just that we are a good set of four disparate characters with a way of interacting that I understand and can exploit in a fictional setting.)
The four of us still keep in touch (a very good thing), (usually thru endless email chains)...one day one of us was feeling a little down, so I inked this sketch for the book and shared it, hoping to give him a laugh. But also, y'know, hoping to get some excitement fer the project, which I've talked about for a while now. My depressed friend got a mild chuckle...but everyone else hated it. And I've been soured on the project ever since.
Maybe you guys can comment and let me know what you don't like. I haven't finished "coloring" the page--I know I need more going on behind them. I'm trying to keep the style more "straight." And seriously--there's no way I can do an entire story trying to draw "myself." So the character designs have to change. Not that it looks much like me here!
p.s. one of the funny reasons people hated it: I was the only one in pants (?!?)
Turning 60. Kirby would have been 96 in late August.
Very annoying. I had to use Safari to post this. I guess my non updatable firefox is done with me. Firefox, "Hit the road loser. That OSX of yours is squaresville."
Sunday, September 08, 2013
So, I've been struggling with Manga Studio to do some nitpicky things and it's not good at those things. I'm considering going back to Photoshop to ink and letter my comic. However, I'm not happy with the inking brushes that I have collected so far (which is what pushed me to MS in the first place). I'm looking for a brush that truly simulates an ink brush sort of line, one that tapers to a point on both ends. I've heard of talk of such a beast, but I haven't encountered it myself as of yet. If someone has used a PS brush like this, please point me in the right direction. Thanks!
Saturday, September 07, 2013
Thursday, September 05, 2013
(As an aside, this pic was taken when I pulled off at the Carlsbad Outlet mall on my way down to San Diego to drop these off--the mall has a cool, faux-Renaissance staircase out back. It was early morning, so I yanked the bust out of the back of the car, plunked it down and snapped this shot before security found me. Guerrilla art!)