Saturday, May 31, 2014

1 Page Down - I think

I think this should do it for this page. Hopefully get the other 3 pages done quicker than this one.

1 Page Down - I think

I think this should do it for this page. Hopefully get the other 3 pages done quicker than this one.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Black Flag Finally Finished

OK, the art and words are done. Any suggestions or complaints, please share 'em now--PLEASE.

Just to back up a bit--these are the first 9 pages of what would have been a first chapter of 18 pages (the first chapter of 9 in a graphic novel of 100 some-odd pages). These guys only want to print the first 9 pages (thank God because at this rate it would take me a year to do all 18 pages). So this will (and should) feel incomplete. But I'm hoping it makes some sense. Inevitably, some of it will be lost on an audience that doesn't know anything about this period of music, but see what you think.





I have been terribly absent online this month. Forgive me. It's been a funky stretch.

Black Flag Finally Finished

OK, the art and words are done. Any suggestions or complaints, please share 'em now--PLEASE.

Just to back up a bit--these are the first 9 pages of what would have been a first chapter of 18 pages (the first chapter of 9 in a graphic novel of 100 some-odd pages). These guys only want to print the first 9 pages (thank God because at this rate it would take me a year to do all 18 pages). So this will (and should) feel incomplete. But I'm hoping it makes some sense. Inevitably, some of it will be lost on an audience that doesn't know anything about this period of music, but see what you think.





I have been terribly absent online this month. Forgive me. It's been a funky stretch.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Military Industrial Complex

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!
L3|D.P. Associates asked me to sign the forms to begin a background check. If that clears and I pee in a cup, they will make me an offer to do something photoshopy for the Navy to train someone to do something. This will last about a year, they claim.

Military Industrial Complex

Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!
L3|D.P. Associates asked me to sign the forms to begin a background check. If that clears and I pee in a cup, they will make me an offer to do something photoshopy for the Navy to train someone to do something. This will last about a year, they claim.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Getting Notes is upping my game

I think.
I'll try to be done with the page tonight.
 Maybe not done, but well along
 I got more notes. Asking for clarification on some of it. Making sure he means that he wants black where he has solid red blobs indicating foliage.
What do you think?
This is all photoshop. No manga studio.

Getting Notes is upping my game

I think.
I'll try to be done with the page tonight.
 Maybe not done, but well along
 I got more notes. Asking for clarification on some of it. Making sure he means that he wants black where he has solid red blobs indicating foliage.
What do you think?
This is all photoshop. No manga studio.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Do you wanna work grocery?

So I had an interview at Jimbo's. I was asked whether I could lift 50 lbs. I said sure. After the interview I went to the Ralph's nearby and put 50 lbs of dog food on the ground to see whether I could lift that amount over my head.

Do you wanna work grocery?

So I had an interview at Jimbo's. I was asked whether I could lift 50 lbs. I said sure. After the interview I went to the Ralph's nearby and put 50 lbs of dog food on the ground to see whether I could lift that amount over my head.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Battle Star Frazetta

From back in 1978. The Frazetta promotionals used for Battlestar Galactica







Battle Star Frazetta

From back in 1978. The Frazetta promotionals used for Battlestar Galactica







Thunder Agents Archive

Just plowed right on through THUNDER Agents Archives Vol 5.
So pricey. If I didn't get that comic book credit, I wouldn't have bought it.
50 bucks!
Beyond that, super charming, Wally Wood cynical humor gold through out.
The art is so-so in many cases. Especially like Chic Stone. But it is there that the "22 Panels That Always Work" are used the most. Probably doing about 3 pages a day from the look of it.

Childhood favorite that is as good as I remember. I may do an Indy version of Weed.
Chain smoker, no powers, kind of accident prone.

Thunder Agents Archive

Just plowed right on through THUNDER Agents Archives Vol 5.
So pricey. If I didn't get that comic book credit, I wouldn't have bought it.
50 bucks!
Beyond that, super charming, Wally Wood cynical humor gold through out.
The art is so-so in many cases. Especially like Chic Stone. But it is there that the "22 Panels That Always Work" are used the most. Probably doing about 3 pages a day from the look of it.

Childhood favorite that is as good as I remember. I may do an Indy version of Weed.
Chain smoker, no powers, kind of accident prone.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

More Website Updates

I've come up with a cheaty way of pointing my URL at the Wix version of my website.  It will work for now.  I may eventually move my entire site over to Wix, but for now this new arrangement suits me.  It's WAY better looking and more professional than my old site, which was my actual goal.  Above is one of my Polar Bowler concept drawings along with a "beauty shot" of the final models.  There's a couple more of these in the "Portfolio-Current" section of my website update HERE.

More Website Updates

I've come up with a cheaty way of pointing my URL at the Wix version of my website.  It will work for now.  I may eventually move my entire site over to Wix, but for now this new arrangement suits me.  It's WAY better looking and more professional than my old site, which was my actual goal.  Above is one of my Polar Bowler concept drawings along with a "beauty shot" of the final models.  There's a couple more of these in the "Portfolio-Current" section of my website update HERE.

Coloring B&W

I am still crawling, bumbling and stumbling toward completion of this first comic book. Right now I'm "coloring" my black-n-white pages.

At the same time, a few weeks back I got some good news--the book publisher who'd rejected my Black Flag graphic novel pitch contacted me to ask if they could publish the first half of my chapter in a new textbook they are preparing for Spring 2015. They are paying me (a pittance) and I retain all the rights--it's just the first half of my first chapter. But I was greatly encouraged by their interest.

But now I have to finalize the (very unfinished) artwork I sent them almost two years ago. One thing I'm trying to do is add "color" to this b&w comic in a way that looks period-correct (story takes place in 1981). Which for me means Ben-Day dots.

I've found some great tutorials on how to create Ben-Day dots in PhotoShop, but the trick remains getting a look that works. I've resisted doing Ben-Day on the Chubby Cheekers story, but I'm posting two examples of these different "coloring" methods and asking for comments/advice.

Many thanks T.A.G. brethren!





Marty, Following instructions (more or less) from this. -BDM

Coloring B&W

I am still crawling, bumbling and stumbling toward completion of this first comic book. Right now I'm "coloring" my black-n-white pages.

At the same time, a few weeks back I got some good news--the book publisher who'd rejected my Black Flag graphic novel pitch contacted me to ask if they could publish the first half of my chapter in a new textbook they are preparing for Spring 2015. They are paying me (a pittance) and I retain all the rights--it's just the first half of my first chapter. But I was greatly encouraged by their interest.

But now I have to finalize the (very unfinished) artwork I sent them almost two years ago. One thing I'm trying to do is add "color" to this b&w comic in a way that looks period-correct (story takes place in 1981). Which for me means Ben-Day dots.

I've found some great tutorials on how to create Ben-Day dots in PhotoShop, but the trick remains getting a look that works. I've resisted doing Ben-Day on the Chubby Cheekers story, but I'm posting two examples of these different "coloring" methods and asking for comments/advice.

Many thanks T.A.G. brethren!





Marty, Following instructions (more or less) from this. -BDM