Tuesday, September 30, 2014

I dunno, another Twilight Zone thingy

All Adobe Illustrator. The black in the window and window frame is unbalanced, Have to darken something else.


I dunno, another Twilight Zone thingy

All Adobe Illustrator. The black in the window and window frame is unbalanced, Have to darken something else.


Monday, September 29, 2014

Teen Ellis in "MAN-STANDING"

This is to be the centerfold of my in-progress comic book.

A Teen Ellis centerfold....
What an appropriate subject, too, 'cuz we're celebrating Ellis's GOOD NEWS tonight!! Congrats, my Oklahoma buddy!

p.s. please share any suggestions, criticisms. etc. Ben, yr suggestions for "An Itch In Mind" have been implemented--thank you! Tom, yr spellchecks...still working on 'em...

Teen Ellis in "MAN-STANDING"

This is to be the centerfold of my in-progress comic book.

A Teen Ellis centerfold....
What an appropriate subject, too, 'cuz we're celebrating Ellis's GOOD NEWS tonight!! Congrats, my Oklahoma buddy!

p.s. please share any suggestions, criticisms. etc. Ben, yr suggestions for "An Itch In Mind" have been implemented--thank you! Tom, yr spellchecks...still working on 'em...

Another Kindle Success Story


This came in the mail today.
Better than a letter from the IRS.
I consider it a good omen going into my interview tomorrow with SERCO.
Tinker AFB contractor.
Always great to get the occasional, actual interview.

Another Kindle Success Story


This came in the mail today.
Better than a letter from the IRS.
I consider it a good omen going into my interview tomorrow with SERCO.
Tinker AFB contractor.
Always great to get the occasional, actual interview.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lighting Streak Makes Its Debut ... at TAG.

This is the brochure for the game I recently posted about: Lighting Streak. Those are my graphics on the sides. Originally the graphics were only the Lighting Streak logo floated over red, but the red of the decal and the red of the cabinet were impossible to exactly match. All the while I had a character from my old Cinematronics days -- 1985?? -- originally done for an ad promoting Mayhem 2002, but never used (when I showed the rough to Dan Viescas, he basically vomited all over it ...). Well, someone rescued that drawing from the files and gave it back to me while I was working at Inerplay and I kept it in my portfolio. Because he is carrying a ball and Lighting Streak involves a pinball mechanic, I resurrected the character, cleaned him up (a lot), and put in some other graphical touches (the lightning from the playfield above, but curved and fuzzed up) and floated everything on pieces of clean or corroded metal. The result is what you see. Last Wednesday the group got approval to begin production on five test units and to begin promoting it to major distributors, etc. The brochure you see above started off when I saw what the engineer behind the cabinet had developed at his workshop in Utah ... it looked like engineer art. So I redesigned it and made it look clean. The result I've published is in response to the top sales guy saying the original was "more colorful ..." thus I added a lot of color (to some effect). To see really bad video of the game in action, merely search for "lighting streak" on YouTube. Two vids are there.

I can't wait to read everyone's feedback!!

Lighting Streak Makes Its Debut ... at TAG.

This is the brochure for the game I recently posted about: Lighting Streak. Those are my graphics on the sides. Originally the graphics were only the Lighting Streak logo floated over red, but the red of the decal and the red of the cabinet were impossible to exactly match. All the while I had a character from my old Cinematronics days -- 1985?? -- originally done for an ad promoting Mayhem 2002, but never used (when I showed the rough to Dan Viescas, he basically vomited all over it ...). Well, someone rescued that drawing from the files and gave it back to me while I was working at Inerplay and I kept it in my portfolio. Because he is carrying a ball and Lighting Streak involves a pinball mechanic, I resurrected the character, cleaned him up (a lot), and put in some other graphical touches (the lightning from the playfield above, but curved and fuzzed up) and floated everything on pieces of clean or corroded metal. The result is what you see. Last Wednesday the group got approval to begin production on five test units and to begin promoting it to major distributors, etc. The brochure you see above started off when I saw what the engineer behind the cabinet had developed at his workshop in Utah ... it looked like engineer art. So I redesigned it and made it look clean. The result I've published is in response to the top sales guy saying the original was "more colorful ..." thus I added a lot of color (to some effect). To see really bad video of the game in action, merely search for "lighting streak" on YouTube. Two vids are there.

I can't wait to read everyone's feedback!!

Inktober beckons again

I think I will do blue marker under drawings as my personal style rule this time.
Hash tag inktober. Start now and get ahead.

Inktober beckons again

I think I will do blue marker under drawings as my personal style rule this time.
Hash tag inktober. Start now and get ahead.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Weezner liked it

Great description of what I arrived at style-wise with TROPHY.
Didn't have room for the Monomyth in that one. 
Or maybe we did.
Board game - Heroes Journey
Not a bad idea
 I'm going to read a little Campbell Monomyth and then do some writing and creativity toward revisiting my JUNKYARD SPLIT- carton dog story. It will be my first attempt at a finished web comic. For my new, specially designed Blog I was showing off earlier.

Had a headache. Scanning this and putting tone on it helped. It's cropped. It has a whole bunch of loose linked ideas off to the left of the sketch. 

Color added. Just goofing. What I did that was useful was make some great notes.
I'm going to make sketches of modular junkyard parts. Junk brushes so I can quickly populate backgrounds. And a lot of character notes.

Weezner liked it

Great description of what I arrived at style-wise with TROPHY.
Didn't have room for the Monomyth in that one. 
Or maybe we did.
Board game - Heroes Journey
Not a bad idea
 I'm going to read a little Campbell Monomyth and then do some writing and creativity toward revisiting my JUNKYARD SPLIT- carton dog story. It will be my first attempt at a finished web comic. For my new, specially designed Blog I was showing off earlier.

Had a headache. Scanning this and putting tone on it helped. It's cropped. It has a whole bunch of loose linked ideas off to the left of the sketch. 

Color added. Just goofing. What I did that was useful was make some great notes.
I'm going to make sketches of modular junkyard parts. Junk brushes so I can quickly populate backgrounds. And a lot of character notes.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

FYI

Pro registration for ECCC has begun!  I'm looking at you Tom Moon and Ellis Goodson!  And of course anyone else who wants to come up and see a great comic con!

FYI

Pro registration for ECCC has begun!  I'm looking at you Tom Moon and Ellis Goodson!  And of course anyone else who wants to come up and see a great comic con!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Testing

OK.
I plan on doing a tutorial on how I do a GIF in photoshop.
Probably tonight. After my nap.
Look forward to that.
Tutorial Complete
How I do it

Testing

OK.
I plan on doing a tutorial on how I do a GIF in photoshop.
Probably tonight. After my nap.
Look forward to that.
Tutorial Complete
How I do it

Revising Gore Hole- Back cover- Better pix?- better layout?

What do you think?
Go ahead and word it better, supply a better picture. 
Happy to use any and all before I dig back into Lulu.
In case you didn't know, Beata is not on the Gore Hole back cover.
Marty is. Tom Moon is. But they were never at Denny's.
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Tom says, "Who was never at Denny's?"
July 25/26, 2009







JMG added: Here's some pics I took from that night.







Revising Gore Hole- Back cover- Better pix?- better layout?

What do you think?
Go ahead and word it better, supply a better picture. 
Happy to use any and all before I dig back into Lulu.
In case you didn't know, Beata is not on the Gore Hole back cover.
Marty is. Tom Moon is. But they were never at Denny's.
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Tom says, "Who was never at Denny's?"
July 25/26, 2009







JMG added: Here's some pics I took from that night.