January 26th 2008

Seeing is Believing..


Outside my window in Boston, I’m glad to be back in warm weather.

Back to work on some new stuff.

That’s some new Party Bear on the screen.

Everyone should pick up my buddy Nathan Fox’s Pigeons from Hell. I have a tiny pinup in the back of the trade.

My snowboard in the new Shaun White game is super expensive, and I have yet to purchase it in game.

The little blurb you get if you press x.

I picked up a copy of Comics International, which has a sweet color feature on Aqua Leung! Read the rest of this entry »

November 14th 2008

Here’s a one pager I did for Le Monde Diplomatique (German Edition). They’re going to translate it into to German for me, which is nice.

This is more of my Captain X stuff that I’ve been writing on the side. It’s something I would like to do after Party Bear and Maxy J. are over. This is also something that I originally threw at the Zuda editors but they suggested that I do Maxy instead.

The colors are a little funky after converting them from CMYK to RGB but you get the idea.

November 10th 2008

So this past Thursday and Friday I was hired by Canson to draw and speak to teachers at an art teachers convention in San Antonio.

Canson has this new line called Fanboy, and they sent me a bunch to mess around with. The convention went well, and I’m just so amazed that about 80% of the teachers I talked to said that they have so many girls interested in making comics. This was not the case when I was growing up, and I guess we have Manga to thank. I’m excited to see the future generations of female American comic book/manga artists, and what they do.

As far as the paper goes, you won’t get any complaints from me. It’s already hard enough to be a comic book artist just starting out and trying to get supplies at your local art/craft stores that’s actually designed for what you do. If I were lucky, I might stumble across some crappy blueline every now and then. The paper holds up well to ink and markers, and as an example here’s a little something I drew last week with it.

My only crit was that I wouldn’t mind if they added a few more pre measured blue line markers on the sides for panel layout. It doesn’t hurt to have more, and it makes things soooo much faster.

A day later, I attended Wizard World Dallas. I really didn’t want to go, but I was visiting friends, and one of them was set on going. I have a hard time with conventions, because I honestly don’t care for my own industry. If I’m not careful I could easily end up hating comics. I really only read just a hand full of titles, and I only keep up with them in trades. I find the only positive thing I get out of going to these shows is meeting newer artists and talking to them about what they’re working on. Here’s a couple of guys I keep bumping into that are just plain good people, and their art is awesome.

http://www.bramarwil.com/

http://evanbryce.blogspot.com/

Lastly, I randomly bumped into Y2Jenn, AKA Jenn Lee from deviantart fame, with her husband Bryce Lee. Running into them after not talking to them for maybe 4 years was the highlight of the show.

November 5th 2008

Hey everyone.

I’ve been laying low and taking it easy lately. I hurt my drawing hand a few weeks back, apparently bad enough to need weeks of inactivity to make it feel right again. I was having trouble holding a pen even. Thankfully it’s better now, and I still have no idea what I did.

So the bad news is I wasn’t able to complete 24 hour comics day as I had planned. I wrote an entire mini graphic novel, and drew the first 4 pages before my hand killed and my cold (yes I got sick too) got the best of me. I then went on auto pilot and drew 11 pages of Renegade Panda and friends. I’ll probably just post them next year as I’ll just pick up where I left off.

I was sitting on this for a bit, but if you buy Shaun White Snowboarding for the Wii, X-box or PS3 you can sport a nifty board designed by me for the game. I hear that Burton is making it into a real board as well. Neat, right!?

For those of you attending Wizard World Dallas. I’ll be popping in on Saturday just to say “hey” to a few people. If you recognize me or catch my name tag feel free to bug me for a sketch.

I’ve got quite a list of things to do built up.

– The New Alibi’s album cover (my friend Drew from Lost City Angel’s new band)
– Birthday present art
– 3 pieces of Christmas art.
– 10 new pages of Party Bear to draw and color with help from Olli this month (in addition to the 10 already completed, suckas!)
– Demonstration comics for the next two days in San Antonio for a Canson product demo.
– Finish inking Sock Monster 1 pager I did for fun
– 1 Page comic for Le Monde Diplomatique (German edition)

I did a story for Popgun 2 that later got bumped to volume 3, which later went on to be dropped despite me being listed as a creator on amazon. It’s a story titled Hardcore, and it’s written by me and drawn by the talented Anas Awad, who some of you I’m sure are familiar with.

I’m debating posting it online for free. Maybe through ACT-I-VATE. It seems a shame to let it be shelved due to hard feelings directed towards me when it had little to nothing to do with Anas. I guess that’s unfortunately the reality of the business though.



In other news, I used what I learned from Ms. Thaxton in school and busted out the needle and thread to create Cornelius Buffington. If you live in Boston, you will notice his handsome face in place of my own handsome face in the Dig a week ago.

Lastly, here’s a pic of me and my friend Claire who randomly popped up in Austin for a wedding a few weeks ago. You might unknowingly enjoy her art at the Fresh Pond whole foods in Cambridge. She’s the store artist.

PS

GO OBAMA!

October 8th 2008

If you’re in Boston, I did the Weekly Dig cover this week.

I love Tak and the guys at the Dig, but every now and then they tweak my art and I think it loses a little bit of what I was going for. With this it looks like they made is brighter for print, but the background is a little too delicate to hold up.

Here’s the original that I sent in.

Last update for a bit I think. I have friends in town so I have to entertain.

October 1st 2008

Here’s a flyer I did for this years 24 Hour Comics Day in Austin.

I will of course be attending.

September 8th 2008


Pigeons from H E double hockey stick

I wasn’t sure if I should post it, but I’ve already seen a couple artists post theirs, so what the heck.

Nathan Fox asked me to do a pinup for the PFH trade coming out in Jan. We did a huge art swap at NY comic con and I walked away with a ton of rad art from him. It’s too bad he draws on Paul Pope size paper and I can’t afford to custom frame any of it just yet. I still have Guy Davis art to frame from that art swap..

I had to retire my brush shortly after drawing this. It drew Aqua Leung and everything I’ve done since 2006. It just wasn’t working the way it should. and was slowing things down. I’m going to try some new brushes and see how I feel about them. I’m pretty picky.