Friday, July 31, 2015

Comic inspired from Manic Street Preacher's Richey Edwards for Red Stylo Media's 27 Club Anthology

Page 2 of William's Last Words

 This is the second page for the comic: 'William's Last Words,' inspired by Richey Edwards of the Manic Street Preachers) that I'm working on with Ellen Goodlett for Red Stylo Media's 27 Club anthology. The Kickstarter campaign for it is here: Red Stylo Media's 27 Club Anthology Kickstarter Campaign. There's only three days left and there are still some reward tiers left. One is mine. I will draw you or anyone else into this comic. There are three pages for those who choose this reward to be featured in. Again, there are only 3 days left.

If you can't contribute to the campaign, it's ok! You can still check out Red Stylo's Facebook page.

(This is the first time I have been able to share a full comic page that I've worked on with you. It's pretty exciting.)

Saturday, May 23, 2015

MTA Subway Sketch Series #11: Nice Guy Edition

Just another day on the train.
Sometimes, you ride the train and think to yourself, at 8:30am: I just want to do a small comic  of this today. It'll be quick; shouldn't take too long. Then you start penciling it when you get home. As you are erasing your pencil marks you think: It would be best if I don't get too fussy. Just draw it and be done with it.

Now you're inking. You get lost in the mark making and realize that you need to finish this soon.

Well, it's time to scan. Looking at on the computer screen you think: Maybe I should change that. About 20 redraws in you force yourself to move on to colors. You are trying to come up with a color scheme, making sure that your values are contrasting.

Then comes the big question: Should I shade/render it?


You just remembered that you were going to keep this flat, no shading. Good, you just saved yourself another hour or 2, because you have other work to do tonight. You need to go to bed anyways. Eyelids are weights. Decision making abilities are almost at a crawl. It's already 4am. Work is in 5 hours.

I have to letter this...

The grim realization wakes you up, giving you your second wind. You look through old files to find fonts and word balloons. One of your fonts is missing. Upon locating it you abandon it. Doesn't quite match the comic anyways. This new one does. Now it's done...

...or so you thought, because you need something more to it. Then you look up a technique you saw employed on something that looked cool and now it's time to try it for yourself. Sometime later you come up with something that looks ok. It's time to post it.'s fuzzy...can't read it. Time to re-size again. It's 5:30 am...about 2 hours until you need to get up. But whatever, that's fine.

At least the comic is done.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Red Stylo Media's 27 Anthology

I am very proud to announce that Ellen Goodlett and I will be featured in Red Stylo Media's 27 comic anthology slated for release this October. It's our first anthology so we're really excited. Hopefully, I will be able to post progress shots and character designs.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

UNESCO's Sojourner Truth Comic is Live

The Sojourner Truth comic that I worked on is now live here: UNESCO's Women in African History Series. To read the comic you can go here: Sojourner Truth. I do recommend checking out all of the other stories of the many great women featured on the site.

Below are a few pages from the comic:
Page 1

Page 2

Working on this was a lot of fun and I learned a lot about Sojourner as well as American history. Hope that you enjoy it as well.