Sunday, February 24, 2008

Comics = Work?

Well, this is the first year of working in comics since 2000 that I'm actually doing more comics then any other kind of work (freelance design, illustration, etc.). And it's fun. If you do anything long enough it starts to seem like work but so far I can't seem to work enough. Can't remember if I posted this yet or not but I just signed a contract with Dark Horse to publish my next graphic novel "3 Story: The History of the Giant Man" which is all about a guy that keeps growing and growing until he's three stories tall. It's told from the point of view of his mom, wife and then daughter and spans the 1940 through the 60s. I'll post some art and preliminary sketches when I get a chance.

Also I'm busy finishing the writing on my next graphic novel for Top Shelf -- official title now IS "Super Natural". I posted some preliminary sketches earlier but I've changed a few things and finished the first 12 pages or so of the art. Full color, etc. Haven't done any of the lettering yet but here's some of the raw art so far. Houdini under water!

And just realized that I need to have about 500 pages of comic art done by December of this year. I'll probably be panicking by October but right now I can't wait to get everything going.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Adventure! Intrigue! Nathan Fillion!

My friend Brian and I are working on a new untitled project in our spare time. It's a straight-forward (kind of) adventure strip. We're plotting it together and I'm scripting, then he pencils and inks it and I water color it and we're done. Here are a couple art samples that we did to hone in on the style and look of the series. Should be fun -- and kind of a bonus book that we will eventually finish between our other big projects.

Also, last week I went to the FX show in Florida. It was a blast. The most fun convention I've been to this year and the nicest people running it. It was also very surreal -- our hotel room was right next to Adam West (who ate dinner in the same restaurant as us). We shared the shuttle to the convention with a bunch of different celebrities: a woman from Law & Order who I didn't know, The Soup Nazi, etc. Also met Nathan Fillion who was super-nice and very tall.