Thursday, May 28, 2009

the RED SPECTRE is coming!!

Hey, this is the RED SPECTRE! He's a brand new character...inspired by nothing! He is in every way a unique and singular character! He's all new and all original!

His all new and all original adventures are gonna be so awesome. The only thing that I forsee putting a stop to his cavalcade of masked mayhem would be if someone, who had a character that was strikingly similar (that teased us with one adventure already) finally came out with another installment in his mysterious monster fighting misadventures!

Ahhhh, if only there was someone out there who could do such a thing!


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Random Nerdity

Here's some more ink work- this is my unauthorized rendering of Scotty's Beast from Twin Shadow Island (you can see the original pencils in his deviantart gallery).

Okay folks, so I had a few days off from all things electronic and/or was weird, but ultimately nice. So I had all kindsa nerdity to catch up on. I'm still nowhere NEAR being done with all the blogs, galleries, submissions, posts, and what-have-you that normally gets monitored daily.

Here's a few jems...

Apparently Marvel's gotta chick Bucky coming out in CaptainAmerica...a "Buckette" if you will. The shitty thing about that already crappy idea, is that they didn't bother going more original with the design. I can forgive the uniform (it matches the original Bucky's) but the WWII goggle wearing chick sportin' a 45 has not-so-recently been done by the good folks over at AtomicRobo. You can see Wegener's prelim designs at his blog. My thing is this: I realize we're all gonna stumble upon similar designs here and there, but for fuck's sake, open your eyes.

So DC has been dropping little images on their website hinting at new titles they will be releasing. So obviously by the image on the far left, it looks like DC will be bringin us some DocSavage action (while cool) and while that image is pretty decent, they should've tapped Godlewski to do it up right.

Just checking out Dark Horse's August Solicitations, is a treat. There's a crapload of Mignola books coming out that month, with Mignola covers t'boot.

BlacklistDA or Daniel Bradford's (as his parent's named him) has finally got his book out. ROBOT-13 is gonna debut at the Museum of Comic & Cartoon Art Festival. Fellow deviants have been treated with sneakpeeks along the way and Daniel has worked on this.

Check it out folks

alright, that's it

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Crappy Workspace

Well here I am, on the bandwagon. A look at my mess of an office. There's usually more toys, but I had to box up a bunch of them while moving shit around, from when the guys were working on the roof and alas....too lazy to put'em back up.


Friday, May 01, 2009

Dirty Inks over clean lines

Heya folks.
So I've been inking...and every dribble of the black stuff that I put down on page has made me more appreciative of good inkers.
I would be proud to be called a "Fuckin' Tracer!" as long as I was doing a good job. My first major foray into sequential inking was over Scotty's lines for "Found In The Desert" in the MAM Spring issue. I had asked Scott if I could do sketchy stylized inks (ala Barry Windsor-Smith) to give our Western Monster story a little more authentic feel. I thought it turned out alright, but technically I was "trying something else" not actually trying to do a good solid and accurate ink job. There's a few pages that I get to screw up with ink in the next issue of MAM and I'm trying to play it straight. I'm trying to stick to the original art in every way, lineweights, hatching, spot blacks, etc.
When I saw Scotty's lines for his "Pulp Heroes" I decided to cut loose and try some "dirty inks." I tried to limit my use of technical pens and use mostly brushes. I got to leave a tone of voids and even added different values that weren't in the original lineart.
So here ya go...who doesn't love a big Ol' NaziRobot?