Sunday, July 31, 2011
The latest PREVIEWS catalog comes out Wednesday and within it's pages will be an ad for DOC BIZARRE MD hardcover OGN. Here's the important part: you. Yes, YOU--need to pester, demand, threaten your local comics retailer to order one for you and several for the store. Any books published by anyone other than Marvel and DC usually do garbage numbers. Original and creator owned work does even worse. That is why it's important for us to speak up and support creator owned, original ideas--especially if they are packaged in a beautifully bound, over seventy-page hardcover with plenty of "extras" in the back... ; )
Thursday, July 28, 2011
After shamelessly begging for some validation via twitter, I'm posting a few images breaking down (my) process with these DOC BIZARRE M.D. pages...First I start with a thumbnail. This time around I did all my thumbnails digitally. This cut out the scanning process (at least at this stage) and made it easier to email Joe (Casey).
After failing miserably inking the first 9 pages digitally, I did the remaining pages in traditional pencils. After buying that awesome Brother MFC-6490CW scanner, I printed each thumbnail out and lightboxed over in blue (and red) pencil.
After scanning all my inked page on my fancy new scanner, I did a broad overview/color script of the entire book so I had some idea of palette, visual dialog and more importantly, a starting point as I moved to final color...
That being said, I probably will still tweak this page a little bit more--but for the most part, this is where it's headed.
I hope you've enjoyed this little trip through my head. Did I lose any of you??
Monday, July 18, 2011
That's right! Stuff! Things! Something!
I edited out a key plot point for those of you looking to enjoy the printed version spoiler free.The colors are coming along okay, but just when I'm the slightest bit pleased with my progress, I become disheartened and discouraged after seeing someone else's artwork that's exponentially more skilled. I feel like no matter what my stylistic intentions are going in to something, my animation background creeps in, for good or for bad: line weight, color, shading, "cartooniness" of character designs, etc. I'm at the point where I don't even know what my *style* is--I just hope I didn't repeat too many of my very green mistakes I made previously on CHARLATAN BALL.
I suppose I am getting better, although there is an anxiety that came with doing a book with so many pages and looming publishing deadline. Hopefully I took the time and care where needed, incorporated 'shortcuts' when prudent. I was fortunate to get (as far as I could see/google) all favorable reviews from my former collaboration with Joe. I hope this new book will warrant more keen eyes and word of mouth on it. Some folks will dig it, others will pick up other books.
Check back for more sneak peeks.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
IMAGE COMICS just released solicits for their books published in October, DOC BIZARRE MD being one of them! On the shelves OCTOBER 19th! Threaten your retailer's family, car, life to have them PREORDER this beautiful, 72+ page hardcover for a measly $12.99! That's what, the same as buying 2 or 3 shitty comics?? Do it! Do it now!!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Actually, I'm not going anywhere. Not with the amount of work still ahead of me. Heck, I'm not even going to make it down to SDCC this year. *(Lot's of fist waving into the air!)
As it is, I can only talk about half of the projects I'm working on--and of those, can really only show one...so, hope you enjoy a few of these panels I colored!