Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Inspired (?) from a message by Nate Cosby on the twitter I used some markers and made the crowning piece of my portfolio, OMAC vs Officer Big Mac! Though i guess OMAC is really running away with a happy meal rather than fighting, oh well, whould you want to engage Officer Big Mac in fisticuffs? No, I think not.
my warm up for today is a sketch of vic boone from the popular comic of the same name, go check it out here http://vicboone.blogspot.com/ obviously these are just pencils to be filled in with gobs and gobs of ink. i'm not sure if there is a squid octopus thing that impersonates the sun in the comic, but i thought it'd be fun to throw in.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Watched a documentary about Indians called More Than Bows And Arrows and started doodling came out with this piece. Really like use this ebony pencil, I sharpen in with an arrowhead one of my uncles found in his field. Kept thinking about begining of scalped 50 with the history of scalping in it, so I guess that was stuck in my brain.
If you haven't seen it already, go check out Coffinmouth I did the cover and the Important Sheet comic in it. Paul Jessup is awesome.
So i doodled this today while chatting with the Chippy & Loopus guy while he drawed his comic on livestream, i spent too much time saturday night on youtube arguing with trolls about the wall street protests, and still felt angry today. i guess angry is the right thing to be in a time like this, who can be happy watching news and then seeing what it really happening?
The strip here is just Jet Black Extra Smooth Ebony pencil i have, except for the inked box at the top left. I dunno what i'm doing with it, something more? I can't say, I got a lot to do in the next couple weeks, and i really need to start a weekly comic, something to fall back on, something to hold onto rather than just jumping from thing to thing.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
First pass at inks on this, once both pages are all the way done they will be up. And my scanner keeps putting these weird shadowy fingers through things, not quite sure what that means, not liking my scanner tho.
So I gotta work on sequential storytelling, these are my sheety pencils, hard to see, and no blacks. Gotta clean the garage floor cause the dog peed out there, then sling some ink on these. Maybe even name the thing and color it.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The chikump came over while i sat outside smoking, ran away, came back, repeated this several times then came over with a black walnut, and tenderly came near me, dropped the walnut and ran away, climbing up on the railing, then back down over to pick up the walnut, i looked down at him, he looked at me, he dropped the walnut again, but this time left it spinning. Some days later I found his head while cleaning the backyard, i assumed a victim of yellow cat. the walnut sits in a drawer and gives me bad dreams.
Well this is what i'm doing right at 10 am here, a self-portrait, got a bunch of things i'm trying to do, gotta put together a portfolio to take up to New York Comic Con, a few contests I want to submit too, redo my blog setup a bit, too many things, trying to take them one at a time, but my mind doesn't work so good like that, i tend to scatter brain around all sort of things, always have i guess.
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
It's that time of the week again, my entry for Ten Ton Studios sketch challenge. Go check out the other entries too! http://www.tentonstudios.com/forum/index.php?topic=8891.0
P.S. That's Guido aka. Strong Guy in the background, he likes Polaris alot.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
my entry for the weekly sketch challenge at ten ton studios, the one that is right here at this link http://www.tentonstudios.com/forum/index.php?topic=8858.0 if you like it consider voting for me, i think you have to register and sell some part of your body or something, i don't remember, but the scar on my head is itchy tonight...
Put this one aside for awhile, just couldn't finish it. Finally did today, i'm pretty happy how she turned out, and where is Black Orchid in the New DC52? Will she eventually show up in My Greatest Adventure or something? ink, watercolors and a white out pen made this thing on 9x12 watercolor paper.
okay, thats twentyone minutes of brush work, for my #10oCLOCKart friends and also swamp thing fans of course. picture isn't really done done, but a nice point so far, from just my head trying to pull parts out real quick without thinking a bunch.
Monday, September 12, 2011
Did this last night as a vague warm-up kinda sketch from memory of someone i know (someone who used to be a teenager!) from Here I moved onto a little submission thing for a kinda big place that I won't tell about till it's out (or until it's not out then you get it) so there. this was all brush, I find unless I have a clear picture in my head of what I'm doing the brush is the easiest thing to use to pull ideas out. My favorite brush right now has been half chewed up by my dog and is missing half it's bristles, but it does exactly what I want. Thank twiggy! (my dog)
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
The above picture is a fantastic print I got from the always awesome Michael Neno, go check out his world at
He offers free digital versions of his comic the Signifiers and plenty of art to lose yourself in!
And go follow him on the twitter @nenofsky
Friday, September 2, 2011
Hopefully all of you reading this watch Yo Gabba Gabba! So y'all will know this is Toodee! She is my daughter Pipers favorite on the show, and her funny hat is based on a REAL hat here in my house! (whoa) I have drawn plenty of requests from Piper to draw the different characters, as well as other cartoon and comics and animals she likes (Bat-Mite is another of her favorites) so when I saw a request for art from the Yo Gabba Gabba crew on twitter I knew I had to do something for them too. So here it is, in ink, and watercolors and a little silver sharpie marker too! Hope y'all like it!
Thursday, September 1, 2011
I got my copies of Okie Dokie Donuts yesterday, and am super dooper thrilled with it! Fun story and art and too many donuts to try and count! (How many donuts are there in the book?) And most importantly to me, my daughter Piper loves it. This is her just after we finished reading it and enjoying a tiny donut I made for her.
Go check your local comic shop or go to the Top Shelf website to get a copy! The creator, Chris Eliopoulos really knows how to tell a funny story suitable for all ages and his manic energy and love of comics comes through on every page. Piper thought the Strawberry Socks flavored donuts were hilarious. Almost as much fun as real donuts!
I'm opening up my ebay store again retro comics, indie comix, toys and collectibles go check it out yo! http://www.ebay.com/usr/s...
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