Friday, May 29, 2009

ORIGINS #5 sneak peek

Chris Ryall posted a couple of panels from issue #5 of ORIGINS, so I figured I'd post it here too.

I finished ORIGINS #5 this week, and am really damned proud of how it turned out. More soon.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

ORIGINS line and color comparison pt I

More line art from the new JOE series, but this time I'm including the final art so you can compare. You'll notice how I'm using it to describe volume, set mood, and show depth in a room.

Hope you dig it.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

ORIGINS line art

I have a friend who freaking loves the JOE stuff I'm doing uncolored. He's just into the line art more, for whatever reason. SO, I figured I'd post a few pages of line art for the rest of you folks to check out.

Personally, I'm thinking of these pages as a total package. It's just not done till it's colored. I don't consider this a finished page, as many of the decisions I'd normally make in the inks (Adding volume to the forms, lighting, etc.) I'm now doing with the color.

BUT with that said If you folks like seeing the uncolored pages, I'll post more. Let me know what you think.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sturgeon River preview 3

This is a page from Sturgeon River - my new book with UMBRA writer, and good friend, Steve Murphy. I penciled very minimally for Sturgeon, because most of the magic comes out in the inks with this book. Check past Sturgeon posts to see what I mean.


Monday, May 11, 2009


I drew this sketch of Casanova*. For fun.


*The comic character, not the ladies man.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

John G's art show!

Man, I meant for this post to go up yesterday. I had set it up to post using Blogger's schedule feature, but messed up the time so this is a day late now. Sorry folks.

Anyway, my pal and underground juggernaut John G. has an art show up at the Front Room Cleveland gallery in Cleveland, OH. If you're any where near the Ohio area you should swing by and check the show out.

You can check John's blog out for more info as it comes up.

The release party for his comic, Caveman Diaries Vol. 6, was last night but I bet you can still pick up a copy if you drop John a line. Caveman Diaries are some of my favorite underground flavor, and I bet you folks would dig it. Like nothing else out there.


Friday, May 08, 2009

Alternate page from ORIGINS 3

Here's a little behind the scenes info for you hard core fans.

There is a page in ORIGINS #3 where Chimera (the really, really bad guy) is explaining how he killed his families (yeah, plural). I don't like to pretty up violence (since it's never really pretty, especially if it involves women) so I tried to tell a story with the blood trail, show a bit of the struggle and just how ugly a thing it was to do.

Hasbro asked (very nicely I might add) if I could tone it down, which I did for the final comic. They let me keep the puddle under the poor woman, but everything else went. The page still packs a punch, maybe a tad more of one since it's so focused on the person and not the blood.

There you go.


Sunday, May 03, 2009

G.I. JOE : ORIGINS #3 page 16

Another page from ORIGINS #3. One of my favorites.


Saturday, May 02, 2009

G.I. JOE : ORIGINS #3 page 14

Another page from issue 3 of ORIGINS, with the JOES doing their thing.