Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Remember the "Game Changer"?

Followers of this blog may remember my posts about a secret "game changing" book I wrote and drew.

Well, it's been a while since I've spoken about it but that doesn't mean the project is dead. It's very much alive, just taking it's lumps. Which, if you know anything about me or this book, is perfectly fitting.

I won't bore anyone with all the behind the scenes mess. I will say that the book has BEEN finished for quite some time (I wrapped it up before starting Conan, and the end of Fear Agent!), and publishing-wise things seem to be coming to a head.

I want to thank everyone who has asked about the project, hoping for good news. Knowing you're excited about the project makes me want to fight that much harder to have it finally come out!

Stick with me a little longer. We'll get there.

Previous "Game Changer" posts (Forgive any previous cheesy language. Emotional investment makes me talkative ;)
Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V
Part VI
Part VII (sort of)


Monday, January 30, 2012

Oms en Série promo pocess

Hey everyone,

Since the purpose of this blog is to be a "sketchbook", and we all like process posts, I figured I'd post the process behind that Oms en Série promo art.

Presented in the order which I drew them.



Friday, January 27, 2012

Mystère révélé!

In the French town Angoulême, there is a huge comics fectival held every year. It's like our Comic Con, only it's not limited to one big building. The entire town is taken over, and I assume there is more wine and fun involved in Angoulême.

The French publisher Ankama is at the festival, and is announcing an ambitious plan to develop the classic French science fiction novels of Stefan Wul into a series of comics.

The Wikipedia page for Stefan Wul.

One of these books is "Oms en Série", which loosely translated means "oms linked together". "Oms" is a play on the french word for "men", or "hommes".

The Wikipedia page for the book.

I will be illustrating Oms en Série, and I couldn't be more excited about it! I'm also working with a writer I've grown very fond of, JD Morvan.

I'll have more details soon, but for now I leave you with Ankama's promo video for the line of books, as well as the promo image accompanying the announcement at the Festival.

Link for Ankama's video page.

More soon. Promise :-)


edit - For some reason the video is down. I'll post it again if it gets fixed. Sorry.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Un mystère!

Maybe I'll announce my next book soon...

Maybe in 6 to 9 days...

Who knows?... It's a mysterious mystery!


Monday, January 16, 2012

Conan rides off...

My last issue of Conan is out this week, so I thought I'd share a page of him riding off into... well, into the next story arc.


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mass Effect: Homeworlds #1


Dark Horse's new solicitations are out, and if you've seen them you may have noticed I'm doing variant covers for a new Mass Effect series called "Homeworlds" .

Since they've released the cover image, and since this blog is essentially my online"sketchbook", I figured I'd share some of the process behind it.

I should start out by saying that the image used for the solicitation is not the final image, as I'll be tweaking the sky for the final comic. Also this cover is one of four covers that will make up one big image.

So, when the series is complete, you'll be able to butt all four covers together for a huge panoramic shot. Each cover will feature a different member of the game's cast set in front of a destroyed London backdrop.

A TON of work is going into this, which I'll share when I can. I'm excited to show you the final product, but we'll have to wait a few months for that.

Some pictures from the blitz of London I used as inspiration for the covers.